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TCU could show up in the 2012 Big East-SEC Challenge against a familiar foe (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
TCU could show up in the 2012 Big East-SEC Challenge against a familiar foe (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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With all the talk about Texas A&M and college football expansion the past few days, it's only fitting that school finds its way into a discussion about something Big East related.

This time it's basketball, though, that's the focus. New Big East member TCU may take on the Aggies in the 2012 Big East-SEC Challenge. Of course for that to happen, Texas A&M actually has to be invited to the SEC, but, well, you get the picture.

Both schools also already scrimmage each other so there is some history there as well. It would obviously be one of the games most people wouldn't pay all that much attention to, but would be a nice way for TCU to break into the Big East.

TCU head coach Jim Christian talked about that rivalry a bit (albeit, his comments coming before it was announced that A&M was not receiving an invite:

"I think it would be great," TCU basketball coach Jim Christian told SNY.tv.

"Obviously, if all this goes through and both teams play their inaugural season in a great non-conference matchup, both schools would be excited about it. It goes back to the days of the Southwest Conference when both schools were in it and competing [until 1996]. The rivalry is tremendous.

"Whenever TCU and Texas A&M compete, it’s always great crowds. It’s always a great event."