A match made in heaven?

Breaking news.

Update: This is not just a re-post of the Omaha World-Herald article, that is cited to support speculation that Nebraska will actually join the conference. Multiple sources have confirmed this morning that an official offer has been extended to Nebraska by the Big Ten.

Update two: Orangebloods is reporting that the Nebraska board of regents has given the OK for an formal announcement on Friday.

Update three: ESPN is finally catching up with this story, and reporting similar information regarding Friday’s announcement. Also, according to ESPN

A source close to the Nebraska program told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen that athletic director Tom Osborne informed athletic staff members within the past 24 hours that the Cornhuskers were going to make the move to the Big Ten conference.

Update four: Item IV of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents agenda reads as follows: “Resolution regarding UNL athletic conference alignment”.  Take from that what you will.

Let the chain reaction begin.

Who will be next? Notre Dame? Missouri? Texas? Someone east?

The speculation has been endless, and will continue until the dust settles on this whole thing (for excellent coverage and speculation about the expansion check out this blog), but having an official offer out there is exciting to say the least and will certainly set the ball rolling on other candidates for expansion.

For what it’s worth, I personally like the idea of adding three (preferably Nebraska, Notre Dame, and Missouri), extending a take it or leave it offer to Texas and A&M, and looking east or back to the Big 12 if they say no for the final two to get us to the super 16.

Looking good!

We will see what happens, but with this move, we should be finding out sooner rather than later.

Check out this great post by the guys over at Black Shoe Diaries for a nice take on expansion and the  impact it will have on tradition and whatnot.

My take: Ohio State vs. Michigan is way more important than Pitt vs. Penn State, but the general point remains the same.

They're going to need a new logo soon.

Special note of interest, if Notre Dame were to join the Big Ten , that is 3 of the top 5 winningest teams in college football history in the same conference. In the somewhat unlikely scenario that Texas came on board as well, bump that number up to 4 out of 5. Throw in Nebraska and that is 6 of the top 10 winningest programs of all time in one conference.

How is that for tradition?

60 Comments

  1. southbaybuckeye_ITSNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 11:53 am

    My deepest condolences to Mali… with that said, this is awesome. It will make for an interesting new rivalry when Pelini becomes the next head coach at tOSU.

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    chargerNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Bo will retire at NU. Too bad

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    For him or for us? :)

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    southbaybuckeye_ITSNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    keep in mind that Bo is an OSU alum, charger

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  2. tacoNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    No one else is saying an official invite has been extended. Until then, I don’t buy it.

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  3. JimNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Oh, and my comment about winningest programs was based on winning percentages, if you look at overall wins it looks something like this:

    1. Michigan 877
    2. Texas 845
    3. Notre Dame 837
    4. Nebraska 827
    5. Ohio State 819
    6. Penn State 811

    Not too shabby.

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    Bo Big RedNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Nebrasks knows how to play some football and the fans care about the team…most would prefer to stay in a fair Big XII. Texas screwed up the big XII by insisting on special privileges and unequal distribution of revenue…its not about making more money for Nebraska per se, its about equality. If the corn shuckers have to leave the conference to achieve equality then so be it…happy to join the BIG X.

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  4. Eric@theBBCNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Wonder what’s going on in the minds of the SEC folks at this point. Would be interesting if they decided to try to make a play for some of the southern ACC schools (especially FSU and Miami) to try to take some of the wind out of the Big Ten’s sails.

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Interestingly enough, Colorado also seems to be poised for something

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    CUgradNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    As a CU grad, I’d like to be in a Pac12 with Utah, in a Rocky Mountain pod with the Arizona schools.

    A Pac16 with Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (which the other public Texas schools seem to require be part of the deal – have you ever been to Lubbock, TX? Mac Davis’ hometown about which he wrote the gem, “Happiness is Lubbock, Texas in my rearview mirror”?!?!?), and some combination of Oklahoma and Texas schools (see the reports that the Baylor-factor might put the kabosh on Oklahoma and OkieSt joining the Pac16) is MUCH LESS appealing to me, especially if CU were not to be in a pod with the Arizona schools and, best case, Utah. CU Buff fans had been looking forward to the Pac12 for years with the thought of all the wonderful road trips, and the opportunities for our Pacific time zone alums to see the Buffs play in the West a lot, NOT to being stuck playing in TEXAS a lot. Nothing against Texas and Texans (for they’re among the only folks who are conservative enough to fight for what’s right about this country), but other than Austin, it ain’t a pretty state….

