According to a report by Kansas City radio station 810 WHB, the Big Ten conference has extended offers to Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Rutgers to join the conference.
There are multiple sources that WHB referenced that it wasn’t certain if the Big Ten would expand to 14 of 16 teams, but Missouri and Nebraska are in either scenario. Much of that would harness on believe on if Notre Dame would accept the offer. That would likely open the door to a 16 team conference.
However, the University released this statement Monday afternoon from spokesperson Meg Lauerman. “We recognize the intense speculation about conference realignment and the possible impact it may have on Nebraska. Both Chancellor Harvey Perlman and Athletic Director Tom Osborne have indicated that the university would consider any opportunity that would advance the interests of the university,” Lauerman said.
“The University of Nebraska has not been offered any opportunity to move from the Big 12. We remain committed to the success of the Big 12 Conference. Until the Big Ten Conference makes and announces its decision on expansion, the University of Nebraska will have no further comment and we do not intend to continue to respond further to questions or speculations on this subject.”