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TCU to Big East? Then it can't be the 'Big East'

Posted on: September 28, 2010 8:10 pm

Posted by College Football Blog staff

CBS's Dennis Dodd passed along a report today that the Big East is showing some interest in TCU, of all schools. It's hardly a geographic fit, though Dodd rightly points out that DFW isn't exactly convenient for the Mountain West either.

But while we were dismayed in years past to see the Big Ten (and then the Big Twelve) keep their conference names the same despite their changing their membership numbers, at least then we understood; there's some precedent for using numbers as your brand name, after all. It happens.

Redefining the cardinal directions, however, is where we draw the line. If the Big East takes in TCU, then it can't be called the Big East anymore. We rolled our eyes when they moved west in 2005, but at least DePaul and Marquette are still east of the Mississippi. TCU, however, is a deal-breaker. Fortunately for the conference brass, however, we've compiled several more agreeable alternative names.

  • TCU and the Eight Dwarfs
  • Big Manifest Destiny
  • Big Pretty Much Whoever
  • Please Play Football With Us Notre Dame
  • Big East Southwest North
  • TCU's Annual Automatic BCS Bid
  • Big


Since: Oct 2, 2010
Posted on: October 2, 2010 7:59 am

TCU to Big East? Then it can't be the 'Big East'

BTW, TCU is working on National Championship #3

Since: Mar 30, 2008
Posted on: October 1, 2010 11:44 pm

TCU to Big East? Then it can't be the 'Big East'

I stopped reading when you said TCU has never played for a national championship.  You lost all credibility.

Since: Oct 1, 2010
Posted on: October 1, 2010 10:30 pm

TCU to Big East? Then it can't be the 'Big East'

Really?  Lets see TCU 1 National Championship and perhaps 2 depending upon which poll you prefer back in the Davey O'Bryan Days.  True the 60's and 70's were horrific but we did play in the Bluebonnet Bowl in the 84 and Independence Bowl in 94 before we hit our current run starting around 99.

Since: Sep 30, 2010
Posted on: September 30, 2010 4:52 pm

TCU to Big East? Then it can't be the 'Big East'


Since: Sep 30, 2010
Posted on: September 30, 2010 4:06 pm

TCU to Big East? Then it can't be the 'Big East'

Oh, one last thing, nice to see how you folks thing they would run through the conference, seeing as how from 1960-1999 they were never ranked and this coming from playing in conferences like the MWC and conference USA, but I will give them props that over the last ten years they have finished 7 times in the Top 25 (four times no higher then 19).  SO YOU ALL KNOW, WVU IS THE CLASS OF THE CONFERENCE, ALWAYS HAS BEEN AND ALWAYS WILL BE!!!!!!  TCU CAN'T EVEN PLAY TO THEIR PAST RECORD!!!!!!!

Since: Sep 30, 2010
Posted on: September 30, 2010 4:00 pm

TCU to Big East? Then it can't be the 'Big East'

WOW........seriously?  Now let me start off by saying that I have a lot of respect for TCU and I always have, BUT according to your NEW conference names and the success of TCU, lets hold up a minute.  #1:  TCU has never played for a national championship, the BE is all time with members now and past 7-4.  #2:  The BE since 2002 has had an average of at least 3 teams finish in the Top 25 six times teams has finished in the Top 10 (that is out of a conference that has only 8 teams in it).  Since the inception of the BCS system, the BE has won 1 national championship.  Since 2005 the BE has won 3 BCS games and lost 3 since the move of the other three teams.  AND, in 1999 the PAC 10 as of Nov 1, had no teams even in the Top 25, so how many of you were screaming for them to not to be an AQ for the BCS?  I am pretty sure none of you!!!  Yes the BE is having a horrible year right now and there is no denying that fact, but before you start tougting how TCU would walk through the BE, you better stop and thing again.  Oh and the last thing, historically the BE schedule strength is much tougher then the MWC or the WAC.  So before you start spouting info, better step back and look statiscally who's better.  Enough said.  PLEASE, LETS US NOT EVEN DISCUSS BASKETBALL!!!!!!

Since: Jun 14, 2010
Posted on: September 29, 2010 9:49 pm

TCU to Big East? Then it can't be the 'Big East'

just for fun... what does everyone think of these conferences:

ACC     &n
bsp;     &
 Big 12
Atlantic    &nb
sp;     &n
Boston Coll   Iowa St
Clemson    &nbs
p;  Kansas
Florida St      Kansas St
Maryland    &nb
sp; Missouri
N C. St    &
nbsp;    Oklaho
Wake For     Ok
l St
Coastal    &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;   South
Duke     &
Geo Tech       Memphis
Miami (FL)     S. Miss
N Carolina    &nb
Virginia    &nb
sp;    Texas AM
VirgTech    &nb
sp;  Texas Tech

Big East     &
nbsp;   Big Ten
;   East
U Conn     &
nbsp;  Illini
Marshall    &nb
sp;  Indiana
Pitt     &
   Ohio St
Rutgers    &nbs
p;   Penn St
Syracuse    &nb
sp;  Purdue
W. Virginia    Wis
;     West

Central FL     Iow
Cincinnati    &
nbsp; Michigan
E. Carolina    Mic
h St
Louisville    &
nbsp; Minnesota
Notre Dame   Nebraska
S Florida    &nbs
p;  Northwestern

;    MWC
East     &
;  East
UAB     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp;  Air Force
Houston    &nbs
p;    BYU
Lou Tech    Colorad
o St
Rice     &
  New Mexico
SMU     &n
bsp;     &
nbsp; TCU
;    Wyoming
West     &
; West
;Boise St
New Mex St    Fesno St
San jose St    Hawaii
Texas EP     &nb
sp; Nevada
     San Diego St
Utah St     &nb
sp;   UNLV

Pac 10     &nb
sp;     &n
bsp;   SEC
;     East
Colorado    &nb
sp;  Florida
;    Georgia
Oregon St      Kentucky
Wash     &
nbsp;     S. Carolina
Wash St     &nb
sp; Tennessee
Utah     &
;     &nbs
p; West
Arizona    &nbs
p;     Ala
Arizona St      Arkansas
California    &
nbsp;  Auburn
So Cal     &n
bsp;     LSU
Stanford    &nb
sp;   Miss
UCLA     &
Miss St

Major Indepenents

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: September 29, 2010 2:30 pm

TCU to Big East? Then it can't be the 'Big East'

Anyone saying that Cincy does not have any basketball history does not know basketball history.  Ever heard of Oscar Robertson?

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: September 29, 2010 12:00 am

TCU to Big East? Then it can't be the 'Big East'

Haha, Cincinnati doesn't have any BB history? What are you smoking?

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: September 28, 2010 11:59 pm

TCU to Big East? Then it can't be the 'Big East'

Well if you're going to change that, how about the WAC? How can the WESTERN Athletic Conference have Louisiana Tech as a member?

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