Shapiro & The U: Will Miami Finally Have An Impact On Hockey???

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  1. dereksutton9

    dereksutton9 Registered User

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    The allegations involed in the booster wrong doings at the University of Miami (FL) have been spectacular to read. The level of blatant NCAA rule breaking was astounding and the possiblity of the "death penalty" certainly seems realistic. If you are a fan of ESPN's 30 for 30 documentaries, the SMU "Pony Exce$$" seems eerily replayed at "The U" (which was also a great period piece).

    http://sports.yahoo.com/investigati...miami_booster_details_illicit_benefits_081611

    Bridging this back to hockey, what will the impact of the fallout of this be for NCAA hockey and the already contested North American feeder system to the NHL? With Paul Kelly's recent rantings and public hints of CHL payolla, how can College Hockey Inc. attempt to disassociate itself from what's happening down in Miami? Will this have a trickle effect to the recruiting war with the CHL?

    I'm thinking it's time for Kelly to take a sabbatical from the press and just keep quiet. It's becoming very obvious that the altar of amateurism and the "student athlete" in the NCAA has become a thing of the past and that continuing to promote NCAA hockey as some purist activity of higher learning is becoming a hypocritical farce. It'll be interesting to see if Branch takes a cheap shot with all going on at "The U".
     
  2. He Lied to Mario

    He Lied to Mario Registered User

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    It's more like how can you associate what's happening in Miami with college hockey in the first place? NCAA football has been like that since the 1930s, do you think this is something new? Maybe when Branch stops promoting what an incredible scholarship program the CHL has, when a player has only a year and a half after leaving junior to take advantage of it and only 32% of players actually use it.
     
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    this has nothing to do with hockey, NCAA or otherwise. It will have the same effect on college hockey that Morehouse College soccer getting the death penalty had on college football.

    You can't even claim there's an opening for the Panthers here since the U doesn't really have fans.
     
  4. No Fun Shogun

    No Fun Shogun 34-38-61-10-13-15

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    Yeah, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that it'll have zero impact, especially as Miami doesn't have a hockey team.
     
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    DoyleG Mr. Reality

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    Even with a hockey team, the question of impact would be minimal. Miami is a private university with a small student body (compared with the universities in the state system). Much of their legend was based on how successful their sports teams were.
     
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    College hockey has nowhere near the money involved as basketball and football. It isn't as potentially rewarding to break rules to attract athletes. Miami has nothing to do with college hockey anyway.
     
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    I always thought it was weird how differently NCAA hockey players were treated from their basketball and football counterparts. College hockey players are allowed to get drafted and still attend, they are allowed to associate themselves with professional teams, players and coaches, the NCAA is much less strict about agent involvement.

    Was this done to keep the competitive advantage against the CHL route? Or did it happen kind of organically because of the fact that players don't declare themselves for the draft?
     
  8. IU Hawks fan

    IU Hawks fan They call me IU

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    It's that way because college IS the main minor league system for the NFL and NBA. Unlike the NHL and MLB which have minors of their own making college play optional.
     
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    1. football
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    nah, hockey just isnt on the level that ncaa football and basketball are.
     
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    The only way The U allegations can relate to hockey on any level is if the football and men's basketball teams get the death penalty and how the Panthers attempt to draw in a student crowd looking for a cheap sport fix.
     
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    IU Hawks fan They call me IU

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    And with a distance of 35.5 miles between Coral Gables and the BankAtlantic Center, that isn't too likely.
     
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    it might have a negative impact on Miami, OH :sarcasm:
     
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    Not that I would ever been good enough to play in either leagues, the CHL would never have been on my radar the minute I saw those facts and stats.
     
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    Keep in mind the player opts not to use it. His choice.

    Also .......players that go the NCAA route if they have high end talent usually do not make use of their schooling....bail to the CHL or move to pro far before schooling is done.
     
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    Miami actually has a very good hockey program... the one in Ohio, that is...
     
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    Maybe the OP was thinking Miami of Ohio. But seriously, no. Not unless there's some major reform throughout the NCAA & they start giving stipends to all athletes. But I don't think that will happen. They'll just continue with this whole amateurism farce while raking in billions. BTW, it would be naive to think there isn't any kind of payola going on with some of the stars in the major hockey schools. Not to this degree though.
     

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