Nebraska Accepts Invitation, Officially Joins Big Ten Conference

The Big Ten has its 12th team.

According to the Omaha World-Herald, Nebraska has officially accepted an invitation to join the Big Ten Conference.

Two sources from conference offices said that Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany contacted BIg 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe on Friday morning to inform Beebe that Delany had officially invited Nebraska to join.

A source with direct knowledge of the situation said Nebraska accepted.

The Huskers are the second team to leave the Big 12, after Colorado's move to the Pac-10 on Thursday.

SB Nation's Nebraska blog, Corn Nation, has some very early reaction:

I'm in shock... We knew this was going to happen, yet now that it has, I'm not sure what to say, or at least anything that's different than what I've already said about it. 

There will be plenty of questions coming up, and we'll deal with them shortly. Probably the most important is - when do we start Big 10 play? 

In any case, Husker fans - we've joined the Big 10.

What now for the Big 12 conference? Perhaps Chip Brown already gave us that answer.

Several officials in the Big 12 South have said if Nebraska leaves the conference, the Big 12 is dead.

Expect plenty more on this at Corn Nation.

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