As we await the official announcement of TCU becoming the 17th Big East member (the press conference will be held at 2 p.m. ET), here are some facts to help you get to know your new conference brother/rival:
TCU Horned Frogs
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Colors: Purple and White
Stadium: Amon G. Carter Stadium (capacity: 44,358)
First year of football: 1896
2010 average home attendance: 42,466
Head coach/record: Gary Patterson/97-28
Previous conference affiliations: Southwest (1923-95), WAC (1996-2000), Conference USA (2001-04), Mountain West (2005-2012).
Most famous players: LaDainian Tomlinson (1997-2000); Davey O'Brien (1936-38); Johnny Vaught (1934-36); Sam Baugh (1934-36); Jim Swink (1954-56); Bob Lilly (1958-60); Kenneth Davis (1982-85).
Major bowl history: 2010 Fiesta Bowl (lost to Boise State); 1959 Cotton Bowl (tied Air Force); 1957 Cotton Bowl (beat Syracuse); 1956 Cotton Bowl (lost to Mississippi); 1952 Cotton Bowl (lost to Kentucky); 1945 Cotton Bowl (lost to Oklahoma A&M); 1942 Orange Bowl (lost to Georgia); 1939 Sugar Bowl (beat Carnegie Tech); 1937 Cotton Bowl (beat Marquette); 1936 Sugar Bowl (beat LSU).
National championships claimed: 1935, 1938
First-team All-Americans: 41
Conference titles: 17 (Mountain West champions in 2005, 2009 and 2010).
Most successful coaches: Dutch Meyer (109-79-13 from 1934-52); Abe Martin (74-64-7 from 1967-70); Dennis Franchione (25-10 from 1998-2000) and Patterson.
Top 10 finishes since 2005: Four
Current regular-season winning streak: 25 games
Current players on NFL rosters: 12
Key rivals: SMU, Baylor, Texas Tech, Utah, BYU.
A $105 million stadium enhancement is underway and scheduled to be completed in 2012.
TCU's enrollment includes 3,965 male students, meaning football players make up 3.2 percent of all male students at the school.
TCU's endowment ranks among the top 60 colleges in the country
The Horned Frog became the school mascot in 1897. The school was known as AddRan Christian University until it was renamed TCU in 1902.
Famous alumni include CBS news anchor Bob Schieffer and legendary sportswriter Dan Jenins.