"I appreciate the close working relationship we have with the University of Oklahoma and thank David Boren for his leadership and support. Together, we have made significant progress for the future of our institutions and the Big 12.
"We are delighted to extend an invitation to Texas Christian University to join the conference. TCU is an excellent fit for the Big 12 in terms of its excellent academics, its top-notch athletic programs and its proximity to the other members of the conference. We look forward to the Horned Frogs becoming a member of the Big 12."