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by SkiUMahLaw
Sun Jul 25 12:11 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: RIP Mack Motzko...
Replies: 35
Views: 351

RIP Mack Motzko...

Terrible news today:

Mack Motzko died in a car accident last evening.



ADMIN: I broke this out from the original thread to it's own thread.
by SkiUMahLaw
Fri Jul 23 3:56 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 346
Views: 29253

Re: College Football Talk

One thought that hasn't been brought up-- might the B1G add KU and ISU as affiliate members in basketball (like Notre Dame in hockey and Johns Hopkins in Lacrosse)?

Could get the best of all worlds that way in the B1G.
by SkiUMahLaw
Fri Jul 23 3:31 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 346
Views: 29253

Re: College Football Talk

I don't recall where but remember hearing, could have been just a rumor, that BTN makes more money on bouncy ball than football, tons more games and advertising spots, plus most of the "good football games" are on ESPN, ABC or Fox. So if that is at all accurate, KU makes a lot of sense. Don't get m...
by SkiUMahLaw
Fri Jul 23 2:37 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 346
Views: 29253

Re: College Football Talk

Football Revenue > (Basketball Revenue + All other Athletic Department Revenue) I would be surprised if the B1G wants to take on a school facing NCAA sanctions in their only blue-blood sport, which doesn't happen to be football, just to help them out. Oklahoma State doesn't meet the academic profile...
by SkiUMahLaw
Fri Jul 23 2:02 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 346
Views: 29253

Re: College Football Talk

Is there contractual language when teams join conferences that the conference can boot out a school if they aren’t a good fit? Like say Rutgers. Or boot them if they do something egregious. Assuming if there is it would be an expensive exit. No idea how dumb of a question this is. Just curious. My ...
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Jul 21 10:43 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: MN Wild 2021-22 season
Replies: 111
Views: 4134

Re: MN Wild 2021-22 season

Can we hold out hope that the Kraken will take Rask?

by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Jul 21 7:57 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NCAA Athlete Endorsements
Replies: 68
Views: 2122

Re: NCAA Athlete Endorsements

One point that has been brought up...the lesser sports could get more exposure with this. The volleyballs, softballs, even baseballs. Honestly, overall it is football/basketball nationally. The rest are regional at best. Remember that endorsements are not always about being in the most popular spor...
by SkiUMahLaw
Tue Jul 20 9:47 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NCAA Athlete Endorsements
Replies: 68
Views: 2122

Re: NCAA Athlete Endorsements

I would think the gap between the "Haves and Have Nots" will grow wider than it is already. Of course. When you can make a million dollars in a few weeks without having played a game at Alabama, why would you choose to play at Michigan State or Cal? There is only one starting QB it Alabama. Methink...
by SkiUMahLaw
Tue Jul 13 4:28 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NCAA Athlete Endorsements
Replies: 68
Views: 2122

Re: NCAA Athlete Endorsements

Sat through the Zoom presentation today (saw a few other GPLers there too who can chime in also). Nothing groundbreaking from a rules perspective, but there was some stuff that the U is undertaking that may apply. 1.) The U has developed a policy for compliance that is here for review. It is pretty ...
by SkiUMahLaw
Fri Jul 09 10:54 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NCAA Athlete Endorsements
Replies: 68
Views: 2122

Re: NCAA Athlete Endorsements

Could a wealthy donor/sponsor stipulate that the athlete must stay in school? I'll pay a Vanek type a zillion for endorsing my business, but he must agree to play for the Gophers 4 years? In theory yes, though such a contract could get flagged by the NCAA as being too close to UMN as to provide an ...
by SkiUMahLaw
Fri Jul 09 10:33 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NCAA Athlete Endorsements
Replies: 68
Views: 2122

Re: NCAA Athlete Endorsements

I already get the feeling of distaste for what it is turning into. Unfortunately, I think what we once loved is gone for good. Instead of selling the merits of education and other great things a University provides to all students, it will be about selling how much media exposure a kid can get and ...
by SkiUMahLaw
Thu Jul 08 10:53 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NCAA Athlete Endorsements
Replies: 68
Views: 2122

