Full Version: For Nebraska, Big Ten Stability Trumps Big 12 Drama
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Nebraska, despite its athletic history and name recognition, must always deal with being a small-population state. The Big Ten likely wouldn’t have been interested had the Big Ten Network, in its infancy at the time, not needed more programming with a big-name tie.

With television/technology money affecting college athletics more than ever, membership in a league that has had stability issues like the Big 12 creates too much danger of getting left out of the power structure in any future shakeup.

You don’t see Big Ten presidents lobbing grenades at Commissioner Jim Delany about being “disadvantaged.” The Big Ten is the poster boy for long-term stability and singular vision, which is what NU craved.
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