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Six months is all it took. In mid-December, the Big Ten announced it was considering expanding, and Nebraska seemed to be a non-candidate. During the first four months, the topic generated just three articles that got listed on HuskerMax. The last two months? Roughly 340. More is being written every day about Nebraska's future in the Big Ten, as well as the fate of the Big 12 Conference, but we're capping this list with the university's acceptance into the Committee on Institutional Cooperation.

June 2010

On the academic side, the university accepts an invitation to join the CIC.
Barry Alvarez was an early advocate for a Nebraska move to the Big Ten. Joe Tiller, meanwhile, thinks Purdue just got knocked down a notch. | Michigan rivalry
The Big Ten has a thicket of scheduling & division issues to hash out this summer.
NET’s future role with NU athletics is one of the unknowns of the Big Ten move.
Notre Dame to the Big 12? Jerry Jones is dreaming big. | Top Big 12 moments | Commentary: Chip Brown's role, Humbled Missouri, League arithmetic
NU's recruiting prowess in Chicago and other lodes in the Midwest figures to improve.
With perhaps $15 million at stake, any exit penalty for NU could end up in court.
Husker Dan offers a slew of random thoughts about the conference changes.
Did Texas play the Pac-10 like a fiddle? A Seattle columnist thinks so.
Taking potshots at NU: Boone Pickens | Missouri’s guv
A group of “influential people” gets credit as Texas stays and the Big 12 survives. But bad blood remains. More commentary: McKewon | Shatel | Mellinger | Sherrington | Kays | Fiutak | Burwell | Brewer | Tramel | Hanway | Miklasz | Munoz | Paige
Dick Chatelain proposes an east-west Big Ten split, with a wrinkle. | Rivalries
Former Husker Aaron Terpening shares his thoughts about NU’s move.
UCLA might want out of its 2012-13 series with Nebraska.
Nebraska fell to eighth in Big 12 revenue share in 2008-09.
The Big Ten Network looks at division possibilities. | More logistics
The Big 12 has a pulse as Texas considers staying put and the Ledge wants its say. Commentary: A Powers play | Embrace realignment | Where the money should go
A smooth integration of Nebraska into the league is a priority for Jim Delany. More: The AAU factor | Perlman and Osborne Q&A
Ndamukong Suh has bittersweet feelings about the conference move. | Playoffs goal
See Huskers Illustrated’s report on the big move.
It’s because of what Bob Devaney started that NU became Big Ten material.
Barry Alvarez likes the Huskers' move. | Mark Mauer too
What went wrong with the Big 12: Losing hand | Rocky from start | Deep differences
This isn’t your father's Big Ten, Steve Sipple writes. More commentary: Two tough seasons ahead | A fourth brand name | Tenacity pays off | Blame game | Dickson
The OWH looks at how various Husker teams fit in. | Glossary | FAQs
The latest on who might be going where: 1, 2, 3, 4
Here are ideas from Iowa and Ohio on what the league's divisions might look like.
Tad Stryker: It was a day to bow to the inevitable rather than to celebrate.
Wisconsin wants Nebraska as its end-of-season rival. | BBS
After a momentous day for NU, the pundits weigh in on the move to the Big Ten:
Work on the 2011 schedule is expected to start this summer.
NU's recruits from Texas say they're still on board. More reaction: Fans, coaches (1, 2), former players, others (1, 2)
The Big 12 teeters, Dan Beebe scrambles, and Kansas has Pac-10 hopes.
The academic side of the switch excites university leaders.
There’s a little history between NU and a Big Red of the Big Ten. | Wisconsin series
Nebraska will need to ignore the catcalls and forge ahead, Sam McKewon says.
Watch (1, 2, 3) or listen live today as the NU regents meet at 1 p.m. CDT for a potentially historic decision for Husker athletics. | Questions & answers | Irish too?
Steve Sipple says a perfect storm helped put NU in this advantageous position.
Experts in sports law don't see the Big 12’s likely breakup becoming a federal issue. But things could get messy between departing and remaining schools.
Colorado’s exit has some people mourning a rivalry, but future NU-CU games could happen. Meanwhile, there's some grumbling in Texas.
Courtesy of the OWH, a photographic trip down conference memory lane.
Colorado becomes the first to go as the Pac-10 welcomes the Buffs. | NU-CU series
As we wait for the words "sources said" to be replaced by "officials announced," here's some commentary to chew on: Dodd: Big Red is special | Shatel: No villains | Mandel: Natural fit | Paige: Don't do it | Sherrington: Grudge damage | Harvey: Getting even | Galloway: Life from ashes
NU officials issue denials, but numerous reports say the move is a done deal: Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle, Chip Brown, Denver Post, Lawrence J-W
Wheels turning: The Nebraska regents are ready to talk about the Big Ten.
The OWH says NU to the Big Ten could happen as early as Friday. Tom Osborne says he’s ready to "put this thing to bed."
It's shaping up as another defining moment for Tom Osborne. More commentary: Dufresne | Tramel | Greenstein | Bohls | Carlton
A Big 12 collapse could spark congressional action. More politics: Kansas, Iowa
Expansion is still not on the NU regents’ Friday agenda. The league's presidents discussed the impact of conference realignment 4 months ago.
Nebraska must choose between two of the state’s strongest impulses, says Sam McKewon. More commentary: Lubbock | Houston | Lawrence | San Antonio
Notre Dame might now be "on the clock" with the Big Ten, with an Irish move having the potential to end the league's interest in NU & Mizzou. | 16 scenarios
A Baylor regent bemoans how tough it is to influence "a bunch of corn shuckers."
Kansas' chancellor makes a plea for NU not to bolt. | Matt Hayes concurs
Texas might dearly regret what it's about to do, Sam McKewon writes.
The OWH reports that it might already be too late to prevent a Big 12 breakup and that a move by six league teams to the Pac-10 could be announced this week.
Tad Stryker and a Kansas columnist call for NU to stay put. More commentary: How Dan Beebe blew it | A need for Big Ten speed | Poker with Osborne | 3 scenarios
The Pac-10 gives its commissioner authority to pursue any possible expansion. And Jim Delany of the Big Ten indicates his league's conservative timeline will gain speed.
Sources say NU & Mizzou have a Friday deadline to tell the Big 12 whether they're staying.
Tom Shatel is already nostalgic about what might be lost. | 4 scenarios | Dickson
The Big 12's fault lines can be traced to the league's roots. | Money vs. tradition
These are tense times for the league's forgotten four. More: 1, 2, 3, 4
OKC writer Berry Tramel says everything hinges on what NU decides. More conference commentary: Shatel: What Texas wants | Sherrington: Seismic weekend ahead | Staples: Which suitor for UT? | Dufresne: Panic in college-land
A process to determine schools' commitment is set up as Dan Beebe voices optimism the Big 12 will stay intact. Still, the league seems at the mercy of outside forces.
As expected, the league championship game stays in Texas through at least 2013.
Is the Big 12 about to crumble? That's the sense from many quarters as the Pac-10 emerges as a possible destination for half the league's schools. But CU's Mike Bohn backpedals from a quote that helped fan the flames, and Sam McKewon says the Pac-10 doesn't hold the cards – Texas does. More commentary from around the league: Kansas City, Dallas, OKC, Lawrence, Ft. Worth, Tulsa
Meanwhile, Texas has a “Tech problem” that could thwart a UT move to the Big Ten.
League solidarity appears strong after Wednesday's round of Big 12 meetings, but Tom Shatel isn't convinced. | Sipple on the “doomsday scenario
Day one of the Big 12 meetings brings a sense that there'll be few answers and no ultimatums on conference realignment this week. Texas says it too is keeping its options open. Commentary: Shatel | Barfknecht | Sipple