Re: NCAA Athlete Endorsements

I'm sure all of the various sports season ticket holders got this today. I say send @Vegoe to represent us all :D NAME, IMAGE, & LIKENESS (NIL) INFORMATIONAL SESSION Join us Tuesday, July 13th at 11:30 a.m. as Gopher Athletics and the Golden Gopher Fund hosts an educational session for donors and s...
by SkiUMahLaw
Thu Jul 08 10:52 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NCAA Athlete Endorsements
Replies: 68
Views: 2122

Re: NCAA Athlete Endorsements

Ok, lots going on for this issue. Actually, a lot going on with the NCAA in general recently. First, the Alston SCOTUS case. This essentially confirmed that the NCAA does not have an antitrust exemption. In context, that means the NCAA cannot enact regulations that are anti-competitive in nature uni...
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Jul 07 11:10 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NCAA Athlete Endorsements
Replies: 68
Views: 2122

Re: NCAA Athlete Endorsements

This might be a question for @SkiUMahLaw but I know athletes now have the right to profit off of their name, image, and likeness. That said, does that also give them the right to use the school's logo or do they have to get permission to use the logo? If they use the school logo, does the school ge...
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Jun 23 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This might be a dumb question, but...
Replies: 15724
Views: 1621403

Re: This might be a dumb question, but...

1) I buy a gift card for $100 and get taxed. 2) I give that $100 gift card to whomever as a gift. 3) They go and use it and get taxed (on taxable items) when they use it. How is this not double taxation?!?!?! Asking for a friend. It’s against MN law to charge tax on gift cards. I’d take the receipt...
by SkiUMahLaw
Fri Jun 18 1:25 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2021-2022 Season
Replies: 146
Views: 10351

Re: NCAA Hockey 2021-2022 Season

I honestly don't remember, what are the rules for a D2 school starting up hockey. Can they just play up to D1? I know new D3 programs can't. Yes, because there is no D-2 national championship. I know Augustana is strongly considering jumping to D1 in all sports in the near future as well. Not reall...
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Jun 02 1:13 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2021-2022 Season
Replies: 146
Views: 10351

Re: NCAA Hockey 2021-2022 Season

How about Winona State,Augsburg,or Hamline as new MN Division 1 hockey schools No chance to the D3 schools. Winona State could if they pulled their entire program up to D1, but that is unlikely to happen. Would Northern Iowa go that direction? I could see Iowa State doing so before them. In the reg...
by SkiUMahLaw
Fri May 07 11:13 pm
Forum: Gopher Recruiting
Topic: Committed Recruits Update Thread
Replies: 14027
Views: 2597816

Re: Committed Recruits Update Thread

Iceburg wrote:
Fri May 07 10:56 pm
So, Broten, Ness and Huglen, three Aarons from the same high school. Have the Gophers had a non-Roseau Aaron? If they have, l’m drawing a blank.
First one that comes to my mind is Aaron Miskovich out of Grand Rapids...
by SkiUMahLaw
Sat Apr 24 10:48 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Wild 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 1424
Views: 70078

Re: Wild 2020-2021 Season

Now we can slump with some games to spare and go into the playoffs ready to win, instead of slumping in the first round of the playoffs!
by SkiUMahLaw
Fri Apr 16 3:13 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2020-21
Replies: 490
Views: 30531

Re: High School Hockey 2020-21

Under MSHSL rules, transfers corresponding with a family move do not require sitting out a season. So a Langenbrenner moving from Cloquet to EP as a family is not a concerning transfer to me. MSHSL rules also allow students entering 9th grade to pick which school they are going to, even if the stude...
by SkiUMahLaw
Sun Apr 11 1:18 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: Transfer Portal
Replies: 359
Views: 31520

Re: Transfer Portal

Is it permanent that kids don’t have to wait a year to transfer or will that be reinstituted post covid? I heard that they are going to re evaluate it this off season. https://twitter.com/MazzPuck/status/1380928667811946496 The COVID no-sit rule is essentially allowed, but the NCAA is in the midst ...
by SkiUMahLaw
Sat Apr 10 9:12 am
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: 2021 Frozen Four Pittsburgh (Apr 8 & 10)
Replies: 287
Views: 12572

