Texas Christian University has accepted to the Big East conference, effective at the start of the 2012-2013 academic year, according to reports citing sources close to the industry.
The Horned Frogs (12-0) are ranked No. 3 in the current BCS rankings and are guaranteed a BCS bowl. By adding TCU for the 2012-13 school year, the Horned Frogs would take “all of their data to their new league,” BCS spokesman Bill Hancock told FanHouse.
The current four-year evaluation period for the BCS concludes in December 2011, so TCU’s past BCS rankings – three consecutive top 11 BCS rankings, including this year – will transfer to the Big East since it joined the league before the 2012-13 school year.
So TCU won’t have to run the table for BCS consideration and the Big East actually gets a football school. This is a win-win for both parties. Oh, I guess it’s sort of a draw for women’s volleyball team and the like, who will be leaving sunny Texas for an annual pilgrimage to Storrs, Connecticut. Oh, I’d love to be working the TSA gate when those ladies roll into the airport. I’d give each of those girls a private screening, and then have the video shown in a movie theater with a few close friends. It would be a private screening of private screenings. Oh, you thought I was taking that joke somewhere else…