Nebraska regents have gone into executive session to discuss _ and, presumably, vote _ on conference realignment at today’s meeting in Lincoln, Neb. The motion to consider a move to the Big Ten was moved to the top of today’s agenda at the 1 p.m. meeting and the topic was thrown open to public discussion. No one voiced an opinion. At that point, the meeting went into executive session, where it stands currently.
The meeting is being streamed on the school’s website.
Nebraska regents are expected to vote to accept membership in the Big Ten, which would make it the second school in two days to break away from the Big 12. Colorado officials accepted an invitation Thursday to join the Pac-10.
If Nebraska officials vote to change conferences, as expected, the Big 12 will be down to 10 members. And there is a proposal on the table from the Pac-10 to add five additional Big 12 schools _ Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State _ that could reduce the number of Big 12 members to five in the near future.
Colorado’s membership agreement with the Pac-10 takes effect in 2012. A similar time frame is expected for Nebraska’s apparent move to the Big Ten.
_ Jimmy Burch