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Spydey629
09-19-2011, 02:31 PM
Question for the panel:

With all the football-related conference news from over the weekend, we've heard nothing hockey-related from Notre Dame as of yet, could they and the Big Ten be discussing matters?

Talk amongst yourselves...

Pump It Up
09-19-2011, 03:31 PM
Question for the panel:

With all the football-related conference news from over the weekend, we've heard nothing hockey-related from Notre Dame as of yet, could they and the Big Ten be discussing matters?

Talk amongst yourselves...

Pretty sure another thread on this topic is not necessary, but anyway: Notre Dame will not go to the Big 10. Notre Dame is going to NCHC, which was started with the intent of bringing in big time D-I progams with a national following like the Irish, Colorado College and Duluth. Who would want to play in Minneapolis and Madison every year when you could play in Oxford and Omaha?

IrishHockeyFan
09-19-2011, 03:32 PM
there have been too many threads that have contained variants of this question. But since I know some will click on it thinking there MAY be something new, the latest is simply that Notre Dame Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick has stated to local South Bend media that Notre Dame will be announcing something within the next week. His statement was made Saturday and said the it would be forthcoming in the next 7-10 days.

MUhawks628
09-19-2011, 03:38 PM
Who would want to play in Minneapolis and Madison every year when you could play in Oxford

Exactly. Playboy agrees with you ;)

There were a few tweets this morning implying that ND's announcement will be delaying their decision until after the season, but at this point no one has any clue.

RaceBoarder
09-19-2011, 04:56 PM
Pretty sure another thread on this topic is not necessary, but anyway: Notre Dame will not go to the Big 10. Notre Dame is going to NCHC, which was started with the intent of bringing in big time D-I progams with a national following like the Irish, Colorado College and Duluth. Who would want to play in Minneapolis and Madison every year when you could play in Oxford and Omaha?

When did Duluth and CC go D-1 in anything other than hockey :confused:

Lakerblue
09-19-2011, 05:17 PM
there have been too many threads that have contained variants of this question. But since I know some will click on it thinking there MAY be something new, the latest is simply that Notre Dame Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick has stated to local South Bend media that Notre Dame will be announcing something within the next week. His statement was made Saturday and said the it would be forthcoming in the next 7-10 days.


See, now that is information I need. Until this little tempest in a teacup resolves itself, I think that somebody who is actually in South Bend, or somebody who is following this matter from the Our Lady perspective, should just post a good one-two sentence update of Notre Dame's realistic stance. It would save many of us piles of reading.

Fighting Sioux 23
09-19-2011, 06:30 PM
When did Duluth and CC go D-1 in anything other than hockey :confused:

Come on now...CC has a killer D-1 women's soccer program. They played for the national championship...TWICE. Of course, they lost both of those title matches to North Carolina. They also made the "Final Four" three other occasions.

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
09-19-2011, 06:51 PM
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brookyone
09-19-2011, 07:01 PM
Question for the panel:

With all the football-related conference news from over the weekend, we've heard nothing hockey-related from Notre Dame as of yet, could they and the Big Ten be discussing matters?

Talk amongst yourselves...
Well TP is fairly eloquent.

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:)

Spydey629
09-19-2011, 07:40 PM
Pretty sure another thread on this topic is not necessary, but anyway: Notre Dame will not go to the Big 10. Notre Dame is going to NCHC, which was started with the intent of bringing in big time D-I progams with a national following like the Irish, Colorado College and Duluth. Who would want to play in Minneapolis and Madison every year when you could play in Oxford and Omaha?

Pretty sure I was too lazy to dig for the latest thread on the issue. :)

Much less find one that didn't morph into a urination distance contest between Minnesota and North Dakota fans.

bigmrg74
09-20-2011, 01:14 PM
Pretty sure I was too lazy to dig for the latest thread on the issue. :)

Much less find one that didn't morph into a urination distance contest between Minnesota and North Dakota fans.

Well North Dakota would clearly win with distance but i think Minnesota could beat them with duration of their streams. ;)

UMDdangler
09-20-2011, 03:49 PM
When did Duluth and CC go D-1 in anything other than hockey :confused:

I dont think the point was that Duluth and CC have big D-1 athletic programs in general, but that they have largely recognizable HOCKEY programs, that have large fan-bases, and a lot of success. So for the hockey world, yes they DO have big D1 programs with a national audience, and would be reason to bring them in.

MUhawks628
09-20-2011, 04:03 PM
I dont think the point was that Duluth and CC have big D-1 athletic programs in general, but that they have largely recognizable HOCKEY programs, that have large fan-bases, and a lot of success. So for the hockey world, yes they DO have big D1 programs with a national audience, and would be reason to bring them in.

Now you opened the door for the national audience/tv market discussion again. **** it! :p

mcfarljd
09-20-2011, 06:23 PM
Now you opened the door for the national audience/tv market discussion again. **** it! :p

But nobody has said cc and umd are a dynasty yet

UMDdangler
09-21-2011, 10:34 AM
Now you opened the door for the national audience/tv market discussion again. **** it! :p

Ok, maybe I chose the wrong words to clearly state what I meant...

For the national audience that does and already follows college hockey, they are aware of the C.C. and UMD programs and have had fairly good success over the years. I am not saying anything about a TV market discussion, or anything of that nature. The only intent was this: why wouldn't you want to bring a well-known college hockey program into that conference, compared to a little "no-one knows, no-one cares" team. Im not saying that small teams are bad, but why take the "thrashers" (jets now) when you could have the red-wings? BECAUSE THERE PROGRAM IS BETTER AND HAS BEEN BETTER. No talk about the TV market is intended.

bronconick
09-21-2011, 10:40 AM
But nobody has said cc and umd are a dynasty yet

One is a Leader. The other is a Legend.