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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: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: May 3, 2010 2:08 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.

I am curious as to why a UConn fan / Big East Fan is even mentioning strength of football conference.  The SEC was the Best conference last year, with Bama and Florida.  But the Big 10 was easily second best with 4 teams in the top 16.

The SEC had 2, but they also had Bama winning it all Fla in the top 5, and two others in the top 25
The Big 12 had 1, 2 others snuck into the top 25
and the Pac 10 had 1.

Keep em coming Einstien



Since: Nov 26, 2007
Posted on: May 3, 2010 1:54 pm
 

Nebraska and the Big Ten

Probably because you're too stupid to realize the implications beyond football... happens with slow-minded people like yourself.  Besides that, the B10 is the second best conference in football right now, but we know that you need to get your little hater jab in... 




Since: Apr 22, 2010
Posted on: May 3, 2010 1:34 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.





Since: Dec 15, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2010 1:26 pm
 

Nebraska and the Big Ten

I've got to say, of all the potential additions to the Big 10 that have been swirling in the rumor mill, Nebraska would be absolutely amazing.  ND can shove it, they've had their chances and it seems as if they are thumbing their nose at this latest talk of expansion.  I love the idea of Cincy or Rutgers.  Pittsburgh would be great too.  But in my opinion none of these schools has the Football tradition of Nebraska.  Academically they are top notch and the Cornhusker fans are generally known as the classiest fans in the country.  A few of the most memorable college football games I've ever attended were Penn State vs. Nebraska in the early to mid 1980's.  I (and likely every other Penn State fan) would be elated if Nebraska were to join the conference.  That's my new Big 14 wish list:  Nebraska, Rutgers and Cincinnati.



Since: Sep 25, 2007
Posted on: May 3, 2010 1:13 pm
 

Nebraska and the Big Ten

I,m sorry you do not think much about Missouri Sports or academics.  Nebraska, Missouri and Notre Dame would be the premier choices for expansion but until the money gets worked out, would you not agree, it is all a lot of posturing to see what type of reactions they will get for suggesting the expansion?

Real World Thoughts

Missouri, Nebraska and 1 Wild Card Team  (ND, Iowa State, Kansas or Pittsburgh/Rutgers) depending on what ND wants.

Big 12 gets  BYU, TCU and Possibly Arkansas.

I have to think the country will have 4 super conferences before it is done and I hope you team gets into one of them.



Since: Nov 24, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2010 1:13 pm
 

Nebraska and the Big Ten

If Nebraska goes to the B10, i would have to think Mizzo goes with them.  Adding those 2 would probably force ND to come. 


Think about the tradition/matchups with Neb and ND both in the B10!!


The B10 could extend their footprint West, the BE would survive, but still be in need to beefing up their football conf...with ND leaving the bball side they would be free to add at least one more team (most likely UCF, but i think ECU would be better for football).






Since: Nov 9, 2009
Posted on: May 3, 2010 1:11 pm
 

Nebraska and the Big Ten

Many have not even discussed what potentially could be the best benefit for both NU and the Big 10; membership in the CIC.  For those that don't know, the CIC stands for Committe on Institutional Cooperation, and they command $5.6 billion dollars in R&D grants.  The CIC shares their resources, and as we all know, there is power in numbers (what I call the Walmart effect).  While TV revenue is a big deal, that's milliions as oppossed to billions.  What I like about NU is that they are both a pretty good academic school & they have good R&D grants (I also think they are a good football program with a rabid fan base, but I don't think this will factor in all that much).  I have wondered if the Big 10 would try and lure Texas by first inviting NU, as I think the Big 10 would like to add more than 1 school.  I have written alot about this topic which might be of interest to some of you.  Here is a link to my page with several articles on expansion: 



Since: May 3, 2010
Posted on: May 3, 2010 1:09 pm
 

BYU to Big 12?

I disagree, with teams like TCU and UH moving up, why would they pick BYU? If Nebraska and Missouri move to the BIG 10, the smartest thing the BIG 12 would do is move OU and OKState to the north and add UH and TCU to the south. The BIG 12 south would be all Texas teams which would bring so much more attention to the conference for TV. BYU brings what?

I hope Nebraska goes to the Big 10, they've been in the shadows of the Big 12 for years now. They're just looking for an easier schedule.




Since: Sep 30, 2007
Posted on: May 3, 2010 1:03 pm
 

Nebraska and the Big Ten

That's a shock.  Iowa normally doesn't want to get killed by them every year.



Since: Jan 27, 2009
Posted on: May 3, 2010 12:58 pm
 

Nebraska and the Big Ten

If there is any expansion I sincerely hope that it involves poaching somebody from the Big 12.  Why?  Because I am a BYU fan, and I believe BYU is the most logical choice to fill an empty Big 12 spot. 

I would prefer that the Big 12 only lose Missouri though as I feel Nebraska is on its way up again and Missouri is on its way down.



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