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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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Comments

Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: June 9, 2010 3:53 pm
 

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

no way, let Kansas rot in hell without any conference - ohhhh how the mighty will fall.



Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: June 9, 2010 3:43 pm
 

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

So if the Pac-10 doesn't raid the Big 12 what are the chances that TCU or Boise St joins the Big 12?



Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2010 3:20 pm
 

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

It is cesspool, not sespool (sic).



Since: Sep 27, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2010 3:14 pm
 

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

Nebraska & Oklahoma NOT playing every year has always been something I've never understood.  When the Big 8 expanded to become the Big 12, that is ONE game that should have been a pre-requisite for annual conference play.   But, for whatever reasons, the conference, the schools, or whatever chose to not do so.  A fact that forever hurt the conference's play from a nat'l perspective and is one that will likely come back to bit many of its current members right in the ol' kiester.

Hotty Toddy from Seattle




Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: June 9, 2010 3:01 pm
 

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

It's good to see you have your priorities straight



Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: June 9, 2010 2:59 pm
 

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

Hey, if the Big Twelve commish gave us more time to think about it. NO PATIENCE! Iwonder who's fault that is? I,m really looking forward to football in cool temps, fall colors and turkey stuffing! Thanks BIG TEN!


P.S.  Now, Hopefully I can quiet my inlaws(IOWA) and cousins(ILLINOIS)!



Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: June 9, 2010 2:50 pm
 

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

Better check your water source, CharlotteMike, because your judgement is a little skewed.  After the Pac 10 expands, they'll control half the major TV markets in the U.S., and those are rapidly growing markets, at that.  No one is moving to the rust belt or Nebraska.  Texas already dominates the D1 college revenue landscape and will solidify that position further by joining the Pac/Southwest super alliance.

As for Nebraska joining an 'academic' conference, they are still ranked #96 according to U.S. News World Report's annual evaluation.  That's well behind the likes of Texas, Cal/Berkeley, UCLA, A&M and Stanford.  NU is not Stanford and never will be.  It's never going to be Texas either and we all know that on the field of play.........see Texas' 30-3 football record against Big XII North schools since 2000.

NU is simply trading problems by leaving the B-XII, which I hope happens as that really is a better home for them.  After the dust settles from all this, it's going to be very difficult for NU to cut in front of a line that includes The Ohio State University, Penn State and Michigan, not to mention Iowa and Wisconsin, two better-than-average football schools.  At least, Nebraska  to their period football beat downs by Texas Tech.   Go Big Red..............all the way to Ann Arbor. 



Since: Nov 20, 2008
Posted on: June 9, 2010 2:49 pm
 

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

You can't put PSU in the West, the travel doesn't work.

Yes, PSU, OSU and UM have great football histories, but one doesn't have a football present and it may be years before they have a future.

Although the current state of power is relevant, it's not dispositive.  Sure, Indiana and Northwestern are not ascending to the top of the football standings anytime soon, but Iowa sure seems to be there and Wisconsin was really good during the Alvarez years. 

Things change.



Since: May 11, 2010
Posted on: June 9, 2010 2:45 pm
 

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

<span>If the reports are true that Nebraska is going to the Big TEN, then does that mean Notre Dame is not.  Is the Big TEN only going to add Nebraska?  However, there a rumors that it'll be Nebraska, Missouri, & Notre Dame.  If this is true then that is 14 teams not the 12 it is reported that the Big TEN would stop at if they get Notre Dame.  So either Notre Dame is in or out, or not.  If Notre Dame is out then the 4 or 5 mega-conferences expected/feared may develop, would Notre Dame therefore, not be a part of them, or would that join the ACC or SEC, not likely.  <br /><br />It's hard to imagine the Big TEN going to 16 teams without Notre Dame or Texas, but if their inviting Nebraska it would seem as if their doing that.  Unless their inviting Mizzou and Nebraska now, letting the chips fall - Big XII south to Pac-10, FSU, GT, Clemson, & Miami to SEC and letting the ACC (do the Big TEN dirty work) and clear out the Big East in football.  The Big East may still survive in other sports (even w/o 8 teams), thus still allowing Notre Dame other athletics to have a home.  But there's still the possibility of being left out of the BCS, particularly if it becomes a +1 playoff with the conference champions.  <br /><br />If Nebraska gets the invite and accepts on Friday, then Notre Dame is either ready to join a 16 team conference or are going to chance it on the outside looking in hoping they can still maintain a deal with the BCS<br /><br />If the Big TEN gets Notre Dame with Nebraska and Missouri, then do they need any Big East Universities.  Rutgers maybe for the hope of New York, but Notre Dame may bring enough of that.  A logical choice would be Kansas, but there not looking to attractive right now if NCAA violations and threatening NU and Mizzou with lawsuits.  ACC universities like Maryland and Georgia Tech may not come and opt for a strong deal with a new ACC.  <br /><br />The Big TEN may see what Texas & Texas A&M think about joining a conference with them as the 15th & 16th editions instead of the potential of making money with the Pac-10 for the guarantee of making money with the Big TEN.  The Texas legislator unfortunately is the biggest hurdle in that way.  The Big TEN may just settle with 14 and keep strong by not dividing their new future wealth with ND & NU aboard.  If Notre Dame is not aboard they'll again likely stay at 14 and with for Notre Dame to come to then, when the chips fall to 4 mega conferences.  </span>




Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: June 9, 2010 2:45 pm
 

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

Hey, Big Twelve commish should have given us a little more time to think abot this??? NO patience, I wounder whose fault that was? Now, off to greener pastures. Watching football in cooler temps, fall colors and a turkey stuffing is going to be awesome! Thanks BIG TEN!!!!!!      
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P.S. Now, maybe I can shush my inlaws,cousins up!


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