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    Yet Another Realignment Strategy in the Wake of COVID

    Well, given that this is a radical change being expressed by this hypothetical, the balance of probabilities suggests it’s a situation where no one has any choice.
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    UConn’s plan for cutting $10 million from its athletic budget will be presented Friday and could shape the department for years to come (Amore)

    If UConn cuts hockey at this point in history, things are much worse for the athletic department than anyone could have imagined.
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    Alabama Huntsville dropping men’s ice hockey effective immediately

    If they were a club program they might. But UAH is varsity, where the SECHC is a student club league.
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    Alabama Huntsville dropping men’s ice hockey effective immediately

    It’s not sustainable in any way if they need to keep passing the hat for this much every year, cause donation fatigue is definitely a thing. But as a bridge loan of sorts to keep the lights on in the hopes that the budget situation might improve, it works just fine.
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    UConn's Football Failures Are Catching Up to It, and the School Has Itself to Blame (P. Forde @ SI Column)

    That’s exactly it. It was one of the brands of newsmagazine that didn’t weather the transition away from print very well, and the only thing that really ended up having any value in the end was a prestige brand name to be able to put your low quality farmed content under so you could get those...
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    UConn's Football Failures Are Catching Up to It, and the School Has Itself to Blame (P. Forde @ SI Column)

    At this point, it’s a “zombie brand”. One of many formerly prestigious news outlets like Newsweek or Forbes that exist mostly as content farms but trading on the prestige of the publication’s past for credibility.
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    Alabama Huntsville dropping men’s ice hockey effective immediately

    Unsurprising, but still disheartening. Between poor performance, the conference alignment situation that’s ending/putting out of misery the WCHA, and COVID, the betting odds would have been pretty much even up that UAH would be a casualty. EDIT: For what it’s worth this also isn’t the only...
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    College Football 2020: Buzz about spring football season- “Expect news to break soon”

    They have a rudimentary enough understanding of human nature that tells them Thanksgiving, a holiday known for having large family gatherings often comprised of people traveling from all across the country spending hours upon hours in a cramped house together, is going to be a thousand “super...
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    UConn:Design,Build & Manage New Rink

    Between COVID, the general in person attendance trend (ie declining across the board regardless of sport our competitive quality), and our financial situation, overbuilding is about the worst thing we can do right now.
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    OT: What changes are you and family making to your lifestyle due to coranavirus?

    The point being it may very well be helpful in preventing deaths in the areas studied for public health initiatives to include provision and/or advertisement of vitamin D supplements to populations seen as deficient, and that it may be useful in areas which are comparable to those European...
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    OT: What changes are you and family making to your lifestyle due to coranavirus?

    I’d say the populations of San Diego and Tijuana are only comparable in terms of their relative geographic coordinates to one another. Certainly not in the same way most first world European countries are comparable to one another.
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    OT: Illinois -> Big Ten Hockey (sooo close).

    In a college town like Urbana-Champaign, though, “off campus” doesn’t have much meaning. The line between college and town is less sharply defined in a place like U-C. The walk distance between downtown Champaign and the university campus is around 30 minutes; for comparison, the on-campus...
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    Long Island University adds MHOC for 2021-2022

    It would reset the geographic balance again from UConn leaving. 6 teams in a relatively compact area together in the East from Boston to New York, 5 from Rochester to Pittsburgh and Air Force in the West.
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    Long Island University adds MHOC for 2021-2022

    Navy may have a standing invite, but that doesn’t mean AH will, or has to, wait forever.
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    McMurphy: 88% of FBS AD’s support expanded College Football Playoff format

    For more than half of Division I FBS right now, the season extends to late December or early January already. Yes, not as many games, but the players aren’t sitting around doing nothing from Thanksgiving to Christmas. And the NCAA isn’t making a hecking dime on any of it. Yet.
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