(WICHITA, Kan) — It's official. As of 12:01 a.m. Sunday, TCU and West Virginia University are part of the Big 12 Conference.
At that same exact moment, founding Big 12 conference members Missouri and Texas A&M completed their move to the Southeastern Conference.
Sunday marks nearly seven months of preparation and in the case of WVU, a legal fight to separate from the Big East early.
"We are extremely proud to call TCU and West Virginia members of the Big 12 and welcome Horned Frog and Mountaineer students, faculty, staff and fans to the Conference," Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowslby said. "Both institutions bring with them academic and athletic credentials that advance the Conference's standing within intercollegiate athletics. I couldn't be more excited for the future of the Big 12 Conference."