Official: Nebraska to Big Ten

Things are gaining speed.

AP: Nebraska to seek Big Ten membership, confident it will be accepted in another blow to Big 12

University of Nebraska officials said Friday that they will apply for membership in the Big Ten Conference and expect to be accepted.

Chancellor Harvey Perlman disclosed the plan during a meeting of the university’s Board of Regents, proposing that play in the new conference begin in 2011 after one more year in the Big 12. He said he believed Nebraska is more “aligned” with the Big Ten when it comes to academics, culture and athletics.

He also said the move offered stability “that the Big 12 simply cannot offer.” The regents approved a resolution supporting the move to the Big Ten. (the entire AP report follows below)