Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Nebraska To Big 10 By End Of The Week? Coach Os Speaks, KU's Self/Gill Want NU To Stay,

Lee Barfknecht of the Omaha World-Herald is reporting that an executive at the university expects Nebraska to become a member of the Big 10 conference Friday.

University of Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman is expected the topic with the NU Board of Regents Friday. Click on the link below for the full article.

Tuesday during his monthly appearance on the Husker Sports Network Nebraska athletic director Tom Osbourne said, “I think before too long — I don't know exactly what that time frame is — we'll be able to put this to bed, because I'm getting tired of it.''

Here's Tom Osbourne's comments from the Husker Sports Network

((HT: KOLN/KGIN Lincoln))

Meanwhile Kansas is begging and pleading Nebraska to stay in the Big 12. Kanas head men's basketball coach Bill Self adds his take.

Big 12 commissioner Don Beebe would like to have a commitment to 2016 from Nebraska and Missouri by Friday. That "line in the sand" might have some flexibility though.

Texas has been the object of the affections of the Big 10 and it appears the Pac-10 conference as well. The powers that be that bleed burnt orange would rather stay put though. Longhorn head football coach Mack Brown agrees.

Those of us at the OSG HQ tend to think this is a battle between the old school "Big Eight" schools and the Texas schools, who have become the power brokers in the Big 12. Specifically it's become a turf war between Nebraska and Texas. Though Tom Osbourne said Tuesday he has nothing against Texas or another other Big 12 school, Osbourne's and Nebraska influence toward conference matters decreased to the point of irrelevance. The Huskers were used to getting their way back in the day, not anymore. Therefore, it appears Nebraska is searching for a new home.

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