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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: Sep 14, 2007
Posted on: May 4, 2010 7:42 pm
 

Nebraska and the Big Ten

Ohhh ohhh, us too! Nebraska v. Iowa all time record 22-8-1 The all-time records of Nebraska and the potential at Missouri are what brings them to the discussion with the Big 10.  I'm for the opportunity to even out that record.  Probably a lot of people will watch that.



Since: Nov 30, 2006
Posted on: May 4, 2010 7:39 pm
 

Nebraska and the Big Ten

More Nebraska fans in KC than Missouri fans?  I think the white dye of your overalls has sunk into to your brain cells.  I think the Big 10 should pass on Nebraska, the myth of the best fans in football, and the arrogance is hugely bigger than any team that Nebraska will ever field.



Since: Apr 27, 2010
Posted on: May 4, 2010 6:58 pm
 

Nebraska and the Big Ten

screamingnuts,


The only reason expansion is gonna happen is because of the Big Ten Network and TV market share.  The Big Ten holds all the cards here once the dominos start to fall they will be able to hand pick.  Especially if the rumors of expansion to 16 are true.

To correct your statement, the Big Ten wants Notre Dame because of the national market share it will gain.

BIG 10 only wants ND because it is the most hated team in the league.  OSU fans love Michigan more than ND.  NU and Mizz are great.  Texas and AM super.  OU a dream.
But on paper.  NU, Mizz and Texas are Big 10 teams sports and academically.




Since: Apr 27, 2010
Posted on: May 4, 2010 6:42 pm
 

Nebraska and the Big Ten

gloine36,

 think you're going to see D1 sports get serious about graduation rates and academic ability of the student/athlete as more and more of these kids get nailed breaking laws and being otherwise disreputable characters.I think the NCAA is all ready serious as they are gonna get about graduation rates.  It is an emphasis of every university, but at the end of the day winning football and basketball programs pay the bills.  Division I athletics is a money driven entity, and athletes win games not scholars.  Ulitmately the responsibility of graduation rates falls onto the shoulders of the individual coaching staffs.  But if they don't win games they will be fired so...........that normally brings you right back to the money game.
When that happens, schools that play and graduate their players are going to dominate the playing fields.Maybe I am confussed and missing your point.  But with that logic shouldn't the Ivy League have multiple national championships in the modern era?




Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: May 4, 2010 6:39 pm
 

Nebraska and the Big Ten

BIG 10 only wants ND because it is the most hated team in the league.  OSU fans love Michigan more than ND.  NU and Mizz are great.  Texas and AM super.  OU a dream.
But on paper.  NU, Mizz and Texas are Big 10 teams sports and academically.



Since: Jul 6, 2008
Posted on: May 4, 2010 6:37 pm
 

Nebraska and the Big Ten

We'd welcome them with "open arms"- then we can force ND's hand by telling them "we" (U of M/MSU etc) will no longer play them until they sign on for the long haul....



Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: May 4, 2010 6:24 pm
 

Nebraska and the Big Ten

I think you're going to see D1 sports get serious about graduation rates and academic ability of the student/athlete as more and more of these kids get nailed breaking laws and being otherwise disreputable characters. When that happens, schools that play and graduate their players are going to dominate the playing fields. Get serious about what's going on in life. How many kids actually get to play in the NFL or NBA each year? Not that many. So if a school takes a kid in, plays him four years and the kid doesn't graduate and doesn't make the show, then what? That degree needs to be something those kids earn so they have a career after sports. 
Accountability is something that is needed in all levels of all sports.
I'd like to point out the Missouri football team graduated all of its seniors in recent years while providing quality football. The same goes for Mike Anderson and his Tiger Basketball players.  When a kid goes to MU for those programs, he is going to graduate. If he isn't, then he isn't coming. For that matter, Mike Anderson is making his players accountable for their actions on and off the court. He and his players are the example of what class stands for.
At first I wasn't thrilled about the Big 10 and MU going there, but the more I think on it, the more it makes sense. I didn't like it when the Big 8 became the Big 12. I don't see our games on TV. I don't see a good package for us at all. I think we can move to the Big 10 and do better. Our recruiting in Texas is going to continue regardless.
I say we go. If Nebraska comes with us, so much the better. If you look at the Big 12 North, 5 of the 6 schools are AAU members. Kansas State is the only one who isn't.
So let's get on over there and kick some butt. We've seen Illinois enough. Let's see the rest of the teams.



Since: Nov 6, 2008
Posted on: May 4, 2010 6:08 pm
 

Nebraska and the Big Ten

Ohhh ohhh, us too! Nebraska v. Iowa all time record 22-8-1




Since: Apr 27, 2010
Posted on: May 4, 2010 5:57 pm
 

Nebraska and the Big Ten

NitroBuck,

I agree with the 16 school super conference, except there is no reason for the Big Ten to bring in all those Big 12 schools when two is all they need.  I think they only want Texas, but understand that they need to lure one more to get them.  Texas will follow the money, and if a Nebraska and/or Missouri jump it will force Texas' hand.

The Big Ten is doing this to gain TV market share with its Big Ten Network and the northeast is the most attractive demographic which is why teams like Rutgers, Syracuse, Boston College and Pitt are in the discussion.   

This is assuming the Big Ten gives up on Notre Dame.Big Ten will not give up on Notre Dame, they are a cash cow.  And a lock, they will without question be in the Big Ten.  This is what the Big Ten has wanted and they pretty much will have Notre Dame in check mate.

Think about the possibility of the Big Ten being split into Lakes and Plains Divisions:

Lakes:  Indiana, Michigan, Michigan St, Northwestern, Ohio St, Penn St, Purdue and Wisconsin

Plains:  Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas & Texas A&M
Minnesota has 10,000 lakes?????



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: May 4, 2010 5:30 pm
 

Nebraska and the Big Ten

Food for thought:

One possibility is for the Big Ten to go to a 16 school superconference by gutting the Big-12.  Imagine Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas and Texas A&M all making the jump.  This is assuming the Big Ten gives up on Notre Dame.  No doubt the Big Ten would rather have the Irish than the Aggies, but I believe the Texas legislature would insist on making the Horns and Aggies a package deal.  But I digress... If I'm not mistaken, all meet the Big Ten's academic requirements

Think about the possibility of the Big Ten being split into Lakes and Plains Divisions:

Lakes:  Indiana, Michigan, Michigan St, Northwestern, Ohio St, Penn St, Purdue and Wisconsin

Plains:  Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas & Texas A&M

This would likely spell doom for the Big-12, as the remaining schools would likely be gobbled up by the Pac-10, SEC and Mountain West.  But who knows?  The Big-12 could regenerate by pulling in Boise St, BYU, Houston, TCU & Utah.



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