Discussion in 'NCAA, U Sports, and other college' started by Monkeypox, Jun 10, 2018.
Saw a tweet to this effect this morning.
What about them next season?
Is their program moving from ACHA to NCAA 1 or 111?
Division 1 is what I saw
They still have a ways to go:
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.
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.
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.
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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