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    With all of the hockey talent in the metro NY/NJ/PA area and the amount of money that flows into basketball and a football program it would seem a lock to be a good fast tracked program in Big 10 conference.

    My guess is that Rutgers could be a highly competitive Big 10 hockey team far faster than they ever will be in football.

    Thankful for the excellent club hockey players, coaches, staff but they deserve to be elevated to full D1 funding level.

    Just my thoughts for several years....

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    Stop it. Get some help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowDogFlyer View Post
    With all of the hockey talent in the DelMarVa area and the amount of money that flows into basketball and a football program it would seem a lock to be a good fast tracked program in Big 10 conference.

    My guess is that Maryland could be a highly competitive Big 10 hockey team far faster than they ever will be in football...
    Several problems, among them: No apparent deep-pocketed donor(s) willing to write Pegula-like checks; no apparent interest among institutions to take on another varsity sport, especially if there are Title IX implications; entrenched football and basketball interests unwilling to tolerate in-season paid-gate competition. (See also the seemingly unending Illinois kabuki dance.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet View Post
    Stop it. Get some help.
    excuse you!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Split-N View Post
    Several problems, among them: No apparent deep-pocketed donor(s) willing to write Pegula-like checks; no apparent interest among institutions to take on another varsity sport, especially if there are Title IX implications; entrenched football and basketball interests unwilling to tolerate in-season paid-gate competition. (See also the seemingly unending Illinois kabuki dance.)
    makes sense.....too bad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet View Post
    Stop it. Get some help.
    Agreed.
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    The fact that you BC fans revel in the superiority of your team in an admittedly weak league leads me to believe you will be more sorely disappointed when the end comes than we will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowDogFlyer View Post
    excuse you!?
    I love new program speculation as much as the next poster, but usually there’s something behind the idea besides “hey we have a few youth players around here so maybe we’d be A LOCK to be a good program”.

    Like… is there even a useful arena nearby? Donors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet View Post
    I love new program speculation as much as the next poster, but usually there’s something behind the idea besides “hey we have a few youth players around here so maybe we’d be A LOCK to be a good program”.

    Like… is there even a useful arena nearby? Donors?
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    They need to worry about their football team first. Not going to happen.
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    And let's not forget that NJ is one of the most corrupt and dysfunctional states there is so yeah, plenty to deal with before anyone can even think about starting hockey at The State University. (Unless, of course, the Soprano family needs to launder some $$$.)
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    Re: Rutgers Hockey

    Hey SnowDogFlyer,
    Take NJ Transit to Penn Station and meet some of the hockey dreamers from Columbia and Penn at Nathan's for some dogs and curly fries. The Syracuse guys will take meeting minutes (they're still steamed the SU women's team is on the ice and they're not. Boeheim is a pretty slick operator.). While you may get no closer to a solution, at least you'll get a tasty meal out of it.

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