Greg S wrote:The women's sport they would add is hockey. There are reasons you are hearing UNL hockey as more likely now than 10 years ago. The first is that NU is now in the Big 10 and a few years after joining, the Big 10 added hockey. You also now have a ice rink (Breslow) owned by UNL that is perfect as a practice sheet, and PBA which is ready for hockey. I was down in Lincoln coaching in a hockey tournament at the end of February and I heard about UNL hockey a ton. They were definitely speaking in term of when, not if.
I sill think we are about 5 years away but I fully believe it will come to fruition. And it will be a good thing for UNO.
Women's hockey would be another expensive non-revenue sport to add. The cost on that would be quite high.
I'm more inclined to think it will be 10+ years as others have suggested. We will see though. It's all speculation. Even if it's being talked about in hockey circles, it doesn't mean it's imminent either unless there is tangible inside information to back it up. People are just speculating because they think the B1G wants it. It doesn't mean it makes sense for UNL.
It'll be very interesting to see what ends up happening in basketball, baseball, and football. UNL is one bad season away from having to make 3 coaching hires. None of them are on truly solid footing. Miles could be gone after next year. Erstad continues to just tread water. The big one, Riley, is a 2nd 5-7 season away from being gone...and if he's gone, Eichorst is gone as well. No doubt, he's tied to Riley. UNL could be spending millions in the next couple of years buying out coaching salaries. You can almost feel the tension surrounding football. It's tangible. We are reaching a couple make or break seasons for this regime. Why would they want to get into the hockey business as well?