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    Penn State to add Div. I ice hockey

    Looks like Penn State will move their men's and women's ice hockey programs from club level to NCAA Div. I. A big-time donor to foot the bill for the new $60-80 mil arena.

    Penn State 'close' to adding arena, Division I hockey - AltoonaMirror.com - Altoona, PA | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - The Altoona Mirror



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    Re: Penn State to add Div. I ice hockey

    This is great news for College Hockey... As much as i love the WCHA I would love to see a conference that was more Big 10-like...


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    Re: Penn State to add Div. I ice hockey

    Indeed its a great news for hockey lovers!!



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    Re: Penn State to add Div. I ice hockey

    Great for them and College Hockey. I hold a wish that the same will happen for the ISU Hockey teams in the somewhat near future (5 to 10 years?).


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    Re: Penn State to add Div. I ice hockey

    Quote Originally Posted by drednot57 View Post
    Great for them and College Hockey. I hold a wish that the same will happen for the ISU Hockey teams in the somewhat near future (5 to 10 years?).
    Great news for PSU. They have always had a solid club team and money does not sound to be an issue so it is about time.

    As for ISU, two things have to happen. One, Al Murdoch has to leave. Two, Hilton needs renovated to provide ice level seating (which if you look at the drawings, apparently is planned).



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    Re: Penn State to add Div. I ice hockey

    I wonder what Conference PSU will join. Is there an opening in the CCHA or ECHA? As a huge Gopher Hockey fan I think this is great for College Hockey, but still no one cares about it on a national level.


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    Re: Penn State to add Div. I ice hockey

    Quote Originally Posted by d4nim4l View Post
    Great news for PSU. They have always had a solid club team and money does not sound to be an issue so it is about time.

    As for ISU, two things have to happen. One, Al Murdoch has to leave. Two, Hilton needs renovated to provide ice level seating (which if you look at the drawings, apparently is planned).
    No, I think ISU needs a $60,000,000 donation. It is for none of the reasons listed, but all the reasons in the article.



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    Re: Penn State to add Div. I ice hockey

    Quote Originally Posted by d4nim4l View Post
    Great news for PSU. They have always had a solid club team and money does not sound to be an issue so it is about time.

    As for ISU, two things have to happen. One, Al Murdoch has to leave. Two, Hilton needs renovated to provide ice level seating (which if you look at the drawings, apparently is planned).
    Also, it shows that even at a school with lots of resources, it takes a big-time donor to come forward:

    "The first step is acquiring private funds to build a facility that would seat 6,000-8,000 people. The cost for that is expected to be between $60 million and $80 million.
    "Most, if not all, of that money would come from Penn State alum Terry Pegula."



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    Re: Penn State to add Div. I ice hockey

    Quote Originally Posted by ThatllDoCy View Post
    I wonder what Conference PSU will join. Is there an opening in the CCHA or ECHA? As a huge Gopher Hockey fan I think this is great for College Hockey, but still no one cares about it on a national level.
    Penn State will be the sixth Big Ten team to offer men's hockey, which means the Big Ten can (and probably will) sanction men's hockey as an official conference sport, and reclaim the conference teams playing in the WCHA and CCHA.



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    Re: Penn State to add Div. I ice hockey

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    Penn State will be the sixth Big Ten team to offer men's hockey, which means the Big Ten can (and probably will) sanction men's hockey as an official conference sport, and reclaim the conference teams playing in the WCHA and CCHA.
    Which probably will hurt both associations mightily.


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    Re: Penn State to add Div. I ice hockey

    Quote Originally Posted by d4nim4l View Post
    Great news for PSU. They have always had a solid club team and money does not sound to be an issue so it is about time.

    As for ISU, two things have to happen. One, Al Murdoch has to leave. Two, Hilton needs renovated to provide ice level seating (which if you look at the drawings, apparently is planned).
    What drawings did you look at? I checked cyclones.com and didn't find any drawings for any Hilton Coliseum renovation. Are these drawings publicly posted anywhere?


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    Re: Penn State to add Div. I ice hockey

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    Penn State will be the sixth Big Ten team to offer men's hockey, which means the Big Ten can (and probably will) sanction men's hockey as an official conference sport, and reclaim the conference teams playing in the WCHA and CCHA.
    It'll be interesting to see if Nebraska-Omaha is invited to play hockey as a "Big Ten" team.



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    Re: Penn State to add Div. I ice hockey

    When ISU can afford to add a sport I hope it is DIV I hockey!



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