Re: 2021 Frozen Four Pittsburgh (Apr 8 & 10)

I would be interested in your overall thoughts about the Frozen Four this year after you get back. How was the atmosphere in the arena, what about the overall buzz around town. Were bars full etc. A couple of observations already... Pittsburgh itself is fun. We have a hotel down by the river (a rea...
by SkiUMahLaw
Fri Apr 09 3:38 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: 2021 Frozen Four Pittsburgh (Apr 8 & 10)
Replies: 287
Views: 12572

Re: 2021 Frozen Four Pittsburgh (Apr 8 & 10)

I would be interested in your overall thoughts about the Frozen Four this year after you get back. How was the atmosphere in the arena, what about the overall buzz around town. Were bars full etc. A couple of observations already... Pittsburgh itself is fun. We have a hotel down by the river (a rea...
by SkiUMahLaw
Tue Apr 06 9:26 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2020-21
Replies: 490
Views: 30531

Re: High School Hockey 2020-21

What criteria they do they use for sections? Geographical proximity, competitive balance, or something else? Classes are set as follows: 1st, all opt-ups. 2nd, remaining schools/cooperatives by enrollment such that 64 schools are in AA. 3rd, all remaining schools are Class A. Sections are then set ...
by SkiUMahLaw
Tue Apr 06 2:50 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2020-21
Replies: 490
Views: 30531

Re: High School Hockey 2020-21

I will point out that those leaks are not official and nobody has confirmed their accuracy. I don't have any inside information on them and nobody I know is yet talking.

Sections are scheduled to be approved by the MSHSL board on April 15th, so we should find out for real in about a week and a half.
by SkiUMahLaw
Thu Apr 01 7:33 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 1690
Views: 125134

Re: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season

Intriguing hire by the Tommies. Rico has 20 years of HC experience but is still fairly young at 50. Will be interesting to see how much they use the portal to build their first roster. No NCAA eligibility for awhile though so that will likely limit the caliber of players interested. What is his exp...
by SkiUMahLaw
Thu Apr 01 4:36 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2020-21
Replies: 490
Views: 30531

Re: High School Hockey 2020-21

My personal feeling is that the MSHSL could solve A/AA easily: 1. Play A at Ridder or Mariucci exclusively. You want to get to the X? Play AA. For the other schools playing in a half-full X is neat but lacking compared to the AA tourney. Might as well move it to a place that could be special based o...
by SkiUMahLaw
Tue Mar 30 11:25 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2020-21
Replies: 490
Views: 30531

Re: High School Hockey 2020-21

Interesting that in similar situations Hermantown figures it out while Hill-Murray threatens to sue. Appears it's the parents filing suit. https://twitter.com/LetsPlay_Hockey/status/1376912880872919042?s=20 Never underestimate the lengths some parents will go to, any sport, any level, any situation...
by SkiUMahLaw
Thu Mar 25 12:25 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2020-21
Replies: 490
Views: 30531

Re: High School Hockey 2020-21

Lakeville South (1), Eden Prairie (2), STA (3), Hill-Murray (4), Wayzata (6), Andover (7) in so far for AA. Maple Grove/Centennial (5) and Roseau/Moorhead (8) play tomorrow night to round things out. Good field. Something very familiar about this field. Sounds like Andover was badly outshot but won...
by SkiUMahLaw
Sun Mar 21 4:28 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 1690
Views: 125134

Re: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season

I think with SLU out, if BSU is in the field they are heading to Fargo for sure.

Go Beavers.
by SkiUMahLaw
Sun Mar 21 12:57 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2020-21
Replies: 490
Views: 30531

Re: High School Hockey 2020-21

I will give the kids/parents a little break here. The MSHSL did not have definitive section dates this year for hockey as of January 1, 2021. In normal years, the season would have been over for most kids a month ago, and I guarantee CR knew that would be the case. If mom and dad planned their vacat...
by SkiUMahLaw
Tue Mar 16 9:42 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 1690
Views: 125134

Re: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season

*Big reffing post* Hell even NHL refs will allow players to just full tackle opponents right in front of them, it’s an issue at every level (this might be more due to the NHL execs than the refs themselves but there’s a ton of complaints at that level too). For me personally it came down to a coupl...
by SkiUMahLaw
Tue Mar 02 10:21 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: #3 Gophers vs #7 Michigan.... No longer for the title.
Replies: 189
Views: 11665

Re: #3 Gophers vs #7 Michigan.... For the title!