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Wow- a Mac Davis quote! Well done…

    Personally, I’d love to see a CU to the MWC; makes more sense in terms of regionality (CSU, Air Force, Utah, BYU), and raises the MWC’s credibility.

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    CUgradNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Yeah, we’d be glad to be in the MWC for scenic roadtrip reasons, but unless you’re going to provide us with the missing MILLIONS of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$, we’ll have to pass.

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Money? this is about Money? I’m shocked… :)

    WolverinenationNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    ‘Have you ever been to Lubbock, TX?’ Lol! I have been and I can tell you its bigger & better than Lincoln, Nebraska, Columbia, MO and West Lafayette, IN. Don’t show your ignorance if you don’t know for certain. The 3 Texas schools have a ton of money, much more so than the Big XII schools that Big 10 is planning to invite. In the end Pac 16 will be the strongest program in the country (Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech also have strong baseball and basketball programs) and we will end up with mediocrity from the Big XII. There is a reason why Nebraska and Missouri wants to get out, its called adverse selection; and the Kansas and Oklahoma schools are fine with the conference. While Kansas has strong basket ball programs, and Oklahoma has its football and basketball, Missouri and Nebraska has nothing and that’s the reason why they want to get out of the Big XII and enter the Big 10, foolishly hoping for greater success and revenues. I have a feeling that we would have been better off with Pittsburg, ND, Rutgers and another school from the East than have these two Big XII losers in our conference.

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Great points- the “real” issue is about money, but there’s still the AAU thing that keeps TTU out of Big Ten consideration.

    I also think we go east in addition to going west.

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    BWellsNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Are you high? Nebraska has nothing? They are one of the winningest football programs in history and have better academics than most of the other schools in the Big XII. Aside from Texas and Oklahoma, no other school is worth anything when it comes to football. Aside from Nebraska, Texas is the only school from the Big XII that is worth pursuing for our conference.

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    CUgradNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    As a Colorado grad living in SEC country, it’s been interesting to see SEC people’s take on all of this. Most think it boils down to the following: expanded Big10 and Pac10 conferences will cause the teams in those conferences to experience what the SEC teams have experienced since it became a 12 team conference; that is, very rough competition almost every week, with the winners of each division often having at least one loss even before the conference title game, and the conference title winner to be battle-tested by the time it plays in the big BCS bowl game … which the SEC champ almost always wins (three out of the last four).

    In addition, if you look at the quality of coaching in the SEC (sample the salaries, if you wish), you’ll see that such increased intra-conference competition has not lessened the ability of SEC schools to go out and get top quality head coaches.

    Some same that if the Big10 and Pac10 become 16-team conferences, the SEC will HAVE to go to 16 teams. I don’t think that’s necessarily true, for the SEC has a good thing going already, and its teams are well compensated for it. But if the SEC were to add teams, and the Texas and Oklahoma schools were not to be part of it, then it’s easy to see what a MONSTER of a league the SEC16 could be: by adding from among the likes of Florida State, Clemson, Virginia Tech, and Miami. If the rumors about the Oklahoma schools maybe being iced out of a Pac16 by the Baylor shenanigans prove true, then add OU and OSU to the potential adds to make up an SEC16, and WOW, imagine trying to win even a 4-team pod consistently in such a SUPER conference.

    If there’s ever an SEC16, the NFL should permanently base its top scouts in the Southeast, for they’d be spending almost all of their time here. The SEC is already the quickness and speed conference, so to add the likes of FSU, Miami, Virginia Tech, and Clemson athletes to it is MIND-BOGGLING!

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    CUgradNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    I should have added to my point about what I hear SEC fans say about this: increased intra-conference competition in Big10 and Pac10 conferences expanded to 16 teams will likely lead to the SEC’s teams being evaluated better than they currently are, because those teams in other parts of the country would finally have to play some real competition week-in and week-out, and suffer more losses as a result.

    I wonder how much Ohio State fans have considered the downsides to expansion, which could affect OSU in ways like Nebraska was affected when the Big12′s southern division took off and left the Huskers without annual championships they had come to think of as their birthright…. Heck, the specter of becoming an also-ran in a super-conference is probably the biggest reason why Notre Dame won’t join one. Its teams of the last decade or more would be lucky to have winning records when not able to play the service academies and other pansies on its typical schedule….

