Big East drops lawsuit against TCU
TCU backed out of deal, joined Big 12
In the same week in which Syracuse and Pittsburgh were allowed to leave early for the ACC, the Big East reportedly has dropped its lawsuit against TCU on Wednesday.
The Big East had filed a lawsuit last November against Texas Christian University when the Fort Worth school backed out of deal to join the Big East Conference. TCU changed course when it was offered a chance to join the Big 12.
Bloomberg News, which reported the Big East's decision to drop the lawsuit, said league attorney, Benjamin Block gave no reason for dropping the lawsuit. TCU officials were unavailable for comment.
On Monday and Wednesday, respectively, Syracuse University and the University of Pittsburgh agreed to pay the Big East $7.5 million each to leave a year early -- July 1, 2013 -- for membership in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
TCU officials balked at the Big East membership last October when the school was asked to join the Big 12, which includes regional rivals Texas, Texas Tech and Baylor. TCU begins its membership in all sports this fall.