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PODCAST: Why are so many traditional college hockey powers struggling?

UND is coming off of a strange weekend, getting swept by Canisius in Buffalo, N.Y. Prior to that, UND had never lost to a team currently in Atlantic Hockey (26-0).

But it is not uncommon these days for a traditional power to be having struggles in college hockey.

Boston College, Minnesota, Boston University, Michigan, Wisconsin and Michigan State are all under .500 right now. Boston College is winless in 25 consecutive regular-season nonconference games going back to 2016.

Meanwhile, college hockey's two newest programs, Penn State and Arizona State, are on track to make the NCAA tournament.

What's behind this trend? Grand Forks Herald writer Brad Elliott Schlossman and College Hockey Inc.'s Nate Ewell tackle that subject in this week's College Hockey Today podcast. Listen to the conversation below.

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Brad Elliott Schlossman

Schlossman is in his 14th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016 and 2018, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He also was the NCHC's inaugural Media Excellence Award winner in 2018. Schlossman has voted in the national college hockey poll since 2007 and has served as a member of the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier Award committees.

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