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Report: The Big East Files Lawsuit Vs. TCU For $5 Million

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"Sue me."
"Sue me."

Last summer, TCU was headed to the Big East in an effort to firm up the league's football prospects for the future. When conference realignment hell broke loose last summer and fall, TCU opted to accept an invitation to join the Big 12 instead of joining the Big East. One consequence of that decision was TCU owing the Big East $5 million for breaching the contract, but not being subject to the 27-month waiting period that was the center of the court battle between West Virginia and the Big East. The problem? TCU won't pay the $5 million. So today, the Big East filed a lawsuit to try and force TCU to pay it.

According to a report from Sara Forden of Bloomberg:

The Big East made demand for the payment owed under the agreement, but Texas Christian University has refused to make that payment or acknowledge its obligation to do so," according to the lawsuit.

Texas Christian has "materially breached" its obligation to make the payment, according to the filing.

The case is The Big East Conference v. Texas Christian University, 1:21-cv-00953, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia (Washington).

The Big East has been relatively unsuccessful in court over the years, but this seems like a rather cut and dried case of TCU not wanting to pay until it is forced to by an outside party.

(h/t: VUHoops for the link to this article)