Before there was a Bowl Championship Series, TCU spent almost 75 years in one of college football's original heavy-hitting leagues, the old Southwest Conference. The geography doesn't make as much sense this time, but still, after a three-conference tour of the mid-major wilderness over the last decade-and-a-half, the Horned Frogs are going back to the big-time, sort of.
The university will officially announce its defection to the Big East in all sports this afternoon, per AOL FanHouse's Brett McMurphy. (The Associated Press backs him up.) A press conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. Eastern. The move is expected to take effect for the 2012 season.