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    Quote Originally Posted by MTUHuskies View Post
    MTU is better off because they have a better team. The JR era teams would suck in the nWCHA too.

    I agree it is nice to be in the same league as the Marquette Teachers College and Tech Jr. for the UP rivalries, but I prefered the later start times when they played the western teams.

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    Along with Mel, came massive funding increases for the program. It helps a lot when you actually have a competitive recruiting budget!

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    That, I didn't know. Watters told me he was only getting 600k a year and Omaha was at 1.1M a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davyd83 View Post
    Along with Mel, came massive funding increases for the program. It helps a lot when you actually have a competitive recruiting budget!
    Who is this Mel you speak of? Are you thinking of Marv Parson?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTUHuskies View Post
    Who is this Mel you speak of? Are you thinking of Marv Parson?

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    Now now, Mel did good for MTU and are still on that trajectory

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    You can roll your eyes, but there have been rumors of one folding for a couple years now. They are not in good shape like they were seven years ago.
    You can have your rumors, Iíll keep the facts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hockeybuckeye View Post
    Obviously not a ND fan but I think ND joined the B1G as with 3 former CCHA schools in and with the addition of Penn State, Minnesota and Wisconsin it at least on paper created a power conference and was a good fit for them overall.
    They were sick of flying to every single road game in HE. Big 10 was a geographical fit. Bus to Lansing, Ann Arbor, Minneapolis, Madison, Columbus
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    Quote Originally Posted by purpleinnebraska View Post
    Does Alaska want to split up again, or do most of the people there prefer being in the same conference?
    Who would possibly want to split them up again. WCHA and CCHA were at parity and therefore split the prize/burden of subsidized Alaska travel.

    Don't see the "WCCHA" breaking into 2 conferences. With 10 small school teams there would need to be so much expansion that the conference can't handle it (at say 14 teams or 16)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Go___Tech_Gold View Post
    They were sick of flying to every single road game in HE. Big 10 was a geographical fit. Bus to Lansing, Ann Arbor, Minneapolis, Madison, Columbus
    They fly to Minneapolis & Hockey Valley. Madison or Columbus depends on scheduling. Ann Arbor & Lansing are usually bus trips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Go___Tech_Gold View Post
    Who would possibly want to split them up again. WCHA and CCHA were at parity and therefore split the prize/burden of subsidized Alaska travel.

    Don't see the "WCCHA" breaking into 2 conferences. With 10 small school teams there would need to be so much expansion that the conference can't handle it (at say 14 teams or 16)
    The Alaska schools donít want to be split. No conference wants to have both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davyd83 View Post
    They fly to Minneapolis & Hockey Valley. Madison or Columbus depends on scheduling. Ann Arbor & Lansing are usually bus trips.
    Yeah, not everyone has that kind of cash. Even when I was a single guy who a great engineering job, that kind of trip was still spendy.

    For the price of a trip to Columbus, I could have gotten tickets and hotels for all other Minnesota schools combined. Without taking a day of vacation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Yeah, not everyone has that kind of cash. Even when I was a single guy who a great engineering job, that kind of trip was still spendy.

    For the price of a trip to Columbus, I could have gotten tickets and hotels for all other Minnesota schools combined. Without taking a day of vacation.
    This is a big reason I am scared the Big Ten may have damaged college hockey beyond repair (to what it was at least), and I think many people are scared of admitting that as a real possibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTUHuskies View Post
    MTU is better off because they have a better team. The JR era teams would suck in the nWCHA too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davyd83 View Post
    The Alaska schools donít want to be split. No conference wants to have both.
    I might be in the minority but I kind of liked it better when we were split. More variety coming in to each barn over the season, and the whole WCHA/CCHA rivalry back in the day was fun. Mudholing them in the Sully in 2010 after they crowed the entire season at us about conference superiority is still one of my favorite sports memories, followed shortly by Shyiak losing his mind the next night while we took home the hardware for the first time in several years. That trophy has lived in Fairbanks ever since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squarebanks View Post
    I might be in the minority but I kind of liked it better when we were split. More variety coming in to each barn over the season, and the whole WCHA/CCHA rivalry back in the day was fun. Mudholing them in the Sully in 2010 after they crowed the entire season at us about conference superiority is still one of my favorite sports memories, followed shortly by Shyiak losing his mind the next night while we took home the hardware for the first time in several years. That trophy has lived in Fairbanks ever since.
    I agree, I had no problem being in separate conferences. We would still be playing each other four times a year, unless the early season tournaments both returned. The conference affiliation just added another twist to the rivalry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoNanooks View Post
    I agree, I had no problem being in separate conferences. We would still be playing each other four times a year, unless the early season tournaments both returned. The conference affiliation just added another twist to the rivalry.
    True, same thing either way for AK. What was weird was when Tech and Northern were in different conferences they'd only play each other twice a year instead of four. You have the biggest most exciting possible games right next door, highest attendance (when nobody else is anywhere near that close by) and 2 of those games are left on the table.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davyd83 View Post
    The Alaska schools donít want to be split. No conference wants to have both.
    nWCHA wants them both. But the locals don't care if they are split as long as they are in good conferences. They are so remote that they will still play each other the maximum 4 times no matter what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonin21 View Post
    This is a big reason I am scared the Big Ten may have damaged college hockey beyond repair (to what it was at least), and I think many people are scared of admitting that as a real possibility.
    It is damaged, but not as bad as we were dreading. Some small schools actually benefited. UAH, MTU, NMU. The NCHC did and Big 10. So who lost? LSSU, FSU, BGSU, Bemidji, Mankato? Maybe a little but they seem to be doing just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Go___Tech_Gold View Post
    So who lost?
    The fans

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonin21 View Post
    The fans
    Not the UAH fans. They were about to fold. Old WCHA and Old CCHA didn't want them. B10 indirectly saved them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonin21 View Post
    The fans
    Whose fans? If the fans embrace the new rivalries that are maturing, I'm sure they will survive. Was it nice when Tech played UMD, UND and the yellow rodents? Sure, but I think they are doing just fine rivalry-wise with teams like NMU and BGSU in their conference. Hell, UAH has become a tight series in recent meetings and could blossom into a bona-fide rivalry with a few more close games and another playoff series or two.

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