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Posted on Mon, May 3, 2010 : 10:24 a.m.

Here's why Nebraska and the Big Ten would be a good fit

By Staff

If Nebraska joined the Big Ten, it would make approximately $15 million more per year than it currently does as a member of the Big 12.

That's one reason Tom Shatel of the Omaha World-Herald thinks the Cornhuskers should be calling Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany and pleading for an invite.

Shatel thinks a union would be a win-win for both sides. His column also provides a good look at the relative instability of the Big 12 as conference expansion mania sweeps college sports.

Here's the link to his story.



Tue, May 4, 2010 : 11:06 a.m.

@ nebgurl87... Nebraska would be most certainly welcome in the Big Ten... I commented earlier that only if that bumped the B10 to 16 teams, which many dislike here. Nebraska would bring class to the Big Ten and I welcome them, as the 12th team only. On the other hand, as many commented here - it might be too competitive and make it harder for teams like msu and osu to qualify for a bowl game.


Mon, May 3, 2010 : 9:29 p.m.

I think that Nebraska should be allowed in the Big 10. This would bring better competition and may actually boost the ratings. If you ever have a chance, you should go to a game at memorial stadium. The "sea of red" is a once in a life time to see in person!


Mon, May 3, 2010 : 7:46 p.m.

I like the thought of Nebraska because they are, like Michigan, PSU, and OSU among the heavyweights of college football. No, I don't want a 16 team conference, but I do want whoever is joining the B10 to be an elite football school. Nebraska is the only school I've seen mentioned (outside of Notre Dame) that fits that bill. Yeah, it may make it tougher to get to a NC game, but who said it should be easy? The B10 should strive to be the best, and Nebraska, as much as I also hate them for '97, would help make that a reality...and also give us a shot at revenge in the future.

Terry Star21

Mon, May 3, 2010 : 5:35 p.m.

Again Theo, the Master of this Domain speaks the wisest. wvu makes the most sense, and since their administration and fans were so rotten to our future King, why not thrash the team every year on the field, keep quite, and let them sulk in agony. BowlForBlue. I see your point about Nebraska, if indeed Missouri has made their choice to join - 16 teams, very, very, very bad. Tater. You are correct sir. All though Michigan would thrash Nebraska every year for sure, it would make the bottom teams in the Big Ten, like msu and osu harder to get near the middle, or qualify for a bowl game.


Mon, May 3, 2010 : 5:23 p.m.

@ Yelmonian... if you read BowlForBlue again, they are not 'cowering' Nebraska.. they are saying if Nebraska comes in, when Missouri has been said by 'sources' to already have made their choice to join, then it will probably go to 16 teams - which they say is 'Very bad news'. Where is Nebraska mentioned? I can not speak for BowlForBlue, but outsiders should know two things; Bowl bound Michigan is not afraid of anyone, and please read comments before your own commenting.... Thank you.


Mon, May 3, 2010 : 12:19 p.m.

I can't stand Nebraska. After 1997, Nebraska and Tennessee are anathema to college football for me. I do not want NU to join the Big Ten because then I'd have to but subjected to NU football every year.


Mon, May 3, 2010 : 11:54 a.m.

I'm all for a 16 team conference. I would love to see Nebraska in the conference. I'm for big time sports, and Nebraska definetly brings that in Football. How could you not be impressed to have the Nebraska fans show up to your stadium clad in red, or actually visit their stadium. I'm not sure why BowlForBlue would cower from Nebraska. Maybe the site of red and white scares him already.


Mon, May 3, 2010 : 11:09 a.m.

This is not really what I wanted to here... if Missouri has in fact decided to join the Big 10, the chances of a 16 team field becomes more of a reality. Very bad news.


Mon, May 3, 2010 : 10:59 a.m.

Would be a perfect fit