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    If Big XII becomes Big X, Nebraska is a liar.

    Assuming we believe the Beebe plan is real, I think it's safe to assume that Nebraska is full of BS and wanted to go to the Big Ten regardless of what happened.

    1. Nebraska didn't care about revenue sharing.
    2. Nebraska knew that the renegotiated Fox contract was going to bring its revenues more on par with the Big Ten/SEC.
    3. All schools CLAIMED their first choice was to keep the Big XII intact.
    4. Texas said they would stay if Nebraska stayed, otherwise they were gone. (It appears as if Nebraska called out the Texas bluff.)
    5. We know Nebraska had contact with the Big Ten months ago.

    Tom Osborne claimed that they were the ones that wanted everyone to commit to the Big XII until 2016. He said "some" schools weren't willing to do that. He goes on to complain that while schools wanted Nebraska to stay, they were talking to other conferences as well.

    I don't buy Osborne's BS. If the remaining 10 decide to stay together, then I don't see why all 12 wouldn't have been willing to commit to stay together until 2016 -- especially since all knew that the renegotiated Fox contract would be extremely lucrative. Maybe Colorado is an exception.

    I think Nebraska is just bitter they aren't the Big 8 Nebraska of old. Osborne can't muscle the whole conference anymore with Texas involved. The Big Ten is interested. It's a guaranteed paycheck. Good bye Big XII. Hello Big Ten.

    Do not get me wrong. I'm not being a Texas apologist. IMO, the blame is equal. But for Osborne to stand before the regents and say he had "no choice" is BS.

    They wanted out. It wasn't out of necessity to assure their "long term viability."



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    Re: If Big XII becomes Big X, Nebraska is a liar.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue52 View Post
    Assuming we believe the Beebe plan is real, I think it's safe to assume that Nebraska is full of BS and wanted to go to the Big Ten regardless of what happened.

    1. Nebraska didn't care about revenue sharing.
    2. Nebraska knew that the renegotiated Fox contract was going to bring its revenues more on par with the Big Ten/SEC.
    3. All schools CLAIMED their first choice was to keep the Big XII intact.
    4. Texas said they would stay if Nebraska stayed, otherwise they were gone. (It appears as if Nebraska called out the Texas bluff.)
    5. We know Nebraska had contact with the Big Ten months ago.

    Tom Osborne claimed that they were the ones that wanted everyone to commit to the Big XII until 2016. He said "some" schools weren't willing to do that. He goes on to complain that while schools wanted Nebraska to stay, they were talking to other conferences as well.

    I don't buy Osborne's BS. If the remaining 10 decide to stay together, then I don't see why all 12 wouldn't have been willing to commit to stay together until 2016 -- especially since all knew that the renegotiated Fox contract would be extremely lucrative. Maybe Colorado is an exception.

    I think Nebraska is just bitter they aren't the Big 8 Nebraska of old. Osborne can't muscle the whole conference anymore with Texas involved. The Big Ten is interested. It's a guaranteed paycheck. Good bye Big XII. Hello Big Ten.

    Do not get me wrong. I'm not being a Texas apologist. IMO, the blame is equal. But for Osborne to stand before the regents and say he had "no choice" is BS.

    They wanted out. It wasn't out of necessity to assure their "long term viability."
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    Re: If Big XII becomes Big X, Nebraska is a liar.

    I believe that NU wanted a guarentee that all conference games would go through the Big XII office. Texas didn't want that. That was the straw that broke the camel's back.


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    Re: If Big XII becomes Big X, Nebraska is a liar.

    Quote Originally Posted by agcy68 View Post
    I believe that NU wanted a guarentee that all conference games would go through the Big XII office. Texas didn't want that. That was the straw that broke the camel's back.
    I don't see why NU would want that. They could probably do their own network as well. I mean they put games on Pay-Per-View at $40 a shot and do very well.



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    Re: If Big XII becomes Big X, Nebraska is a liar.

    Neb didnt like Texas running the show. The comments made by Tom O say it all. I dont have a link to them, but they are telling.


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    Re: If Big XII becomes Big X, Nebraska is a liar.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue52 View Post
    I don't see why NU would want that. They could probably do their own network as well. I mean they put games on Pay-Per-View at $40 a shot and do very well.
    Let's not forget. Although athletics (specifically football) paved the road for Nebraska to join the Big-10/11/12, this is about a lot more than athletic revenues. The Big-10/11/12 plus Chicago U have access to $6 billion of reserach funding annually. This dwarfs the athletic revenues.



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    Re: If Big XII becomes Big X, Nebraska is a liar.

    Quote Originally Posted by OPKSCyclone View Post
    Let's not forget. Although athletics (specifically football) paved the road for Nebraska to join the Big-10/11/12, this is about a lot more than athletic revenues. The Big-10/11/12 plus Chicago U have access to $6 billion of reserach funding annually. This dwarfs the athletic revenues.
    This is why this move is huge for Nebraska as a university as well as a state.

    They are miniscule in comparison to the rest of the conference, and now they get a taste.

    The scary part for this state will be if/when this comes at the expense of Iowa State.



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