Nebraska has confirmed today that they are leaving the Big 12 and are headed to the Big Ten. That moves seals the fate for the Big 12 as Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State are likely headed to the Pac 10. Texas A&M has not made its mind up and could be part of a package deal with Baylor to the SEC. If that happens the Pac 10 will approach either Utah or Kansas for the final spot.
Texas will make whatever move they are going to make official on Tuesday when the UT Board of Regents is scheduled to meet. The other schools will follow Texas once the Longhorns make their intentions official. Count on plenty of offers and counter-offers to be made between now and Tuesday as the Big Ten and SEC scramble to react to this weeks moves.
According to the Austin Statesman Texas A&M could now be on the clock.
A highly-placed official from a Big 12 school confirmed Friday that Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will join the Pac-10 Conference once formal offers are made to them, but said that Texas A&M officials remain on the fence between joining the Pac-10 or the SEC.
"The decision has been made," the official told the American-Statesman. "We’re bringing everybody to the Pac-10 but A&M."
The official said the Aggies have a 72-hour timetable to decide whether to accept the Pac-10’s offer. The official also said those formal offers could be made over the weekend.