Osborne Says Move to Big 10 About Stability

CHICAGO (AP) _ Athletic director Tom Osborne says Nebraska

wasn't seeking riches or ducking competition when it decided to

bolt the Big 12 for the Big Ten.

He says the move was about stability.

The Big Ten had it and the Big 12 lacked it, so the Cornhuskers

are switching conferences.

They'll start play in the Big Ten next year, one of college

football's traditional powers joining a tradition-rich conference

that was trying to maintain solid footing in a shaky landscape.

Osborne said Monday that drew Nebraska, not the promise of more

money or anger toward the Big 12. He says there was “a lot of

uncertainty in the Big 12'' when the Big Ten invited Nebraska.