Football/basketball: Nebraska says yes to Big Ten . . . you know what that means

As expected, Nebraska accepted the Big Ten Conference’s invitation today.

Don’t expect the defections to stop there. Texas regents will meet Tuesday to discuss the situation, and it looks more and more like five more Big 12 schools — Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State — will follow Colorado’s lead and join the Pac-10.

So, if you’re keeping score: The Pac-10 now has 11 teams, the Big 12 now has 10 teams, the Big Ten, which had 11 teams, now has 12.

Here’s the latest from the Lincoln Journal Star.

Meanwhile, Boise State — a football powerhouse in the WAC — today jumped to the Mountain West Conference.

Jeff Faraudo

  • abe

    some reports are suggesting that A&M is looking at the SEC instead. well if A&M does end up with the SEC (dont even know how that would work) and the PAC’10’ does expand to 16, i hope Baylor is not the one to fill the spot left by A&M…i DO NOT want another ‘BEARS’ in my conference! i know there is probably other far more pressing complications to deal with, but again college athletics is about traditions and traditions are about originality, and i am just trying to cling on the last bit of originality left in this mess: there is only one ‘BEARS’ and they are the GOLDEN BEARS!

  • rollonubears

    we should snag utah

  • pete carroll

    I’d like to see the natural rivalries maintained. Utah could be a natural rival to Colorado. Texas and Oklahoma would be massive but it will never happen. So who are the likely candidates?