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    Why was Baylor selected instead of TCU

    when teams were added to the Big 12 from the SWC?


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    Re: Why was Baylor selected instead of TCU

    TCU was pretty irrelevant from about 1960-1990. They started turning it around pretty much when the Big 12 ground work was being laid. I'm not sure if their lack of success during that period played a factor but they were pretty bad.



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    Re: Why was Baylor selected instead of TCU

    1) private school, that way finances for the conference can be kept private

    2) Texas governor wanted Baylor in the conference.



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    Re: Why was Baylor selected instead of TCU

    That 2nd reason chadm is the main reason.



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    Re: Why was Baylor selected instead of TCU

    Ann Richards. Plain and simple.


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    Re: Why was Baylor selected instead of TCU

    TCU also has one of, if not the lowest, number of students for Division I schools.


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    Re: Why was Baylor selected instead of TCU

    baylor has enrollment of 13k... what does TCU have?



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    Re: Why was Baylor selected instead of TCU

    Quote Originally Posted by dualthreat View Post
    baylor has enrollment of 13k... what does TCU have?
    About 9k



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    Re: Why was Baylor selected instead of TCU

    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    Ann Richards. Plain and simple.
    She was a Baylor alum.



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    Re: Why was Baylor selected instead of TCU

    7471 undergrads
    1225 grad students


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    Re: Why was Baylor selected instead of TCU

    I end up posting this article about every year, but its a REALLY good read about the formation of the Big 12.

    http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/M..._html8528.html



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    Re: Why was Baylor selected instead of TCU

    There is actually a lot of DI FBS schools that have a small enrollment. I think Wake Forest has around 10K, and even Notre Dame only has around 12K students I believe.



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    Re: Why was Baylor selected instead of TCU

    Quote Originally Posted by 06Panther View Post
    There is actually a lot of DI FBS schools that have a small enrollment. I think Wake Forest has around 10K, and even Notre Dame only has around 12K students I believe.

    Miami might be smaller than both...

    I know the smallest D1 school (no football though) overall is Centenary with something like 1,000



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    Re: Why was Baylor selected instead of TCU

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Miami might be smaller than both...

    I know the smallest D1 school (no football though) overall is Centenary with something like 1,000
    Almost. I just looked it up, and it is around 15K. I was always under the impression that Miami was a big school.



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    Re: Why was Baylor selected instead of TCU

    Wake is around 6-7k.



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