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TCU Joins Big 12 After Departure From Big East

It was about a week ago that we found out that TCU might be leaving the Big East (which they never actually got the opportunity to officially join) and opt to join the Big 12 instead. Now, according to Angela K. Brown of the AP, that move has been made official thanks to a unanimous vote by the School's board of trustees; and a pretty emotional one at that, apparently.

TCU's board of trustees unanimously voted Monday to accept the Big 12's invitation to join, a move athletic director Chris Del Conte compared to arriving at "the promised land" in the wake of the university's disappointments through the years. "This is living proof that dreams do come true," Del Conte said Monday night, fighting back tears. "We worked so hard to be here."

This is another huge blow to the Big East, and a pretty good sign for the Big 12 which were hurting themselves. This doesn't save the Conference, not by a long shot, but it does help. As for the Big East, this is another huge blow to a Conference that does not appear to have a very bright future.

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