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    That’s always a concern… Ohio State and Michigan heard it when Penn State joined the conference.

    Although, come to think of it, at least one of those teams should have paid more attention. :)

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    CUgradNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Yeah, it’s interesting to see how far the funny helmeteers have fallen. However, UM’s fall, and PSU’s relatively less obvious decline seem to have given your goofy sticker helmeteers a false sense of superiority once late September arrives. OSU better hope that NU isn’t on its schedule very often, for at least you’d get a respectable game.

    On that note, I’ve thought it sheer poppycock that the Big11 would truly ever have wanted to add Texas to its league. The Bovines would have wiped y’all out, every single year, forever. You cannot compete with them. Simple as that.

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Given that Pelini is a Tresselball believer (defense, no offensive mistakes, solid kicking), it would certainly make for game that I’d bet the “under” on.

    RE: Texas- Yup, they’re good. But, we’re 1/2 against them in the Mack Brown era, almost beating Vince Young in their NC year (hold onto the ball, Ryan!), and it took a great comeback by the QB that should have won the Heisman on the team that should have been playing for a national championship to beat us in the Fiesta Bowl once our star tailback went out with an injury.

    I think they’d fit in the conference just fine.

    BrianNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    PSU’s relatively less obvious decline? Obviously you missed the 2000 and 2001 seasons where they had 10 wins in 2 seasons. Or the 2003 and 2004 seasons where they combined for 7 wins.

    You also are overlooking the 2005 where they finished the season in the top 3. I’m not a Penn State fan, but at least be accurate in your assessments.

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    BrianNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Also, if you look at the results from the Ohio State and Texas games from the last 3 times they have played, all of which were in the last 5 years, Texas never destoryed Ohio State. Texas won 2 of the 3 games, those 2 were very close. Ohio State, in it’s win, won very easily. So again, you just aren’t correct based on recent history.

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Thanks for the update… great perspective!

    I’m not sure coaching salaries = quality. It does, however, show a university’s level of investment in the program, and speak to fanbase expectations.

    I’m trying to imagine a conference with Oklahoma, Alabama, and ‘Da U. I think the NCAA should just set up headquarters in the conference office, the way Veterans Stadium used to have it’s own court and jail.

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    CUgradNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Look at it this way, as much as OSU thinks Tressel is a great coach, he’d be outclassed in the SEC by AT LEAST Saban and Meyer.

    On another subject, what do y’all hear up there about the likes of Maryland, Georgia Tech, Vandy, and Virginia as possible targets of a 16 team Big10 super-conference? Delany’s comments about population shifts to the South made us wonder about that down here, and those four are all fine AAU schools located in big media markets (although Vandy is the least attractive, the SEC would be glad to give her away to any conference that would take her … she probably belongs in the ACC with the Dukies).

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Depends on how you define “class”. Not sure that word’s ever been used in the same sentence as Saban, except for “Did you hear that Saban figured out a way to get his players paid for the books they use for class?”

    Some eastern talk on the boards, but most of it seems to be along the lines of “break up the Big East so Notre Dame comes begging”. But Maryland makes sense, as does Virginia.

    I’ve said before that Vandy to the Big T1e1n would be splendid, if only to see the SEC’s academic prowess completely disappear.

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    CUgradNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    “Class” and Saban are difficult to put in the same sentence, and I wondered about that after I saw it in the post.

    What I meant to convey was Nick Saban’s and Urban Meyer’s results on the scoreboard, year-in and year-out, which is not altogether unrelated to the quality of their assistants. I don’t think anyone outside of the Southeast has ANY idea how amazingly good the assistant coaches in the SEC are, or how amazingly good the HIGH SCHOOL coaching is in the Southeast. The latter IS known about by Northern colleges, who are increasingly camping out in Georgia and Florida and taking our leftovers and a few of our top kids.

    Having been born and raised in the Buckeye state, where I thought football was king, it has been a revelation to see how it is in the South. For instance, do Big11 states have ANY high schools that play spring football? Here MANY do … and probably will go the route of the Texas schools with the 7-man no contact scrimmages that have produced so many great high school quarterbacks. I can’t imagine that EVER taking hold where it’s cold in the wintertime and early spring….

