Big Ten discussing Nebraska expulsion over AAU not a good sign for FSU and Clemson

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That the Big Ten has discussed expelling Nebraska from the conference after the Cornhuskers lost AAU accreditation is not a good sign for FSU and Clemson's chances to join the conference once they settle their ACC lawsuits -- even if Nebraska being expelled isn't likely to ever happen -- according to longtime college football radio host Greg Swaim.

"While I seriously doubt the B1G would ever expel the Huskers for losing their AAU accreditation soon after joining the conference, as is being speculated, it has been talked about," Swaim prefaced before saying, "This should definitely be noted by FSU, Clemson and other non AAU member schools. They may not kick you out after losing your accreditation, but they sure aren't planning on letting any non AAU schools in."

FSU and Clemson are a handful of schools projected to land in the SEC if/when their lengthy court battles with the ACC are settled in court. Besides those two, several other pillar programs from the ACC are expected to be Big Ten-bound, with even some Big 12 schools finding their way to the two biggest conferences.

"If the so-called 'Super Conferences' begin poaching the Big 12 and ACC, it's (Kansas football) to the B1G along with Notre Dame, UNC, and UVA, while FSU, Clemson, OK State, K-State, and Texas Tech to the SEC," Swaim wrote. "There will be other B12 and ACC school poaches as well, but at this time please, no wagering!"

Big Ten may want to reconsider AAU accreditation for member schools

The Big Ten could be holding itself back from making a lot more money than it could by only accepting schools with AAU accreditation.

The landscape of college football is rapidly changing, and before we know it, there could be a pro sports league-esque shift, one more pronounced than what we've seen already with NIL, and the B1G could be leaving itself behind the SEC if it keeps itself confined to credential-watching.

As for the SEC, the only thing holding itself back is keeping its member schools below the Mason-Dixon Line. Who knows if they'd keep that boundary if Notre Dame couldn't agree to a deal with the Big Ten and came calling, though.