Totally agree with this. The Big Ten has a huge incentive for Illinois to take this plunge, but it's a questionable financial decision on our end. There ought to be room for a deal here.the B1G office is one of a few organizations pushing for UI and other B1G schools to start hockey.
I'm unaware of there being financial incentives for the league to do this with revenue sharing, or are there ways that schools with sports that attract eyeballs to TV sets get more money from the B1G Network than schools that don't ?
College hockey will never be in a revenue strata like football or basketball, but I can easily see it being far more attractive to TV than any other sport , male or female, currently out there. In that respect, the B1G Network is and should be, working that angle.
Yes indeed. Very popular. They made the ACHA league national championship game last year, but lost. Still, not bad. They've always been very good as long as I can remember. Well before I started attending games in the late 90s.Does Illinois still have club hockey? I remember going to games at the ice rink back in the 70's. Big fun.