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Red Cows
01-24-2013, 04:36 PM
I could actually see men's and women's hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, and men's soccer all as viable possibilities in the future (and potentially a women's sport that I'm not aware of/not thinking of right now, potentially to offset men's soccer). Regardless, it's an exciting time in Nebraska, for all 3 DI schools. Love what UNO is doing with all of their moves over the last few years, and can't wait to see what the future brings for all 3!

I will echo that I have heard a lot of talk here about lacrosse being added at Nebraska and even MORE talk than that about women's field hockey, which is currently only played by 7 Big 10 schools at the D-1 level.

huskermavfanchuck
01-25-2013, 11:13 AM
Aye. Considering my understanding is that lacrosse can basically use the soccer field for their play, and the soccer stadium just got resurfaced and looks very nice after that was done, I could easily see that happening.

Hockey Monk
01-30-2013, 02:20 PM
Somebody please send this to the Nebraska Athletic Department. Penn State is having record crowds in their first year of D1 and is looking to turn a profit by year 2:

http://aol.sportingnews.com/nhl/story/2013-01-28/penn-state-hockey-terry-pegula-ice-arena-consol-energy-center-jerry-sandusky

Spartanforlife4
01-30-2013, 02:36 PM
And the award for most unneeded tag goes to that link. I guess it's smart SEO by the writer to throw Sandusky onto the end there, but he's completely unrelated to this.

Red Cows
01-30-2013, 03:10 PM
And the award for most unneeded tag goes to that link. I guess it's smart SEO by the writer to throw Sandusky onto the end there, but he's completely unrelated to this.

It will be interesting to see how Penn State actually draws on campus next season. They "only" sold out 9 of their 10 games in Greenberg Ice Pavilion. To me, that seems like something of a warning sign since it's only a 1350 seat arena. There has been discussion in the Penn State thread on the topic of attendance this season and next, as well, early on in the thread and the discussion there isn't as rosy as the article above is. Not even close, as the article above makes suppositions about this without any facts to back them up. Here are a couple links from that thread on the topic that would seem to indicate that ticket sales are a big concern already around there:

http://thankyouterry.blogspot.com/2012/06/cause-for-concern.html

and followed by this:

http://thankyouterry.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-snails-pace-of-ticket-sales.html

Looks like getting people to a Penn State hockey game in an NHL arena in a major market or somewhere else on a one time basis is going to be a whole lot different than getting them to show up night after night in Happy Valley, perhaps.

davyd83
01-30-2013, 03:51 PM
It will be interesting to see how Penn State actually draws on campus next season. They "only" sold out 9 of their 10 games in Greenberg Ice Pavilion. To me, that seems like something of a warning sign since it's only a 1350 seat arena. There has been discussion in the Penn State thread on the topic of attendance this season and next, as well, early on in the thread and the discussion there isn't as rosy as the article above is. Not even close, as the article above makes suppositions about this without any facts to back them up. Here are a couple links from that thread on the topic that would seem to indicate that ticket sales are a big concern already around there:

http://thankyouterry.blogspot.com/2012/06/cause-for-concern.html

and followed by this:

http://thankyouterry.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-snails-pace-of-ticket-sales.html

Looks like getting people to a Penn State hockey game in an NHL arena in a major market or somewhere else on a one time basis is going to be a whole lot different than getting them to show up night after night in Happy Valley, perhaps.

Worried about ticket sales? The one game that didn't sell out was against a D-III team. How can you gauge what sales would be like? How can there be concern? Gee, you mean there weren't 4,000 more people lined up to buy those 1300 tickets....

Red Cows
01-30-2013, 04:57 PM
Worried about ticket sales? The one game that didn't sell out was against a D-III team. How can you gauge what sales would be like? How can there be concern? Gee, you mean there weren't 4,000 more people lined up to buy those 1300 tickets....

I'm not personally worried about ticket sales nor am I even in a position to have much of an opinion. Penn State fans are, though. Did you read the links I posted above? The blogger, Kyle Rossi, who did these write-ups, is involved enough in Penn State Hockey that he has press credentials to attend every game and he also worked at Greenberg as well, it appears from reading his blog. He's also a forum member here and posts as Scally Lama. In fact here is a post where he addressed some questions I raised about these two blog posts in the Penn State thread:

http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?101125-Penn-State-2012-2013-Welcome-to-D1&p=5521396&viewfull=1#post5521396

He seems less concerned, but he is still at least concerned on some level. He'd know better than I.

SteveP
02-02-2013, 12:39 PM
I'm not personally worried about ticket sales nor am I even in a position to have much of an opinion. Penn State fans are, though.

I interviewed Associate AD Joe Battista during last night's game against ACHA #5 Ohio. The game drew 6,107 at the Giant Center in Hershey, the 8th time this season the Nittany Lions have played before more than 5,000.

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MGoBlueHockey
02-02-2013, 02:46 PM
I hope NU adds hockey. Another sport Michigan can beat them in :D.

Red Cows
02-02-2013, 03:19 PM
I interviewed Associate AD Joe Battista during last night's game against ACHA #5 Ohio. The game drew 6,107 at the Giant Center in Hershey, the 8th time this season the Nittany Lions have played before more than 5,000.

The attendance at these various off campus games was duly noted by Kyle Rossi on his blog. However, his concern was seeing that kind of crowds actually attend games in Happy Valley, itself. I can't speak to his argument(s) about why it's a concern but he has some that seem to have some basis in fact.

Still in State College
02-02-2013, 04:14 PM
I think you have to be concerned until you show you are drawing 6,500.

State College doesn't have a metro population center within an hour and being a two semester sport you have to question what you will get when the weather looks bad in February.

Time will tell.

Hockey Monk
02-13-2013, 06:47 PM
Does not sound good for Nebraska adding hockey anytime soon:

http://www.cornnation.com/2013/2/13/3983054/husker-hockey-isnt-coming-to-the-b1g-anytime-soon-but-it-does-exist

"NU will not be adding ice hockey or any other sports in the near future other than sand volleyball, which starts this spring."

http://sports.omaha.com/2013/02/12/ad-shawn-eichorst-talks-big-ten-meetings-recruiting-new-arena/

5mn_Major
02-13-2013, 06:52 PM
Does not sound good for Nebraska adding hockey anytime soon:

http://www.cornnation.com/2013/2/13/3983054/husker-hockey-isnt-coming-to-the-b1g-anytime-soon-but-it-does-exist

"NU will not be adding ice hockey or any other sports in the near future other than sand volleyball, which starts this spring."

http://sports.omaha.com/2013/02/12/ad-shawn-eichorst-talks-big-ten-meetings-recruiting-new-arena/

Sand volleyball?

I pity the fools

Mr. T

UncleRay
02-13-2013, 09:09 PM
Why are you putting any credence into what the AD has to say? Red Cows says he's not in charge of what's going on at Nebraska - the boosters are and there is some convoluted plan to go around him and do whatever they want. It's a done deal.