ESPN is reporting that Nebraska will not leave the Big 12 without an assurance of a Big Ten Invitation. NU’s athletic director Tom Osborne said he expects some type of a decision to happen soon, while he said careful thought must be given to the decision, he joked saying he was tired of all the talk, but knows the importance of such a big decision of switching or staying in a conference.
According to Andy Katz of ESPN, and I’m quoting the article at ESPN.com, Nebraska’s decision on whether to commit long term to the Big 12 or leave for a potential Big Ten invitation could come on Friday, a school told ESPN.com.
The source said the school is leaning toward the Big Ten, but an invitation hadn’t yet been extended, and there was no indication when that would occur. The consensus within the athletic department is that Nebraska wouldn’t separate itself from the Big 12 without some assurance that a Big Ten invitation would come, the source said. The Big Ten has set no date for any announcement in the coming weeks, leaving open the possibility that Nebraska could be left in limbo.
Sources at two other Big 12 schools told the Omaha World-Herald that their athletic directors have instructed them to be ready by week’s end for a briefing on probable Big 12 changes.
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