Been re-watching the last Gopher vs MSU game almost every day since ( and, often, two times a day ) and am concerned with being in the B1G for the SOS. We're at 43rd out of the 60 Men's D-I teams. And, probably the only competitive games we have had have been those with Wisconsin - 26 / 60 ( and, p...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Mar 01 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local Broadcasting/Media
Replies: 7915
Views: 1074522

Re: Local Broadcasting/Media

Sad news in local media from over the weekend. 1. Irv Cross passed away. Irv used to host the NFL Today with Brent Musburger, Phyllis George and Jimmy the Greek back when I was a kid. More recently he was the AD at Macalester and did some TV work with Channel 9. 2. I'm seeing on Twitter this mornin...
by SkiUMahLaw
Thu Feb 25 2:35 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 1122
Views: 119665

Re: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice

I haven't looked, but college hockey already had an exemption to allow a 16-team tournament (the NCAA's own standards say, based on the number of participants, that there should be only 12), and we have lost 15 or so schools to COVID for the season. Are we guaranteed to have a 16 team tournament and...
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Feb 24 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local Broadcasting/Media
Replies: 7915
Views: 1074522

Re: Local Broadcasting/Media

I like Smalley for the TV broadcast by a wide margin over the others. Hope he stays on. Pretty sure this belongs in the Unpopular Opinions thread... My uncle and cousin are avid Twins fans, watching every game, and agree Smalley is the best by a long shot. It might make for an interesting poll. Ber...
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Feb 24 8:19 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2020-21
Replies: 490
Views: 30531

Re: High School Hockey 2020-21

You don't think they recruit? Have you seen their rosters the last few years? I watched the EP/BSM game a week or so ago and EP is definitely loaded. They had no problem at all dispatching a very good Benilde team. Assuming the Eagles make it to State I certainly wouldn't bet against them. EP has t...
by SkiUMahLaw
Fri Feb 19 4:22 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2020-21
Replies: 490
Views: 30531

Re: High School Hockey 2020-21

skiier32 wrote:
Fri Feb 19 9:16 am
For hockey MN Hockey and USA Hockey have approved the face shield that goes on the bottom of the Itec/bubble face mask. Not sure about MSHSL though.
Yes, the MSHSL has approved the spit-guard mask.


(But not for cages!) :biggrin2:
by SkiUMahLaw
Fri Feb 19 8:01 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2020-21
Replies: 490
Views: 30531

Re: High School Hockey 2020-21

I know for a fact, the MSHSL told officials not to penalize it, but rather note non-compliance and the league offices would handle it. Whatever the punishment is, is well worth if for players to not even bother with it. Based on the photos, it is pretty clear the MSHSL doesn't care if participants ...
by SkiUMahLaw
Fri Feb 19 7:44 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2020-21
Replies: 490
Views: 30531

Re: High School Hockey 2020-21

It's one thing if the mask slips off during play. I don't think anyone would want to call a penalty for that. But it's another thing to jump off the bench for a faceoff and have the mask not on. That is where the warnings and penalties should come at. The former case just happens with movement and i...
by SkiUMahLaw
Thu Feb 18 8:44 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2020-21
Replies: 490
Views: 30531

Re: High School Hockey 2020-21

Are masks not required in HS sports? Looking through several game photo galleries on MNhockeyHub, and I don't see anyone wearing them, notably EP vs BSM. Just curious. I know officials aren't supposed to be enforcing it, but I thought MSHSL was and "penalizing non-compliance". Not saying it's right...
by SkiUMahLaw
Tue Feb 09 9:20 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: #2 Gophers vs #11 BADgers (Feb 5 & 6)
Replies: 248
Views: 14556

Re: #2 Gophers vs #11 BADgers (Feb 5 & 6)

