This is the story that has Card Nation all riled up.
And two Big East schools could be squarely in the Big 12’s sights: TCU, which isn’t scheduled to join the Big East until next year, and Louisville.
Geographically, TCU makes the most sense, but Texas’ long-standing opposition to adding the Horned Frogs could turn the Big 12 toward Louisville. The league already has a strong presence in the state of Texas (with Texas, Baylor and Texas Tech) and could extend its conference footprint by adding Louisville.
Orangebloods.com, a website that covers Texas and the Big 12, reported TCU "tops the list to be No. 10," according to their sources.
But a leading college official with working knowledge of the situation said: "Texas does not want TCU because TCU gives the Big 12 nothing they don’t already have and sharing money with a school that adds no value makes no sense."
He requested anonymity because he is not authorized to speak on behalf of either side.
A Big 12 official, meanwhile, confirmed that Louisville could be a target "once the Big 12 gets its house in order." He could not speak on the record because the league hasn’t officially decided on its next course of action.