The Big Ten officially announced that it would start a college hockey conference for the 2013-2014 season this morning.
Early comments from the league say that they are still interested in maintaining a close relationship with the CCHA and WCHA, though the amount of boot-licking it will take from those conferences to keep the relationship in good standing still remains to be seen.
I suppose we all knew on some level that this day was coming. Now that it's finally here, what are everyone's thoughts?
Here's a link to the SB Nation post on the announcement.