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MGoBlueHockey
07-27-2013, 07:18 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BQNwagxCMAEn_m5.jpg:large

Resurrecting the program that has been dormant for over 60 years. This is huge.

Pink Pony
07-27-2013, 07:20 PM
Welcome to the WCHA.

MnGopherfan10
07-27-2013, 07:22 PM
If this is true, its always good to see expansion.

Spartanforlife4
07-27-2013, 07:28 PM
Did they delete it? I'm looking at the page right now and it's not there.

MGoBlueHockey
07-27-2013, 07:29 PM
Did they delete it? I'm looking at the page right now and it's not there.

They probably did. College Hockey Info had the original report of it.

https://twitter.com/USCollegeHockey

aparch
07-27-2013, 07:31 PM
This thread can be locked.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Hearing Illinois hockey&#39;s &quot;big announcement&quot; is regarding a new jersey for the club team, not a new B1G team. Fun.</p>&mdash; Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) <a href="https://twitter.com/chrismpeters/statuses/361281814632996865">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>
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MGoBlueHockey
07-27-2013, 07:32 PM
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Hearing Illinois hockey's "big announcement" is regarding a new jersey for the club team, not a new B1G team. Fun.</p>— Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) <a href="https://twitter.com/chrismpeters/statuses/361281814632996865">July 28, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Aw poop.

Pink Pony
07-27-2013, 07:36 PM
Aw poop.

Congradulations on the new jersey.

slowe
07-27-2013, 07:39 PM
The team already announced the new jersey in the student newspaper about a week ago. Photos an all. It would be weird to post it a week later on the Facebook page and call it a big announcement.

FadeToBlack&Gold
07-27-2013, 08:07 PM
The Illini? Whooo boy...

RaceBoarder
07-27-2013, 08:15 PM
I guess the Illini can't be outdone by Tony Romo U!

aallenpollreisz
07-27-2013, 08:55 PM
If the University of Illinois can coax the Jimmy John's CEO into giving the school $70 million or $80 million for a new rink, there will be Illini hockey in the B1G. Otherwise, it's not happening at the D-I level.

They run an excellent club program in Champaign, and they could probably make an easy transition into D-I college hockey, but financing the program itself is the issue. (As it always is.)

Pink Pony
07-27-2013, 08:58 PM
If the University of Illinois can coax the Jimmy John's CEO into giving the school $70 million or $80 million for a new rink, there will be Illini hockey in the B1G. Otherwise, it's not happening at the D-I level.

They run an excellent club program in Champaign, and they could probably make an easy transition into D-I college hockey, but financing the program itself is the issue. (As it always is.)

Is the Jimmy Johns owner a hockey fan?

Spartanforlife4
07-27-2013, 09:04 PM
Jimmy John's (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_John%27s)


On January 13, 1983, the first Jimmy John's opened in a garage in Charleston, Illinois. Paying $200 a month in rent, Liautaud could afford only used equipment consisting of a refrigerator, a chest freezer, an oven and a meat slicer; there was no ice machine.[6] Liautaud soon started delivering his sandwiches to the students of Eastern Illinois University.[7]

Nobody's lying: they're both gonna get teams :eek: :eek: :eek:

SCSU Euro
07-27-2013, 09:42 PM
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MGoBlueHockey
07-27-2013, 09:43 PM
Structurally, the B1G ruins the college hockey we knew and loved.

But financially, it is going to work for the big schools and that isn't going to go unnoticed by other big schools.

You have rabid fanbases like Texas, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Oklahoma that will go to games and support teams.

Hell, that goofy little club program in Tuscaloosa is starting to really become a fixture down there.

NMU8405
07-27-2013, 09:48 PM
I, for one, welcome our new college hockey overlords.

huskyfan
07-28-2013, 09:48 PM
I, for one, welcome our new college hockey overlords.

for the win

Johnny Ringo
07-29-2013, 12:05 AM
This is right up there with the "Phil Kessel to Northeastern?" thread a few years back.:D

Ralph Baer
07-29-2013, 02:54 AM
The original post was on Saturday saying the announcement would be "tomorrow". It is now Monday. What happened? :)