Today there was some surprising and breaking news coming out the Big XII, the Presidents of the remaining 8, minus Missouri had decided to vote to approve an invitation to Texas Christian University, or TCU as they commonly go by. This was met with a resounding cheer from TCU fans and supporters on twitter and Facebook. But this wasn’t only popular in Fort Worth; this decision was popular around the Big XII as a whole.
This move into the Big XII is an exciting move for the Horned Frogs, and it makes more sense in the end than a move to a distant Big East. This is very exciting for fans in the region because this will resume some former rivalries that haven’t been played since the collapse of the old Southwest Conference. But this also will add some much needed muscle to what looked to be a weakening Big XII.
TCU released this statement shortly after the news started breaking, “These discussions with the Big 12 have huge implications for TCU. It will allow us to return to old rivalries, something our fans and others have been advocating for many years. As always, we must consider what’s best for TCU and our student-athletes in this ever-changing landscape of collegiate athletics. We look forward to continuing these discussions with the Big 12.” Reading into what was said here, it pretty much sounds like the Frogs are ready to accept the invitation once it is extended.
This move by the Big XII will make it more attractive to other teams that it hopes to lure into the conference. Hopefully this will spark a revival of the conference and signal a return to prominence in the near future.
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