Closing the book on expansion ... maybe ...
The Trib (Dave Matter): Big 12 clarifies: No tiers
In essence, there will be no tiers, Commissioner Dan Beebe relayed through another Big 12 staff member. The league does not expect the current revenue distribution model to change under the new 10-team configuration. It would require a super majority of votes to change the model, eight of 10 schools, which is not a likely scenario once Nebraska and Colorado depart the league.
More Local Reactions
The Trib: Clearly, this is confusing
The Trib: Carrying the Big 12 banner
The Trib: Questions arise about concessions
The Trib: MU coaches relieved about last-minute deal
Chats and Q&A's
MUtigers.com: Mike Alden Q&A Session
The Trib: Chat with Dave Matter
Dallas Morning News: Chuck Carlton chat
Wrapping things up (until next time)...
SB Nation: Dan Beebe Is Not To Be Underestimated (Until Next Time)
Corn Nation: Chip Brown: Expansion's Edward R. Murrow or Austin's Baghdad Bob?
Double-T Nation: Conference Realignment Chronicles :: We All Got Played
Rock Chalk Talk: Big 12 Revenue Distributions
Team Speed Kills: Myths that need to be killed before the next round of conference realignment talks...
College Football Talk: Mizzou says they have no reason to apologize
KC Star: Perkins still has plenty to do as Big 12 begins rebuilding process
KC Star: Lew Perkins on realignment of Big 12 (Video)
KC Star: K-State fans happy with new Big 12
Daily Oklahoman: New Big 12 brings changes
Austin American-Statesman: Saving the Big 12, in their own words
Houston Chronicle: Big 12's coaches say they like equitable schedules
Senator Blutarsky: Myths and the War of Texan Aggression
Lost Lettermen: Big 12 vs SWC: How One Survived And The Other Failed In The Face Of Realignment
SB Nation: Jerry Jones to Big 12: You're Not Done Yet
This could be fun...
Omaha World-Herald: Big 12 may seek $15M from NU
Winners and losers
Pigskin Punditry (our boy D-Sing): Only One Winner in the Expansion Game
Dallas Morning News: Texas worked Big 12 chaos perfectly, and maybe we're better off
SI.com (Stewart Mandel): Larry Scott, Pac-10 not losers in expansion saga; more Mailbag
Big East Lives! Maybe!
The 'super conference': Defeated, but not dead
College Football Talk: Big East commish thanks Big 12 counterpart... with roses
Dr. Saturday: Big East commish thanks Beebe for (literally) rosy realignment results
Voodoo Five: The Big East Has Not Been Saved
Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician: Memphis, Central Florida To Big East "Highly Likely"
Big Ten still looms (someday)...
Indianapolis Business Journal: Big Ten isn't done growing
This really was good for Big 12 basketball
KC Star (Campus Corner): Mike Anderson Expanded Comments
Wall Street Journal: What the English Premier League Can Teach College Football
Mizzou Football Links
PowerMizzou: Decision nearing for Rockhurst's Dan Tapko?
Other Football Links
Tomahawk Nation: 2010 BCS Conference Recruiting (a wonderful amount of information here)
Mizzou Basketball Links
MUtigers.com: Mizzou's Mitchell Named to USA U18 Squad (well ... here's to hoping he's "Mizzou's" Mitchell ...)
KC Star: Former Missouri wrestler Ben Askren is doing professional mixed martial arts fighting