Rumor: Nebraska can be booted from Big Ten over AAU accreditation

Oct 24, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; General view of Big Ten logo on field prior to a game between
Oct 24, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; General view of Big Ten logo on field prior to a game between / Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Longtime college football radio host Greg Swaim, notable for being ahead on reports that Washington and Oregon would be leaving the Pac-12 for the B1G, reports that the Big Ten is considering booting Nebraska from the conference after the Cornhuskers lost their AAU accreditation.

"The B1G says AAU accreditation is not an absolute requirement only to avoid exclusionary lawsuits, but they've never invited a team that wasn't AAU at the time," Swaim prefaced before saying, "Some believe they may even kick out the Huskers for losing their accreditation soon after joining...and they won't get it back."

Swaim reported on April 3 that Clemson and FSU have a slim shot of getting into the B1G because of their own lack of AAU accreditations.

"I don't know how many times I have to bring this up, but of thirteen B1G schools I have quality sources for, eleven of them tell me in no uncertain terms that their school will absolutely, positively NOT vote in a school that is not AAU accredited," Swaim wrote.

Nebraska a perfect culture fit for the SEC, but the Big 12 would be most likely landing spot if booted from Big Ten

Given the way Big Red supports their Huskers, "It Just Means More" would be a fitting conference slogan for Nebraska. Will it happen, though? Probably not. The same applies for West Virginia, which at least makes more sense geographically.

Since Nebraska joining the SEC is almost certainly off the table, returning to the Big 12 just in time for Colorado's return to the conference -- there's certainly no love lost between the Huskers and the two Kansas schools either --makes the most sense in the event the Big Ten boots them for a lack of AAU accreditation.

Just imagine the SEC adding Lincoln to its list of cities, though.

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