Great coaches read their locker rooms to tell what they need-- grit, rest, fun, grind, or something in between. This is modern sports psychology-- Brooks was a master of it for the 1970s amateur athlete (and people in general), but kids today at that level are wired entirely differently than they we...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Jan 25 12:10 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: #4 Gophers vs Arizona St-- Round 2 -- Jan 21 & 22
Replies: 167
Views: 10502

Re: #4 Gophers vs Arizona St-- Round 2 -- Jan 21 & 22

After playing two different series against the Sun Devils what do people think of the possibility of them joining the Big Ten? We've seen them play everyone else, correct? Regionally, academically and hockey wise would they be the right fit? Academically they'd probably be a great fit. There's stil...
by SkiUMahLaw
Tue Jan 19 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 290
Views: 36661

Re: Happy Birthday

Thanks! (Even though I stopped counting when I hit 30)!
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Jan 06 10:12 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Youth Hockey
Replies: 1108
Views: 151748

Re: Youth Hockey

Spectators will be allowed at high school and youth sports events (up to 150 people). Thank you Jesus! For ease of crowd management, I would expect both the MSHSL and Minnesota Hockey soon to limit spectators to two per participant. Otherwise, you are asking for trouble at the youth level and requi...
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Dec 09 7:48 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: #4 Gophers @ #5 Michigan -- Dec 8 & 9
Replies: 187
Views: 15083

Re: #4 Gophers @ #5 Michigan -- Dec 8 & 9

Thoroughly enjoyed that last PP. Michigan looked disinterested in trying to take the puck away. Interesting Mel didn’t try to pull the goalie down by 2 goals. What was up with that? Mann kept looking to the bench for the signal, and it never came. Seemed quite odd. Seems like that Michigan team can...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Dec 07 9:08 am
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 1690
Views: 125134

Re: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season

The bubble worked well for the NHL and pretty well so far for the NCHC, but if it is breached, it could blow up pretty significantly (and college students follow rules???). The B1G model has been quite successful, but at a cost of daily testing for players. Out east, however, COVID is wreaking havo...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Dec 07 8:16 am
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 1690
Views: 125134

Re: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season

Are all the NCHC schools done with the semester and just sticking together to compete in hockey? I know a lot of schools were going to end by Thanksgiving with a delayed return later in January. I can say with certainty that SCSU is not done for the semester. But nearly all courses have been moved ...
by SkiUMahLaw
Sun Nov 29 7:34 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 1690
Views: 125134

Re: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season

I'll throw this out here for general discussion as it is likely a game-changer that will alter college athletics as we know it. Some in this group may be familiar with the O'Bannon lawsuit brought against the NCAA, which has led to a landslide in changes around permitting a student-athlete to profi...
by SkiUMahLaw
Fri Nov 20 10:09 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Gopher Football 2020 Season
Replies: 973
Views: 67733

Re: Gopher Football 2020 Season

I would have been really hot had they not called it. Of course, I coach receivers at a HS level, so I teach not extending arms as a receiver, so to me it was textbook. The refs were rough both ways, but the right result occurred. EDIT: I think this is fricking funny, however. https://twitter.com/Pur...
by SkiUMahLaw
Thu Nov 12 4:24 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 1690
Views: 125134

Re: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season

Sounds like an announcement at 6:30 tonight that the Ivy league is going to cancel all winter sports including hockey. Cornell would be the school the most affected on both the men's and women's side. Sucks for everyone and all of college hockey. Though I am really interested to watch Mike Schafer'...
by SkiUMahLaw
Thu Nov 05 9:42 am
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 1690
Views: 125134

Re: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season

On the N/I/L thing-- remember it isn't just a donor, as the money isn't going to the school but to a player directly. Basically, it makes what the $EC has been doing in college football not only permitted, but an expectation. The donor would likely need to at least have some semblance of an actual j...
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Nov 04 12:19 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 1690
Views: 125134

Re: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season

I'll throw this out here for general discussion as it is likely a game-changer that will alter college athletics as we know it. Some in this group may be familiar with the O'Bannon lawsuit brought against the NCAA, which has led to a landslide in changes around permitting a student-athlete to profit...
by SkiUMahLaw
Sat Oct 24 9:29 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Gopher Football 2020 Season
Replies: 973
Views: 67733

Re: Gopher Football 2020 Season

We're going to be fine.

