Wednesday, February 18, 2009

More hockey in Wisconsin

One might think that Wisconsin probably doesn't need more hockey, but really--can there ever be enough hockey? Especially women's hockey?

St Norbert College doesn't think so. It is banking on the regional popularity of the sport as it starts a women's team at their DIII (with football) institution.

Women's hockey (there is already a men's team) brings the total number of women's teams to 11. But it is the first sport to be added in a decade. This makes me think that St. Norbert may be seeking compliance with prong 2 given that women comprise 57 percent of the undergraduate population but receive only..ahem...32 percent of athletic opportunities. Yikes!