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owslachief
07-12-2011, 09:36 AM
I ask because it seems there is hint of (understandable) paranoia regarding how close our boosters work with the hockey team to support booster activities. This attitude is not necessarily within the program but comes from the school's athletic department overlords. Given so much in the news related to not only things college-hockey-related, but also the effect football booster-related activities have tinged that organization, the blow-up at tOSU, scandals in multiple programs at Tennessee, etc. etc., do you in your summer meetings / emails see this same kind of circling of the wagons in your programs? For example, it is quite probable that Blue Line Club fundraising activities in university facilities will be suspended for the upcoming season - a precautionary move perhaps.

I am in no way seeking a back-door way into any adverse information about the state of your specific programs, but am just trying to get a feel from around the D-1.

dggoddard
07-12-2011, 09:43 AM
I ask because it seems there is hint of (understandable) paranoia regarding how close our boosters work with the hockey team to support booster activities. This attitude is not necessarily within the program but comes from the school's athletic department overlords. Given so much in the news related to not only things college-hockey-related, but also the effect football booster-related activities have tinged that organization, the blow-up at tOSU, scandals in multiple programs at Tennessee, etc. etc., do you in your summer meetings / emails see this same kind of circling of the wagons in your programs? For example, it is quite probable that Blue Line Club fundraising activities in university facilities will be suspended for the upcoming season - a precautionary move perhaps.

I am in no way seeking a back-door way into any adverse information about the state of your specific programs, but am just trying to get a feel from around the D-1.DU disbanded their Booster Club the season after Gwozdecky arrived.

DU's Hockey Alumni Association began selling 50-50 tickets last season in Magness after procuring a raffle license. It was a rousing success.

Probably not a good idea for Booster Clubs to raise money on campus or to hold meetings on campus for the reasons you mentioned. Hold those activities at local restaurants, publish your own newsletters, website and blogs off-campus.

In this day and age it is a real good idea to keep your boosters and alumni far away from the student athletes.

giwan
07-12-2011, 09:44 AM
Yes always pay in cash never a check.

The Sicatoka
07-12-2011, 01:31 PM
Changes ...

New all-sports (save for hockey) conference: Big Sky
New mens hockey conference: TBD
New moniker probably: TBD

No, not much for UND Boosters to keep up with.

owslachief
07-12-2011, 05:52 PM
Changes ...

New all-sports (save for hockey) conference: Big Sky
New mens hockey conference: TBD
New moniker probably: TBD

No, not much for UND Boosters to keep up with.

Congratulations. Aside from the moniker issue, you've just described what everyone is confronted with in next couple years.