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On 7/25/2018 at 2:33 AM, Mingjai said:

 

NCAA hockey needs an Illinois presence. The state ranks 6th in youth hockey participation and 4th in players on NCAA D1 men’s rosters and yet there is no local team for Illinois kids to play for. It seems to me there’s a first mover advantage to be had here, so if UIUC can’t figure out a way to start an NCAA program, maybe UIC or NIU should consider trying to beat the Illini to the punch. 


UIC had a program until the mid-90s.  I thought it was a bad move to get rid of it considering that program was what made UIC's athletic department different than all others in Illinois.

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On 8/3/2018 at 2:50 PM, NicDB said:


UIC had a program until the mid-90s.  I thought it was a bad move to get rid of it considering that program was what made UIC's athletic department different than all others in Illinois.

 

UIC announced they were disbanding hockey the same day they introduced Jimmy Collins as their new head basketball coach. They threw all their money at the promise of becoming a big-time mid-major, and it got them a couple of 12 or 13 seeds and zero tourney wins, followed by 15 years of earned obscurity. The Pavilion hasn't had ice in 20 years, and I doubt it has the capacity anymore. DePaul's new graft hole/casino precursor in the South Loop was built without an ice plant or a hockey seating configuration. Welsh-Ryan in Evanston just got a $110 million renovation; no ice.

 

If UIC had held on to hockey a few more years, they could have developed a sustainable niche following as city hockey fans looked for anything that wasn't constantly spitting in their faces like the Blackhawks were at the time. Instead, college hockey's probably dead forever in Chicago.

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4 hours ago, Sodboy13 said:

 

UIC announced they were disbanding hockey the same day they introduced Jimmy Collins as their new head basketball coach. They threw all their money at the promise of becoming a big-time mid-major, and it got them a couple of 12 or 13 seeds and zero tourney wins, followed by 15 years of earned obscurity. The Pavilion hasn't had ice in 20 years, and I doubt it has the capacity anymore. DePaul's new graft hole/casino precursor in the South Loop was built without an ice plant or a hockey seating configuration. Welsh-Ryan in Evanston just got a $110 million renovation; no ice.

 

If UIC had held on to hockey a few more years, they could have developed a sustainable niche following as city hockey fans looked for anything that wasn't constantly spitting in their faces like the Blackhawks were at the time. Instead, college hockey's probably dead forever in Chicago.


So UIC went all in on basketball during the Bulls dynasty?  And sacrificed the state's only hockey program to do it?   ?‍♂️

It looks even worse in hindsight because the Wolves ended up doing exactly as you described.

But as much as I'd love to rag on them (being a "rival" and all), I find myself rather envious of their facilities.  They have one the nicest ballparks in college baseball. They just need a hockey team.  

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Some sort of reflective bevel effect in the "M"? That seems unnecessary. And that faux lace-up on the gold jersey makes Adidas' look brilliant by comparison. If you can't make it look good, don't keep trying it!

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Definitely a downgrade... Nothing was really wrong with the previous Gophers set. It was a modern classic in my opinion. The home and road look closer to what the Women's team wears, which is bad, because the women's sweaters are a little too busy. The gold is also a big downgrade from the last gold sweater, even if it is a throwback...

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Ignoring the beveled jersey crests, I think the aways are downgrade, because the sleeve/hem stripes don't match the stripes comprising the faux yoke as well. I actually like the gold alternates, though I could do without the gopher shoulder crests, which makes the design a little too busy. I hope the numbers for the golds don't have any white in them.

 

For reference, here's the previous set, though I'm not positive about the gold (you can see the entire U of Minn jersey evolution, including manufacturer, here: https://history.vintagemnhockey.com/page/show/893654-u-of-m-uniform-evolution-1922-2014-).

 

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Meanwhile, in the Atlantic Hockey Association, Canisius College has unveiled new sweaters for the upcoming season (click on the Tweet and the next one will show the road sweaters:

 

 

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Attempting to correct so that Tweets show up.
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32 minutes ago, B-mer said:

that enormous gap in the side panel on the Michigan jersey ruins it.

 

I was gonna say the same thing. I hate when manufacturers don't let the stripes go all the way around. This is the first time I've seen it on the sides of the jersey, I've only seen it on the sleeves and socks in the past. Hopefully this won't become a "thing" that'll be seen elsewhere.

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1 hour ago, Section30 said:

 

I was gonna say the same thing. I hate when manufacturers don't let the stripes go all the way around. This is the first time I've seen it on the sides of the jersey, I've only seen it on the sleeves and socks in the past. Hopefully this won't become a "thing" that'll be seen elsewhere.

it was a big thing with the first RBK Edge jerseys in the AHL.  A lot of times did it i feel. maybe not a lot, but enough.  

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the only time i've seen it (on the hem) where it didnt bother me at all was the USA hockey jersey from about 2002.  But, the gap was much smaller in comparison, and it was also new to me at the time.  Loved those uniforms.

 

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