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01-24-2012, 06:11 PM
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Lindenwood would make sense given their success in the ACHA since they joined and as the school as a whole is transitioning from NAIA to Division II (and are division I in a couple sports as well, if I remember correctly). Would make perfect sense for them to bump up their men's hockey team as well to Division I not only from a program perspective, but from the entire department's outlook as well as a sort of test to see how viable a Division I program truly is for the rest of their sports or if Division II's the way for them to go in everything else.

And as much as I would love to see the Illini jump to Division I in hockey as well, just not happening any time soon. The Big Pond isn't nearly big enough to be a Division I venue and there's nothing on the horizon in regards to constructing a suitable replace, whether it's a basketball/hockey arena to replace the Assembly Hall or as a standalone building just for hockey.

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