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Nebraska Denies Accepting Invite To Big Ten

Predictably, Nebraska officials are denying that they've accepted an invitation to the Big Ten, according to a statement posted on their website.

"A report being circulated this afternoon among sports media stating that the University of Nebraska Board of Regents 'met informally' today and have 'agreed to move to the Big Ten' is not accurate. Members of the Board's executive committee met via conference call to discuss the agenda for Friday's meeting. Such meetings routinely take place prior to Board meetings. At its meeting on Friday, the Board will be briefed on UNL athletic conference alignment and consider a resolution. No action was taken during today's conference call, and none will be taken prior to Friday's meeting."

"First of all, there are several factual errors. No. 1, there’s been no vote by the board at all. No. 2, as I understand it, there are no invitations that are extended. You decide if you wish to make an application and then they react to your application.

"And I heard that there were reports that Tom Osborne had advised all of his staff that it was a done deal. You can talk to Tom and see what his comment is. I would be immensely surprised if that was the case, because as I said there’s been no vote by the board and no formal decision.”

"No action was taken during today's conference call, and none will be taken prior to Friday's meeting"....and no one said action had been taken. The report was that the Regents had discussed and the feeling coming out of the meeting was that they would move to the Big Ten.

Then the report goes on to refute that "there are no invitations" and "there's been not vote by the board"....again, that's not what the reports are stating. Nebraska is issuing denials to itself.

You know something's fishy when Nebraska won't address the real scope of the reports instead issuing non-denial denials.