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    Re: U of Illinois AD & NHL joint press conference

    Quote Originally Posted by wsummers View Post
    No problem. Just make sure one of the Alaska schools drops hockey after this year due to budget cuts and then transfer those players to Illinois.

    Seriously, it would be possible, but Illinois would need to commit and act soon. Basically you take your club team and add a few decent players that have been overlooked or are unhappy with playing time. Schedule a season of mostly exhibitions against Canadian, D-3, club teams, and maybe even a few D-1 teams. The goal would be to move to a mostly D1 schedule the following year.
    PSU and ASU model. By year three they are competitive.
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    Re: U of Illinois AD & NHL joint press conference

    Jimmy John founder sells restaurant chain...

    A Pegula-esque move coming next for U of I?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    Jimmy John founder sells restaurant chain...

    A Pegula-esque move coming next for U of I?
    Is there any evidence this guy is even a hockey fan?

    This dude attended EASTERN Illinois University for less than one semester. I know he has a sandwich shop or two next to the University of Illinois, but still I gotta think a donation for the Big Game Hunting Club at Eastern Illinois might happen before a hockey donation at Illinois.

    All this said, I do think Illinois will be announcing plans for a D1 hockey team soon, but I don’t think they are holding their breath waiting for Jimmy John to make it happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    ...A Pegula-esque move coming next for U of I?
    Not only does this guy not have any direct ties to Illinois, he also does not appear to be anywhere close to Mr. Pegula's level in the philanthropy universe. So as someone else already said, don't hold your breath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Split-N View Post
    Not only does this guy not have any direct ties to Illinois, he also does not appear to be anywhere close to Mr. Pegula's level in the philanthropy universe. So as someone else already said, don't hold your breath.
    There's more of a chance Tony Romo would fund something like at this at Eastern than JJ...at least Tony made it through more than one semester. So yeah, not happening.

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    Maybe the Big10 conference can bankroll the Illinois hockey team like the NHL propped up the Coyotes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnsonsJerseys View Post
    Maybe the Big10 conference can bankroll the Illinois hockey team like the NHL propped up the Coyotes?
    I'll finish my MSW, get licensed, get married, and settle down before Illinois has a hockey team.
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    Re: U of Illinois AD & NHL joint press conference

    Hey, I'll go one better: The Minnesota Wild will win a Cup before Illinois has a hockey team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissThundercat View Post
    Hey, I'll go one better: The Minnesota Wild will win a Cup before Illinois has a hockey team.
    Settle down. That's just crazy talk.

    I think the University of Mazatlán will have D1 hockey before the Wild win a Cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purpleinnebraska View Post
    Settle down. That's just crazy talk.

    I think the University of Mazatlán will have D1 hockey before the Wild win a Cup.
    Much as I love both players and they have never been bad since joining the Wild, Suter and Parise need to be off the books before the Wild can be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purpleinnebraska View Post
    Settle down. That's just crazy talk.

    I think the University of Mazatlán will have D1 hockey before the Wild win a Cup.
    The University of Mazatlan will win a DI hockey NC before Illinois has a team.
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    But hey, at last check, Illinois was "in the red zone, on a breakaway, taking it hard to the hole."
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    Re: U of Illinois AD & NHL joint press conference

    Because no schools have added D1 hockey lately....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    Because no schools have added D1 hockey lately....
    Exactly, it's why I'm not talking smack here.
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    Exactly, it's why I'm not talking smack here.
    Illinois really needs to hustle if they want to be 2022 National Champions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissThundercat View Post
    Illinois really needs to hustle if they want to be 2022 National Champions.
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    Re: U of Illinois AD & NHL joint press conference

    There's a great trivia question.

    Who was the last school to add D-1 hockey to make the national championship game in just 4 years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John J. MacInnes View Post
    There's a great trivia question.

    Who was the last school to add D-1 hockey to make the national championship game in just 4 years?
    For a second I thought you were referencing NMU, but that was only a semi-final and happened in 1981
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceBoarder View Post
    For a second I thought you were referencing NMU, but that was only a semi-final and happened in 1981
    [looks around]

    [hides previous season’s record books]

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet View Post
    [looks around]

    [hides previous season’s record books]


    Dartmouth. D1 1947, Championship Game 1948 (Loss)
    Michigan. D1 1947, Championship Game 1948 (Win)
    Boston College. D1 1947, Championship Game 1949 (Won)
    Boston University. D1 1947, Championship Game 1950 (Loss)
    Colorado College. D1 1947, Championship Game 1950 (Win)
    Brown. D1 1947, Championship Game 1951 (Loss)
    Northern Michigan. D1 1976, Championship Game 1980 (Loss)
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