So this was probably at least one of the Big 12's big Thursday announcements, right? It would be pretty great if the conference actually had two very important things to announce that were nowhere near as big as picking up the TCU Horned Frogs from the Big East.
The New York Times' Pete Thamel reports the Big East was notified Thursday morning of TCU's intent to leave for the Big 12. Thamel also reports that TCU has scheduled a board meeting and will likely make the announcement soon.
The Horned Frogs will have to pay a $5 million exit fee in order to nix their relocation to the Big East, but they won't be subject to the same 27-month waiting period that struck Syracuse and Pitt upon the announcement of their ACC jaunt. This is because TCU was never actually a Big East team. That's pretty sad.