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icehawk
08-23-2016, 11:12 AM
Not sure if this has been mentioned here or not.
http://m.reviewjournal.com/sports/hockey/unlv-hockey-club-continues-chase-varsity-status

UncleRay
08-23-2016, 11:24 AM
Perhaps the thread title should have been, "UNLV Club Team to Attempt to Go DI." Just because the kids paying to play club hockey think they are good enough to be DI athletes doesn't mean they will be any time soon. "The club has met a couple of times with UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy, and she has thrown her support behind the attempt to go varsity provided the necessary funding is in place, both for menís hockey and for a womenís lacrosse team in order to satisfy Title IX laws."

Nick Papagiorgio
08-23-2016, 11:32 AM
A lot of delusion and BS in the first 3 paragraphs in that article. Good luck to them though.

Rhett Hot
08-23-2016, 12:37 PM
Is this just my deja vu, or did we see this exact thread a year ago?

It would be exciting if this happened. Let's hope they can find $12MM

icehawk
08-23-2016, 12:56 PM
Perhaps the thread title should have been, "UNLV Club Team to Attempt to Go DI." Just because the kids paying to play club hockey think they are good enough to be DI athletes doesn't mean they will be any time soon. "The club has met a couple of times with UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy, and she has thrown her support behind the attempt to go varsity provided the necessary funding is in place, both for menís hockey and for a womenís lacrosse team in order to satisfy Title IX laws."

I suppose attempt would of been better but I'm trying to be optimistic. With UAA and Alaska a real possibility of losing one or both programs it would be great if UNLV can pull this off.

Split-N
08-23-2016, 01:05 PM
Not to disparage an obviously well-intentioned effort but $12 million doesn't get you very far in the D1 universe, especially if that number is supposed to also cover the start-up costs for an offsetting women's program. (Thank you, Title IX.) I don't see this happening unless someone can talk Steve Wynn or someone of that ilk into becoming the Terry Pegula of UNLV.

BGDrew
08-23-2016, 01:06 PM
Is this just my deja vu, or did we see this exact thread a year ago?

It would be exciting if this happened. Let's hope they can find $12MM

$12 million seems like an awfully low number to start a program with no travel partners.

omahasioux1
08-23-2016, 01:11 PM
Not to disparage an obviously well-intentioned effort but $12 million doesn't get you very far in the D1 universe, especially if that number is supposed to also cover the start-up costs for an offsetting women's program. (Thank you, Title IX.) I don't see this happening unless someone can talk Steve Wynn or someone of that ilk into becoming the Terry Pegula of UNLV.Foley is rumored to be a backer.

FlagDUDE08
08-23-2016, 02:36 PM
Let's hope they can find $12MM

The craps table ain't too far away. :D

JohnsonsJerseys
08-23-2016, 04:13 PM
Not to disparage an obviously well-intentioned effort but $12 million doesn't get you very far in the D1 universe, especially if that number is supposed to also cover the start-up costs for an offsetting women's program. (Thank you, Title IX.)What do you mean? Women's LaX will certainly generate the necessary revenue to pay for the hockey team.

Las Vegas couldn't even support a minor league hockey team with all their crazy promotions and now they've plunked an NHL franchise in Vegas. Who is going to go watch college hockey in that city?
Ryan J

joecct
08-23-2016, 06:35 PM
What do you mean? Women's LaX will certainly generate the necessary revenue to pay for the hockey team.

Las Vegas couldn't even support a minor league hockey team with all their crazy promotions and now they've plunked an NHL franchise in Vegas. Who is going to go watch college hockey in that city?
Ryan J

Friends of Ralph??

ExileOnDaytonStreet
08-23-2016, 06:45 PM
Friends of Ralph??

They don't play college hockey on Hitler's birthday.

davyd83
08-23-2016, 08:59 PM
What do you mean? Women's LaX will certainly generate the necessary revenue to pay for the hockey team.

Las Vegas couldn't even support a minor league hockey team with all their crazy promotions and now they've plunked an NHL franchise in Vegas. Who is going to go watch college hockey in that city?
Ryan J

Las Vegas supported the ECHL well, averaging about 4700 in attendance over 11 years and only dipping below 4300 for one season. Scheduling difficulties with Orleans Arena was what killed the team, not lack of support.

AMC
08-24-2016, 12:49 PM
$12 million seems like an awfully low number to start a program with no travel partners.

Seems like a reasonable amount if you already have an arena you can play in.

SNHUPenman
08-24-2016, 02:21 PM
I for one, am all for more hockey. More programs the better! Good luck to them!

ExileOnDaytonStreet
08-24-2016, 04:12 PM
I for one, am all for more hockey. More programs the better! Good luck to them!

Just keep telling the D2 programs to get off their ***.

FlagDUDE08
08-24-2016, 04:13 PM
Seems like a reasonable amount if you already have an arena you can play in.

...unless difficulties arise from scheduling said arena. Of course, if Canisius can pull it off...

MaizeRage
08-24-2016, 04:19 PM
Not to disparage an obviously well-intentioned effort but $12 million doesn't get you very far in the D1 universe, especially if that number is supposed to also cover the start-up costs for an offsetting women's program. (Thank you, Title IX.) I don't see this happening unless someone can talk Steve Wynn or someone of that ilk into becoming the Terry Pegula of UNLV.

I believe that is $12 million beyond what has already been pledged by other donors.

Rhett Hot
08-25-2016, 11:16 AM
I believe that is $12 million beyond what has already been pledged by other donors.


well then, if true, things just got a bit more interesting.

Rightnut
08-25-2016, 11:48 AM
If only all these rumors about UNLV, SDSU and UCLA came true, you'd almost have a western conference in no time. But as Crooked Hillary says about her bazillion emails, there's smoke but no fire.