Big 12 Making Last Stand

ESPN reported on Sunday that the Big 12 is making a final stand by trying to convince Texas and other schools looking to leave the conference to stay in the conference which would now be reduced to 10 teams. Such a move would all but kill any talk of Notre Dame having to abandon it’s long standing independence in the near future.

Beebe (Big 12 Commissioner) has been told the loss earlier this week of Nebraska to the Big Ten and Colorado to the Pac-10 could diminish the value of the Big 12 by as little as 8 to 10 percent.

Beebe is stressing the value of sharing revenue with fewer schools and collecting and distributing the departure penalties of Nebraska and Colorado, the source said.