Fighting Illini hockey - next season

Discussion in 'NCAA, U Sports, and other college' started by Monkeypox, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. Monkeypox

    Monkeypox Registered User

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    Saw a tweet to this effect this morning.
     
  2. Barclay Donaldson

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    What about them next season?
     
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    Is their program moving from ACHA to NCAA 1 or 111?
     
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    Division 1 is what I saw
     
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    They still have a ways to go:

     
  6. CrazyEddie20

    CrazyEddie20 Learn the business, dopes!

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    Since it's a Division I institution, they would have to play Division I hockey. They cannot play Division III.

    There's a long way to go before Illinois has real college hockey.
     
  7. No Fun Shogun

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    We're probably at least three or four years away, minimum, and likely more. Sounds like they're on the verge of announcing a fundraising effort to get there with a new arena, so we are talking soonish hopefully.
     
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    No Fun Shogun 34-38-61-10-13-15

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    It's really a matter of when, not if, we get a varsity team. I'll be there for opening night whenever it happens, though.
     
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    I hope it does happen, and soon. However, people have been saying for at least five years that it is "imminent," so the whole thing has reached "I'll believe it when I see it" status.

    And while this is not directed at the poster I'm replying to, 95% of what's on Twitter is worth the paper it's printed on.
     

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