You addressed the stuff but you are talking non specific and making points that make zero sense.
My school.is in conference usa. We are losing money because 14 schools is too big.
Comparing Conference USA to this conference! What a joke!
Your school is losing money because it's a small program in a bad conference!
Now you want to make a 16 team conference that spans the entire country which is 16 mouths to feed when tv deals are going down if anything. And huge travel costs It makes zero sense. And it will never happen
Travel costs are insignificant. The DIVISIONS are manageable and intra-divisional games would be limited to two, one home and one away. That means each team travels east or west once per season!
This is why the aac isn't adding a team from conference usa after losing uconn. It's another mouth to feed. And these non power 5 don't add enough
The AAC isn't adding a team from CUSA because the CUSA has no programs to offer! The ONLY program that could possibly be on the "watch" list is Charlotte but they have a LONG way to go!
The AAC is losing UConn but it could turn around and add Boise State! That's a big deal!