I don't have to work tomorrow, so I won't have any new posts until Friday. I was trying to think of a way that I could keep you entertained on days that I won't be posting, then I thought back to my favorite source of humor from ... well, ever.
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Recent reports have the Big East as the latest conference looking to expand, and the Horned Frogs of Texas Christian University seem to be the prize upon which the Big East has set its eyes.
The reasons for the Big East going after TCU seem to be clear:
- They're a competitive program from a non-BCS conference that could add to the Big East's relevance and credibility as an automatic BCS Bowl qualifier.
- Texas is a hotbed for college football recruiting, and the addition of TCU might give other Big East schools an opportunity at some of the best recruits in the country.
TCU certainly has the potential to be a big prize for the Big East, a conference in constant fear of college football irrelevance, or possible dissolution, if one of its wealthier regional counterparts came calling for any of its big-time programs - Syracuse, Pittsburgh, or Rutgers.
Bringing in a school like TCU has a lot of potential obstacles for the Big East, chief among which is the effect it will have on the conference's basketball schedule. Can the Big East afford to add another hoops program to its already enormous 16-team league?
The consensus answer to that question seems to be no. If TCU were to join, they'd probably have to find a conference home for the rest of their collegiate athletic programs - and something tells me that the Mountain West might not be waiting with open arms if they were to lose the revenue from TCU's football program.
Ultimately, TCU would be the best possible solution for the Big East - a competitive college football program with a strong recruiting base and a proven track record of success.
Unfortunately, I don't think its likely.
Besides the obvious travel issues with adding a university that's closer to Mexico City than New York City, TCU would be selling itself short if it committed to the Big East this year and then was forced to turn down offers from bigger, wealthier conferences in the near future. By biding its time, TCU would be in a good position to take advantage of Big 10, Big 12, or Pac 10 expansion and reap the financial rewards that come along with such membership.