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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: May 14, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2010 5:23 pm

Nebraska and the Big Ten

You nebraska fans are killing me.  I would make sure i got past iowa st. before i would start bragging about how you would kill the Hawkeyes year in and year out.

Since: Oct 20, 2007
Posted on: May 3, 2010 5:21 pm

Nebraska and the Big Ten

So you are a Hawks fan and want to ruin your program by playing us again? I have only one thing for you to look up on you tube, type in "eric crouch iowa" and watch the run when Crouch smokes your DB. I'm not saying Crouch was anything in the NFL nor was he even decent, but that play is amazing, and I'm sorry, but you have to admit its amazing. Do you remember what happened last time we played? 42-13.

Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2010 5:07 pm

Nebraska and the Big Ten

How much easier does it get than the Big XII North?  Perhaps the Big Sky, but c'mon the North hasn't been able to field more than 3 average teams in a season since Bill Snyder coached the first time around

Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: May 3, 2010 5:02 pm

Nebraska and the Big Ten

OK...first of all i would love for Nebraska to join the Big 10.  They would be the #1 team i want. ND can take a flying leap. If we have to take Mizzu then thats ok with me. But the big ten will not take a 3rd big 12 team. In all honesty i dont care who we take to expand. It will make the conference better and thats the deal. Now i know the Big 10..ok..mostly OSU sucked in some title games. But really, Iowa has a winning record against the SEC so why punish them for the fact OSU was overated? Nebraska vs Iowa would not be a blow out either way. Two teams that protect their houses better than anyone. Two great coaches. I would say it would be even games.  Either way the Big 10 and Big 12 would both gain from this. Big 10 gets Mizzu and Nebraska and Big 12 would likely take TCU and whoever (UH, Arkansas, Hell take Boise for all I care) Bottom line is, until it happens NO ONE, no experts or anyone else outside of teams in contact have any idea whats gonna happen. No point in all the name calling and BS... at the end of the day we are all on these boards cus we love college football. IMO its the best football product going.

Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: May 3, 2010 5:01 pm

Nebraska and the Big Ten

Loophole: Utah has a relatively large fan base???  Relative to what?  SLC has about 1.1mil in the metro area, while Missouri has about 5 mil in the StL and KC metro areas.  Neb has 800k in the Omaha metro area.  I don't know why the Big 10 woul take NU instead of Mizzou unless they want to add more than one team.

Since: Jul 12, 2007
Posted on: May 3, 2010 4:28 pm

BYE BYE Texas Recruits! HELLO North Recruits!

Nebraska will most likely hurt their recruiting imo. Texas recruits have to like the fact that they have a chance to come back to Texas to play a game and have their family and friends there. I doubt many recruits will want to go to Nebraska to play if they join the B10. Texas kids love the heat and usually hate the cold. If they go to NU then half of their games would be in cold weather states. This could eventually hurt NU recruiting and send them to the spot they just got out of. How it stands right now NU has a chance to play in the B12 title game almost every year which would lead to more chances of a BCS bowl.

Nebraska signed 5 players from Texas last year. That is a quarter of their signees.

Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: May 3, 2010 4:28 pm

Nebraska and the Big Ten

I agree- I remember the 57-0 whooping in the 80's would be a repeat, and getting NW and Indiana and Illinois and Minnesota, and Purdue  equals easy wins every year

Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: May 3, 2010 4:20 pm

Nebraska and the Big Ten

BYU to Big 12 makes more sense than TCU or UH because Big 12 does not have a presence in Utah, which has a relatively large fan base.

Since: Mar 19, 2007
Posted on: May 3, 2010 4:18 pm

Nebraska and the Big Ten

I dont see how Nebraska going to the Big Ten is any different then them staying in the Big 12.  Nebraska is at the furthest point North of the Big 12 and would be the furthest point West in the Big 10.  In both scenarios they would be paired with a collection of schools thats seems similar in nature, KU, KState, Iowa State in the B12, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois in the B10.  In the other division you have cfb stalwarts Texas and Oklahoma, in the B10 you would have Penn State, Ohio State, and maybe Mich.  Its not much different.

Here's what Nebraska is doing...they are negotiating, in this case with Texas.  The Big Ten is throwing up money options, the B12 will have to come close to matching those, which means Texas will have to turn over some change to Nebraska in order to keep them in their conference.  I think they will do it because Texas, at this point, is the strongest program in college football (Take that Notre Dame), financially.  Texas controls the B12.  They dont want to lose Nebraska, they can replace Missou easily enough, but not Nebraska.  

I wrote about this last week in my CC blog here:


Seems like it is coming to fruition.

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

Nebraska and the Big Ten

The Big 12 would probably be better off with OU in the North, as you suggest, but that will never happen!  The OU-Texas Red River Shootout (not "Rivalry"!) is one of the most lucrative matchups this side of the Super Bowl.  The history and tradition dictate that these teams play every year.  If OU were in the North, they'd have to play each other as a "non-conference" game two years out of four.   Of course, there's no doubt that the two would match up in the Big-12 championship game frequently, so they'd often be playing twice.  It just won't happen.

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