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Written June 11th, 2010 by MaliBuckeye

Only time the scarlet and gray will be on the bottom

According to the Omaha World Herald, the University of Nebraska has accepted an offer to join the Big T1e2n conference.

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents have approved this move as well, and there’s speculation that it may be approved by the Big Ten Conference as early as this afternoon

UPDATE: Official announcement from the Conference:

“By unanimous vote, the Big Ten Presidents and Chancellors are pleased to welcome the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to the Big Ten Conference,” said COP/C Chair and Michigan State President Lou Anna K. Simon. “We believe Nebraska is an extraordinary fit, reflecting the criteria we established at the beginning of the process – high academic quality, competitiveness, cultural compatibility and fiscal responsibility. The extensive and in-depth discussions my colleagues and I have had about Big Ten expansion permitted us to act expeditiously and prudently on the application submitted by Nebraska. We look forward to working with our colleagues at UNL in the years ahead.”

“We are pleased that the Presidents/Chancellors of the Big Ten universities agree that the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a proper partner from both an academics standpoint and athletics perspective,” Perlman said. “This makes sense for the future of our University. We are honored to be included in the Big Ten.”

“The Big Ten Conference has much to offer,” Osborne said. “This is a tribute to our athletic program, our academic programs and our fans. This is the right move at the right time. This is a rare opportunity that may not have been an option for us in the future.”

In order for an institution to be admitted to the Big Ten Conference, it must submit a written application, which must then be approved by at least 70 percent of the Big Ten COP/C. The University of Nebraska Board of Regents formally submitted an application to join the Big Ten Conference Friday afternoon. The Big Ten COP/C then met via conference call and approved Nebraska’s application.

“While Big Ten expansion is exciting and important both academically and athletically, what we are really excited about is building solid, long-lasting relationships with the University, its administrators and staff, its fans and the people of Nebraska,” Delany said. “We look forward to reaching out to these groups in the months and years ahead.”

We’ll continue to update this as it develops.

11 Comments

  1. Ian_InsideTheShoeNo Gravatar
    June 11th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    You get a lot of these good pictures Mali..

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  2. EricNo Gravatar
    June 11th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Here’s a link to our SBN friends at Corn Nation, http://www.cornnation.com/2010/6/11/1513614/nebraska-accepts-an-invitation-to#comments
    and their discussion of their addition to the Big Ten. Make sure to welcome them to the neighborhood =)

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    KenNo Gravatar
    June 11th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Yep, already been there – done that. Good idea to post the link to our newest family member.

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  3. Dan C.No Gravatar
    June 11th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Malibuckeye…you might end up single after this big news.

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    June 11th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    You ain’t kidding… check the family blog, though.

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    southbaybuckeye_ITSNo Gravatar
    June 11th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    seriously, I need a definitive answer on the house divided flag…. Christmas IS coming.

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    June 11th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    I’ve given it a lot of thought and a) there’s no way we’re doing one and b) the wife has no say in this.

    Although, I can see one of her family buying one for us because it’s “cute”- it will immediately become something that’s used to wrap the crystal that the same relative got us for our marriage that hasn’t left storage in 8 years.

    Definitive enough? :)

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    Jeff at The BBCNo Gravatar
    June 11th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Hey, we’re the Buckeyes here, not his wife…you mean SHE might end up single!

    Hey-yo!

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    southbaybuckeye_ITSNo Gravatar
    June 11th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    especially after the couch gets burned.

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    June 12th, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Hey hey hey… we ain’t West Virginia here…

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  4. SteveNo Gravatar
    June 12th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Great Nebraska in the Big Ten image.

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