Nebraska to Join Big Ten

Nebraska to Join Big Ten

According to a number of reports coming out of Nebraska, one of the most storied football programs in all of college football will join the Big Ten.

A source close to the Nebraska Board of Regents told the regents met Wednesday and have agreed to move to the Big Ten. A formal announcement Nebraska could come Friday, which was the Big 12's deadline for Nebraska and Missouri to confirm their status in that conference.

The addition of Nebraska would give the Big Ten... Twelve schools... and the Big 12... 11. Time for name changes, too?

The Pac-10 allegedly extended offers to roughly half of the Big 12 in the last couple weeks; the mega-conference on the West coast reportedly invited Texas, Texas A & M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Colorado to jump ship.

Missouri, also reportedly on the Big Ten's radar, has not commented yet on their intentions.

With Nebraska joining the Big Ten, the now-12-school conference could have two, six-team divisions and a conference championship game like the ACC, SEC and Big 12 have in the recent past.

The Big Ten is also reportedly pursuing Notre Dame, though the financial situation and independent status of the Fighting Irish are both luxuries that could keep them from joining the confernece.


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