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Omaha World-Herald: Signs say: Big Red in Big Ten

More and more signs point to the Big Red in the Big Ten.

Among those now reporting the deal as done are Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune, a well-known college football writer for the hometown paper of the Big Ten Conference.

The Tribune is reporting that Nebraska has been invited to apply for Big Ten membership, citing a source with ties to the conference's expansion talks.

In the parlance of big-time college athletics, such invites rarely are discussed unless a decision to accept the applicant already has been made.

Throughout the day, a host of other media outlets have reported that Nebraska has or will accept an offer to join the Big Ten. Among those offering unsourced reports to that effect Wednesday evening were the Houston Chronicle, the San Antonio Express-News and ESPN.com.

The University of Nebraska, for its part, says no decision can be made until its Board of Regents meets on Friday, issuing a statement early Wednesday evening to that effect.

via Omaha World-Herald