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So if Illinois is out, what other current B1G members would be reasonable to add ice hockey? I always thought Northwestern would be a no brainer, being in the Chicago area. Rutgers in New Jersey is a prime hockey area of the country. After that it’s pretty slim. Hockey is not as big in Iowa as all their USHL teams make it seem.

I agree on Northwestern being the best fit for the BIG.  Though is there enough Northwestern fans, Rutgers fans or fans who’ll become fans of those programs to support the program.  Same for Iowa. It’ easy to to they’ll have fans, but what kind and how large of a financially fan base.