Now this comes as a surprise -- Texas Christian University is joining the Big East Conference.
The move goes into effect in July 2012, and it offers the latest shakeup to the major and mid-level conferences that make up the NCAA. Consider that with these recent changes:
1. The Pac-10 and Big-10 grew
2. The Big-12 lost two key members
3. The Mountain West gained...and lost...members
4. The Big East will be (at least) a 9-team football conference and 17-team basketball conference
And don't be surprised if more changes happen in the next year or two.