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It's done: Nebraska to the Big 11

Posted on: June 11, 2010 2:33 pm
 
LINCOLN, Neb. -- It's official. Nebraska has joined the Big Ten, according to the Omaha World-Herald.

The story broke online while the board of regents are in executive session upstairs from where we are in the basement of Varner Hall. That means we're going to get a story today.

It's going to be great seeing Michigan and Ohio State come to Memorial Stadium. Purdue and Indiana not so much. Sad day, in a way, I'm sure for Tom Osborne. He wanted to stay in the Big 12. Texas forced his hand.
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Since: Jun 11, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2010 3:08 pm
 

It's done: Nebraska to the Big 11

RIP College football...Frown



Since: Jun 11, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2010 3:03 pm
 

It's done: Nebraska to the Big 11

This is great for Nebraska to move to the Big 10...12 whatever. I agree that Texas has pretty much forced the breakup of the Big 12. Rivalries is what it's all about in college football. Now those great rivalries will be a distant memory. I hope new ones will form. Super conferences are not the answer for college football. It makes no sense for any of the other Big 12 schools to go to the Pac 10. That's too far to make players travel for a game and the dollars spent to do that is absoulutely ridiculous. I say leave the Big 12, but invite Arkansas and LSU which id geographically more feasible and bring back the old SWC rivalries of the 60's, 70's and 80's.



Since: Dec 28, 2008
Posted on: June 11, 2010 3:02 pm
 

It's done: Nebraska to the Big 11

Superconferences will be interesting...




Since: Sep 16, 2008
Posted on: June 11, 2010 3:02 pm
 

It's done: Nebraska to the Big 11

Welcome Nebraska to the Big Ten!

I think that the expansion for the Big Ten will end at 14.  The next step is taking Missouri and then wait to see if Notre Dame joins the Big Ten or becomes a full member of the Big East.

If Notre Dame does not join, look for the Big Ten to add a Big East school to take them to 14 which is the number I see the conferences going with the Pac-10, MWC, SEC, ACC and Big East.

Lastly, I don't love Notre Dame (as I am a Ohio State fan) but this is not their fault.  No one, a la Texas, told them to make up their mind by Friday.



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2010 3:02 pm
 

It's done: Nebraska to the Big 11

Your not, but you will get it with OSU/Michigan/Penn State, and yes I know Michigan "football" is bad right now, and I love it as a buckeye fan, but the institution of Michigan is still as big as it ever was.  You'll even see it from Iowa and Wisconsin as well, Welcome aboard, I love the addition, another game I'm going to have to sweat through every year, and a new team talk smack to.



Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2010 3:00 pm
 

It's done: Nebraska to the Big 11

Getting well wishes from a long time rival in Okalahoma.....now this is what the Big 8/Big 12 was all about.  Texas came in and ruined things so unfortunately the Conference will now dissolve.  But thanks to Tom Osborne for making the tough, yet best decision for the program.
I wish things could have gone differently but Texas forced the hand.
Regardless, good luck to Oklahoma as well, and may we meet again soon!
Thanks man.  You never know.  In 5 years, we could be back in the same conference or be expanding to Portugal for all I know at this point.

I'm also happy for Colorado and for the Pac 10 in doing their own thing instead of being rail roaded with "if we come, Baylor has to come".  I have absolutely nothing against Baylor, but I am indeed for a conference to select whomever they wish, and I know Colorado has a lot of ties in California, as well as a long time courtship with the Pac 10 and potentially joining.

While I'm passing around the celebration confetti, I'm happy for Boise State and the MWC....Always stick to your guns and your instinct.




Since: Jun 5, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2010 3:00 pm
 

It's done: Nebraska to the Big 11

There are already 11 teams in the Big Team. Nebraska makes 12.



Since: Dec 11, 2008
Posted on: June 11, 2010 2:59 pm
 

It's done: Nebraska to the Big 11

I can see Nebraska and Iowa being a big rival.




Since: Jun 11, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2010 2:56 pm
 

It's done: Nebraska to the Big 11

It will be like major league baseball, when interleague started, a few new teams come in great! it will get old quick! you still need your rivals, Oklahoma and Nebraska was always good hype,nevermind the out come,not sure going to get that with Nebraska and purdue.



Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: June 11, 2010 2:54 pm
 

It's done: Nebraska to the Big 11

Sportsline blocked my wiki image of the BigTen logo... sorry guys and gals. Here's the link...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped

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