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Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

Posted on: June 11, 2010 3:53 pm
Edited on: June 11, 2010 6:47 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. -- It was the worst beating Texas has taken in public in at least seven years.

That 65-13 loss to Oklahoma in 2003 was only a football game. Nebraska officials spent the better part of 40 minutes Friday putting Bevo in his place.

Nebraska didn't just leave the Big 12 for the Big Ten on Friday, it told the world why: That bully Texas. In the space of eight days, Nebraska transformed from happy member of the Big 12 to angry, rancorous new member of the Big Ten.

Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman and AD Tom Osborne both took turns hammering Texas during a comment period before the board of regents. When they got done, there was only one possible result. The regents' vote was unanimous. Nebraska is headed to the Big Ten. Unspoken: Because Texas forced it out.

The moment the news broke last week about the Pac-10's desire to take Texas and five Big 12 partners, Nebraska turned sour. Perlman, at one point, stared across a table during the Big 12 meetings at his Texas counterpart Bill Powers and asked him if he was willing to give up his media rights. In other words, start a Big 12 Network. Powers said no. At that point, Perlman knew it was over.

This league had a chance to survive seven years ago but a possible network was voted down, obviously not supported by Texas. Now, it's clear the Pac-10 is going to get Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma.

Super conferences, start your engines.

The money quote from Osborne: "One school leaving a conference does not break up a conference. Two schools leaving a conference does not break up a conference. Six schools leaving a conference, breaks up a conference. We have not had a hidden agenda, we have not dealt with more than one conference."

T.O. intimated that Texas has been talking to the SEC, Big Ten and Pac-10.

It was a bad day for Texas' reputation. It was a good day for Nebraska's future.

Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: June 11, 2010 6:37 pm

Since they couldn't do it on the field

Since they couldn't do it on the field they trounced them in the boardroom. Just wait til the Big Ten does them in bedroom.  You just killed yourselves Nebraska. You have no future. Adios.

Since: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2010 6:34 pm

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

This is the best moment for Nebraska since the '97 Title. Good Riddance Stallin U, ur, I mean Texas...go bleed orange with no monopoly on league offices, championship sites, and not to mention your monopoly on the big 12 media rights, which you refused to divide evenly like every other conference...Godd luck trying that crap with PAC-10 schools like USC. Everything was bigger in texas as they say, however thats no longer the case, good riddance. Oh, by the way even your little buddy A&M is sick of it and is looking at thier own future in the SEC.

14 years ago Texas was irrelavent and looking for aconference to rebuild their reputation...rember those days wehn you lost the SWC to Baylor and TCU...were getting trounced by UCLA 66-3 at home? You got an opportunity and instead of building your life blood long term thought narrowly about taking the riches in the now. Well, welcome to the now, you did it to yourself. Nebraska joins the most historic (not better in football than the SEC) but most tradition rich and tradition elite conference in all of college football. Funny how you weren't invited. You can only take the ENRON apporach so long before you collapse on yourself. Enjoy playing up at Pullman a stadium of 35 thousand bleechers in October..not to far from Boise actually. Oh, and your media revenue, have fun splitting that too, evenly, with teams in the Pacific NorthWest.

So long Bevo.

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2010 6:31 pm

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

The CWS will be in Omaha for atleast another 15 years..

Since: Jun 20, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2010 6:23 pm

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

What people don't realize is that UT won't have to make those trips to Seattle in November..The big 12 teams along with Arizona and Arizona State will form a division and the current pack 10 schools will be in the other division..So the only challenge may be playing the title game against a CAL, or Oregon or USC in 4 or 5 years if they recover.....It would be great if Boise State would have been invited to the Pac 10...

Since: Oct 24, 2007
Posted on: June 11, 2010 6:18 pm

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

Creighton is actually considered the "host" school for the CWS.  Nebraska and the Big XII have no say in the CWS.  The decision for the CWS is solely based on the NCAA.  Unlike college football, other sports are governed by the NCAA and all decisions regarding post-season play are governed by the NCAA.  Good luck getting the CWS to move from Omaha in the next 25 years, pal.  And good luck trying to find the right fit where Texas can toot it's horn the way that it did in the Big XII.

Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2010 6:12 pm

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

Big Ten approved Nebraska's application.  It's all over but the crying.  Welcome Big Red to your new home.

Since: Nov 24, 2007
Posted on: June 11, 2010 6:12 pm

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

Nothing good ever come out of Texas.  From W. to Bevo to No Child Left Behind.  Let the PAC10 have them if they want them.  They can have the trouble that comes from a people who put their flag on the same level as the Stars and Stripes.

To quote Geronimo-American Legend .... "must be Texans.  Lowest form of life on the planet".

Since: Dec 22, 2008
Posted on: June 11, 2010 6:03 pm

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

Texas problem is the other major conferences have no reason to give into them now and give them a lopsided peice of the pie. The Big 10, SEC and PAC10 are all in a position to take schools on their terms.

Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2010 6:02 pm

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

It is funny how the shoe is on the other foot......when UT joined the Big 12 they were down and out, they were the second place team in Texas to A&M, but they both agreed that partial qualifiers should not be allowed at schools and the majority of schools in the Big 12 agreed except of course the Huskers and Tom Osbourne, this was their bread and butter on building teams.  Scooping up partial qualifiers in CA and TX and building powerhouses.  NU was at the top, UT was the middle of the pack, but now the cycle has turned and everyone is hating on Texas for marketing themselves and puting themselves at the top of the Big 12?  Of course they have to bully while they can as cycles always come and go and UT will not be at the top forever, so they have to strike while they can.  They will be in for a big coaching change in the not too distant future that could influence their standing big time.  At least Texas is looking out for the other teams from the Texas area, unlike NU who threw KU, ISU, KSU and Mizzou under the bus as quick as possible 100 year old rivals be damned.......  Nebraska will be a middle of the pack team in the Big 10, they will challenge every 3 or 4 years, but their days are done.  Good riddance and good luck to the Big 10 if you take these guys......I hope you treat them "fair", or you will hear the crying all the way from Lincoln!!!!!!!!

Since: Jun 11, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2010 6:02 pm

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

Why is it wrong for a school to do what's in their best interest? After all, isn't that what ND has done by mainitaining independence all this time? As a matter of fact, isn't that what all the BCS schools have done, by aligning themselves they way they have and not wanting a playoff system? Texas has worked very hard to get this level and they now have the most precious commodity of all: choices. As a parent, my #1 responsibility is to look out for what's best for my kids. UT's A.D. and other heads have the same responsibility to their children (the athletes and student body, in general). Sports isn't a charity; it's a cash cow and every school across the nation wants the biggest piece of the pie they can get. I didn't see Nebraska content with what they were making for the sake of keeping the conference intact. Why should UT relinquish what they earned?

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