More Big 12 Expansion News: The next 48 hours
Nebraska will become a member of the Big 10 conference sometime in the next 48 hours...if we’re to believe multiple reports from several different media outlets. The timetable is this: The NU Board of Regents have a scheduled meeting Friday at 1pm and they added to their agenda a vote on whether or not to support a move to the Big 10. After that, it will either be the Big 10 announcing that they have invited Nebraska to the Big 10 or Nebraska will announce they have accepted a bid to join the Big 10. There have been some thoughts that a Nebraska press conference might not happen until Saturday. After Tom Osborne and Harvey Pearlman address the Board of Regents Friday, we’ll probably know a lot more.
Colorado drew first blood when it comes to conference realignment when they accepted an offer to go to the Pac10/11. This does serious damage to Baylor’s hope to join Texas, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State in their rumored invite to the Pac 10/11. There have been numerous other rumors about where other teams are going. I’ve heard Texas and Notre Dame to the Big 10. I’ve heard Texas A&M to the SEC. I’ve heard Oklahoma to the SEC. I’ve also read that Missouri does not have an invite to the Big 10 as of yet and is in serious jeopardy of being left behind just like Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State and Baylor.
Nebraska’s fate should be decided by this time Saturday night.