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TCU, Big East Hoping Somebody Fills Them In On Conference Realignment News

One interesting subplot of the ACC raiding the Big East for the Syracuse Orange and Pittsburgh Panthers, which will also likely mean the West Virginia Mountaineers (and others, including non-football member Notre Dame) must look elsewhere, is what happens to the TCU Horned Frogs. They're not even in the conference yet, and they already have to worry about their future just as much as the rest of the Big East's schools (and the Big East itself*) do.

Joe Schad quoted TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte as saying, "There are earthquakes going on all around us. And we don't know when they'll settle." That's not a reference to rumblings caused by construction and demolition at TCU's stadium, which seems to occur every few days.

* And now for the amazing stuff: Big East commissioner John Marinatto has no idea what's going on and might find out the same time you do:

Marinatto said there is no conference rule to force a member to notify the commissioner it has applied to another conference.

"Out of courtesy, I'm sure they would, but there is no protocol," he said.

Reading that makes me feel pretty sad for the Big East.

For more, check TCU blog Frogs O' War and Big East Coast Bias.