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    One assumes, if this came to fruition, that the B1G would move to a 28-game quadruple round robin.

    It would kind of stink for the noncon arrangements that IW and UMn use to keep (some of) the old WCHA flames alive, but itís objectively the best format for the league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet View Post
    One assumes, if this came to fruition, that the B1G would move to a 28-game quadruple round robin.

    It would kind of stink for the noncon arrangements that IW and UMn use to keep (some of) the old WCHA flames alive, but itís objectively the best format for the league.
    7-8 NC games is doable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunDevil Hockey View Post
    "Imagine the November excitement surrounding a 5,000-seat arena hosting volleyball on a Friday night, Big Ten hockey on Saturday and Illini wrestling on Sunday."
    The writer clearly knows little about college hockey scheduling. I'm pretty sure if the Illini were home on Saturday night, there would not be a volleyball game in there on Friday night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet View Post
    One assumes, if this came to fruition, that the B1G would move to a 28-game quadruple round robin.
    I don't think that is necessarily true. I'd probably put even money on them maintaining a 24-game schedule with a rotation and scheduling partner similar to what we saw at the end of the "old" WCHA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stauber1 View Post
    I don't think that is necessarily true. I'd probably put even money on them maintaining a 24-game schedule with a rotation and scheduling partner similar to what we saw at the end of the "old" WCHA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stauber1 View Post
    I don't think that is necessarily true. I'd probably put even money on them maintaining a 24-game schedule with a rotation and scheduling partner similar to what we saw at the end of the "old" WCHA.
    The last season in the WCHA (2012-13), Gophers had 28 conference games, 8 non-conference and 2 exhibitions (36 games excluding EXs).

    But there was a rotation. Gophers played all 11 WCHA teams at least once and MNSU, UAA and UW twice. Same in 2011-12, except Gophers played UW, UND and SCSU twice.

    Coming 2018-19 season, Gophers have 24 B1G conference (play every team twice), 11 non-conference and 2 exhibitions (35 games excluding EXs). I suspect the NC schedule will be cut to 7 or 9 to allow for either 4 UI games for a total of 28 conference games @ 4 games/B1G school. Or two games only for one B1G team/season for 26 conference and 9 non-conf (35 games).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet View Post
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    Rotate which pairing you only have one series against?
    There are different ways you could do the rotation, but yes, that's the general idea. Play 5 teams both home and away, 1 team only at home, 1 team only away. Rotate through but maintain 1 rivalry series that you play both home and away every year.
    Exactly what the "old" WCHA had, except obviously the numbers were different then because the league consisted of 12 rather than 8 teams.

    A 28-game conference schedule used to be a standard, and for leagues like AHA and WCHA it still makes some sense, but I think the trend now is a recognition that there are some real advantages to more OOC games - particularly for the bigger schools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveO View Post
    The last season in the WCHA (2012-13), Gophers had 28 conference games, 8 non-conference and 2 exhibitions (36 games excluding EXs).

    But there was a rotation. Gophers played all 11 WCHA teams at least once and MNSU, UAA and UW twice. Same in 2011-12, except Gophers played UW, UND and SCSU twice.

    Coming 2018-19 season, Gophers have 24 B1G conference (play every team twice), 11 non-conference and 2 exhibitions (35 games excluding EXs). I suspect the NC schedule will be cut to 7 or 9 to allow for either 4 UI games for a total of 28 conference games @ 4 games/B1G school. Or two games only for one B1G team/season for 26 conference and 9 non-conf (35 games).
    Unless they play some games that qualify for exemption status, every team is limited to 34 regular season games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stauber1 View Post
    Unless they play some games that qualify for exemption status, every team is limited to 34 regular season games.
    I had to look that one up, good call.

    NCAA teams are allowed to play 34 games during the regular season, not including conference postseason tournaments and the NCAA tournament. Conferences may impose further restrictions. Some in-season tournaments, special games and games played in Alaska are exempted from the 34-game limit.
    Gophers have 35 next season. Gophers vs. UND @ Vegas, one game...winner take all sounds special. We can play in Alaska for free!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stauber1 View Post
    Unless they play some games that qualify for exemption status, every team is limited to 34 regular season games.
    And the WCHA had an Alaska team; it doesn't count against the 34 team if you play an Alaska team in Alaska. Also, you're permitted one international and one USA Hockey sanctioned exhibition for free.

    The game vs. UND in Vegas is sanctioned by the USA Hockey Hall of Fame, and is therefore exempt.
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    I've got the simple answer;

    Let college hockey play 8-10 more regular season games per year. (Mic drop)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadCityRich View Post
    I've got the simple answer;

    Let college hockey play 8-10 more regular season games per year. (Mic drop)
    I actually don't think it needs to even be that drastic. I'd be in favor of extending the season by 2 weeks and increasing the regular season limit to 38-40g. I think it would be a serious uphill slog, though, before that would ever come to fruition. And I can understand the arguments against it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadCityRich View Post
    I've got the simple answer;

    Let college hockey play 8-10 more regular season games per year. (Mic drop)
    Quote Originally Posted by Stauber1 View Post
    I actually don't think it needs to even be that drastic. I'd be in favor of extending the season by 2 weeks and increasing the regular season limit to 38-40g. I think it would be a serious uphill slog, though, before that would ever come to fruition. And I can understand the arguments against it.
    I don't think the NCAA will increase the game limit. The NCAA reduced the number of regular season games allowed from 38 to the current 34 back in 1992-93. As a way to get around the new limit a number of "pre-season" tournaments were started that asked for and received annual or bi-annual exemptions from the 34 game limit. However, after a number of years the NCAA decided to no longer grant the exemptions. The lone exception was the Ice Breaker Tournament which had it's exemption written into the DI bylaws.

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