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That's a tough call. Beating Ohio State at the Three Rivers Classic was big. The best home win was against the U-18 US National Team. The win vs. Michigan State is the best one on the road. MSU is down this year but they're a rather big name.
Even though Sparty is down, this is without a doubt the signature win by PSU. Great win.
Not as tough as you think. OSU might be a big win name wise, but that program isn't good. Wins over RIT and Air Force were better than the win over OSU. They are tougher to play against. Sparty is the signature win. US Under 18 was an exhibition. While it was a solid win, it doesn't really count in the grand scheme of things. Hell, if it did, its a bigger win than OSU was.
Come on now Hamilton, OSU is better than both RIT and Air Force this season.
Not quite sure about that. RIT in front of 11,500 fans in Rochester is a better win. I know all about OSU's program and RIT's as well. To me, RIT is a better win.
2012-2013 OSU vs. RIT. Who wins a 7 game series?
RIT in seven ... Josh Watson stones them in net.
RIT is terrible this season. By almost every ranking out there, OSU is better than RIT (in fact, in some of them PSU is better than RIT).
That said, a win on the visitor's home ice in front of 11,000+ fans is nothing to be ashamed of.
I was one of them. While it's still debatable how competitive we are and will be, we are much further along than I thought we would be. Then again, I wasn't figuring on a $100M contribution to kick start us.
However, even with last night's win, we're still arguably one of the bottom ten teams in the country (in the RPI rankings the win moved PSU from ninth from the bottom to eleventh, passing MSU and Bemidji State). We're fortunate in that the Big Ten teams are mostly having a very down year, so we caught OSU and MSU at just the right times. While we do have some wins on big stages against named (but not so good) opponents, we also have some ugly losses.
Lar, I watched the special on the new ice rink, and they mentioned its only 6k seating. Smallest in the Big Ten. Thoughts on why they didn't make it larger? I would think demand would be higher than that.
Note I'm not complaining considering its one guy who gave 100 million, maybe they didn't have the money to make it bigger.
That is a bit misleading. Both Michigan and MSU have similar sized arenas (only a few hundred more seats in both of them), while OSU and Wisconsin use a multi-purpose arena to house their teams (like the BJC). The only hockey-only arena that is substantially larger is Minnesota's (10k seats), but Minny is in a hockey crazed city... it makes sense.
Just as a comparison, Notre Dame just built a new barn and it only has about 5k seats.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by getmyjive11 18 months ago
Was reading about college hockey rinks after that special last night as I was curious to our capacity compared to others...Fell onto an article where they were complaining that OSU hockey playing in the Value City Arena is not good, do not put enough in the stands, doesnt have that "traditional" atmosphere, etc..
I think 6,000 is good and JoeBa said it could be expanded to 6,500 I believe.
"Whoever’s trying to kill me isn’t getting the job done. But one day, I’m going to punch that f___r in the face."
I saw a tweet of an updated tour of Pegula arena but can't find it anymore Anyone have it?
Just as we should know for basketball, there is nothing worse for atmosphere than a half full arena. 6k in the BJC looks pathetic. In the Pegula, it will be electric.
Appreciate it, I'm a college hockey rook.
I'm not too far ahead of ya.
The tweet may have referred to the video linked below. It was posted to BTN.com today.
(Unfortunately, its early construction that has been seen in other videos.)
This post was edited by Wonka 18 months ago
Yeah, that is WAY early. I don't even think they had all of the roof supports in yet.
Right now, they are almost done putting the glass in the front. The cold seems to have stunted the outside construction, but you have to think that a lot is being done inside right now.
They are working hard at it though... I see something new everyday, rain or shine.
It might not be the biggest, but should be pretty darn awesome. The steep student section and the other design features that will enhance the sound will make it seem like there are about 10,000 in there.
is it going to be hockey only? or will wrestling and volleyball move there?
Hockey only, I believe.
Rec Hall actually holds more people, so there is no reason to move those sports to the PIA.
I think it's the right size. I also think most people are over estimating the popularity of the sport in the area. We'll probably draw well initially just due to the novelty. The big question will be the sustainability of the fan base and I have my doubts there.
Here's a list of the school's with 5000+ seat arenas.
This post was edited by UncleLar 18 months ago
That's some good info right there. Just how bad do you think OSU wishes that they had a 6k seat arena for hockey? It must be like a funeral when they play at home.
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