Top 10 Reasons Nebraska Hates Texas: 10. Texas gets Steve Hatchell as new commissioner
October 31st, 2008| by Lost Lettermen
10. Texas gets Steve Hatchell as new commissioner
The two schools got off to a rocky start at the inception of the Big 12 conference in 1996. Nebraska was in the middle of winning three of the last four national championships and rightfully believed they would wield the most power in the new Big 12 conference. But Texas had other plans, beginning with demanding that old Southwest Conference commissioner Steve Hatchell be the new Big 12 commissioner. Nebraska wanted Kansas athletic director Bob Frederick. The Longhorns got their way, setting a dangerous precedent that has irked Nebraska fans since.