TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte has been unavailable for comment since Tuesday afternoon when a story in the New York Post cited unnamed Big East sources as eying TCU as a future member school. Del Conte, who is in New York meeting with Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson, did issue a statement through the TCU sports information office.
"TCU is a proud member of the Mountain West Conference," Del Conte said in the statement. "During this period of an ever-changing landscape in collegiate athletics, there has been speculation on future conference affiliation for TCU. Our policy has always been and will remain to not respond to rumors. As part of serving our student-athletes and coaches, we can assure everyone that our No. 1 priority is to always protect TCU's best interests."
The exact nature of Del Conte's meeting with Thompson and why it's in New York is unknown.
-- Stefan Stevenson