Friday, September 17, 2010

Penn State University Becomes Division 1 Hockey in 2012-2013

After spending years of dominating the ACHA wining many national titles, the long overdue upgrade of the Penn State Ice Hockey program is set to become a NCAA Division 1 competition. After having served time involved with both men's and women's programs, I am estatic to read that this program will soon compete against the very best of the Big Ten.
Primary donors Terry Pegula and wife Kim Pegula were also on hand [at press conference] and will be giving the university $88 million. The gift is the largest act of philanthropy in Penn State history.
I can only imagine that the $88 million dollars must also be including the rink that had been rumored to be built across from Holuba Hall and the Bryce Jordan Center. This announcement has also proven my theory that the campus has been in a perpetual "under construction" mode as it continues to provide the best and up-to-date education with the most up-to-date facilities available.

I congratulate the Penn State mens and womens program for their tremendous step forward to building a great legacy of producing student athletes. Now, the next step is to start pooling the Pennsylvania hockey talent that have been escaping to Ohio State and other schools for the opportunity to play at the next level.

[Via: Penn State Daily Collegian Online]
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