Our offense is going to be darn good and tough to deal with.

Our defense will improve-- and not get held on virtually every play like #73 did for Michigan. I'm not worried about them.

Our special teams got smoked with a kicker and punter out. That's killer.
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Oct 14 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simple Pleasures...
Replies: 22929
Views: 2245936

Re: Simple Pleasures...

Watching my son play football last night probably is the best thing that has happened this year. What's better was that it was tough game vs. @SkiUMahLaw 's New Prague Trojans. :poke: It wasn't the 53-14 drubbing the varsity put down on Friday night but a respectful 25-8 (I believe) win. Rub it in,...
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Oct 07 7:53 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 1122
Views: 119665

Re: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice

With the NHL likely to start after January 1 and the NBA likely in that same time frame, the early season games will have little competition for eyeballs. Let's go!
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Oct 05 11:03 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019-2020 Wild Season
Replies: 2866
Views: 312137

Re: 2019-2020 Wild Season

Trading Donato to SJ for a 3rd. Seems like we are stockpiling draft picks for next year. Not a bad idea. Not sure trading Donato for a third is good value. He is one of the few Wilds that actually goes to the net hard and isn't afraid to shoot. He's a coaches kid who plays like it. No, he isn't goi...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Oct 05 8:57 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2020-21
Replies: 490
Views: 30531

Re: High School Hockey 2020-21

One interesting email I received today confirmed that MN Hockey may host a U19 season if the high school season doesn't start on time. There are still lots of moving pieces. MN Hockey has already approved a U19 season. Now individual schools need to come to agreement on how that would work. The ear...
by SkiUMahLaw
Fri Oct 02 11:15 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2020-21
Replies: 490
Views: 30531

Re: High School Hockey 2020-21

For Fall sports they are ending all post season at the section level--no state tournaments. Will be interesting to see what they do for the winter ones. They are enforcing the no crowds at games on school owned properties, and up to 250 outside. Would assume you could have up to 250 at non school o...
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Sep 16 2:19 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Gopher Football 2020 Season
Replies: 973
Views: 67733

Re: Gopher Football 2020 Season

I eagerly await the class action lawsuits in a few years against the schools when some of these kids have the heart problems and suffer life long problems or just up and die in a gym or on field. I can already hear the late night lawyer commercials now. "Did you or a loved one suffer from heart or ...
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Sep 16 2:18 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Gopher Football 2020 Season
Replies: 973
Views: 67733

Re: Gopher Football 2020 Season

I eagerly await the class action lawsuits in a few years against the schools when some of these kids have the heart problems and suffer life long problems or just up and die in a gym or on field. I can already hear the late night lawyer commercials now. "Did you or a loved one suffer from heart or ...
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Sep 16 10:15 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 1122
Views: 119665

Re: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice

Interesting tweet: https://twitter.com/mattwellens/status/1306248420684894210?s=20 The implication is that if you want to play the B1G, you need to follow these standards. Daily testing is going to be a huge expense for some of these women's hockey programs for sure. What does that mean for postseas...
by SkiUMahLaw
Thu Sep 10 9:52 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Gophers -- Other Sports
Replies: 1877
Views: 221727

Re: Gophers -- Other Sports

Title IX, while serving an understood purpose, has seemingly also driven an end to certain men's sports such as gymnastics. With so few programs left, you wonder how long until they just cancel the sport entirely or the NCAA just no longer recognizes it. I was disappointed but not surprised as toda...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Aug 31 10:00 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 1690
Views: 125134

Re: NCAA hockey 2020-2021 season

MIAC delays start of hockey (and all sports) until at least Jan 1 2021: (edit: it says "competition" so maybe practice can start earlier. I suspect it's all 'wait and see' at this point) https://twitter.com/MIACathletics/status/1300493710740934657?s=20 Really not a surprise. Get all the students (a...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Aug 31 8:30 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 1690
Views: 125134

