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West Virginia University to join Big 12

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

West Virginia University announced today it has settled a lawsuit with the Big East for an unspecified amount, clearing the way for the conference power Mountaineers to join the Big 12 in July in time for the fall football season. Continue Reading

Osborne: Move to Big Ten for stability

August 2, 2010 in The Daily Republic

CHICAGO (AP) Athletic director Tom Osborne insisted Nebraska wasn’t seeking riches or ducking competition when it decided to bolt the Big 12 for the Big Ten.
He said the move was about stability.
The Big Ten had it and the Big 12 lacked it, so the Cornhuskers are switching conferences. They’ll start play in the Big Ten next year, one of college football’s traditional powers joining a tradition-rich league that was trying to maintaining its footing in a shaky landscape.
“There was a lot of uncertainty in the Big 12,” Osborne said Monday at Big Ten media day. “We felt this was a stable league, that it was going to be here for a long time.”
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