By David K.
Well here’s an expansion idea I never would have imagined. The Big East, who are considering options to shore up their conference after the last wave of expansion, is apparently looking at TCU as a potential conference member according to this New York Post story. The schools has been successful both academically and athletically, but geographically its a bit of a stretch. It wouldn’t be the first time the Big East pushed outside its main geographic region though, as the University of South Florida, who joined the Conference in 2005 is significantly seperated from the rest of the league. Access to Texas’s coveted recruiting might also entice the league.
Such a move would certainly help TCU’s BCS chances as a member of an AQ league, and would strike a significant blow to the Mountain West, who face some setback with the loss of Utah and BYU next season. By the time this all shakes out, who knows, Hawaii might end up being invited to the Big East!