What is the Minnesota Athletic Union? There's no such thing. The MSHSL doesn't prohibit teams from playing Shattuck, but Shattuck is trying to develop NHL players and play 55 games a year. Shattuck used to schedule a couple high school teams as recently as 2013-14, and they could again, but it's not really their model.I just think this a terrible idea. Of course what you expect coming out of California? I would hope the NCAA would make the Cal. Teams ineligible for any tournament, sponsored bowl game, etc. And maybe(in the future) not allow competition between Cal. teams and everyone else outside the State. Kind of like the Minnesota Athletic Union makes hockey teams ineligible if they compete with Shattuck. Plus can you imagine the team turmoil if say “big Dan” gets a $10,000 endorsement and Olson doesn’t get any? Or. If Shannon Brooks gets one but Smith nothing? A real coaching headache.
The NCAA doesn't get to tell California how they run their schools. I'm honestly shocked that the major football programs didn't flip the bird to the NCAA years ago and leave. I have to think they were close on the aforementioned TV rights deal in the 1980's. It's not like the NCAA sanctions a playoff in FBS like they do with March Madness. What purpose do they serve for major conference football.