    Long way of saying, good luck with the MegaBig11, but you’re likely to continue having a losing record against the SEC, whether the SEC has 12 or 14 or 16 teams. The quality of the high school kids down South is just so much greater, not just because they’re more fit, but they arrive as freshmen much more ready to play because of the coaching they have had for years.

    You would likely even be amazed at the quality of coaching in FLAG FOOTBALL leagues in metro-Atlanta, for elementary school kids! Unbelievable!

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    I hear you- worked with a football program at an SEC school for two years, and have a lot of friends who coach HS in Tennessee and Georgia.

    That being said, it would be interesting to see how SEC coaches would do in a conference that significantly limits the oversigning phenomenon, and have academic standards that might impact recruiting. There would still be some success from the top coaches, but across the board???

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    CUgradNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Yes – across the board. I have no doubt about it. The difference would be subtle, meaning that I think the SEC schools in such a situation would be able to keep more of the brighter kids who now go to Vandy or Stanford or UNC, and the leftovers would be the partial qualifiers. The simple fact is that there are just SO MANY high quality kids in the high schools in the Southeast, surely enough to stock the top schools even if qualifying were more difficult.

    But that’s all an academic fantasy anyway. Given what Jim Harbaugh has said about Michigan’s cutting of corners, the Big11 shouldn’t be so high-n-mighty about its so-called higher standards in the first place.

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    You mean Kinesiology isn’t a real degree in Ann Arbor? Huh. Next you’re going to tell me that Duke’s vaunted Social Work for Basketball Players program is a sham as well.

    BrianNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    There are 1 state in the SEC which has clearly better high school football than Ohio. Florida is that school. Last year Georgia and Ohio were a push. Lousianna is solid. There are still plenty of very talented kids playing in Ohio and Western PA. It’s not to say there aren’t a lot of talented kids in the south, to be sure there are, but your assessments are almost comical. Unless that is your purpose to be making fun of those in the south.

    From Jeff – http://www.thebuckeyebattlecry.com/?p=914 Enjoy!!!

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  5. PhilNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Just out of curiosity, where does Boise State rank in terms of all-time winning percentage since joining D I-A fifteen or so years ago?

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    JimNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Since Boise State jumped to D-1A in 1996…

    1. Ohio State .79545
    2. Florida .78333
    3. Texas .78212
    4. Boise State .76136

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    JimNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    that is just from 1996 forward, all time that winning % would be 1st, but that isn’t exactly comparing apples to apples

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  6. KenNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Interesting. I just placed a bet last night with a friend who is an avid/rabid Nebraska fan. His response was sort of “over my dead body” type. It could be an awkward lunch, sitting across from a corpse… He still has to pick up the tab.

    I hope that Nebraska says “I do” before my afternoon meeting tomorrow.

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    CUgradNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Methinx there are lots of ol’ boys who will take a long time comin’ ’round to grasping all these 21st Century changes to (to quote my school’s HORRIBLE coach) “Division 1 football”!

    … not that CU will much miss Nebraska, for we had our moment in the sun when we finally whooped you in Boulder and got to have a rare tear-down-the-goalposts experience. I wish y’all well in the Big11+1,2,3,4,or5. Show those folks how to paint a stadium RED!

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    We’ve got the “paint it red” thing covered, both in Columbus and Camp Randall. Heck we even do it on the road, as evidenced by IU using games against Ohio State and Wisconsin for their stadium photos (so it will look like the Hoosiers pack them in).

    That being said, I’m looking forward to another chance to go to Lincoln- great place to watch football.

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    CUgradNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    That may be, but the folks in Lincoln taught everybody how to “paint” a gameday crowd.

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    True that, although Penn State will try to claim that they did it first (as they do with most of their “traditions”).

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    CUgradNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I ask you, can anyone make ANY reasonable argument that PennState has led in ANY fashion or fad, ever?

    Unless you count Nerd fashion? (E.g., Paterno’s rolled up pants, Paterno’s 50s-style windbreaker, the generic uniforms.)

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Well, they have got “launching bags of urine” thing down to a science. Oh, and now that Bowden’s gone, they have the Zombie Head Coach market locked up.

    KenNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Actually, CUgrad, nowhere in my comment did I indicate that I’m a Husker fan. Nice try, though.

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  7. 6-9 Cyclone/Big 12/Realignment Links - CycloneFanatic
    June 9th, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    [...] permalink The Buckeye Battle Cry | Reports: Nebraska receives official invite to join Big Ten [...]

