Discussion in 'NCAA, U Sports, and other college' started by JMCx4, Jul 9, 2020.
With S/T to @Dakota Sioux ...
Each conference will have their own announcements for starting dates.
Some interesting hearsay about B1G men's hockey scheduling scenarios in a Wisconsin State Journal article from about 10 days ago. This was before the HCA's announcement above, and before the Wisconsin men's team training activities were paused for 2 weeks due to positive COVID tests. But the scheduling approaches described below would seem to retain credibility.
Must be nice to have that kind of money to put up a bunch of teams in hotels for 2-3 weeks.
According to this 2018/2019 Cleveland.com report, the financials of Big 10 sports programs (7 of which include the B1G men's hockey teams) could be considered staggering. Even the leftovers for hockey after football & basketball expenditures have gotta be substantial. I wouldn't expect a lotta "bubble beds" will be booked at the Econolodge.
The ECAC approach, according to College Hockey News ...
From: USCHO.com >
Another D-I college hockey event that has been cancelled ... Hartford Courant: SNY Connecticut Ice hockey event canceled for 2021, set to reunite UConn, Yale, Quinnipiac and Sacred Heart in 2022-23
New England Small College Athletic Association (NESCAC), cancels winter sports programs for 2020-21, including men's & women's hockey ... NESCAC Presidents' Statement on Winter Sports
Big Ten hockey to have 24-game league schedule
Perhaps the Big Ten should just admit Arizona State as a full-fledged associate member in hockey
This non-conference agreement might be the first step toward that end. But still lots of huge business decisions to be made before such a marriage could be consummated. Right now AZ is just sleeping around.
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