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Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

Posted on: June 9, 2010 12:09 am
Edited on: June 9, 2010 10:02 am

An executive at a Big 12 school told the Omaha World-Herald that he expects Nebraska to become a member of the Big Ten as early as Friday, the paper reported late Tuesday night. If true, it's a development that could trigger Texas and five other Big 12 schools to move to the Pac-10, at which point the Big 12 would cease to exist.

"I think before too long -- I don't know exactly what the time frame is -- we'll be able to put this to bed," Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne said Tuesday night on the Husker Sports Network, according to the World-Herald. "There's a lot of information we really don't have right now. Hopefully we'll get these put together in the next few days."

Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman is expected to discuss realignment with the Board of Regents Friday.
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Since: Mar 28, 2010
Posted on: June 9, 2010 5:16 pm

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

I said they should teach a lesson. And if you don't believe these moves are about money can you claim to be lucid? I believe Texas would receive invites from several conferences too but in the scenario I spoke of it would hurt them. As for Texas becoming an independent, I'm sure there are alumni everywhere, but you are not like Notre Dame. The Irish have also suffered in recent years on the field. But ND is a nationally followed school not only because of their tradition but because of Catholicism. Texas cannot make such a claim. Nebraska certainly hurt themselves with their choices and should quit blaming the Big 12. Under that line of thinking, not getting a fair shake within the conference, theother 6 teams in the old big 8 should have cryed their butts off then ( OU being the member with NU). AS for KU, yes I have serious concerns about the future of Jayhawk sports. As well I should. They have been a member of the same conference, even though it has expanded and changed names, since dirt was invented. They have been their for everyone including NU. I can tell you I've seen a ton of KU football teams make the trek to Lincoln every year only to be routed. But the NU faithful want to kill us and tell us to rot in hell? If it's not about $$$$$$$$$$$$ what the hell is it about. Please enlighten me.

Since: Nov 20, 2008
Posted on: June 9, 2010 5:04 pm

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

I Bleed Red,

You're exactly the kind of fan we want, we need Nebraska to get fired-up and build some rivalries quickly and there's nothing like a little anger to do that. 

I appreciate the 'traditions' arguement, but as you said in your own email, the Big 12 destroyed a tradition you enjoyed, the Turkey Day OU game. 

Here comes the smack talk - I think most teams are afraid to join the Big Ten because they all percieve themselves as better football programs, but can't survive the conference schedule or playing football as it was intended to be played, outside in the cold and rain and snow.  Everyone forgets that the conversation just before Penn State joined was about how they would go undefeated every year.  They've done well, and are clearly in the top 3rd of the conference, but have only 3 Big Ten titles since joining in 1990.

Not related to your post, but Notre Dame is afraid that they'll finish 4th or 5th in the Big Ten each of the next 10 years and completely silence the 'echos'.

Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: June 9, 2010 5:01 pm

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

As someone from Lincoln, I think it will be exciting to play in a new conference!  Texas has come in with their greedy self absorbed ideas that everything revolves around Austin.  Guess what?  You can take your overrated, overblown program and join the PAC-10 because we don't need you.  You never hear the words classy and Texas in the same sentence so pack your bags and take that worthless little Colorado with you!  It will be sad not to play Oklahoma anymore but time heals all wounds.  Nebraska versus Michigan will immediately be a great rivalry!

Since: Dec 7, 2009
Posted on: June 9, 2010 4:54 pm

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

Nebraska and Missouri would find a better level of overall competition in the Big Ten; particularly in gymnastics, swimming and wrestling.  In the Big 12, Nebraska and Missouri are the only schools that field teams in all sports.  Colorado and Kansas State only compete in 7 sports, while Baylor and Texas Tech only field teams in 9 sports.  Likewise, the addition of Nebraska and Missouri would arguably raise the bar for the Big Ten's football programs.  I say "take the money and grow!"

Since: Sep 15, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2010 4:51 pm

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

I am VERY dissapointed about this.  I was born in Lincoln with Husker red blood in me.  I have followed them from as long as I can remember a television program as a child.  My family used to have Thanksgiving parties to watch Nebraska/OU.  I was somewhat dissappointed when we stopped playing OU on a yearly basis but we still had Missou, Kansas, K State and occasional OU.  I dislike the Big 10, I dislike every team in the Big 10 and I will dearly miss the Nebraska Big 8/12 games if this move is made.

Some things are worth more than the almighty dollar!  College still holds value in traditions where most everywhere else traditions have gone by the wayside.  Greed, greed, greed everywhere!  This country is in a sad state

Since: Mar 28, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2010 4:24 pm

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

If Nebraska does join the Big 10, I will be one of the happiest fans they have. I live in Minnesota and I would get to see them play when they would travel here to TCF bank stadium.

Since: Jan 25, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2010 4:22 pm

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

i find it funny how everyone thinks Michigan is this elite program strictly from their tradition.....Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin are the top three big ten programs over the last ten or so years and will continue to be

Since: Jan 2, 2009
Posted on: June 9, 2010 4:20 pm

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That's too bad, you really should have. You might have learned that it's spelled "cesspool". Remember, the N doesn't just stand for Nebraska. It also stands for Nowledge.

Since: Jan 25, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2010 4:14 pm

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten



ohio state
penn state

michigan state

is this a fair alignment.   the teams i bolded are consistent winners.    tried to put three "powers" in each division.  or would you swap wisconsin for michigan? - Free_Safety

Free_Safety, why in the world would you swap Wisconsin out for Michigan??????  You would then have the top three big ten programs all in the east?  this would make NO sense

Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: June 9, 2010 4:04 pm

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

You're other posts were pretty good and lucid...but now i'm starting to think you've been drinking this whole time over the prospects of kansas.  The big 12 is going to teach Texas a lesson? LOL  Texas would immediately get an invite into every conference in the nation if they didn't just pull a notre dame and stay independent.  I've wanted Nebraska to be successful for a while so that the north isn't a complete sham, but as other posters have pointed out...Nebraska lost the power on their own accord.  They stopped winning games and did their best to kill football by hiring an ex-raider to coach their team.  This move isn't about money as Nebraska benefits from the uneven split of revenue...just as Texas does.  This is all about not wanting to accept the realization that they are not what they used to be and that the future is moving on without them.

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