The story of the year for Big 12 and Big Ten sports is completely obvious. No other story comes close. And this is Nebraska leaving the Big 12 for the Big Ten. (Colorado leaving for the PAC 10 was basically a reaction to Nebraska leaving, and fear that the Texas state legislature would force Baylor to be included in a PAC 10 expansion deal)
What it all comes down to is this: Nebraska did what was best for them, and ANY other Big 12 north school would have done exactly the same thing. Heck, Missouri was practically jumping up and down. screaming and begging to join the Big Ten.
What I think happened is that Big Ten commissioner James Delaney quietly approached either Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman or Nebraska AD Tom Osborn (or both) sometime early last spring with an unofficial, of-the-record offer for Nebraska to join the Big Ten if Notre Dame turned them down. (I think Notre Dame was always their primary target, and Nebraska was a fallback) Perlman and Osborn then basically jumped at the offer.
If Delaney had approach Geoffroy and Pollard in exactly the same fashion, I think they would have done exactly the same things. And the same can be said about the AD's and presidents of any other Big 12 north school. This is why I think the anger directed toward Nebraska -- especially by Big 12 north schools -- is tainted by hypocrisy.
The hypocrisy is a school that voted against revenue sharing for 14 years and then proceeds to leave for a conference with revenue sharing.
Had they just voted with their peer North schools ONCE, maybe the conference would have been more stable.
The cornhaulers have no peers, anywhere. They think they are are like tu, in a class all by them selves. At least in their minds. They will find out what second class citizens feel after a few years in the little 10 and no more recruiting ties to Texas.
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