In other words, no WCHA money until 2011, the year the NCHC was announced, and the WCHA imploded. NMU turned down the offer because of the revenue clause and its on-ice rivalries and alumni get togethers were Michigan based.
Then, Pegula announced Penn State was going D1 the summer of 2010.
Were DU, CC, NoDak, and tUMD already pi**ed back in 2009 at McLeod for offering spots to BSU and NMU/UNO?
Because it was a mere four months from the (expected) B1G Conference announcement to when the NCHC was announced with six teams.