We'd love to add more college teams so I hope you pursue it. Its an exciting, competitive sport at the collegiate level.
I agree, the best way to go is to start as a "club" sport. At many colleges the student union helps support the teams, and fundraisers are a must. Its actually the safe way to go, because if Athletic Dept. budgets are cut, and the teams are supported by the AD, bowling is often the first to go. No one can take it away from you if you are self-supporting.
You can contact Karl Nickolai at the College Bowling website for specific information on how to register your team with CBUSA, and how much the membership fee is. His e-mail address is: [email protected]
I'm sure Karl can also give you some suggestions on how to run team tryouts, etc....He's been involved in college bowling for many years and coaches the Michigan State teams.