TCU will join the Big East in all sports beginning July 1, 2012, according to numerous news outlets. TCU continues its nomadic conference hopping, and will likely be a major football force in the Big East for the foreseeable future. The school has scheduled a press conference for 12 PM MST today, noting the topic is "a major announcement involving the TCU athletics program."
This is yet another blow to the Mountain West, which has seen its three best programs leave over the past six months. Look for the MWC to increase its courting of Hawaii football as it begins to look more and more like the WAC.