According to Orangebloods.com, the Nebraska Cornhuskers have informally accepted an offer to join the Big Ten Conference.
The Cornhuskers were one of the more obvious choices to join the Big Ten due to their Midwestern location, and according to a number of Big 12 South sources, Nebraska was the linchpin keeping their now apparently former conference together.
A number of teams are set to follow the Cornhuskers, especially if the Big is indeed dead.
Here are the five schools most likely to follow Nebraska.
Missouri was one of two other schools that failed to commit to staying with the Big 12 in the future, and the Tigers seem like a perfect fit for the Big Ten.
Missouri is in the regional heart of Big Ten country, and the "Border War" between the Tigers and Illinois is already a fixture on the Mizzou schedule in both football and basketball.
If Nebraska moves to the Big Ten, that would put two of Missouri's biggest rivals in the Midwestern conference, and it would make it a near certainty that Missouri follows suit.
Iowa State also sits in the middle of Big Ten country, and a move to the expanding conference would seem to make a ton of sense for the Cyclone program for many of the same reasons as Missouri.
Iowa State also has annual dates scheduled against a rival in the Big Ten, with yearly football and basketball face-offs against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Iowa State also lies closer to the Big Ten region than any Big 12 team except Missouri.
The Cyclones already battle a lot of Big Ten schools for their recruiting class each year, so a move to play them on the field and the court each season seems like the logical next step.
With one of the country's most storied basketball programs, it's hard to imagine that the Jayhawks will be left in the dust in the midst of all these expansions.
If the Big 12 goes down, and all signs seem to indicate that it most definitely will, the Big Ten should jump at the chance to add the power of KU basketball, as well as its improving football program to its ranks.
Too far from the Pac-10 and the Big East (though some say the Big East knows no bounds), Kansas will be a perfect fit for the Big Ten if the Big 12 falls apart.
The Big Ten sorely lacks a presence in the New York media market, and the addition of Syracuse would expand the potential reach of the Big Ten Network.
What Syracuse lacks in football prowess, it more than makes up for with its basketball program; which, along with the potential addition of Kansas, would give the Big Ten a formidable contingent of hardwood programs.
Though it would leave arguably the nation's best basketball conference in the Big East, the Orange wouldn't experience much of a drop off by joining the likes of the Jayhawks, Ohio State, Illinois, and Michigan State in the new Big Ten.
Like their in-state rival Jayhawks, Kansas State would have essentially nowhere else to go if the Big 12 goes down.
The Wildcats don't bring traditional success in either football or basketball, although basketball has been on the rise recently in Manhattan. But what could end up getting K-State a bid to join the Big Ten is what some perceive as a package deal with Kansas.
If that is what it comes down to, the Big Ten will surely take the mediocre Wildcats programs in exchange for one of college basketball's strongest programs.