As soon as many college football fans hear that TCU has joined the Big East, their initial reaction will be something along the lines of “A Texas team in the Big East? That’s crazy.” The Big East is headquartered in Providence, RI, a mere 1550 miles from Fort Worth, Texas where the Horned Frogs call home.
Here are the distances from Fort Worth to the eight Big East football schools:
Connecticut – 1486 miles
West Virginia – 1078 miles
Pittsburgh – 1098 miles
Syracuse – 1352 miles
South Florida – 945 miles
Louisville – 755 miles
Cincinnati – 842 miles
Rutgers – 1391 miles
The away games for the Horned Frogs certainly won’t be short trips. Hopefully the school has signed up for some frequent flier programs.
By contrast, Penn State’s furthest Big Ten opponent (beginning in 2011) is Nebraska. The distance between Lincoln and State College is 982 miles.