That future Nebraska vs. Oregon football game you were lusting after? Forget it.
The scheduling alliance in all sports between the Big Ten and the Pac-12 Conferences — ballyhooed as a brilliant move when announced last December — isn’t going to happen.
The commissioners of the two leagues revealed Friday that football scheduling had become too complicated for the alliance to work.
The Pac-12 wants to maintain a nine-game conference schedule. The Big Ten plays eight. With fewer nonconference scheduling windows, the Pac-12 decided the cooperative agreement was too limiting.
Regular-season football games between the leagues were to begin in 2017, but matchups in other sports were possible as early as the coming season.