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Nebraska and the Big Ten

Posted on: May 3, 2010 11:35 am
 
Good column here from the Omaha World-Herald on Nebraska's interest in the Big Ten.

Pay particular attention to Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman's answer when asked if contact has been made with the Big Ten. "I'm not going to answer that," Perlman said. Wow, interpret that as you wish. I know how I read it.

Nebraska and Missouri to the Big Ten if the Large 11 goes to at least 14. Don't ask me who the other teams would be.
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Since: Jul 12, 2007
Posted on: May 3, 2010 4:15 pm
 

Nebraska and the Big Ten

This is where you are off. The Houston market and the DFW market are already big on B12. Houston has many UT and A&M fans. The DFW area has huge OU, TT, UT, & Baylor fans. Adding Houston and TCU would not add that much attention. Bringing in BYU would get more west coast attention and would potentially bring in more ratings. Basically BYU brings in a market that is untouched by the B12. Houston and Fort Worth are already hit but not tapped out.



Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: May 3, 2010 4:11 pm
 

Nebraska and the Big Ten

Nebraska and Missouri to the Big Ten if the Large 11 goes to at least 14. Don't ask me who the other teams would be.
Mr. Dodd apparently you do not know how to count either!
There are already 11 teams in the Big Ten, so that would mean only one other team would be added if they want 14 teams.
I honestly would like to see 16 teams in the Big Ten, including Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Rutgers.



Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: May 3, 2010 4:07 pm
 

Nebraska and the Big Ten

I don't believe that Nebraska is a logical choice for the Big-10, unless maybe they are planning on going to 16 teams.  If they just want to add one team, then the Big 12 team that makes the most sense is Missouri.  It's contiguously located but expands the geograpic reach, it has two large metro areas with about 5 million population between them (KC and StL), and has all the credentials required by the Big-10 academically and research-wise. It isn't just about football, but that's clearly what's driving the expansion talk.  If it were about academics and research, we wouldn't be having this discussion, now would we?  Nebraska, OTOH, has Omaha, with a metro area of about 800K.  Not much in the way of increased revenue there.  If MU moves out, a likely repacement could be TCU, given it's location in the DFW area.  Another would be Utah, which would not require any North/South realignment.  It will be interesting to see what happens, if (and when) the dominoes start falling.



Since: Dec 15, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2010 4:02 pm
 

Nebraska and the Big Ten

Be careful what you ask for...seriously though...even if Nebraska does not join the Big 10, there is no reason why Iowa and Nebraska should not be playing every year out of conference rotating home games.



Since: Apr 22, 2010
Posted on: May 3, 2010 3:59 pm
 

Nebraska and the Big Ten

"Well, that is pretty simple, because the Nation's "4th" best football conference is in reality, the nation's best conference, period. The Big Ten is and always has been king."
Best at what?  Getting blown out in NC Games?  Beating up on the MAC?  Protecting its own with complete and total arrogance?
They are certainly the most obnoxious, greediest and most self serving....  of that there is no question.
What makes the Big Ten the best?  I am curious, because nobody OUTSIDE the Big 10 thinks is the best at anything...  



Since: Sep 14, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2010 3:39 pm
 

Nebraska and the Big Ten

Take Iowa State too...PLEASE.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: May 3, 2010 3:24 pm
 

Nebraska and the Big Ten

This is so foolish. If they create these superconferences, they're all going to collapse. Of course, it's going to happen anyway, but it's like Boston College in the ACC or Marquette and DePaul in the Big East. Missouri and Nebraska don't belong in the Big Ten.


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Since: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2010 2:58 pm
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Since: Apr 22, 2010
Posted on: May 3, 2010 2:38 pm
 

Nebraska and the Big Ten



You're using polls to pick who's best......  Sportswriters are the only people less qualified than biased Big 10 fans to give an opinion on anything.
However, the Big 10 did finally win 2 BCS Bowl games (after 6 straight complete blowouts) and actually had a winning record in the Bowls (much better than the 1-6 debacle from the year before) so I guess that is something to be proud of after 4 years of being humiliated every year.
As far as my rooting for UConn...  see, despite being a fan, i am aware that the Big East is lacking as a Conference.  I understand that the other power conferences have had huge head starts, have longer traditions and reputations.  I don't give opinions based of total bias, something that constantly spews out of the mouths of Big 10 fans.
So, the Big 10, typical of its usual arrogance and greed now want to expand and protect what it has.  It doesn't want more competition.  It doesn't want to open up opportunities for the expansion of College Football.  It wants to control more and have less schools be able to compete.  Very noble of them.






Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: May 3, 2010 2:37 pm
 

Nebraska and the Big Ten

"I am curious why the Nation's 4th best football conference gets to call all the shots....  makes little sense to me that the B12, SEC and Pac 10 keep letting the Big 10 lead them all around by the nose."

Well, that is pretty simple, because the Nation's "4th" best football conference is in reality, the nation's best conference, period. The Big Ten is and always has been king.

As for Cincy, forget about it. That second rate school has not chance in the Big Ten. Same goes for Louisville, Pitt and WVU. Nebraska will be a member of the Big Ten. Notre Dame is the only school the Big Ten will give a waiver to on the academic side. The Huskers will anchor the greatest of all conferences to the west, Rutgers to the east. The big question is who will be the third time. Notre Dame? Only if they are finally ready to accept reality. Missouri? Maybe. UConn? Not likely. The same goes for Syracuse. My thinking is they leave the Big East alone and pull a coup and grap a team from the ACC. Either Maryland or Virginia Tech.



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