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TCU to join Big 12 in 2012-13

Posted on: October 6, 2011 11:11 am
Edited on: October 6, 2011 4:27 pm
 

TCU will accept an invitation to join the Big 12 Conference for the 2012-13 school year, college football industry sources told CBSSports.com.

Multiple TCU sources told CBSSports.com "it's a done deal." 

TCU was scheduled to join the Big East on July 1, 2012, but instead will join the Big 12. By leaving the Big East before it officially became a member, the Horned Frogs will have to pay a $5 million exit fee but is not bound by the Big East’s 27-month requirement for notification.

TCU chancellor Victor J. Boschini told the Big East Thursday morning that the school has scheduled a board of regents meeting for later in the day.

The addition of TCU to the Big 12 replaces Texas A&M, which is headed to the SEC.

"We’re proud that TCU has been invited to join the Big 12," Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds said in a statement. "Their commitment to academics and success on the field make them an excellent fit. With a solid budget and strong financial support, they have been proactive at improving facilities. Their close proximity to all conference institutions makes for a comfortable travel situation."

The Big 12 still must determine if it wants 10 or 12 members. Tuesday, Missouri gave chancellor Brady Deaton the authority to pursue its options about joining another conference.

Sources told CBSSports.com that if Missouri stays in the Big 12, the league likely would stay at 10 schools, including TCU. However, if Missouri leaves for the SEC -- and the Birmingham News reported Missouri currently does not have unanimous support -- the Big 12 likely would add three more schools to get to 12. The leading candidates would be Louisville, BYU, West Virginia, Cincinnati and Tulane.

The loss of TCU is another blow to the Big East. The league also lost Pittsburgh and Syracuse to the ACC, but commissioner John Marinatto has said previously the Big East would make Pitt and Syracuse honor the 27-month exit agreement, meaning they couldn't join the ACC until 2014.

Without TCU, Pittsburgh and Syracuse, the remaining Big East football members are Louisville, West Virginia, Cincinnati, UConn, Rutgers and South Florida.

Comments

Since: May 2, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2011 8:26 pm
 

TCU to join Big 12 in 2012-13

Chris DelConte the TCU AD is the best in the business.  He is brilliant



Since: Oct 9, 2009
Posted on: October 6, 2011 5:47 pm
 

TCU to join Big 12 in 2012-13

Multiple TCU sources told CBSSports.com "it's a done deal."

Just like Texas to the Pac...




Since: Oct 6, 2011
Posted on: October 6, 2011 3:11 pm
 

TCU to join Big 12 in 2012-13

The Big 12 does not need or want byu. The whole we do not play on Sundays unless we are getting paid is bs, this goes for all of their sports and it makes everybody adjust to their rules.

BYU doesn't play on Sundays period.  It has nothing to do with "getting paid."

I'm a WVU graduate with experience at two other universities and I agree that the academics argument doesn't hold up.  I hope WVU does get invited to play in the Big 12.  I hope Missouri stays and BYU is added.    



Since: Oct 6, 2011
Posted on: October 6, 2011 2:58 pm
 

TCU to join Big 12 in 2012-13

As far as the comment about WVU not fitting academically with either the Big 10 or the ACC, that isn't accurate.  WVU has more Rhodes Scholars than any other land-grant institution in the country, and more than most of the Ivy League schools.  They have an excellent Engineering program and Business school, and recently appeared on a Top 100 List of Best Schools from US News & World Report.

Unfortunately, the reputation of the school hasn't caught up to the reputation of how good of a school that it actually is.



Since: Oct 6, 2011
Posted on: October 6, 2011 2:54 pm
 

TCU to join Big 12 in 2012-13

I'll have to correct you on this count.  WVU has more Rhodes Scholars than any other land-grant institution in the country, and more than most of the Ivy League schools.  They have a very good Engineering and Business Schools and recently appeared on a US News & Report top 100 list of best schools.  Unfortunately, the national reputation hasn't caught up with the facts and hurt by a stereotypical association with the state of WV.  It does fit academically.




Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: October 6, 2011 2:38 pm
 

TCU to join Big 12 in 2012-13

I would love to see the Houston Cougars get invited to the Big 12. The main reason they want is because Houston is a sleeping giant. If Houston was to be invited to a Major Conference like the big 12 many of the recruits That UT  is getting would stay right at home.


Their own sports radio station doesn'teven stay at home. Sports Radio 610. Home of the Texans, The Rockets. And the Longhorns. U of H will always be a stepchild in its own city when compared to UT.  



Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: October 6, 2011 2:21 pm
 

TCU to join Big 12 in 2012-13

Boise is not weak in the other sports.  They are top 25 in Tennis Men's & Women's, Top ten in Wrestling, they also have good Track and Women's swim Team. 


If you don't know then maybe you should not comment.  If you don't think they should join the Big12 than thats OK but don't make things up.
  



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: October 6, 2011 2:18 pm
 

TCU to join Big 12 in 2012-13

WVU academically doesn't fit with a lot of these schools either...that is what is keeping them out of the ACC and Big Ten.



Since: May 26, 2011
Posted on: October 6, 2011 1:58 pm
 

TCU to join Big 12 in 2012-13

Texas never lost too many recruits to A&M, why do you think they would lose any to Houston? 



Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: October 6, 2011 1:54 pm
 

TCU to join Big 12 in 2012-13

Was TCU supposed to be loyal to a conference that is going under ? They have no real tie to the conference, it was a bad move to start with, and the members who sold them on it, jumped at the chance to leave and get a larger pay out. They did what they had to do and it was the right move on many levels. 


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