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Former USOC Boss Moves To The College Hockey World

Former USOC boss Jim Scherr is expected to be named the first ever commissioner of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference, according to a Colorado Springs Gazette report. I posted my reactions to the hockey side of it earlier today, and here is what I said about his Olympic credentials:

The South Dakota native was a national champion wrestler at Nebraska and finished 5th at 198 pounds in the Seoul games. Scherr became the USOC head after the fallout of the Salt Lake City bribery scandal, and oversaw the most successful period in Olympic history, as the US broke a record for medals won in an Olympics without a boycott in 2008 with 110. They also won 25 medals in Torino in 2006, the most medals they had won in a European winter Olympics. They then shattered their “road” Olympics medal high winning 37 in Vancouver. The 9 golds each in 2006 and 2010 are a US record for a Games not on US soil.

It wasn’t all sunny for Scherr (pun alert!) during his tenure, but if he does as well as he did with the USOC the NCHC should be in good hands.

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