Today in Texas History – October 10

From the Annals of College Football –   In 2011, Texas Christian University accepted an invitation to join the Big 12 Conference beginning on July 1, 2012.  TCU’s Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin on January 1, 2011 had re-established TCU as a worthy program after having been snubbed by the nascent Big 12 following the breakup of the Southwest Conference in 1996.  The Frogs were destined to wander among the walking dead of college football for 15 years going from the Western Athletic Conference to Conference USA to the Mountain West.  Along the way, the Horned Frogs picked up 7 c0nference championships (2 WAC, 1 C-USA and 4 MWC) to go with their 9 SWC championships.  It didn’t take the Frogs long to return to their winning ways among the bigger dogs – winning the B1g-12 in 2014 and capping it off with a 41-3 thumping of Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl.  Since rejoining the Big 12, TCU has played in 3 bowl games only losing a 1 point squeaker to Michigan State in 2012.

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