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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: Jun 14, 2008
Posted on: June 9, 2010 12:50 pm

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

HAHA!!!  This is great.  I'm an Iowa fan and I live in Nebraska.  All the Neb. fans always say that they're better than Iowa.  I can't wait to see Iowa absolutely DESTROY them.

Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2010 12:44 pm

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

How exactly does Nebraska better the Big X?  Notre Dame, sure I get that, but Nebraska?  Outside of Great football tradition, close proximity and a tweflth member, I just don't get the big upgrade this is for the Big X.  The whole state of Nebraska doesn't increase TV exposure enough to matter, hell 5% of the state is at the game itself.  It will be the the only school in the Big X that is not a Tier 1 educational institute, which I thought was a big concern for them.

This is not a slam on Nebraska.  I love Nebraska Football and they have the best (nicest and classiest) fans in the country.  I certainly don't blame them for leaving and taking the big bucks.  I'm just not convinced that this is a huge upgrade for the Big X, and I'm a little disappointed to see the Big XII go away.

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 9, 2010 12:40 pm

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

Loyalty in exchange for money. What a great example, facetious. The more money the teams make means more money for the execs/schools. Like they need any more. Greed. Great example, facetious. That's what this move amounts to in my book. I don't care if the universities are going to make more money. If all of these teams leave the Big 12 conference then it will cease to exist. That is my main concern. All these years and now teams are turning away from the Big 12, Big 8 previously, conference. A conference that is supposedly weak in some minds. Is that why the "power" conferences want to add Big 12 conference schools? Is that what you've been working for execs? Working all these years to sell to the highest bidder? So the day when the conference begins to show it's prominence you sell out. Just like the stock market. Buy low, sell high. Capitalism at it's best here.

You can say all you want about how this is good for the teams looking. More money for the schools, TV contracts/media outlets, more sponsorship deals, etc. Schools already make big time money so is it really just about making more? That's sad and disconcerting. I just feel like if the teams in the Big 12 conference decide to part ways and it does cause the Big 12 conference to fall apart then that's going to leave a negative connotation. You left and it had an effect on other schools and ultimately more schools left and now the Big XII is a memory. Three of these teams have been associated with it since 1907. Back when it was referred to as the Big 8. So if their looking you know other teams are going to do the same. If you leave the Big 12 conference, not only are you going to be turning your back on the conference that you've had great history with but you'll be turning your back on your hometown fans. A confernce that has been the figure head of the midwest. Don't be mistaken. The Big XII is a "power" conference. So why do the execs want to dismantle it? Money. Why not try to get some other schools to come join the Big XII? Then another conference can cease to exist. For each school that leaves the Big XII should look at adding some up and coming universities. Boise State. TCU. If something needs to be done in order for teams to stay then do it! You don't have to destroy in order to build.

Why is their no loyalty to the Big XII conference?

Since: Nov 20, 2008
Posted on: June 9, 2010 12:40 pm

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

I rarely agree with a Wolverine, but on this point I do.  I like the addition of Nebraska, and look forward Missouri as well.  Let's leave ND out and watch them fade away as either a mediocre independent of the cream of a basketball conference.  How bad would it be for their football team to finish 3rd in the Big East?

I also think 14 would be a good number to stop at, play the 6 on your side of the conference, plus 2 or 3 from the other side (I think PSU plays one less out of conference so that they can play more in conference opponents, and I like the idea) and of course a few non-conference games. 

As the mega conferences move away from the BCS to a play-off system, a few losses to tougher opponents will only help you, it's not about who can schedule 8 home games per year (SEC) in an attempt to go undefeated.

I can't wait until the power of the new Big 10 (why change the name now?) combined with a SuperBowl in New Jersey places a college football national title game in in a cold weather location and we see all these warm weather teams that can't plan in temps below 50 get stomped. 

Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: June 9, 2010 12:28 pm

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

"burn in hell"...that's a little bit on the strong side wouldn't you say?

Since: Aug 19, 2009
Posted on: June 9, 2010 12:24 pm

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

Bad news for kansas..

Since: Apr 12, 2008
Posted on: June 9, 2010 12:07 pm

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

I agree, that seemes to get lost in all of this, no one talks about the basketball

Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2010 12:06 pm

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

Kansas is going to the Mountain West.

Since: Apr 12, 2008
Posted on: June 9, 2010 12:03 pm

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

That's a heck of a split of the power in the conference currently, all the top teams are in the East.

Since: Jan 12, 2009
Posted on: June 9, 2010 12:03 pm

Report: Nebraska expected to join Big Ten

What? What new football stadium?

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