Very real possibility that the 20-21 season could be the last season in the MIAC for St. Thomas as there is a strong push to kick them out of the conference based on their Athletic success within the league and that their enrollment is double that of other member schools. 1st meeting scheduled in April to change the by-laws to allow for final vote in May.
2007-2008 ECAC East/NESCAC Interlock Pick 'em winner
2007-2008 Last Person Standing Winner,
2013-2014 Last Person Standing Winner (tie)
2016-2017 Last Person Standing Winner
NCHA League Champions: 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008
NCHA Tournament Champs: 2008
Frozen Four Participants: 2008
Possible scenario is to join the D2 NSIC conference, they could replace Augustana in Sioux Falls who is pondering a move to D1. Hockey doesn't have a rink to go D1 so could they petition to stay D3. Can't think of a D2 school that has anything other than D1 hockey. UST put all there efforts to stay D3 and now they might be screwed. They sure have ****ed off their conference mates. This might not be such an issue if their football coach wasn't so disliked. St. Johns can beat Scholastica 98-0 and all is good but the Toms roll to 97-0 victory and they take heat because they might have gone for 2 along the way.
But as a D2 school, UST women would be eligible for the Women's National Collegiate Championship.
The men, should they wish, could declare that they'd like to play in the D1 pool (since there is no D2 hockey tournament).
The rest of the sports could play the Minny D2 schools.
Last edited by joecct; 04-07-2019 at 03:59 PM.
It may be time for UST to step up and go D1. A state the size of Mn and only 1 D1 school? You would be surprised how much $ you can raise once you just go for it, see the NDSU model that the other Dakota schools have followed. Maybe the MIAC wimps will give them a few extra years to transition.
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