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TCU and the Big 12 make it official

Posted on: October 10, 2011 7:42 pm
Edited on: October 10, 2011 8:51 pm

Posted by Tom Fornelli

While we've known it was going to happen for nearly a week now, the Big 12 and TCU made things official on Monday, announcing that TCU would join the conference and replace the soon-to-depart Texas A&M.

“Joining the Big 12 connects us not only to schools with whom we share a rich tradition in sports, but also to schools committed to academic excellence,” TCU Chancellor Victor J. Boschini Jr. said in a release. “Over the past six years, TCU has seen unprecedented success in academics and athletics.  Participating in this conference allows us to strengthen the core of the TCU experience, which includes providing students with major opportunities in a personalized environment. It is very much in line with our overall goal to create a world-class university.” 

“We are excited to add TCU to our lineup of prestigious members,” said Big 12 Interim Commissioner Chuck Neinas.  “Not only do they bring an excellent football program to our Conference, but numerous other programs that have been successful on a national level as well.”

TCU will officially become a member of the Big 12 on July 1, 2012 and be the conference's tenth member. Of course, that could change by the time July 2012 gets here, as nobody is really sure what Missouri plans on doing before then. Should Missouri leave the Big 12 for the SEC, then odds are that TCU won't be the only school joining the Big 12 when next July gets here.
Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Nov 13, 2006
Posted on: October 13, 2011 10:18 am

TCU and the Big 12 make it official

I agree that San Diego State would be a better choice than BYU. For starters they are a team that actually wants to be part of the Big 12 unlike for Missouri who really wants out. I would rather have members of the conference be members that want in instead of members who don't really care to be in and San Diego State fits that bill and if they got the invitation from the Big 12 they gladly accept. San Diego State may be a middle of the road program but the move to the Big 12 would benefit them because they be able to benefit in larger share of revenue from the television contracts and also benefit from being in a more prestigious conference that will help with their recruiting thus increase the level off play at San Diego State. San Diego State also brings in large market for television audience which will help the Big 12 get a bigger geographic footprint and also because San Diego State is in Pac 12 country this gives the Big 12 some leverage in competing against the Pac 12 for for recruits for their athletic programs with the addition of San Diego State.

Since: Oct 12, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 6:39 am

TCU and the Big 12 make it official

Welcome to the Big 12 Conference!!

Since: Dec 23, 2008
Posted on: October 13, 2011 2:55 am

TCU and the Big 12 make it official

The reason i feel 16 teams is the number is because you get two 8 team divisions which allows for 7 conferance games, 4 non-conferance games, and a conferance championship.  Teams would never play teams from the other division except in a title game. This makes a ton of sense if the Big 12 were to scoop up members of the Big East in that travel would remain the same as it always was. The big east schools would play each other and the big 12 would play each other.  In basketball, you would have 14 divisional games and 8 against the other side for 22 of the 30 game schedule.  With a 14 team division you only have 6 conferance games in division and you have to come up with a stupid rotation of the other 7. 

Since: Sep 10, 2009
Posted on: October 12, 2011 4:55 am

TCU and the Big 12 make it official

You need to have some thicker skin sensitive bunny. The guy said nothing out of line. Call him an antichristian, they are religious schools no way to argue that point. I might add that Baylor in the Big 12 is a Baptist University.

Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: October 11, 2011 7:32 pm

TCU and the Big 12 make it official

Does TCU ever have a BB team? I could look at their team page but... Pretty sure a school having ties to a certain religion isn't an issue in the conference realignment, as long as they produce FB revenue bring on, seems to be the commisioners only concern and of course they get to be on TV and important too. At one point the 3 front runners i was hearing was TCU, BYU, and ND to extend invites too so if anything you'd think they want religious schools. ND will not join the Big XII no chance no way, they won't even join the mighty Big Ten network for an extra buck or two. The money is going to stay about the same anyway is the funny part, you have the same schools trying to produce revenue just like they've always done. Less conferences and less conference championship games and tournaments can't produce more revenue or can inviting more schools to share the pie. These old farts just like the power trip of all this crap and years from now we'll realize nothing has really changed with these programs other then they're playing different teams without the rivalries.  I know from my point of view that i'm more concerned with tradition and rivals then getting 80 million is sports revenue instead of 77 million. The Big XII needs to give MU a deadline and make up there dumarses, show us MO i know this is about the most relevance your athletic dept has had on the national stage but make a dam decision.

Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: October 11, 2011 6:45 pm

TCU and the Big 12 make it official




... at the Big East.  

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 11, 2011 1:46 pm

TCU and the Big 12 make it official

Yeah, you gotta watch those "religious" schools. I'm sure if Notre Dame wanted to be in the Big 12, we couldn't approve such a "religious" school. I'm glad getting a team like Texas Christian University will help us avoid those "religious" schools. Maybe you shoulda spent more time studying, and less time at Eskimo Joes, huh? You anti-christians amaze me.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 11, 2011 1:39 pm

TCU and the Big 12 make it official

If we're going to expand, let's get Louisville and West Virginia. West Virginia would be great competition in both football and basketball, and I would like to see Huggy Bear play at Allen field House. Louisville is great for hoops as well. Their football program needs some work- maybe a jump to the Big 12 would help them recruit. Let's get those two, and then we line up either San Diego State, or BYU, and go tell Missouri they can go pound sand.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 11, 2011 1:31 pm

TCU and the Big 12 make it official

TCU's college basketball team is a joke. They instantly will go from the bottom of the Mountain West to the bottom of the Big 12.

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