Wrapping up the realignment news
June, 6, 2010
With the Big 12, Pac-10 and Big Ten holding their meetings this week, there has been plenty of news spilling out about potential landscape-changing realignment among some of the nation's most powerful conferences.
Among the developments Sunday:
* The Big 12 reportedly issued a deadline to Nebraska and Missouri to state their intentions about whether they intend to leave for the Big Ten.
* The Pac-10 presidents and chancellors gave commissioner Larry Scott the authority to expand the conference. No specific plans were embraced, and the only timeframe Scott discussed was to have something in place by the end of the year.
* The Big Ten didn't take any formal action on expansion but acknowledged that its timetable could be affected by what happens with other conferences.
And in case you missed Saturday's developments, Texas lawmakers reportedly are preparing to demand that Baylor be included instead of Colorado should the Pac-10 extend an invitation to six Big 12 teams -- including Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.