A move by the Longhorns would likely mean the end of the Big 12. The league's other brand-name properties — Nebraska, Oklahoma and perhaps Missouri, Colorado and Texas A&M — would be swallowed up by other big conferences.
Teams like Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas State and Texas Tech would be left out and reduced to competing in a lower-level league.
Tim Stephens of the Orlando Sentinel breaks down the ground rules for superconference realignment, starting with Rule No. 1 — money.
He also examines motives behind any moves that might occur, including forgetting everything you know about "conventional wisdom." This is a brand-name game.