Big 12 to invite TCU to join conference - Article Photos 1/1

This Jan. 1, 2011 file photo shows TCU head coach Gary Patterson holding up the Rose Bowl Trophy after defeating Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game, in Pasadena, Calif. People with knowledge of the decision say Big 12 leaders have agreed to invite TCU to join the fractured league as early as the 2012 football season. The offer to TCU will be extended sometime in the next few days, according to two people with ties to the Big 12. The people spoke only on condition of anonymity because the league has not announced the decision. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)