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Report: TCU accepts offer from Big East

Posted on: November 29, 2010 10:08 am
Edited on: November 29, 2010 10:18 am
Posted by Chip Patterson

After another release of the BCS standings moved us one step closer to an Oregon-Auburn national championship, TCU reportedly sealed the deal to make the jump to a BCS conference.  Brett McMurphy of AOL Fanhouse is reporting Monday that TCU has accepted an invitation to become an all-sports member of the Big East Conference.

TCU will join the league on July 1, 2012, and begin conference play in their new conference for the 2012-2013 school year.

For the Big East, the move comes just in time.  The current four-year evaluation period for the BCS ends in December 2011. While the Big East has not produced the contenders to warrant their AQ status in recent years, TCU's arrival will strengthen their prominence on paper significantly.  When the BCS heads get to crunching numbers, the Big East will get to report TCU's accomplishments (including their three Top 11 BCS finishes) along with the rest of the conference.  

For TCU, it is a perennial chance to arrive unaided in a BCS Bowl.  Not only does the Big East control an automatic bid to the Fiesta Bowl, but playing a full conference schedule against BCS AQ opponents should create a boost in the Horned Frogs' strength of schedule.  Many will argue that the current state of the Big East would not provide much of a boost, but the Horned Frogs will take their chances now with an automatic bid.  TCU also gets a huge boost by getting to add their other sports to an already massive conference in the Olympic sports.  While no one is expecting TCU to make an immediate play for the Big East basketball title, but playing in a league that garners so much more national attention will help raise the status of all of the Horned Frogs' sports teams.  


Since: Feb 20, 2009
Posted on: November 24, 2012 2:48 pm

Report: TCU accepts offer from Big East

It's definately a BA mascot!  Have you seen the Navy goat?  He's cool as hell.   Granted, a sheep he is not.  But I'd say close enough!

Since: Jun 11, 2009
Posted on: November 29, 2010 8:19 pm

Report: TCU accepts offer from Big East

Your 4th grade teacher called.  she wants the definition of irony back.

The Big Ten
The Big East
The Big 12

Since: Nov 14, 2010
Posted on: November 29, 2010 4:40 pm

Report: TCU accepts offer from Big East

Texas will not allow TCU in the Big XII.  Oklahoma would welcome TCU as a North Division Member.  But Texas calls the shots.

Since: Nov 29, 2010
Posted on: November 29, 2010 1:56 pm

Report: TCU accepts offer from Big East

You are correct on one count:  at the time the old SWC died, TCU had fallen from grace and lacked in financial support for the football program.  But the biggest part of THAT issue was the fact the NCAA had decided to make an example of the Frogs following an investigation into illegal financial support to athletes.  The program was well on its way back to respect and competitiveness in 1984, with a legitimate Heisman candidate in Kenneth "The Temple Tornado" Davis.  Jim Wacker had brought the program back to strength and progress and a spot in the old Bluebonnet Bowl against West Virginia.  Davis finished in the top 5 of the 1984 Heisman race and would have been the leading contender for the 1985 award, until the pay-to-play scandal was revealed.  The scandal was in fact revealed by TCU's Wacker, when Davis himself, confessed.  Wacker dismissed 7 from the team (including Davis), gutting the talent, but the NCAA slapped the school with the "Walking Death Penalty".  Over the next few years, they lost all tv revenues and some 40+ scholarships.  It took over a decade for the program to recover.  You may recall, SMU subsequently got the REAL death penalty, and their program was closed for 2 years.  It has taken them 30 years to fully recover.  Interestingly enough, Texas A & M was guilty of more serious violations than either TCU or SMU, but the big money politics of Texas sports, and the 'Water Gate-style legal defense' Jackie Sherrill commanded, kept their sorry asses out of the slinger.  In hind sight, the same power politics of the large state schools that killed the likes of TCU and SMU in the 1980s, is still in control TODAY!!!!!!!  Its long past the time to settle the debate, in an honest and balanced manner, ON THE FIELD!!!!!!!!!!  Bring 'em on!!!!!!!!  We're ready!!!!!