  8. PhilNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Not that anyone asked, but I would like to see Kansas and Pittsburgh added to the three teams listed in the article. Very few people seem to be interested in bringing in Kansas from what I am reading and I am curious as to why.

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    Jeff at The BBCNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Kansas declared their allegiance to the Big 12. Any story linking them would be (1) speculation and (2) going against the grain of their declared desire to remain in the Big 12.

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Plus, they only bring basketball, and not much of a media market.

    If we were going to go that route, we might as well make a run at Kentucky (although they’re not an AAU member, as KU is).

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    dhernanNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Kansas would bring the KC media market in addition to the state of Kansas. Couple that with the national following Kansas has in basketball and their footprint is enlarged expotentially..

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    CUgradNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    That’s unfortunately wishful thinking on your part. This is all being driven by TV eyeballs, and KU offers almost none of them … not to mention is saddled with KSU, which offers nothing much at all (non-AAU, wimpy academics, a campus almost as remote as Starkville, Mississippi or Lubbock, Texas).

    KU should actually look forward to joining a robust MWC, where it not only would dominate in hoops, but have a great chance to win a football championship once in a while, not to mention get to see lovelier parts of the country than the Cornhuskers are going to see on roadtrips to away games. From what I read, the MWC with Boise State, KU, and other additions might stand to have a fairly decent TV deal, although it won’t be anything like the Big11 package that NU will get….

    Do you wonder if Mizzou will be left out of the Big11? That seems quite possible, and would certainly be a big letdown for them.

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  9. BrianNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    I like this addition a whole lot. I know it will continue from this point, but I’d love to see it stop right there at 12. Again, won’t happen, but it wouldn’t change things much, and would give a conference championship game to make the Big 10, “relevant” in December.

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  10. MoHawkNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Kansas has stated that it would do everything in its power to remain tied to K State but also is on record saying that it may not be possible. The Kansas Board of Regents has said the same thing, the desire is to keep the two together but they also stated that it may not be possible. KU would be a great fit geographically and would provide the conference with two more of the oldest football rivalries in the country, KU vs. MU (118 years) and KU vs. NU (116 years)

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  11. PhilNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Kansas may be saying that but you don’t think they would jump to the Big Ten if the opportunity were there?

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  12. gregNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Being a Husker fan and an Allum. I would love for the ‘skers being in the Big10. Get us way from Texas, too much ego and I personally hate them. Plus living in TN, the travel distace is closer to for me see them play.

    One question I have….Has the Big 10 even looked at ISU. It’s a natural game with Iowa. They hate each other, they play each over (often) and the school is in Iowa, which has a Big 10 school in it?

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    From what I’ve heard, ISU doesn’t bring the clout that the Big T1e1n is looking for (television revenue, etc.). That’s why a program like Syracuse is talked about even though their football is atrocious- They’ve still got basketball, and they connect the Big Ten Network to NYC. In theory.

    Although, ISU seems to be very interested… at least some fans are.

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  13. southbaybuckeye_ITSNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    and just like that, the first domino fell

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  14. Ian_InsideTheShoeNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Boy, you guys blew up with people..how in the world??

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    We’re ahead of the Nebraska story.

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    June 9th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    I really wish you meant that we blew up “Up With People“.

    A bucket list thing for me, to be honest.

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  15. MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    June 10th, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Breaking News: One of the requirements for conference membership is that they bring this guy:

    http://www.omaha.com/article/20100605/NEWS02/706059995/-1#chicago-player-wins-at-checkers

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  16. College Football CafeteriaNo Gravatar
    July 10th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Too bad this didn’t all play out, huh? I would have loved to see Big Ten not stop at Nebraska, but pick up Notre Dame, Missouri, Pitt and Syracuse. Then the SEC, in their natural jealousy of the Big Ten, would have definitely poached Big East or OU, Oklahoma State, Texas and A&M to get to 16. Not to be outdone, the ACC would have snagged Uconn, West Virginia, Rutgers and Louisville. Pac-10 would have made a run for who knows who and the age of the super conference would have been upon us. That would have been a lot more interesting than what we got.

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    July 11th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Agreed- although, I’m not sure we’re done just yet. The original timeline was 18-24 months… I think there’s still things to be worked out yet.

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