Tennessee State to Become First-Ever HBCU With Ice Hockey Team

BleedGopher

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Per SI:

Tennessee State announced Wednesday that it will become the first historically black college and university to introduce an ice hockey program.

The news comes as TSU had previously established a relationship with the NHL’s Predators, which share a home with TSU in Nashville. Now, the program will include a partnership with College Hockey Inc., the NHL and the Predators.

College Hockey Inc., in collaboration with the NHL and the NHL players’ association, ran a feasibility study to gauge whether the university was a good fit for a men’s or women’s hockey program. The study dives into the financial impact of creating a hockey program, whether the school can manage adding scholarships internally, the costs of adding a coaching staff and support staff for the new team, as well as a conference evaluation to find out whether a team has a reasonable course of action to join a hockey conference.


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I've never been one to be a huge proponent of college hockey expansion, but this is pretty cool and I hope it works out.
 




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