A Canadian entry in Div. I hockey?
One piece I put together last week for the newspaper looked at the University of British Columbia's potential bid to join the NCAA at the Division II level, something that would allow the school to play in Division I in one men's and one women's sport.
It's believed that, at least on the men's side, that sport would be hockey, and UBC could become the first Canadian team to be a part of the WCHA or CCHA.
Cost would be a big part of the jump from CIS hockey to Div. I, as teams from the WCHA have a budget in the $1-million range. UBC's total athletic budget is about $4-million.
I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on the idea of a Canadian school playing in the NCAA. It'd certainly make the U.S. college system more visible on this side of the border.
(I've been fighting the flu the past few days, so this is probably all for me until tomorrow afternoon. At least there's hockey on.)