Re: NCAA hockey 2020-2021 season

MIAC delays start of hockey (and all sports) until at least Jan 1 2021: (edit: it says "competition" so maybe practice can start earlier. I suspect it's all 'wait and see' at this point) https://twitter.com/MIACathletics/status/1300493710740934657?s=20 Really not a surprise. Get all the students (a...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Aug 31 2:37 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 1690
Views: 125134

Re: NCAA hockey 2020-2021 season

MIAC delays start of hockey (and all sports) until at least Jan 1 2021: (edit: it says "competition" so maybe practice can start earlier. I suspect it's all 'wait and see' at this point) https://twitter.com/MIACathletics/status/1300493710740934657?s=20 Really not a surprise. Get all the students (a...
by SkiUMahLaw
Fri Aug 28 8:02 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 346
Views: 29253

Re: College Football Talk

8 Nebraska football players suing Big Ten for postponing season https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/29753789/eight-nebraska-football-players-sue-big-ten-decision-postpone-season Yeeeahhhh....Nope. Good luck with that one. The lawyer will get paid at least. Biggest thing to me seems to ...
by SkiUMahLaw
Thu Aug 27 8:56 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 346
Views: 29253

Re: College Football Talk

gopher6 wrote:
Thu Aug 27 3:24 pm
8 Nebraska football players suing Big Ten for postponing season
https://www.espn.com/college-football/s ... one-season
Yeeeahhhh....Nope. Good luck with that one. The lawyer will get paid at least.
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Aug 19 9:42 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 1690
Views: 125134

Re: NCAA hockey 2020-2021 season

Maize wrote:
Wed Aug 19 8:06 pm
D2D wrote:
Wed Aug 19 7:44 pm
How long will it take Fairbanks to follow?
UAF is at the NCAA minimum number of sponsored sports, which means if they have to cut something, they have to cut everything. But it's hard to see how they continue on.
Or they add something cheaper to replace it. See SCSU football/SCSU soccer.
by SkiUMahLaw
Fri Aug 14 9:36 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Youth Hockey
Replies: 1108
Views: 151748

Re: Youth Hockey

So I could use a little advice from those who lived this before. I'm so lost I'm not sure where to direct Tiggsy Jr, and he really doesn't know either. He is an incoming freshman this year. He may tryout for JV or go to the captain's practices. But I will likely be encouraging him to stick with his...
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Aug 12 7:24 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 346
Views: 29253

Re: College Football Talk

Big 12 says it's going ahead with fall football. https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb/big-12-announces-fall-football-schedule-official-start-date/ar-BB17Swpk?li=BBnb7Kz Plaintiffs lawyers rejoice. (Sorry, industry gallows humor). I commend the B1G for putting people ahead of $$$ for what seems t...
by SkiUMahLaw
Tue Aug 11 3:23 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 346
Views: 29253

Re: College Football Talk

Ryan Day says Ohio St would consider playing football in another conference. https://buckeyeswire.usatoday.com/2020/08/10/ohio-state-football-ryan-day-would-play-in-another-conference/ Yeah. Nope. Good luck breaking those contracts. As much money as O$U is worth in football, it still needs the B1G ...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Aug 10 3:14 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Gopher Football 2020 Season
Replies: 973
Views: 67733

Re: Gopher Football 2020 Season

Big Ten to cancel the 2020 season. Apparently to be officially announced on Tuesday. Vote was 12-2 to cancel with Iowa & Nebraska voting against cancelling the season. The NFL has to be thinking $$$ right now.... Put all your players in city-specific bubbles, play games like the NHL so only one goi...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Aug 10 7:51 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 346
Views: 29253

Re: College Football Talk

The players are sounding like they're forming a union. At least they want some say in how things are handled this season and build from there. https://twitter.com/Trevorlawrencee/status/1292672300152758273?s=20 They aren't allowed to form a true union since they are not "employees". But they can fo...
by SkiUMahLaw
Thu Aug 06 6:12 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 346
Views: 29253

Re: College Football Talk

I just read that DII followed the DIII and cancelled all fall sports championships and won't be made up in the spring as well. So the NSIC football conference will only play the eight scheduled conference games. My guess is you'll see the NSIC cancel too. They'll want the tuition revenue but avoid ...