You must be too worried about the possible breakup of the Big 12. The Big Ten (Eleven) and the PAC-10 are looking at Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, and the big grandaddy of them all, Texas. Now the SEC is even considering what it will do. It sounds potentially huge, but no one is doing anything for sure yet.
As a Notre Dame alum, I've been following the news closely. I'm actually in the minority of Domers who wouldn't mind us joining the Big Ten. Would be good to build up our grad schools and research, and the money seems good. Plus, our Olympic sports would kick butt every year, even if our football program didn't.
"The Universe is the game of the self, which plays hide and seek forever and ever" - Alan Watts