With the move to the Big 12 conference TCU will earn significantly more money than they did while in the Mountain West. However, the Big 12 is taking the same financial approach as the Pac-12 did when they added Utah. TCU will earn a partial share of revenue and build up to have a full share after four years:
A source within TCU's athletic department said TCU will gradually slide into the conference's revenue-sharing structure over the next four years. TCU will earn 50 percent of the normal $17 million payout in the 2012-13 academic year, 67 percent in 2013-14, 84 percent in 2014-15, and 100 percent in 2015-16.
Even when earning 50 percent of $17 million which is $8.5 million it is still just over four times the amount TCU was earning in the Mountain West. So, even when earning less money than their future Big 12 counterparts, TCU will be much better off.
As for their conference schedule, it was thought that TCU would just slide into Texas A&M's place, but that is not going to happen which means the game against the Texas Longhorns will not be on Thanksgiving weekend.
Also, there was talk about Big 12 teams never setting foot in Amon G. Carter Stadium due to its size and would rather play TCU at Cowboys Stadium instead in Arlington. The assumption was that it was Texas and Oklahoma balking about playing at TCU, however Oklahoma does not make sense since they have actually traveled to Fort Worth to take on TCU.
So, all conference home games will be at TCU, but they will still look for opportunities to play at Cowboys Stadium for non-conference games.