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JDUBBS1280
12-02-2011, 11:20 AM
According to a Tweet by <A HREF="http://twitter.com/#!/letsplay_hockey">Let's Play Hockey</A> Jimmy John's founder Jimmy John Liautaud is considering funding the school's transition from club hockey to D1.

Jimmy John's is headquartered in Champaign, Ill., also the home of the University of Illinois. Liautaud is a native of Illinois.

The Illini have played in the ACHA national tournament in 13 of the past 15 years. Illinois won the national title in 2005.

KnightsOfTheRound
12-02-2011, 11:22 AM
twitter account in question: http://twitter.com/#!/letsplay_hockey

The Big 10 hockey conference could be getting a 7th member?

gopher wes
12-02-2011, 11:34 AM
I was curious to see if/when other B1G schools would start considering the transition as Penn St did.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
12-02-2011, 11:35 AM
As we've seen, a donor changes everything.

MUhawks628
12-02-2011, 11:36 AM
Will there be subs delivered freaskishly fast to my seat?

KnightsOfTheRound
12-02-2011, 11:36 AM
What's the hockey culture like in Illinois/Champaign? Will there be community interest?

MUhawks628
12-02-2011, 11:39 AM
What's the hockey culture like in Illinois/Champaign? Will there be community interest?

I don't know about Champaign, but Chicago has the world's most passionate hockey fans going on 4 years now. :)

Kidding aside, hope he decides to go for it.

JDUBBS1280
12-02-2011, 11:47 AM
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RaceBoarder
12-02-2011, 11:55 AM
As an Illini fan, I'm skeptical... I don't think they have an appropriate arena at this time and I don't think that the Assembly Hall Renovation plans include ice making... If this is true, it will be interesting to see how this plays out...

FlagDUDE08
12-02-2011, 11:55 AM
Is it both men's and women's?

UMDSimmerdown
12-02-2011, 12:08 PM
What's the hockey culture like in Illinois/Champaign? Will there be community interest?
I had a friend play on their club team, not sure on community support but I know that the school itself has been very supportive and the club team is well organized.

Tater
12-02-2011, 12:10 PM
Never even heard of Jimmy John's?

aygwm2
12-02-2011, 12:10 PM
Is it both men's and women's?

How does that work under Title 9? When you add to the men's programs, do you have to add to the women's? Or is it overall scholarships?

JF_Gophers
12-02-2011, 12:11 PM
Never even heard of Jimmy John's?Delicious subs.

jabber811
12-02-2011, 12:11 PM
(1) School is very supportive and the attendance is not horrible. Won the club national championship a few years ago and always have a competitive team.
(2) Rink is not large enough.
(3) Assembly Hall needs a lot more renovations than just adding ice.

JDUBBS1280
12-02-2011, 12:12 PM
How does that work under Title 9? When you add to the men's programs, do you have to add to the women's? Or is it overall scholarships?

I believe you have to add a woman's program, but it doesn't have to be the same sport.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
12-02-2011, 12:13 PM
How does that work under Title 9? When you add to the men's programs, do you have to add to the women's? Or is it overall scholarships?

It's scholarships. But they kind of go together when it comes to adding a men's sport (especially if revenue is an issue)

jabber811
12-02-2011, 12:15 PM
But with only 9 men's sports and 10 women's, does title IX still hold true?

Tiggsy
12-02-2011, 12:15 PM
I don't think anyone expected the schools to upgrade to D1 programs on their own, but having a donor is the fastest way. If this does happen I hope it doesn't have any disasterous consequences like Penn State's arrival did. But I guess the damage has already been done.

aparch
12-02-2011, 12:17 PM
That would be great. Such a shame that a focus on basketball was picked at UIC over keeping hockey. Would have been an insta-rivalry, and the Blackhawks resurgence would have only helped the University.

If this does happen, someone at Northwestern needs to be fired over their incompetence to see the explosion of hockey in the region. They're next. And Wirtz is already a big time supporter of their University.