Huskers may leave Big 12 with title - Brush News-Tribune
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#1 Aug 29, 2010
Great storyline that NU is leaving the Big XII because the power is now with Texas and other South teams but, it simply isn't the case. NU is leaving because there is little stability in the Big XII, especially compared to the Big 10, while the academic and cultural match for NU is perfect in the Big 10 as well.
The NU Chancellor asked the following questions at the Big XII meeting that ended up deciding the Husker's future; If more than one team leaves the Big XII are you all still staying and are you willing to give the right's to your athletic events to the conference? Both answers pointed out the instability of the Big XII conference and the self serving interest of UT over the conference in terms of TV rights.
Perhaps the Big XII will remain a viable conference over the long haul but, it appears very fragile (i.e. Tuberville's comment about the disparity of revenue sharing and the long term effect on the conference) while the Big 10 looks like it will be around for another 100 years.
These are the primary reasons NU left the Big XII not due to the dominance of the South.
It will be an interesting season, as you rightfully pointed out, in terms of the Huskers playing for a conference title in its final year and the motivation it gives the other Big XII teams to knock them off. Should be a fun season.
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