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Old 12-15-2010, 11:54 AM
 
Location: JP, MA
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What!? Minnesota ranks one above BC for the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament champions, which places BC at number 7. How is that owning anyone? Yeah, BC won this year and in 2008, 2001, 1949. That is a pretty big gap. Since 1948, they have placed 2nd, what, four times? So, once again, how is that dominating? There are still six teams that have the better record.

Child please? Pwned? What, are you 13?

College hockey is one sport, and does not define an entire university's athletic program.

That wasn't my initial point, anyways. You asked what other city had four great pro teams competing for media attention with a college program. I lived in Minneapolis for ten years, so I gave you an example. I put great in quotation marks because it can be debated. Some people, and it seems like you are one of them, consider a teams greatness by their recent winning streak. Others consider other criteria.
Yeah, you gave an example of a city (two cities? wtf.) with three awful teams and one decent one. No surprise the Gophers would get more pub, not to mention the fact that it's a public university that enrolls 30,000.

Your other criteria goes back to 1948. Probably the same year you were born, what are you 100?
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Kingstowne, VA
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Clearly the Boston College Football -- Boston College Eagles at Alumni Stadium Chestnut Hill. Their alumni and following throughout the season is just amazing. And the size of the stadium. Not as large as other College Football Teams on the East Coast, but definitely a great stadium for the Boston area.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:56 PM
 
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Boston College would be the biggest, but college sports don't get much media attention up in the northeast. If all of our pro teams starting to be terrible and then we had BC's football or basketball teams start to win championships you might see more interest in college, but until then pro sports will be supreme. Although if the pro leagues keep having lockouts and strikes that may help college sports.

Its interesting that even though Boston has alot of college students and at times revolves around the colleges, there just isn't much interest for college teams. Even UCONN's men's basketball team, which won the NCAA championship this year, didn't fill their seats at the Final Four games.
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