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    Big East to sue TCU $5 million for early exit

    The Big East sued TCU for failing to pay the conference $5 million after the school reneged on an agreement to become a member and chose to join the Big 12 instead.

    The Big East filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Washington.

    TCU agreed in November 2010 to join the Big East, beginning this July. The Big East contends TCU agreed to pay the league $5 million if it did not follow through on that agreement.

    In October 2011, TCU accepted an invite to the Big 12.

    In the lawsuit, the Big East says it has ''made demand for the payment owed under the Agreement, but TCU has refused to make that payment or acknowledge its obligation to do so.''

    ''TCU administrators were surprised by this lawsuit and believe it is premature. The University is hopeful for an amicable resolution of this matter,'' the school said in a statement. ''Because of the pending litigation, TCU will have no further comment.''

    TCU is leaving the Mountain West and will become a member of the Big 12 in July.

    Big East spokesman John Paquette said in an email to the AP the league had no further immediate comment.

    The Big East settled in February dueling lawsuits with West Virginia, which is also joining the Big 12 in July. The Big East received $20 million and West Virginia was allowed to leave the conference before the end of the 27-month notification period required by the league's bylaws.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/big-eas...0FNTuVv8AcvrYF


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    big east is worthless
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    This really just comes off as being kind of pissy to do this right now instead of back when it was an issue.


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    I don't understand why they should have to pay to leave a conference they were never a part of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYKnicksAllDay View Post
    I don't understand why they should have to pay to leave a conference they were never a part of.
    Depends on what you consider part of the conference. Because they had a contract to be part of the conference in 2012 and they broke it.


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    I'd do the same thing if I was the Big East. It's kind of lame, but TCU needs to uphold the contract that they signed and pay the exit fee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelcityroller View Post
    Depends on what you consider part of the conference. Because they had a contract to be part of the conference in 2012 and they broke it.
    They were set to join the Big East in July 2012 so they were never part of the Big East.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metsfaninSTL View Post
    They were set to join the Big East in July 2012 so they were never part of the Big East.
    Go sign a contract to buy a house. Buy and move into another. You're still paying for the first.

    This is only fair. They broke a contract, they pay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metsfaninSTL View Post
    They were set to join the Big East in July 2012 so they were never part of the Big East.
    Doesn't matter they still broke the contract that they agreed upon with the Big East.


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    Quote Originally Posted by metsfaninSTL View Post
    They were set to join the Big East in July 2012 so they were never part of the Big East.
    Once they signed that contract they became legally obligated. TCU moving to the Big East was an act of desperation in the first place, and now they are going to have to pay for it.

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    Why does the Big East keep trying? We don't care about you or the sport.

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