February 15th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

Nearly two years after Snee and his organization first floated the idea of the University of Illinois adding men’s hockey during a meeting with the school’s athletic department. Warren Hood, deputy director of athletics at Illinois, who is spearheading the project for the school, stopped short in recent days of saying that it’s a done deal, but he didn’t try to mask his optimism. “We have been working with a number of stakeholders the last nine months and we have made great progress,” Hood said. “February is going to be a big month for us. We have a lot of final meetings with some partners and depending on how those go, we are hoping we can make a decision in April or May.” Asked for his take on the likelihood of Illinois adding men’s hockey, Snee said, “I feel they have every intension of being successful in their pursuit.” -Dean Spiros, uscho. Read More.

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