change bad for basketball
will make recruiting difficult in C-USA
The tidal wave
caused by the University of Miami and Virginia Tech leaving the Big
East conference and moving to the Atlantic Coast Conference has hit
If youve been hiding under a rock, then you dont know
that Louisville and Cincinnati will be leaving Conference USA for
greener pastures in the Big East, leaving TCU, yet again, in a drowning
Everyone worries about what this will do to the football team. How
does it affect their strength of schedule now? Who is coming in to
C-USA now? Questions pile up without a clear answer in reasonable
Everyone wants the football team to move in hopes of getting into
a Bowl Championship Conference. But dont hold your breath, you
wont be seeing TCU accepts invite to Big-12 anytime
soon in the papers.
Everyone worries about the football team. But we neglect to realize
that it will be the basketball teams that will be hurt the most by
these moves. Louisville, Cincinnati and Marquette are three of the
premier basketball schools in C-USA. Without them, the conference
and the schools in the conference lose a certain flare.
There is something special about getting a chance to go up against
the powerhouse schools like Cincy that players will miss out on now.
Potential recruits wont listen to you if you tell them they
get a chance to play Rice, SMU or Marshall in basketball rather than
Cincinnatti, Marquette or even DePaul.
That is where TCU will feel the biggest hit. TCU football will be
TCU football regardless of what conference they are playing in. As
long as they continue to win, players will continue to come here to
play football. TCU basketball, on the other hand, needs all the help
it can get.