Traditionalists are decrying the changes on the horizon in college football. The Big Ten is leading the way with an obvious path bent on expansion. The SEC and Pac 10 are waiting in the wings to pick over the carcass of the Big 12 after the Big 10 gets through with it. Waving the flag of tradition, some fans want things to stay the same. But the argument of tradition for tradition's sake is bunk. Just because the modern era of college football had a reasonably smooth period in the last half of the last century, does not mean college football has always been a stable establishment.

Before 1950, Nebraska faced 7 changes to the conferences that they were a part of. From 1907 to 1964 as the conference changed from the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association to the Big 8, the...

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