For years we've bantered on this site about possible B1G conference expansion and what schools it might involve.
The one "catch" though for every school being discussed is the unspoken but clearly followed rule that you have to be a member of the AAU (The Association of American Universities) if you want to play in the B1G.
With the blockbuster additions of USC and UCLA this point was hammered home yet again. Which meant that there were a number of schools out there that did not "qualify" as potential B1G members.
Well, last Wednesday that pool of possibilities increased when the AAU announced the addition of six new members.
- Arizona State University;
- George Washington University;
- University of California, Riverside;
- University of Miami;
- University of Notre Dame; and
- University of South Florida.
Here's the link to the press release:
(Apparently alphabetized lists are not a big thing at the AAU! Oh, and Maple can still hold onto the hope that the University of Toronto gets asked to join the B1G!)