Penn State to add Division I hockey

Share with others:


Print Email Read Later

PSU upgrading hockey program to Division I

Penn State is about to join the Division I ranks in men's ice hockey, a source told the Post-Gazette.

The university called a news conference Friday to make the announcement official. Penn State alumnus Terry Pegula has pledged $80 million-$90 million to fund the program and build a new arena, which would seat between 6,000-8,000 near the Bryce Jordan Center.

The source said the team will move from club status to Division I in 2011 or '12. Penn Sate likely would begin play as an independent. The Big Ten Conference currently has five teams that play hockey -- Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Penn State will be allowed 18 scholarships.


Ron Musselman: rmusselman@post-gazette.com .


Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

You have 2 remaining free articles this month

Try unlimited digital access

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here

You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

To continue unlimited reading

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here