November 30, 2010
TCU to join Big East Conference
conference carousel continues to turn.
TCU announced that it will leave the Mountain
West Conference and become a member of the Big East Conference,
effective July 1, 2012.
While joining a BCS football conference is the
reason for the move, it affects all varsity sports for the
Horned Frogs, including baseball. TCU will now make conference
trips to Storrs, Conn., Queens, N.Y., and Piscataway, N.J.
TCU immediately becomes the top program among the
12 others in the Big East which have baseball, surpassing
Louisville and Connecticut. It parallels Nebraska’s move to the
Big Ten. The Cornhuskers made the decision based on football,
but baseball benefits by becoming the favorite in the
The Horned Frogs are 23-7 all-time in baseball
against teams currently in the Big East. TCU is 8-1 vs.
Cincinnati, 11-5 vs. Louisville, 2-1 vs. Notre Dame and 2-0 vs.
The Big East will now have 17 members. Those with
baseball include Cincinnati, Connecticut, Georgetown,
Louisville, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, St. John’s, Seton
Hall, South Florida, Villanova and West Virginia. The four Big
East schools that don’t have baseball are DePaul, Marquette,
Providence and Syracuse.