Why doesn't LSU have a hockey team? | Page 2 | TigerDroppings.com

Posted byMessage
Penrod
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2011
4104 posts

re: Why doesn't LSU have a hockey team?


Yep, Title IX

LSU got rid of a top 5 wrestling team because of this stupid rule.






Back to top
maine82
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2011
1077 posts

re: Why doesn't LSU have a hockey team?


Would cost a lot of money for an NCAA team. If you're going to have a real team, you need a public rink for them to play on (not Leo's) and practice facilities. Not to mention coaches, player scholarships, equipment, et cetera. Finally, travel costs. There is only one NCAA hockey team in the southern United States, Alabama-Huntsville (not the main campus, the Huntsville campus.) The next-closest teams are in Colorado, Illinois and Ohio.

You could satisfy Title IX by having a women's hockey team too, but it's just very expensive. We already have an athletic department with a spotty record of supporting Olympic sports. No chance that they start up hockey teams. I'd love to see it because I enjoy going to hockey games, but it's not happening.






Back to top
Penrod
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2011
4104 posts

re: Why doesn't LSU have a hockey team?


Hockey? Hockey!? Dude, we'll have Quidditch before we have hockey!





Back to top
  Replies (0)
rantfan
LSU Fan
new iberia la
Member since Nov 2012
3678 posts

re: Why doesn't LSU have a hockey team?


Why waste the money?





Back to top
maine82
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2011
1077 posts

re: Why doesn't LSU have a hockey team?


quote:

Why waste the money?


Depends on your definition of waste. I'd love to go to LSU hockey games. I think a lot of others would too. It would take away from investments in other sports though, which is a fair argument.






Back to top
  Replies (0)
stonedbegonias
New Orleans Saints Fan
Sitting on an upvote
Member since Jan 2010
9410 posts

re: Why doesn't LSU have a hockey team?


Soccer before hockey imo.





Back to top
  Replies (0)
mikedatyger
LSU Fan
Orlandeaux, FL
Member since Jun 2005
2494 posts

re: Why doesn't LSU have a hockey team?


quote:

There is only one NCAA hockey team in the southern United States, Alabama-Huntsville (not the main campus, the Huntsville campus.) The next-closest teams are in Colorado, Illinois and Ohio.

LOTS of (club) hockey in the south. Hockey all over Florida. Lots of Yankee and Canadians here in Florida to support it.
LINK

I soooooo wanted one of the jerseys.



This post was edited on 1/20 at 9:35 am


Back to top
  Replies (0)
GeorgeTheGreek
Michigan State Fan
Sparta, Greece
Member since Mar 2008
36225 posts

re: Why doesn't LSU have a hockey team?


Men's soccer would be next on the slate, but that will NEVER happen.





Back to top
  Replies (0)
StealthCalais11
LSU Fan
10236 Charing Cross Road, LA, CA
Member since Aug 2011
4469 posts

re: Why doesn't LSU have a hockey team?


No one gives a frick about hockey in this state
Order of revelance goes:

FOOTBALL









baseball




































basketball






everything else is irrelevent






Back to top
  Replies (0)
sml71
LSU Fan
Run if you hear banjos.
Member since Dec 2005
2266 posts

re: Why doesn't LSU have a hockey team?


Hockey is only slightly less boring than soccer...and that's pretty boring.

I have nothing but respect for the guys who play hockey. They are amazing athletes.

But that being said, I'd personally watch DVR'd LSU football games from seasons past before spending a moment on hockey (or soccer). I just cant take watching guys skate around a rink all night and waiting for a 1-0 score or (if I'm lucky) a scorefest like 2-0 or even 2-1. The hits are the only thing keeping this from being like watching soccer on ice (soccer doesn't even have the hits).






Back to top
beachbum
New Orleans Saints Fan
Gulf Coast, AL
Member since Nov 2011
30 posts

re: Why doesn't LSU have a hockey team?


quote:

Because hockey blows.


This






Back to top
  Replies (0)
Jim Rockford
LSU Fan
Member since May 2011
35468 posts
 Online 

re: Why doesn't LSU have a hockey team?


quote:

Because hockey blows.


It's not a great tv game. It's fun as hell to see in person.






Back to top
  Replies (0)
Teddy Ruxpin
LSU Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Oct 2006
19425 posts
 Online 

re: Why doesn't LSU have a hockey team?


quote:

Yep, Title IX LSU got rid of a top 5 wrestling team because of this stupid rule.


Tell me more about this wrestling team.

Because, if you didn't know, LSU is actually involved in a case taught in Sports Law classes on Title IX. Its actually kind of funny what the university did to try to avoid its measures.

Peterson I believe is the case name.






Back to top
  Replies (0)
T
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2004
4637 posts

re: Why doesn't LSU have a hockey team?


Per game attendance for college hockey is usually better than college baseball, but don't tell any lsu baseball fans.





Back to top
Teddy Ruxpin
LSU Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Oct 2006
19425 posts
 Online 

re: Why doesn't LSU have a hockey team?


quote:

Per game attendance for college hockey is usually better than college baseball, but don't tell any lsu baseball fans.


Baseball starts in February. I wouldn't attend the world series in February if I living in the north. Its cold as shite.

What else are they going to watch at the University of Maine, in January, in Maine?



This post was edited on 1/20 at 12:10 pm


Back to top
  Replies (0)
BhamBengal
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2012
1840 posts

re: Why doesn't LSU have a hockey team?


LSU, along with the rest of the SEC, needs men's soccer. Title IX did its job and needs to go. Men's soccer would be pretty decent and there's a lot of talent down south but people quit playing since SEC schools don't have a team besides Kentucky and I think USCe has one





Back to top
  Replies (0)
kingbob
LSU Fan
St. Amant, LA
Member since Nov 2010
18933 posts

re: Why doesn't LSU have a hockey team?


Title IX

Also the reason that there is no:
Men's Boxing
Men's Soccer
Men's Lacrosse
Men's Hockey







Back to top
tigerfan88
USA Fan
Member since Jan 2008
3931 posts

re: Why doesn't LSU have a hockey team?


LSU AD has already said if they could add another sport the first one on the slate is men's soccer. 3 of the last 7 Hermann trophy winners, college soccer's Heisman, have been from Louisiana. New Orleans consistently puts up some of the highest per capita soccer viewing numbers in the country. But it just won't happen bc of Title IX


This post was edited on 1/20 at 12:21 pm


Back to top
  Replies (0)
wesman21
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since Jun 2009
612 posts

re: Why doesn't LSU have a hockey team?


I played on the club roller hockey team when I was a student. Never really got enough funding to travel and play other schools. We would have mostly played Texas schools and maybe one or two Mississippi schools.

LINK

If you grew up when the Icegators, Kingfish and Brass all had solid attendance seasons you likely played in the south if you were from the north or became an instant fan. Most of us grew up playing it, starting somewhere in 1993-1998 and were diehards enough to play in Baton Rouge.

Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans all has very small adult leagues ongoing right now, without those around and thriving it is hard to have enough students to field a college team at UNO, ULL and LSU.






Back to top
whoisnickdoobs
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since Apr 2012
814 posts

re: Why doesn't LSU have a hockey team?


quote:

Watching live NHL is always entertaining


FIFY

I would love to see LSU get a hockey team, but unfortunately I don't see it ever happening anytime soon.






Back to top


Back to top