Nebraska Finalizes Move To The Big 10, News On Colorado To The Pac-10 Coming?

Here's the news that I also posted over on SB Nation Denver about Nebraska's terms being finalized:

The Big 12 conference has just released the terms for the University of Nebraska's move to the Big 10 conference in 2011. The Big 12 will withhold $9.255 million from the revenues that would otherwise have been distributed to the university this year. If the Cornhuskers are asked to participate in a BCS bowl this season then they would receive $500,000 of that money back.

Nebraska is set to join a division with Michigan, Iowa, Michigan State, Minnesota and Northwestern while the other Big 10 division will feature Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.

There is a pretty strong chance that we will hear similar news for the Buffaloes over the next few days, possibly as early tonight as the Colorado regents met today and Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe has scheduled a press conference for 7 pm tonight.

After a about two months of relative quiet after the conference realignment storm over the summer, it seems as though we will have all of the details finalized pretty quickly. If I were to guess, the regents meeting today was probably to make a decision on the same, or similar deal for Colorado to make their move. Like many of you have stated in the comments of other realignment stories, we have seen a lot of posturing through the media by both the university and the Big 12 and it seems there was a lot of negotiating going on behind the scenes. Bob and I will be on Dan Beebe's press teleconference tonight at 7 and we will be sure to bring you all the details as soon as we hear.

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