The president's council governs the conference, then there is working committees for the AD's Coaches of each sport, faculty reps. however, the president's council is the biggest. It is rotated through all the members and its VT time and how timely with Stegar retiring etc.
There is also the Strategic 'Group of 12' who are involve in strategic planning of the conference. The 'group of 12; include 4 president's 4 ad's and 4 faculty reps (guess with expansion might be adjusted). however all members are represented. Stegar is one of the presidents
James Edward Delany
B1G Conference Headquarters
Park Ridge, Illinois
Dr. Satish K. Tripathi
University at Buffalo
The State University of New York
12 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Dearest Dr. Tripathi,
In an important meeting yesterday, the presidents of the B1G Conference met to discuss expansion opportunities for our great conference. I am pleased to inform you that a benchmark was set for the University at Buffalo to achieve an invitation to our prestigious association of top notch universities. The formal benchmark, as stated in the resolution unanimously passed, is:
- Achieve college football status similar to Notre Dame University
Upon meeting said benchmark, the University at Buffalo will automatically receive an invitation to immediately join the B1G!
Now I'm not saying it will happen or even that it's a good idea (god, UB would have to be built up a LOT athletically to be even close to ANY existing B1G school), but if it's just about the money, and the B1G network, it could make a little sense.
1. West Point, NY is not that far from New York City (maybe a 45 minute drive).
2. Having 2 Federal universities as members of the Big Ten may be looked favorably upon by the Federal Government, which could benefit the CIC when it is applying for research grants or bidding for federal contracts.
I have a feeling that if the power conferences do decide to do something that changes the current structure, then they may be forced to include Air Force, Army, and Navy in their plan. I do not see DoD and Congress allowing the 3 academies being left out of the party because the TV exposure is too valuable of a recruiting tool for them. I do not mean for the academies, but the branch of service.