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obserbear
03-22-2010, 02:34 PM
Have I missed something or has there been absolutely
ZERO coverage?????????????????????????????????????????? ?????

gojackets
03-22-2010, 11:06 PM
Have I missed something or has there been absolutely
ZERO coverage?????????????????????????????????????????? ?????

aren't you used to this by now???

obserbear
03-23-2010, 08:09 AM
aren't you used to this by now???

I guess it is cool that there is a link to the box score on their Women's page, but somehow I felt we, the USCHO women's DIII community (who doubtless contribute to the USCHO revenue stream in visiting the site and posting), deserved just a bit more. There was no preview of the semi and final, and obviously USCHO could not find the means to have anyone attend the championship (and I think this speaks volumes about NOT having a common site for the DI and DIII events...DIII gets regarded as a sideshow). Honestly, I am disappointed.

5 4 Fighting
03-23-2010, 09:27 AM
D3 teams are the "Children of a lesser God" in the eyes of USCHO and the D1 elitist's that post on this forum.

EC724
03-23-2010, 10:31 AM
yea, and we were forced to listen to a gustie announcer who didnt get one name right the entire time....interviewed the GAC assistant both intermissions during the 3rd place game, yet nothing from an Elmira assistant, the GAC fans were mostly at the game, not the ones far away watching the webcast hoping for some coverage on their own team.

5 4 Fighting
03-23-2010, 11:27 AM
yea, and we were forced to listen to a gustie announcer who didnt get one name right the entire time....interviewed the GAC assistant both intermissions during the 3rd place game, yet nothing from an Elmira assistant, the GAC fans were mostly at the game, not the ones far away watching the webcast hoping for some coverage on their own team.

The fact that they interviewed the GAC assistant twice and not the Elmira assistant may have been an oversight by EC moreso than that of USCHO.

Are the game webcasts archived anywhere?

EC724
03-23-2010, 02:06 PM
The fact that they interviewed the GAC assistant twice and not the Elmira assistant may have been an oversight by EC moreso than that of USCHO.

Are the game webcasts archived anywhere?

It wasn't even USCHO coverage, it was NCAA coverage, the link to the video was on the NCAA website!!! And as of right now, the games haven't been archived, when clicking "watch now" it says that the media is not yet available...once then sting subsides, I would definitely like to watch some of the footage.

MNChamp
03-23-2010, 09:35 PM
yea, and we were forced to listen to a gustie announcer who didnt get one name right the entire time....interviewed the GAC assistant both intermissions during the 3rd place game, yet nothing from an Elmira assistant, the GAC fans were mostly at the game, not the ones far away watching the webcast hoping for some coverage on their own team.

Bummer. Hopefully there will be no video stream at all next year... That way you won't be so disappointed!

Seriously, some people...

gojackets
03-23-2010, 10:50 PM
Bummer. Hopefully there will be no video stream at all next year... That way you won't be so disappointed!

Seriously, some people...

Ya maybe we should sue the NCAA because the D3 men's title game was broadcasted on CBS college sports(national TV) and the D3 women's wasn't!

5 4 Fighting
03-24-2010, 01:12 PM
Ya maybe we should sue the NCAA because the D3 men's title game was broadcasted on CBS college sports(national TV) and the D3 women's wasn't!

OK...where do I sign up?

gojackets
03-24-2010, 01:38 PM
OK...where do I sign up?

You hire the lawyer and we'll go from there!

5 4 Fighting
03-24-2010, 02:07 PM
You hire the lawyer and we'll go from there!

Don't need a lawyer...just an advocate. Has to be an American citizen however...thought maybe you might let your name stand?:)

unofan
03-24-2010, 02:14 PM
we, the USCHO women's DIII community (who doubtless contribute to the USCHO revenue stream in visiting the site and posting), deserved just a bit more.

Just curious, but how big do you think the D3 women's hockey community is?

The D1 men's hockey community isn't exactly large to begin with, and certainly you'd admit they're the biggest customer base for this site, right?

obserbear
03-24-2010, 05:39 PM
Just curious, but how big do you think the D3 women's hockey community is?

The D1 men's hockey community isn't exactly large to begin with, and certainly you'd admit they're the biggest customer base for this site, right?

I look and see the NESCAC thread has over 40,000 page views and I have got to think we generate some traffic to the site. I have no idea how the revenue stream is generated, but I think the fact that there is nothing other than a stupid link to a box score is pretty lame!!!

unofan
03-24-2010, 06:52 PM
I have no idea how the revenue stream is generated

Figure that out, and you'll understand why you didn't get a game recap.

gojackets
03-24-2010, 11:06 PM
Figure that out, and you'll understand why you didn't get a game recap.

I'm curious why you're trolling around on the D3 women's board?

Your point is valid. Those 40K views are probably by 20 some people. I can't recall even looking at the NESCAC thread and i'm a D3 fan. I know there are about 10 NCHA fans on here right now and maybe 5-6 that post with any regularity. i'm probably the only one that has paid the $14.

5 4 Fighting
03-24-2010, 11:10 PM
Figure that out, and you'll understand why you didn't get a game recap.

If you have it figured out...could you advise how we might get one next year?

gojackets
03-25-2010, 12:40 AM
If you have it figured out...could you advise how we might get one next year?

It's not that difficult. 90% of USCHO's income comes from Men's D1 Fans, 8% of it comes from Men's D3 and 2% comes from Women's Hockey about .5% of which is D3 women.

The people who write the articles for the men's and women's D3 are casual fans who can write somewhat decently. They don't get paid(i'm pretty sure) and they just have a love for the sport. They don't upload anything to the website, thats out of their hands. Derek could have an amazing recap somewhere but it hasn't been put up yet--eventhough thats not likely.

unofan
03-25-2010, 08:50 AM
It's not that difficult. 90% of USCHO's income comes from Men's D1 Fans, 8% of it comes from Men's D3 and 2% comes from Women's Hockey about .5% of which is D3 women.

Really, you probably don't even have to delve that deeply. College hockey itself is a niche sport; women's college hockey is a niche within a niche, and d3 women's hockey is smaller niche still. Frankly, I doubt the amount of ad money generated by most threads on any part of the boards covers the hosting and bandwidth costs of said threads - clickthru rates on ads are abysmal. Hence why USCHO has the "extra" subscription to garner more revenue.

Most game recap authors are students who also cover the team for their school paper. They sign-up to write for USCHO as well for a little more experience and exposure, if the school paper lets them. USCHO gets them a media credential if they can't get one through their school paper, but otherwise they don't get any compensation, travel or otherwise.

So, to get a game recap, you'd need a student who's also a game reporter for one of the teams who is also able to get to the game on his or her own dime.

5 4 Fighting
03-26-2010, 10:02 AM
Really, you probably don't even have to delve that deeply. College hockey itself is a niche sport; women's college hockey is a niche within a niche, and d3 women's hockey is smaller niche still. Frankly, I doubt the amount of ad money generated by most threads on any part of the boards covers the hosting and bandwidth costs of said threads - clickthru rates on ads are abysmal. Hence why USCHO has the "extra" subscription to garner more revenue.

Most game recap authors are students who also cover the team for their school paper. They sign-up to write for USCHO as well for a little more experience and exposure, if the school paper lets them. USCHO gets them a media credential if they can't get one through their school paper, but otherwise they don't get any compensation, travel or otherwise.

So, to get a game recap, you'd need a student who's also a game reporter for one of the teams who is also able to get to the game on his or her own dime.


Thanks for the info. I guess this is one more reason why you would only hold the FF in the West every 9 years...