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Report: Nebraska could join Big Ten by Friday

Just hours after 5k speed-walker John Taylor mentioned that Nebraska legend Tom Osborne was tired of all the Cornhuskers’ conference speculation, there’s a report that says he’s ready to do something about it.

The Omaha World-Herald released an exclusive report that cites an anonymous Big 12 executive, who says that Nebraska could become a member of the Big Ten as early as Friday. While nobody in the Nebraska administration will address this report, it does add another layer to Osbourne’s comments tonight that the timetable on conference realignment has been rapidly accelerated.

“I think before long -- I don’t know exactly what the time frame is -- we’ll be able to put this to bed,” Osborne said, “because I’m getting tired of it. Hopefully we’ll get these put together in the next few days.”

There have been quite a few anonymous sources over the past few weeks that have caused more harm than good, but if the World-Herald is correct, Nebraska could be the first of the big dominoes to fall, finally giving way to the potential brave new world that could transform college football.

Your move, Pac-10.