Big Ten Launches Its Own Hockey Conference

Buckeye CommentarySenior Analyst IMarch 23, 2011

DETROIT - APRIL 10:  Blake Geoffrion #5 of the Wisconsin Badgers looks on before a face off against the Boston College Eagles during the championship game of the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four on April 10, 2010 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Negative, Ghostrider, Pattern is Full: Maj. Christopher Kopacek, known to anyone attending or watching the Ohio State vs. Iowa game last season (and probably most devoted college football fans) as the leader of the world’s greatest stadium flyover, has ostensibly had his Air Force career ended as a result of the exhilarating fly over minutes before the game.  

The fighters are said to have cleared Kinnick Stadium’s upper boundaries by only 16 feet at 400 knots (100 knots over the speed limit!), which is roughly 450mph.

Immediately following the harrowing display, several Ohio State from northeast Ohio were heard muttering, “What do you mean ‘too low’?”

Frozen Four: After considerable rumblings, the Big Ten officially announced the Big Ten Hockey Conference. This is bad news for the WHCA, which loses perennial powers Minnesota and Wisconsin.  

The CCHA got hit just as hard with Michigan and Michigan State jettisoning for the loving arms of the Big Ten Network.  To get the full story, the Ciskie Blog’s piece is very good.

While the number of teams is modest, the number of championships is not. Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota have combined for 20 National Championships with Michigan State pulling down its own title in 2007.

“What is a mash up?”: This is stolen directly from Bruce Feldman’s blog but I thought it was remarkably clever and worth sharing.