Rather than posting this and having it lost in one of the other threads, I'd post it here.
I'm looking for a copy of the BigTen Conference ByLaws, specifically the parts about expansion. The general note is that a team must be part of the AAU and must be in a state that neighbors a current state with a BigTen institution. That officially limits expansion prospects to 8 current FBS schools, and only 7 from automatic qualifying conferences.
Those schools (per AAU website):
- Iowa State
I'm not sure what it would take to override either of these two requirements, but I'm interested to find out. I'm sure enough money on the table would make it happen.
Barry Alvarez's quote about searching nationally for a way to expand has me wondering if the bylaw requirements exist, or if there is an easy fix to get around them.
Anyone know where those rules can be found, or any quotes to verify they exist?