Itís an odd spot to be in, you want the sport to grow but not at the expense of others. Iím not advocating for a big ten, but do want the sport to grow, and just want whatís best for it overall. Who knows what that is.
Interesting to hear others say they donít think it will happen anytime soon. I understand why the entire state of Michigan wouldnít add hockey right now, but still wonder if Notre Dame might put something together. I take Eeyoreís word that the money from tv rights is going to go down, but at the same time I look at things like the athleteís village that just opened at Minnesota, and it seems like there is money at the big schools (probably from boosters, but still).
Further, you look at small schools that have very respectable programs on presumably a much smaller budget and itís hard to believe a big school is never going to come up with a similar amount of money and start a program of their own, especially if they have a rink, menís hockey and womenís club team already.
Anyway, a bridge to cross another day I guess.