June 9, 2010

Big Ten Expansion Doomsday Clock is 30 SECONDS TO MIDNIGHT; Nebraska jumping on Friday?

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The last 24 hours has given us more fuel for the Big Ten expansion fire, as Notre Dame is reportedly back in talks with the Big Ten, and just this morning the Omaha World-Herald is reporting that Nebraska could leave the Big 12 as early as this Friday.

Remember, the Big 12 gave its now infamous ultimatum to Nebraska and Missouri last week, telling both schools to lay out their conference intentions no later than this Friday. It's looking more and more as if the Cornhuskers will call the bluff.

If this Nebraska news is valid, then we have a shitstorm of epic proportions heading right towards college football. Now, that may not be a bad thing, but it will cause more than one or two heads to explode this weekend. All this is supplemented by the report that Colorado is preparing itself for realignment, even though its still unsure of its own destination.

But the real key here is Nebraska. If the Irish were hoping to take control of the storyline this week, they may be in for a rude awakening should Big Red pull the trigger first.

The time is now:


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Clock History

DayChangeTime'Till MidnightReason
May 100:0011:4515 min.Initial setting of Big Ten Expansion “Doomsday” clock
May 10+11:0011:564 min.Sports Radio 810 WHB reports Big Ten has extended initial invitations to Nebraska, Missouri, Rutgers, and Notre Dame
May 11-3:0011:537 min.Jim Delany enters full-scale denial mode about Sports Radio 810 WHB report
May 19-3:0011:5010 min.Jim Delany, says expansion plans are still 12-18 months away
June 3+4:0011:546 min.Rivals reports the Pac 10 will invite six Big XII teams
June 6+4:3011:58:301 min 30 secNebraska, Mizzou given ultimatum by Big 12; Pac-10 continues with plans to get Big 12 South teams to join.
June 9+1:0011:59:3030 secOmaha World-Herald reports that Nebraska will leave the Big 12 for the Big Ten on June 11.

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  1. Of course this weekend would line up to be a big one for college football realignment and such. My sister is getting married, which will surely keep me away from the craziness about to hit the world.

  2. Twitter has been "over capacity" for at least an hour now... WTF IS GOING ON!? This just makes the whole thing that much more exciting!