I don't see Hockey listed as a Varsity team at KU Athletics so I'll assume they are a club team that represents KU.
Usually, a new club program sparks interest from the student body but also the administration. I see a possible move to the Big 12.
This would mean varsity programs for Lacrosse, Wrestling, and Hockey.
KU in the West division means going against Illinois Fighting Illini, Iowa Hawkeyes, Minnesota Golden Gophers, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Northwestern Wildcats, Purdue Boilermakers, and
Great for basketball and a chance for KU to win more games in Football.
Big 10 would need a school like Boise St, Notre Dame, Ohio, or another team from the Mid-America conference.