Frozen Four at a Glance
April 2, 2010
by Marcia Morphy
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Rochester Institute of Technology
Location: Henrietta, NY
Colors: Orange and Brown
Mascot: RITchie the Tiger
Conference: Atlantic Hockey Association, Empire 8 for all other sports.
Arena: Frank Ritter Ice Arena with a seating capacity of 2,100.
Hockey Titles: First NCAA appearance at Division I; First Frozen Four appearance. RIT has won two NCAA hockey championships. The first title came at the Division II level in 1983; the second championship was at the Division III level in 1985.
RIT’s Claim to Fame: Seven RIT alumni have won 10 Pulitzer Prizes in photojournalism.
RIT’s Noted Alumni: Tom Curley, president and CEO, Associated Press (MBA ’77); Dan Carp, former CEO Eastman Kodak Co. (MBA ’73)
Campus: Known as “Brick City”—with 15,099,716 bricks as of June 30, 2009
University of WisconsinLocation: Madison, Wisconsin
Colors: Cardinal Red and White
Mascot: Bucky Badger
Conference: Western Collegiate Hockey Association, Big 10 for other sports.
Arena: Kohl Center seats 15, 237. Camp Randall Sports Center is on the site of a Civil War training camp and now houses a 77,000-seat football stadium and a memorial arch.
Hockey Titles: The No. 2-ranked Badgers, who earned their 11th Frozen Four berth overall, captured the NCAA West Regional Championship in March. Established in 1964, Wisconsin has won six NCAA titles: 1973, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1990 and 2006.
Wisconsin’s Claim to Fame: First bone marrow transplant in 1968.
Wisconsin’s Noted Alumni: Charles Lindbergh, trans-Atlantic aviator (’24); Dale Chihuly (’67) celebrated glass artist
Campus: National Historic Site: Red Gym, an armory built in 1894, serves as a student and visitors center.
Miami UniversityLocation: Oxford, Ohio
Founded: 1809 and considered one of the eight original “Public Ivies.”
Enrollment: 22, 226
Colors: Red and White
Conference: Central Collegiate Hockey Association, Mid-America Conference for other sports
Arena: Goggin Ice Arena with a seating capacity of 3,200.
Hockey Titles: Top-ranked Miami was the regular season champion of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) and has won three straight. Miami never won the Frozen Four but finished runner-up in the 2009 championship game, an overtime loss.
Miami’s Claim to Fame: The Miami Student claims to be the oldest university newspaper, tracking its founding to 1826, although Dartmouth College's student newspaper contests this claim.
Miami’s Noted Alumni: Ben Roethlisberger (’04) Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback and NFL Rookie of the Year who became the youngest winning quarterback in Super Bowl history (2006); C. Michael Armstrong (’61), former chairman and CEO of AT&T and former chairman of Comcast Corp.
Campus: Poet Robert Frost described Miami as “the most beautiful college there ever was,” and parts of the campus can be seen in the 1991 film “Little Man Tate” with Jodie Foster, which was largely filmed on the Oxford campus.
Boston CollegeLocation: Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Founded: 1863 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
Colors: Maroon and Gold
Conference: Hockey East Association, Atlantic Coast Conference for other sports.
Arena: Kelley Rink (Conte Forum) has an 8,606-seat capacity
Hockey Titles: The No. 3-ranked BC Eagles were the regular season runner-up in the Hockey East Association (HEA) before winning their league playoff title. This will be the 22nd time that Boston College has made it to the Frozen Four and their third trip in the past four seasons. The Eagles have won the national championship three times: 1949, 2001 and 2008.
BC’s Claim to Fame: The Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections is home to more than 150,000 volumes and 15 million manuscripts—including a world-renowned collection of Irish literature.
BC’s Noted Alumni: John Kerry, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and 2004 Democratic Presidential nominee (J.D. ’76); Luke Russert (’08), an NBC News correspondent assigned to report from the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.
Campus: The Bapst Library has been called the “finest example of Collegiate Gothic architecture in America” and the 112 Jesuits living on the Boston College campus make up one of the largest Jesuit communities in the world.