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The Big 12 Lives - But Still Has a Texas Problem

Discussion in 'CU Buffs Newsroom' started by absinthe, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    With bluffs and threats and proverbially shaking fists, Texas tried to bully the Big 12 South into bending to its will and heading to the Pac-10. Or so it seemed.

    Master! The Big 12! It’s alive!

    It’ll be Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne who inadvertently helped save the league. His refusal to play the “UT says” game - and his keen understanding of just how awry “Pac-16” travel schedules could get - was the lone stumbling block in the plan of Texas President Bill Powers, a California-Berkeley graduate - to send Dust Bowl football on the last train for the coast.
    That stumbling block bought some key people - whom ESPN says you’ll never know- enough time to cobble together a weird, long-term TV deal - that, as of this hour, has remained oddly secret - that satisfied UT enough to make the Horns’ final demands to the Pac-10 utterly unreasonable.
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    http://nebraska.statepaper.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2010/06/14/4c16f930c2b32
     
  2. boulder77

    boulder77 Certified Organic Club Member

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    Wow!! Hate to agree with any rag published in Nebraska, but this one is spot on. Praise all that is holy that CU moved out when they had the chance, 'cause the old neighborhood is deteriorating at an alarming pace.
     
  3. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    tell me about it, this much agreeing with the corn is starting to make me batty.
     

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