WHEREAS, the Chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) recommends that UNL submit an application for membership in the Big Ten Conference and, if approved, for association with its academic counterpart, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of the Big Ten Universities and the University of Chicago. This recommendation is forwarded to the Board of Regents with the endorsement and support of the President of the University of Nebraska.
WHEREAS, having considered the best interests of the University, and particularly programs in UNL athletics and advantages to academic programs and research, the Board of Regents has determined that the tangible and intangible benefits of UNL's membership with the Big Ten Conference and association with the CIC are very favorable and compelling.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska endorses, authorizes and supports UNL's application for membership in the Big Ten Conference, and if successful, association with its academic counterpart, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, and subject to the Big Ten Conference's acceptance and approval of UNL's membership application, the Board of Regents hereby fully authorizes the integration and membership of UNL into the Big Ten Conference effective and upon such terms and conditions as may be negotiated and approved by the UNL Chancellor.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the UNL Chancellor is hereby authorized to convey to the Big Ten Conference telecast and other related rights of UNL consistent with the requirements of membership in the Big Ten Conference.