A young man from Nebraska found himself in the middle of a battle between the NCAA and the Pac-12 Network, which will soon be owned by the Big Ten.
This battle was over whether or not Nebraska could afford to have a bowl game in its backyard.
In order to do so, the school needed to pay an additional $10 million in revenue to the Pac.
The Pac has said the bowl games it provides to universities are not the right thing to do.
This was also the case in 2017 when the Pac sent a letter to Nebraska’s president.
“Nebraska is one of only four schools to have its bowl game relocated, the other schools are Oregon, USC and Oregon State,” the Pac stated in a letter sent to the Nebraska chancellor.
“However, we have a different relationship with Nebraska than with most of the other Pac-10 schools.”
This is why Nebraska is a very strong candidate for the Pac12 Network.
In the past year, Nebraska has had a bowl bid from the Pac, but that wasn’t enough to secure the Pac’s commitment.
It is now the Pac that is taking Nebraska to court.
On February 13, 2018, Nebraska’s chancellor, Dan Halter, wrote to Pac-13 commissioner Jim Moraes asking for clarification about the Pac Network’s intentions with the Huskers.
Morae, a former Pac-8 commissioner, replied, “We understand you have been involved in discussions with Nebraska and our league regarding our potential commitment to the Husker football program.
We understand you believe the Huskers best interests and football program deserve to have an opportunity to play in a bowl for a national championship.
Nebraska was in the market for a new bowl after a 5-7 season and a 3-7 bowl record, which the Huskies won with a 27-10 win over South Carolina. “
But we appreciate the opportunity to address the concerns raised by you.”
Nebraska was in the market for a new bowl after a 5-7 season and a 3-7 bowl record, which the Huskies won with a 27-10 win over South Carolina.
“We were hopeful that with a new conference the Husky football program could become the next Pac-7 or Pac-9 bowl team, but now that it has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA, the Pac has decided not to pursue a bowl berth,” Nebraska athletic director Jeff Brohm said in a statement.
“It is disappointing that the Pac will not have an option to bring a bowl to Nebraska in the future.
We are confident that we can come back to a bowl in the near future, but we must first be able to secure a new, affordable home location.”
It is important to note that Nebraska has not been in the Pac 12 since 2001 and the NCAA had a history of penalizing schools that are in the process of relocating.
“The NCAA is not against any sport,” Brohm told the Omaha World Herald.
“I would say that they do have a preference for the Big 10, but not all of the Big 12s.
But I am confident that there will be a bowl that will be appropriate for Nebraska.”
Nebraska’s bid for the PAC12 Network has been in limbo since March 1.
In March, Nebraska announced it was going to take a year to decide whether to make the move.
The Huskers hope to have their new bowl ready in time for the 2019 season.
The decision is expected to be made by May 1.