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July 02, 2012
Wendell Barnhouse is a nationally-known and respected columnist who has spent over 20 years covering collegiate athletics. He has reported from 25 Final Fours and more than three dozen bowl games and has written about the Big 12 and its schools since the conference's beginning. Barnhouse will be updating the Big 12 Insider on happenings and behind-the-scenes information about the conference.

David Ubben, The new Big 12 will be much, much tougher in football this season.

Kirk Bohls, Austin American Statesman: TCU and West Virginia will show up with their "guns blazing."

Chuck Carlton, Dallas Morning News: After 16 years and five conferences, TCU has completed its journey.

Berry Tramel, The Oklahoman: For this year at least, the Oklahoma-West Virginia the Big 12's marquee game in football.

For West Virginia, July 1 was a "historic day for the institution."

TCU celebrates officially joining the Big 12 with a count down and party at the Fort Worth Stockyards.

As a member of the Big 12, TCU hopes to benefit from increased media coverage as it improves its facilities.

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen thinks the Mountaineers will be a good fit in the Big 12.

After nearly two decades, TCU has recovered from "a kick in the guts."

Several national writers agree that adding TCU and West Virginia will make the Big 12 even stronger.

Here's a timeline on TCU's conference history.

Becoming members of the Big 12 means that TCU athletes will spend less time treveling which means more time in class.

Mitch Vingle, Charleston Gazette-Mail: West Virginia should be at home in the Big 12.

Legendary sportswriter and TCU alumnus Dan Jenkins on his hometown school joining the Big 12: "What's not to like?"


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