Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe drew a line in the sand, and now Nebraska, guided by the steady hand of Tom Osborne, is ready to cross it.
The Cornhuskers are expected to become a member of the Big Ten by Friday, according to a report by Lee Barfknecht of the Omaha World-Herald.
Sources at two other Big 12 schools told Barfknecht that their athletic directors have instructed them to be ready by week's end for a briefing on probable Big 12 changes. Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman is expected to address the topic with the Board of Regents at its Friday meeting in Lincoln.
"There's a lot of information we really don't have right now," Osborne said. "Hopefully we'll get these put together in the next few days."
Osborne also said the move has nothing to do with any grudge he or other Nebraska officials might have against Texas.
"This is not a case of reacting to any one school," Osborne said, "particularly Texas."