TCU accepts invitation to Big 12 Conference

<p>TCU’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved Monday an invitation from the Big 12 to join the conference in all sports effective July 1, 2012.</p>

<p>TCU will join Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas Tech. All 10 institutions in the Big 12 will be in the Central time zone.</p>

<p>“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. “Over the past six years, TCU has seen unprecedented success in academics and athletics. </p>

<p>“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.”</p>

<p>Very exciting...I actually saw the news conference on the TCU 360 site...so happy for them...great move! Will be interesting to see if TCU acquires A&Ms schedule in the future. Perhaps TX vs TCU on Thanksgiving??</p>