Omaha World - Herald, is that "an executive at a Big 12 school relayed that he expects Nebraska to become a member of the Big Ten as early as Friday."
Direct confirmation from Nebraska of a conference change for the Huskers wasn't immediately available. Sources at two other Big 12 schools told The World-Herald that their athletic directors have instructed them to be ready by week's end for a briefing on probable Big 12 changes.
Nebraska A.D. Tom Osborne offered implicit confirmation Tuesday night that the timetable on national conference realignment has been accelerated.
The dominoes are all in place, will they start to fall on Friday?
• John Canzano (who I don't always agree with) likes the idea of the Pac-16. His reasons include an expanded recruiting base, lucrative television contract and the positives gained from the strength of schedule. He closes his story with this:
The landscape of college football is changing, regardless of what the Pac-10 does. The answer for the conference can't be status quo.
Sixteen sounds sweet to me.