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Nebraska will become the 12th member of the Big Ten Conference. NU's Board of Regents voted...

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Nebraska will become the 12th member of the Big Ten Conference. NU's Board of Regents voted unanimously today to apply for admission into the conference, and acceptance by the conference has to be considered a mere formality. MSU is 0-3 all-time against the Cornhuskers in football. Two of the losses were blowouts--in a home-and-home series in 1995-96 (near the height of Nebraska's football powers)--and the third came in the 2003 Alamo Bowl, which until I wrote this sentence never actually happened. Nebraska basketball, conversely, is terrible. Also, for what it's worth, legendary NU football coach Bob Devaney started his coaching career at MSU during the Biggie Munn era. The one big surprise here is that Nebraska is apparently looking to start playing in the Big Ten in 2011, one year earlier than most thought. We'll see. UPDATE: Nebraska will be a member as of July 1, 2011. And lest you somehow think expansion is all over, today Notre Dame cancelled its much-anticipated Yankee Stadium game against Army, which would have been played in 2013. (The teams will still play there this fall.) Coincidence, or making room for a conference schedule? We'll see . . .

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