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johnk
06-14-2016, 11:48 AM
http://www.blackshoediaries.com/2016/6/14/11909470/the-fabled-big-ten-hockey-conference-is-ruffling-feathers-guy-gadowsky-pegula-penn-state

Dirty
06-14-2016, 11:58 AM
Is one of the advantages playing in a sh^tty league, so it's easy to get the autobid?

burd
06-14-2016, 12:02 PM
The measuring contest is easier to win in the B1G locker room.

JohnsonsJerseys
06-14-2016, 01:22 PM
"The Big Ten has over a half-dozen teams poised* to add hockey within the next twenty years..."
Which is why the first team to be added was... whoops, a team not in the BigTen.

* BigTen definition of "poised" = "I really wish we could add a hockey team too..."
Ryan J

TalonsUpPuckDown
06-14-2016, 02:26 PM
This thing read like one of those "sponsored content" links that clogs up Facebook and Yahoo.

SJHovey
06-14-2016, 02:38 PM
That article seems to mirror the B1G hockey conference nicely. A lot of arrogance and bluster, not much content.

joecct
06-14-2016, 03:39 PM
But 6(7?) FBS schools can control the agenda at NCAA meetings. They get more in the B1G and the B1G will be the USSR to the rest of the hockey playing communities Finland (with the playups playing the role of Andorra).

Bale
06-14-2016, 04:17 PM
I'm confused as to the point of that article. Was there something newsworthy in that article? Or was it just a fluff piece meant to try to prove the "dominance" of the the B10.

Ronnieb
06-14-2016, 04:44 PM
Nonsense article about an irrelevant hockey conference :)

Split-N
06-14-2016, 11:44 PM
That article seems to mirror the B1G hockey conference nicely. A lot of arrogance and bluster, not much content.

+1

Ralph Baer
06-15-2016, 06:48 PM
Five out of the seven teams including Notre Dame that are members of the Big Ten hockey conference have been division one hockey programs since 1947, the year the league was officially formed. Ohio State joined in 1963, Penn State in 2012. The teams, other than Penn State, are not new to division one college hockey. A power conference, one that has distinct advantages over all other conferences, is a new reality that hockey fans will have to grow to accept.

Wait a minute. Notre Dame definitely did not have a D-I team yet when I started college in 1964-65. Wisconsin's program was quite new and independent at the time. That makes it three.

Notre Dame also gave up on hockey for a year or two in the early 1980's.

rpi82
06-15-2016, 10:57 PM
"The Fabled Big Ten Hockey Conference"?? Fabled is not one of the adjectives that comes to mind when thinking about Big 10 hockey.

joecct
06-15-2016, 11:28 PM
"The Fabled Big Ten Hockey Conference"?? Fabled is not one of the adjectives that comes to mind when thinking about Big 10 hockey.

Yet they have the most clout when it comes to legislation affecting college hockey.

The Rube
06-15-2016, 11:30 PM
Yet they have the most clout when it comes to legislation affecting college hockey.

That they do, like it or not. And it's not hockey that drives it. It's the other sports the conference is involved in. Hockey is the tagalong sibling.

PS: I'm anti-B1G Mistake hockey.

Slap Shot
06-16-2016, 04:51 AM
So much angst. :D

SJHovey
06-16-2016, 09:32 AM
Wait a minute. Notre Dame definitely did not have a D-I team yet when I started college in 1964-65. Wisconsin's program was quite new and independent at the time. That makes it three.

Notre Dame also gave up on hockey for a year or two in the early 1980's.Yeah, according to USCHO, Notre Dame effectively started up in '68-69, and didn't field a program in '83-84 as they transitioned back to "independent" status. http://www.uscho.com/stats/history/notre-dame/mens-hockey/2015-2016/

Patman
06-16-2016, 09:50 AM
"The Fabled Big Ten Hockey Conference"?? Fabled is not one of the adjectives that comes to mind when thinking about Big 10 hockey.

Awful is, though

joecct
06-16-2016, 10:01 AM
On the banks of the Old Raritan???

http://www.onthebanks.com/2016/6/16/11859110/rutgers-hockey-fundraising-big-ten-ncaa-hockey

The Sicatoka
06-16-2016, 11:27 AM
* BigTen definition of "poised" = "I really wish we could add a hockey team too..."

I thought it involved ... (http://www.poise.com/products/pads-liners)

The Sicatoka
06-16-2016, 11:29 AM
"The Fabled Big Ten Hockey Conference"?? Fabled is not one of the adjectives that comes to mind when thinking about Big 10 hockey.

They must be using the verb form of "fable", to tell fictitious tales, because I haven't seen a lot of great hockey out of that group.