Posted by Big Ron on July 25, 21 at 21:28:28:
In Reply to: College football..... posted by JohnB. on July 25, 21 at 14:28:25:
I get it. :-)
But at one time, the Big 10 required schools to have AAU certification to enter the conference. From a sports standpoint, the Big 10 did not want any school to have a recruiting edge by offering easy admission requirements. Nebraska originally was a member of the AAU, but once it was accepted by the Big 10, it lost its accreditation because it failed to sustain the research fellowship requirements.
But to support your claim, ASU originally faced resistance from the core 8 PAC schools because of its low entrance requirements. But ASU had a 74,000 seat stadium that it packed every home game and controlled an expanding metro Phoenix TV market. ASU football revenue sharing as a PAC-10 member sounded pretty good. So yes, its only about football. And money.
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