Thursday , Jan , 29 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Mountain West Conference to add Texas Christian

Fort Worth, TX (Sports Network) – Texas Christian University is expected to
announce at a Friday news conference that it will accept an invitation to join
the Mountain West Conference.

The move is pending the approval of the university’s board of trustees and
would commence with the 2005-06 athletic season.

Once official, the Mountain West will be the fourth league that TCU has called
home in the last decade. The now-defunct Southwest Conference was disbanded in
1995 before the Horned Frogs jumped to the Western Athletic Conference, where
they stayed for five seasons. Following its stay in the WAC, Texas Christian
then became a member of Conference USA a few years ago.

The Horned Frogs will join such schools as Brigham Young, Colorado State, Utah
and Air Force and would be the conference’s ninth member.