- GoldenHas donated $ to the upkeep of GPL
Normally Big Ten members need to be AAU members. Not sure how that works for hockey “guests” but I do believe Notre Dame is in the AAU. Nebraska was in the AAU when they joined but later got kicked out. ASU is not even AAU (due to low selectivity) and UMD is nowhere near AAU.
Notre Dame is not in the AAU. John Hopkins (lacrosse) is an AAU as well. If I recall Nebraska was dismissed when Nebraska moved there medical school to Omaha. I could be wrong.
Though for “guest” members I would bet it has to do with other education factors. As well as what you can bring to the BIG, not what the BIG can do for you. UMD and especially UND brings nothing to the table for the BIG.