Kansas to the Pac-10? KU, K-State and Mizzou to the Big East? More As the Big 12 Crumbles (updated)
Update II (2:06 p.m. June 11): Texas is reportedly going to announce that it’s headed to the Pac-10 on Tuesday, according to Orangebloods.com.
Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman just said the Big Ten provides Nebraska with the stability that the Big 12 could not. Read between the lines in his talk and you’ll see that Perlman is making Texas out to be the bad guy.
By the way, Nebraska is expected to be in the Big Ten by 2011 — and Perlman called any buyout penalty imposed by the Big 12 “inappropriate.”
Update I (1:42 p.m. June 11): Nebraska to the Big Ten is a done deal, the Omaha World-Herald reports.
Two sources from conference offices said that Big Ten Commissioner Jim
Delany contacted BIg 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe on Friday morning to
inform Beebe that Delany had officially invited Nebraska to join.
source with direct knowledge of the situation said Nebraska accepted.
Oh, and Boise State jumped from the WAC to the Mountain West Conference … if anyone cares.
Original story (10:30 a.m. June 11): Texas A&M’s indecision could benefit the University of Kansas. Texas’ Rivals site, Orangebloods.com, is reporting that if A&M decides to break ranks with Texas and go to the SEC then the Jayhawks could receive an invitation to join the Pac-10. Or Utah. Or Kansas State, if you believe the Star. Who knows?
Nebraska’s jump to the Big Ten is expected to be announced today. Orangebloods.com is reporting it, so it must be true.