It's Official: Big Ten Has Approved Nebraska's Application

It's Official: Big Ten Has Approved Nebraska's Application

Submitted by Geaux_Blue on June 11th, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Took me two months to find out I got into UM, took Nebraska 3-4 hours to find out they were in the Big Ten

ESPN_BigTen Blog:

Big Ten unanimously approves Nebraska to the Big Ten.

And for those wondering the timetable

Nebraska officially enters the Big Ten on July 1, 2011, and will begin playing sports during the 2011-12 season

Finally, Rich Eisen asks what we all would love to require

Can Nebraska's price of admission into Big 10 please include giving Michigan back half of its national championship from 1997?

While everyone knew it was coming, it is now official. I'm sure Brian will do a writeup on the front page full of Red White and Blue streamers (that's the American dream, to go from a poor conference and join one of wealth and prosperity!) but this can be a thread to relegate commentary.

Have a great Friday and Go Nats (USA)!

OT: Huron River Tubing

OT: Huron River Tubing

Submitted by Shaqsquatch on June 11th, 2010 at 5:01 PM

So, this is way OT, but the Mgoboard has become one of my most trusted sources of AA-related information. Anyways, I was just wondering if any of you have tubed/canoed the Huron River, and if so, if you knew any good sites for launch and landing? I'm looking to lead a tubing trip next weekend, but I don't know any sites. Much appreciated.

Gene Stallings on the radio NOW

Gene Stallings on the radio NOW

Submitted by psychomatt on June 11th, 2010 at 4:43 PM

Stallings said his preference would have been to keep the B12 together and he thought replacing NE would have been a realistic option but it was not seriously pursued. He also said TX will make the best decision for them and A&M will make the best decision for them, and that there it is not necessary for them to be joined at the hip.

He was just asked what he thought if TX ended up in one conference and A&M ended up in another. He said it would have bothered him in the past but not now. But he also stressed he has not been in all the meetings and is not privy to all the options.

Nebraska Board of Regents Cover It Live Chat

Nebraska Board of Regents Cover It Live Chat

Submitted by bwlag on June 11th, 2010 at 1:18 PM

huskerextra.com is running a Cover it Live for the UNL Board of Regents meeting this afternoon. At the moment they are speculating on what they are having for lunch.

http://www.huskerextra.com/chats/

Can the CiL jinx come into play here? What does that look like? Does Nebraska decide to join the Colonial Athletic Association?

ESPN: Boise State leaves WAC, joins MWC

ESPN: Boise State leaves WAC, joins MWC

Submitted by Geaux_Blue on June 11th, 2010 at 12:50 PM

ESPN reports the deal has gone official

 

Boise State has given the Mountain West Conference a 10th program.

Boise State is leaving the Western Athletic Conference, a league the Broncos have dominated for a decade in football, the MWC confirmed with a statement Friday.

"We are pleased and excited to welcome Boise State University to the Mountain West Conference," commissioner Craig Thompson said in the news release. "Since our inception just 11 short years ago, the Mountain West has experienced tremendous success, and the addition of Boise State will further enhance that strength. The MWC continues to strategize regarding potential membership scenarios and bringing Boise State into the Conference is an important part of that evolution."

Could be a BIG DAY in sports announcements.

UM's new merchandise partner?

UM's new merchandise partner?

Submitted by mgoblue7 on June 11th, 2010 at 12:07 PM

Didn't see a topic on this, so if it has been discussed I apoligize.  Just tried to link to the mgoblueshop via michigan's website and got a message that they are switching partners and have cut ties with them.  Any ideas who they are going to partner with?  I would hope they go back to the mden as they always had good customer service and a great selection.