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Big 12 Conference Realignment: TCU To Join Big 12, Spurns Big East

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The TCU Horned Frogs, who just last year committed to join the Big East in 2012-13 have instead will committ to join the Big 12 next year, according to reports. TCU currently participates in Mountain West Conference athletics.

The Horned Frogs, who geographically align better with the Big 12, will replace the Texas A&M Aggies as the fourth Texas-based school in the conference.

If reports of an inevitable departure of the Missouri Tigers from the conference are true, TCU will be one of nine schools in the conference next season. Numerous reports circulating speculate that the BYU Cougars may be the next school to join the conference, which would keep the conference at ten schools next year, after the Texas A&M Aggies leave and assuming Mizzou follows.

Other schools the conference have reportedly been considering are Texas-based SMU Mustangs and Houston Cougars, as well as current Big East members West Virginia Mountaineers, Louisville Cardinals and Cincinnati Bearcats.

We'll continue to update you on all the conference realignment talk.