Nebraska AD quickly shuts down any rumor of return to Big 12
For some reason, there was an odd rumor surrounding Nebraska on Thursday.
Somebody told somebody who told somebody that the Huskers were interested in returning to the Big 12.
— Tim Montemayor (@TheMontyShow) October 5, 2016
Yeah, about that.
Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst made sure that rumor never got any ounce of momentum:
Proud & privileged to be member of the Big Ten-the oldest & best power 5 athletic conference. Excellence = academics, athletics & life. GBR!
— Shawn Eichorst (@BigRedAD) October 6, 2016
Nebraska came into the B1G in the beginning of the 2011 season, which meant that the conference got to split into divisions and have a conference title game.
The Huskers haven’t had the success that they had in the Big 12, but they’ve benefitted financially from the ever-profitable Big Ten Network. The Big 12, on the other hand, is just coming around to the idea of expansion and a conference-wide cable network.
Did Eichorst even have to tweet that? No, but hey, why let a dumb rumor linger?