May 2010

Don't expect real news on realignment from this week’s Big 12 meetings, Sam McKewon writes. | Thursday showdown? | Title-game speculation | Beebe profile
This is a week of potential drama at the Big 12 meetings. | Big Ten Network primer
Tad Stryker isn't sure the Big Ten is a comfortable fit for NU. | Texas independence?
A Nebraska sports TV network? It's a possibility, Sam McKewon writes.
Omaha-area Iowa fans see a natural rivalry if NU joins the Big Ten. | Dickson humor
Matt Hayes says why adding NU makes sense for the Big Ten – and why it doesn't.
ESPN's Pat Forde says the Big Ten should take Nebraska and leave it at that.
As the Big Ten casts its gaze south, Tom Shatel says the picture is getting murkier.
Yahoo Sports' Matt Hinton discusses conference expansion with Huskers Gameday.
Here's a heap of Big Ten conjecture & analysis: Mutual attraction | Culture change | Recruiting impact | NU & Mizzou rankings | 10 connections | Shatel commentary
Dan Beebe’s tough talk adds drama to the Big 12’s spring meetings in early June.
Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe doesn’t doubt that the Big Ten has sent out feelers to potential new members. More expansion talk: TSN, Detroit News
More on the conference-expansion front: Big Ten denial | Big dollars, little sense?
NU and Mizzou deny a report that the Big Ten has made an invitation to join the league. But the topic still has legs: Shatel | McKewon | Sipple | Dodd | Carlson
NU's & Mizzou's wandering eyes seem to be fraying some nerves in the Big 12.
Steve Sipple likes the reasoning Harvey Perlman brings to conference-expansion talk.
Big 12 & Pac 10 athletic directors huddle to discuss a possible alliance.
Tom Osborne remains opposed to anchoring the league title game in Texas.
Tom Shatel makes a case for NU bolting to the Big Ten.

April 2010

Is the conference-realignment conjecture overblown? Sam McKewon suspects so.
Harvey Perlman sorts out the key conference realignment issues NU must consider.
More conference-realignment chatter: “If I were Nebraska, I would be very nervous.”
The Big 12’s top Texas powers seem content with the conference as it is. |
Not so fast on the Big Ten’s expansion | Three cases for an NU move: 1, 2, 3
Jim Tressel talks about his Pelini connections – and a potential NU-Ohio State series.

March 2010

Tom Osborne says NU isn’t asleep at the switch regarding conference realignment.

February 2010

Talk of conference realignments has Steve Sipple feeling uneasy.

January 2010

(nothing)

December 2009

As the Big Ten explores adding a team, Tom Osborne doesn't see NU making a move.

 
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