Title IX Pinches College Hockey
From Let’s Play Hockey:
The College Hockey America (CHA) conference will be down to four teams now that Wayne State has discontinued varsity hockey. That also means there will no longer be an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament for the league. The four remaining teams (Bemidji State, Alabama-Huntsville, Robert Morris and Niagara) are solid but need two more members. Bob Peters, league commissioner said, “We’re talking with several college hockey club teams (non-varsity) – there are over 300 around the country – and may get some movement there. But it’s tough. As one school administrator told me, with the Title IX issues, he’d rather spend six months in jail than have to deal with Title IX.” Oooh, ick – that doesn’t sound good.
No kidding, like at Syracuse, where a school in the middle of one of the most hockey-mad regions of the country is adding Women’s Hockey, but not Men’s.