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08-31-2012, 04:06 PM
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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.
I don't think NCAA will ever let them/us go to Div I. Imagine if SFU draws that top basketball talent in Canada. It might be enough to go on a decent run in March Madness in a good year. There's just too much money involved for the NCAA. They don't want to lose any revenue. I think it's the same reason UBC didn't join, they were eyeing Div I and they knew NCAA wouldn't give it to them.

The hockey team is just club level. SFU doesn't have any rinks on campus, though I'm not sure if that's needed for Div I.

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