According to David Uben from ESPN, the Big 12 would not send officials to LIncoln for today's game to hand off the Big 12 North championship trophy due to "safety concerns". I'm not sure how much truth there is to this but I am quickly becoming a believer of this conspiracy theory that Dan Beebe is against the Huskers due to their move to the Big Ten. I've tried to stay level headed on this theory and dismiss the talk but everything is adding up to equal a distaste for my beloved Huskers by the Big 12.
I don't know if this has been a problem from the inception of the Big 12 or if the 2009 Big 12 championship game was the flame to light this fire but I can't see Nebraska fans going so far as to sending threatening emails to the Big 12 offices. I know we may sometimes bitch and complain and get up in arms out of frustration when the Huskers aren't playing so well but sending threatening emails is a whole other ball game. I really think this is a jab from the Big 12 to tarnish our conference achievement today.
No matter their intention, I hope Pelini can use this some how as a motivator for next week's game in Dallas. I have my fears of a rematch against Oklahoma State but no matter who makes it to the game next week to play Nebraska, I think we'll be ready for them.