If the Nebraska football team is going to be joined in the Big Ten by an ACC squad, that move will have to happen before a fast-approaching deadline.
Now that the Pac-12 is basically dead, quite a few college sports eyes are turning toward the ACC. Right after Colorado jumped from the Pac-12 to the Big 12, there was quite a bit of talk that Florida State and Clemson might be looking to make a move.
Some believed the Seminoles and Tigers might be SEC bound. Others believed they might be headed to the Big Ten. So far, no one from their conference has announced they’re shifting alliances. The clock is ticking. It’s not a situation where this sort of thing can really drag out into the regular season, which of course is a good thing.
Clemson site Rubbing The Rock recently laid out exactly how long the Tigers, Seminoles or anyone else in the ACC has to make it clear they want to jump to the Big Ten, Big12 or any other conference. So how much time do they have? Nine days.
Under the current Atlantic Coast Conference agreement, any team that might want to join Nebraska football in the Big Ten or Alabama in the SEC for the 2024 campaign they need to inform the ACC by August 15.
Nebraska football about to have new rivals?
There are a couple of reasons why it seems unlikely that at this point, the ACC is going to have anyone meeting that deadline. For one thing, it feels like the Big Ten is done adding teams at this point.
Yes, there was a time not long ago when Commissioner Tony Petitti claimed they weren’t looking to add anyone at all this year. Then Colorado bolted the Pac-12 and all hell broke loose. The Big Ten and the Big 12 both felt as though they had to add some more teams.
While there has been talk about FSU following suit, it feels like realignment has calmed back down. But Nebraska football fans still have over a week to find out if there will be any new rivals. Things can and have changed quickly so far.