- Created on Thursday, 06 October 2011 17:47
- Last Updated on Thursday, 16 May 2013 07:51
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The Big 12 Conference Leaders cleared the way Thursday to add TCU to a league that seemed ready to fall apart just a few weeks ago.
The Big 12‚Äôs presidents and chancellors authorized negotiations with the defending Rose Bowl champion.
TCU was planning to leave the Mountain West for the Big East next year for the Big East who recently lost Pittsburgh and Syracuse to the ACC.
TCU Chancellor Victor Boschini Jr. suggested a move to the Big 12 might be a better decision for his school, a former member of the old Southwest Conference that once included current Big 12 members Texas, Texas Tech and Baylor. It also included Texas A&M, which is leaving the Big 12 for the SEC next year.
‚ÄúThese discussions with the Big 12 have huge implications for TCU,‚ÄĚ Boschini said. ‚ÄúIt will allow us to return to old rivalries, something our fans and others have been advocating for years. As always, we must consider what‚Äôs 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.‚ÄĚ
Big East officials declined immediate comment.
We here at MVPTexas are excited and look forward to welcoming TCU to the Big 12 Conference.