TCU won't be accepted into the Big Ten, per realignment source

TCU will not be B1G-bound anytime soon
TCU will not be B1G-bound anytime soon / Josh Hedges/GettyImages

TCU will not be invited to the Big Ten according to longtime college football radio host Greg Swaim, who cited not only the B1G's accreditation rules but also because Texas Christian is a private university.

"Stop the insanity TCU fans," Swaim prefaced before saying, "The B1G doesn't want any private schools, and certainly not one that isn't AAU accredited."

Swaim has been adamant in his coverage of conference realignment that any schools lacking AAU accreditation are non-starters for the Big Ten; even at times questioning whether or not Nebraska could lose its spot because of the Huskers' loss of accreditation.

"I don't know how many times I have to bring this up, but of thirteen B1G schools I have quality sources for, eleven of them tell me in no uncertain terms that their school will absolutely, positively NOT vote in a school that is not AAU accredited," Swaim said.

If any school from the Lone Star State is going to be in the Big Ten, it looks as though it'll be Texas A&M.

"Received an e-mail 10 minutes ago from our Chicago B1G source, that said 'The B1G will definitely have a Texas school by 2026,'" Swaim prefaced before saying, "As we reported months ago, TAMU and the B10 have been having serious third party talks for over six months."

Big 12 more likely to gain schools than lose any

Most Big 12 schools had their window to upgrade to the Big Ten -- or in Texas and Oklahoma's case, the SEC -- pass over the last year or so, but there's a good chance the conference could gain more members if/when the ACC starts losing schools after the FSU and Clemson lawsuits.

In fact, Pitt, Virginia Tech, Louisville, and NC State have all been floated as potential additions in realignment.

The Big 12, or whatever a private equity firm eventually renames it, could soon balloon. It just depends on when the ACC exodus begins.