Tennessee State To Make History As First HBCU With Ice Hockey Program

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Tennessee State University is reportedly creating the first ice hockey program in HBCU history.

According to ESPN's Ryan S. Clark, Tennessee State is expected to announce its history-making ice hockey program in a press conference on Wednesday (June 28).

"Tennessee State University, in partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL), National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA), and the Nashville Predators, invites members of the media to a press conference at Bridgestone Arena to announce a significant milestone: TSU's groundbreaking initiative as the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to introduce ice hockey at the collegiate level," a statement reads.

The Tigers first announced that it would conduct a feasibility study in 2021 to determine whether it could form men's and women's hockey teams at the university.

"The idea of establishing a collegiate hockey program at TSU is a tremendous opportunity as the nation's first HBCU to take on this endeavor," TSU President Glenda Glover said at the time. "This allows us to expand the sport, increase diversity, and introduce a new fan base."

Ahead of the official announcement, Tennessee State teased its new hockey teams on Twitter.

"Hello out there, we're on the air. It's 'Hockey Night' tonight ..." a tweet from Tennessee State Hockey reads.

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