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Chuck Schwartz
11-02-2011, 09:06 PM
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting (http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/133066738.html) today that UW-Milwaukee has hired a consulting firm to explore the option of adding football and men's and women's hockey along with some other minor sports.

U.S. Cellular Arena, where UW-M plays bball now used to be where the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals played before the Bradley Center. That would be a possibility for an arena situation.

We'll see...

Lady wore Black
11-02-2011, 09:12 PM
Go Panthers!

state of hockey
11-02-2011, 09:14 PM
Would anyone show up?

JDUBBS1280
11-02-2011, 09:18 PM
Doesn't say in the article that they would be D1. Anyone able to confirm it would be D1, or would it be D3 like some of the other UW institutions?

Lady wore Black
11-02-2011, 09:18 PM
Would anyone show up?

No. They would be at Major's. :D

Hockey is not really popular in SE Wisconsin. Unless you live in Waukesha or Kenosha.

Chuck Schwartz
11-02-2011, 09:19 PM
Doesn't say in the article that they would be D1. Anyone able to confirm it would be D1, or would it be D3 like some of the other UW institutions?

UW-Milwaukee is D-1 in all sports.

JDUBBS1280
11-02-2011, 09:24 PM
UW-Milwaukee is D-1 in all sports.

You mean basketball? UMD, SCSU, MSU-M are D1 in hockey, but not in everything else. So, it isn't unheard of to be D1 in some sports, but not others. I was just curious that they didn't specify the level in the article.

JDUBBS1280
11-02-2011, 09:25 PM
Would be great if they do add a program.

Chuck Schwartz
11-02-2011, 09:27 PM
You mean basketball? UMD, SCSU, MSU-M are D1 in hockey, but not in everything else. So, it isn't unheard of to be D1 in some sports, but not others. I was just curious that they didn't specify the level in the article.

UW-Milwaukee is a D-1 athletic department. D-1 basketball, baseball, soccer, ect, ect.

It would be D-1 hockey if they went through with it.

JDUBBS1280
11-02-2011, 09:28 PM
UW-Milwaukee is a D-1 athletic department. D-1 basketball, baseball, soccer, ect, ect.

It would be D-1 hockey if they went through with it.

Thanks. Good to know.

WeWantMore
11-02-2011, 09:35 PM
Would anyone show up?

Admirals get 6000 or so a game. Don't know if that's a ceiling, or a floor, or something that's barely relevant whatsoever. Think it might be the latter.

MavHockey14
11-02-2011, 09:37 PM
Would be great if they do add a program.
Surprisingly, I agree with you finally..

ExileOnDaytonStreet
11-02-2011, 09:45 PM
Admirals get 6000 or so a game. Don't know if that's a ceiling, or a floor, or something that's barely relevant whatsoever. Think it might be the latter.As a soon-to-be-former resident of the Milwaukee area, I'd like to say that it's barely relevant. I personally never went to an Admirals game. Minor league hockey in a rink where I'll be bombarded with an endless parade of Jock Jams? No thank you.

Honestly, I've always thought that UWM was the least likely of the other Wisconsin D-I schools (the other two being Marquette and UW-Green Bay) to go after hockey. I'd be shocked if anything came of it, but I'd sure be excited for Milwaukee if it did happen.

From the Wisconsin thread:

Marquette had a D1 program in the past.
Yeah... but how long ago was that? The 1930s?

JDUBBS1280
11-02-2011, 09:48 PM
As a soon-to-be-former resident of the Milwaukee area, I'd like to say that it's barely relevant. I personally never went to an Admirals game. Minor league hockey in a rink where I'll be bombarded with an endless parade of Jock Jams? No thank you.

Honestly, I've always thought that UWM was the least likely of the other Wisconsin D-I schools (the other two being Marquette and UW-Green Bay) to go after hockey. I'd be shocked if anything came of it, but I'd sure be excited for Milwaukee if it did happen.

Marquette had a D1 program long ago. There is record of them playing Minnesota from <A HREF="http://www.gopherhockeyhistory.com/history/opponents/oppDetails.asp?opponent=Marquette">1923-1931</A>. Granted, long ago, but they do have a history with the sport.

NMH
11-02-2011, 10:17 PM
There was some chatter on Twitter that there was big support (read: $) behind this program idea. Not sure if that's just talk talking, but I can't say I'd be surprised. The Pettit/Bradley family has always been incredibly supportive of hockey in Milwaukee. I'd have to imagine that if this program got off the ground, they'd be involved.

It's interesting - the JS story mentions hockey in the same breath as lacrosse and rugby, but the hockey part is the thing that seems to be drawing all the attention.

The story leaked earlier this week about the consulting firm - the leak included the $87,000 price tag - but it only talked about football. The hockey news seems incredibly secondary at this point.

solovsfett
11-02-2011, 11:27 PM
I'd love to see this happen and would go to games for sure (when I'm not in Madison), but this one is definitely seeing is believing. I mean if Penn State needed $80million to start-up, I just don't see where a school like UWM gets that kind of money for hockey.

Chuck Schwartz
11-03-2011, 12:57 AM
I'd love to see this happen and would go to games for sure (when I'm not in Madison), but this one is definitely seeing is believing. I mean if Penn State needed $80million to start-up, I just don't see where a school like UWM gets that kind of money for hockey.

Penn State didn't NEED 80 million, that's just what they got.

UW-Milwaukee could do it for significantly less.

mariucci
11-03-2011, 12:59 AM
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting (http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/133066738.html) today that UW-Milwaukee has hired a consulting firm to explore the option of adding football and men's and women's hockey along with some other minor sports.

U.S. Cellular Arena, where UW-M plays bball now used to be where the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals played before the Bradley Center. That would be a possibility for an arena situation.

We'll see...

That would be a great move for WI and the sport. Hope it happens!

gophfan
11-03-2011, 01:02 AM
the difference is taht penn state didnt really have a ice arena. UW milwaukee has the us cellular arena that can double for hockey.

LynahFan
11-03-2011, 05:20 AM
My parents-in-law are both UMW alums - I'd love for this to happen just to have a reason to trash talk them before the first ever Cornell/UMW game! Er, I mean for the good of college hockey....