Boise State wasn’t the only program making conference realignment news last night. They were, however, the only ones doing so in the 11th hour.
The other officially official moves at 12 a.m.? TCU and West Virginia became the ninth and 10th members of the Big 12 while former Big 12 occupants Missouri and Texas A&M joined the SEC as the league’s 13th and 14th members.
There’s plenty of work for all four programs to do once football season rolls around — there’s work on our end too as we’ll now be bugging the WordPress folks to, once again, shuffle the contents of our Categories block — but this weekend was about celebrating. Here’s how it all went down:
- Hundreds gathered in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards located just a few miles from the TCU campus to watch a fireworks show and welcome the Frogs to the Big 12.
- WVU will celebrate the move Sunday evening in Morgantown with, appropriately enough, a cookout. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby will be on hand.
- Mizzou and Texas A&M were a little more low key, but the SEC Digital Network has welcome pages for each program. Here’s Missouri’s and Texas A&M’s.
- Here are some more links on realignment coverage with features on A&M, TCU, Mizzou and WVU.