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08-29-2012, 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by No Fun Shogun View Post
Ah, that explains it then.

Are they intending to remain at the D-II level permanently or could they try to move into the D-I level at some point? Theoretically, SFU could become a magnet of sorts for Canadians that want to play in the NCAA but stay in Canada.
It was at one time. Back when SFU was in the NAIA they offered scholarships when nobody else in Canada did. That gave them a big edge. But that edge was gone once CIS scholarships came about. By the time they joined the CIS they were just another second tier CIS school.

UBC also considered joining the NCAA. But they decided not to apply.

In hockey, SFU is thrilled to have the BCIHL. They cannot join CIS, there is no NCAA div 1 conference close by, there is no NCAA div 2 hockey, and Eastern Washington joined the BCIHL because it is the closest league for them.

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