Nebraska Regents to discuss Big Ten on Friday
Nebraska officially can't be announced a member of the Big Ten Conference until the NU Board of Regents votes on Friday, but that meeting appears to be nothing more than a formality at this point as all signs point to the Huskers ending their 14 year relationship with the Big 12.
The Board of Regents held a special executive conference call on Wednesday afternoon to discuss conference realignment and it's expected that Nebraska will officially be announced a member of the Big Ten as early as Friday.
An updated meeting log for the Board of Regents has special section labeled "resolution regarding UNL athletic conference alignment."
The section was added on Wednesday following the executive conference call.
"At its meeting on Friday, the Board will be briefed on UNL athletic conference alignment and consider a resolution," according to an official statement released by UNL. "No action was taken during today's conference call, and none will be taken prior to Friday's meeting."
When seen leaving North Stadium on Wednesday, UNL Faculty Lawyer Josephine Potuto said she couldn't make any comments regarding the Big Ten other than "let's just say we've been very busy."
Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osborne said on his monthly radio show last night when you consider a move like this, you have to think about more than things like football.
"This decision is not going to be something based on animosity or petty jealously," Osborne said." You're talking about something that can maintain for the next 75 to 100 years.
"This is a big deal in terms of the University of Nebraska and many other institutions. You don't ever make a decision based on personal likes or dislikes."
Friday's Board of Regents meeting in Lincoln is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m.