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WIAC expansion
« on: March 14, 2016, 08:59:58 am »
Has anyone else heard that two teams might be moving to the WIAC?

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Re: WIAC expansion
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2016, 01:30:35 pm »
Has anyone else heard that two teams might be moving to the WIAC?

Sounds about right.
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Re: WIAC expansion
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2016, 08:21:06 pm »
I know that the WIAC is pursuing two NCHA schools quite hard.

Better hope those schools don't improve too much, or the WIAC will yank the rug out from under them, too.

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Re: WIAC expansion
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2016, 01:29:01 pm »
I know that the WIAC is pursuing two NCHA schools quite hard.

Better hope those schools don't improve too much, or the WIAC will yank the rug out from under them, too.

Sounds about right. :p
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Re: WIAC expansion
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2016, 02:32:45 pm »
Which two schools are in that mix? I would assume St Norbert as a hockey affiliate. Adrian makes no sense due to travel. St. Scholastica and travel to Duluth? MSOE or Marian would fit geographically but not really sure about the competition.

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Re: WIAC expansion
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2016, 08:59:34 pm »
They gave SNC the boot, and the same with St. Scholastica, in the first place. Therefore, I think we can rule them out.

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Re: WIAC expansion
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2016, 12:38:23 pm »
They gave SNC the boot, and the same with St. Scholastica, in the first place. Therefore, I think we can rule them out.

Yes. Follow the money. The competition level means nothing to the WIAC all it cares about is getting seven teams. The commissioner will do anything to get there after he got his ass shot off when St. Norbert and Scholastica didn't take the bait. I don't expect Scholastica to move this time but it's a possibility down the road. Follow the money.

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Re: WIAC expansion
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2016, 12:44:31 pm »
Which two schools are in that mix? I would assume St Norbert as a hockey affiliate. Adrian makes no sense due to travel. St. Scholastica and travel to Duluth? MSOE or Marian would fit geographically but not really sure about the competition.
I've heard Northland and Finlandia....  Far less travel for both schools in WIAC hockey compared to NCHA.
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Re: WIAC expansion
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2016, 02:26:01 pm »
Finlandia has been a WIAC affiliate member before (men's soccer, 2010-2014) so there's a previous relationship there anyway. Finlandia has long made it known that they will take just about any conference affiliation they can get. Their women's soccer and women's basketball teams compete in the Great South Athletic Conference with an odd assortment of schools.
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Re: WIAC expansion
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2016, 04:06:01 pm »
I'm hearing that plans are on hold. The WIAC better be careful or it's actually going to end up getting smaller.

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Re: WIAC expansion
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2019, 05:24:15 pm »
Looks like Northland is in. Just read an article on my Blugolds 219-2020 schedule and mentioned an expanded WIAC and then confirmed Northland. Good news for the conference.