Now it’s official. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a member of the Big Ten Conference.
The Big Ten represents much more than a new group of teams with which we will compete; this new relationship, which includes our membership in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), is an enormous leap forward for UNL academics. The Big Ten is a historically prestigious and stable academic community of scholars and students, highly regarded in academic circles.
It may be surprising how an athletic conference helps fashion the way people perceive a university and a state, as well as how a university and a state perceives itself. To prospective faculty, students and businesses, and when we look in the mirror, we are a Big Ten university in a Big Ten state. Today, we celebrate this fact and the opportunities that come with it.
Tomorrow, it remains up to us to take full advantage of these new opportunities.
Chancellor Harvey Perlman
Here is a link to a short video that captures the exciting potential of our membership in the Big Ten and the CIC.
More details at: http://go.unl.edu/B1G