TCU won't have a spring game in 2012

New Big 12 member TCU doesn't traditionally hold a formal spring game, but instead holds a controlled scrimmage that is open to fans and media.

That's changing this year, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

TCU is doing away with the spring scrimmage for fans and moved the final scheduled practice to April 3. That practice, according to the report, will "likely be closed to fans and media."

Not a fan of that move.

TCU joins West Virginia as the new guys in the league, and with the Horned Frogs' proximity to lots of Big 12 fans in the metroplex, plenty of folks might have paid attention to a big spring event.

The stadium renovations are still under construction, but it would have been nice for fans to get a chance to see the team heading into its first year in the Big 12.

They'll have to wait until the fall.