TCU was left for dead more than a decade ago by longtime state rivals when the Big 12 formed from the Big 8 and the remains of the SWC. Since then, they've gone 1-10 in the WAC before catching momentum, escaped to Conference USA, battled into the Mountain West and briefly the Big East, won 10 games nine times since 2000 and even won a dadgum Rose Bowl. And as of midnight, they're officially right back at the power table again, officially members of the Big 12.
Here's the rundown of everything that happened at midnight:
- TCU and West Virginia to the Big 12.
- Missouri and Texas A&M to the SEC.
- Temple to the Big East.
- Fresno State, Hawai'i and Nevada to the Mountain West.
- UMass to the MAC.
- Texas-San Antonio and Texas State to the WAC.
- VCU and Butler to the A-10, for our hoopsybasket friends.
And here's some reaction!
- Frogs O' War kind of still can't believe this.
- Rock M Nation is gonna need to step up its trash talk.
- The Smoking Musket celebrates WVU's Big East exit via GIF, a specialty of theirs.
- Team Speed Kills says hello to the SEC's new guys.
- Oklahoma blog Crimson And Cream Machine does likewise.
- Burnt Orange Nation also welcomes the new guys, and finds time to notice Mizzou leaving, but you can forgive them for being distracted, what with all the attention Horns fans are still paying the departed A&M.