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09-04-2011, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by SLU Hockey View Post
If its a move that will get NCAA hockey more media attention and more games on TV, then I am all for it.

Ultimately I am going to hope for expansion beyond the 60 or so teams we have now, and have NCAA hockey become a ESPN mainstay like BB and football.
Problem is hockey is real expensive to run for most schools (even those in traditional hockey places). Given that regular season college basketball is basically filler program for ESPN and isn't a driver of the college media deals it is very unlikely that the media rights money will ever be there to allow more schools to start programs. So unless you have a super rich alum that is willing to give 80-100 million to start a program like what happened with Penn St. college hockey expansion probably isn't going to happen.

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