Since: Nov 29, 2010
Posted on: November 29, 2010 1:39 pm

Report: TCU accepts offer from Big East

What planet have YOU been on for the past decade?!?!?  Obviously, you are a supporter of the 'elite' AQ conferences that don't have the nads to confess to the cartel / anti-trust money grab that those conferences protect!!!  TCU would have JUMPED at the chance to join the 'Big 12' (soon to "Main 4 + Leftovers (Missouri, TT, Baylor, Iowa St, Kansas, K-State)", but the Pink Panties in Austin wouldn't allow it!!!
You talk about 'man up' as if you think the likes of TCU and Boise State have EVER shyed away from playing 'any one; any where; any time'.  Give me one solid reason why TU in Austin would prevent TCU from joining their league, and don't give me that standard BS about media markets.  Can you honestly tell me TU, A&M, OU and OSU keep Baylor and Iowa State around for the media ratings???  Its for the WIN and $$$$ (and TU couldn't even get one of those right this year!!!!!!!!!).  When TU holds the conference hostage and insists on a larger split of the $$$$$$$ while gutting the take by Baylor, Kansas, Iowa State and K-State, you have confirmed the profession of TU and the rest of the AQ conferences:  the oldest profession on the face of the globe:  WHORES! The Big East is a perfect justification for why the BSC (you can interpret the acronym) is a total scam.  They politic-ed their way into the cartel on the strength of basketball revenues, LONG before the Hokies, Hurricane and Eagles ever thought about jumping ship.  By what reasonable, objective measure does ANY of the Big East teams of 2010 deserve a BSC game???  NONE!!!!!!!!  If there was any REAL justice, Michigan State would have the Big East spot in one of the major bowls, and the Big East would get exactly what they deserve from the spoils of the BSC scam:  ZILCH!!!!!  NADA!!!!!!!! NOTHING!!!!!!!! And now YOU have the audacity to suggest TCU and Boise State (and therefore Nevada, Fresno State, etc) are unworthy and unwilling to 'man up' simply because they nolonger accept the role of indentured servants to the money-grabbing, facists of the cartel!!!!!  Crawl back into the hole you emerged from, or become a REAL college sports fan!!!!!!!  Support the break-up of the BSC now, before the IRS and anti-trust lawyers do it for you!!!!!!! 

Since: Dec 23, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2010 1:01 pm

Report: TCU accepts offer from Big East

you realize that at the time the Big 12 was formed Baylor was a better football program than TCU? The Big 12 was the death of Baylor football and would have killed TCU just the same. Baylor and TCU shared  the SWC in 1994. Baylor hal appearances in 3 of the 5 seasons previous to joining the Big 12. While TCU had only two bowl appearances in the previous 30 years before joining the MWC.

Since: Feb 11, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2010 12:44 pm

Report: TCU accepts offer from Big East

Best and most hilarious comment of all........

Since: Nov 24, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2010 11:29 am

Report: TCU accepts offer from Big East

Baylor hurt its own program by not commiting the $$$$ to be a viable program in the BIG 12. The only reason they made it in was two dimwited policiticans named Ann Richards and Bob Bullock. TCU would be fine in the BIG 12, UT does not want any competition thats why their lapdog Beebe keeps spewing garbage about TCU not bringing any new markets/revenue to the BIG 12, what again has Byalor or Iowa St brought to the party Don?   

Since: Dec 23, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2010 11:11 am

Report: TCU accepts offer from Big East

Navy uses a goat and Rhode Island is the Rams maybe they can fill your role....

Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2010 11:03 am

Report: TCU accepts offer from Big East

Cincinnati got their doors blown off by Florida in their BCS game and were ranked 8 at the end of the season behind teams from the SEC, Big 12, Big 10, MWC, and WAC. They had a good season, but the Big East in general year in and year out is not very good.

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