There would have to be A women's sport added. There is nothing saying that it would have to be women's hockey, though.By the way, the BIG GLARING HOLE in the report is that it runs pro formas for a men's team but doesn't say a word about the women's program that would need to be established to meet Title IX requirements. Expenses for that would be close to the same, but revenues way less. This is a major issue.
The rules try to make it be an even number of athletes on scholarship. It is not the number of programs. Football skews everything heavily towards male athletes.So I'm counting 11 women's sports and 10 men's sports offered currently. Doesn't that mean adding men's hockey keeps it still even?
I believe its number of scholarships, not sports. So with football scholly count being so high, that's why women have the extra team.So I'm counting 11 women's sports and 10 men's sports offered currently. Doesn't that mean adding men's hockey keeps it still even?
It's # of schollies. Football skews the balance. Not only are there typically more women's teams, but the # of schollies allotted to women's sports is typically higher than their men's counterpart (if there is one).I believe its number of scholarships, not sports. So with football scholly count being so high, that's why women have the extra team.
The building will be owned by a private party and I'm sure all concessions/ operations will be handled by a private party and the Illinois Hockey team will just be tenants.This is true. It's just on the outskirts of campus. I could see them not wanting to sell to students though. But who knows.
Swimming was dropped due to Title IX. RG felt it was better to save money and cut rather than spend and expand. Go figure.
True. But DIA would need to add a similar number of scholarships. And that team would have to hire coaches and probably travel an amount similar to a hockey squad. So, yes, theoretically the school could add women's lacrosse or field hockey, but the cost would not be hugely less.There would have to be A women's sport added. There is nothing saying that it would have to be women's hockey, though.
Beautiful arena. Think it's going to have to be bigger though. 5000 capacity, minimum? 7500? And the cost will be high. I have no issue with a privately owned facility and simply being a tenant. We'll be able to get this hockey thing going a heck of a lot quicker.I went to a hockey game at Miami Ohio a few weeks ago, and their arena is gorgeous. 2 sheets, 3,600+ seats, built in 2006 for less than $35 million.
This is our baseline for a hockey arena.
Chance knows more about hockey than everyone in that state combined.I think D1 Hockey will be a real possibility at Iowa too (just one more Iowa team for me to hate). We have a new arena coming to the Iowa City area. Basically what everyone is thinking will happen with CU off-campus arena.
its my experience with hockey that outside of Minnesota there is not much state allegiance.There are junior teams feeding players into colleges in Springfield, Peoria, Bloomington, and Decatur. U of I’s location will have to be a major plus.