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08-05-2010, 01:05 PM
Seth Lake
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Originally Posted by David Singleton View Post
Seth, would there be any desire on the part of the SEC (and the member schools) to step up to D1 hockey? If so, what would need to happen?
A massive influx of cash and Title IX to be wiped off the books...

Ice Hockey is too expensive to be a mainstream NCAA sport unless a school is willing to have a men's and women's program. Even then, the amount of money handed out to the programs are heavily tilted in favor of women's athletics in the examples I'm aware of due to the fact that Title IX requires total funding of ALL athletics to be equal for men's and women's sports. Due to the extreme cost of football and the lack of a women's equivalent (in terms of a program that has similar costs and student-athletes associated with it), ice hockey is usually one of the first programs to come under scrutiny when schools are looking to cut back on their athletics funding...

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