Sunday Morning Links

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 08: A Texas Christian Horned Frogs cheerleader performs during a quarterfinal game of the Conoco Mountain West Conference Basketball tournament against the Colorado State Rams at the Thomas & Mack Center March 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Colorado State won 81-60. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Did I say eight wins in a row? I meant nine. This team is absolutely scorching hot right now and are looking to roll the winning streak into double digits today. Game time is 1pm CST and Stefan Crichton takes the mound for the Frogs.

It has been a remarkable rise for the Frogs, who at the start of today are (for the first time) 10 games over .500 and are back in the top 40 of the RPI rankings since early 2012.

This team is full of good leaders, both vocal and "example, but it has been the steady maturity and growing consistancy of the younger players that has turned this teams season around. That, and the softest part of the Frogs schedule just so happens to be right now.

Tuesday is a huge test, the Frogs welcome a very good Texas A&M team to Lupton, get out to the ballpark for a 6:30 first pitch. And now, your morning links:

Early Runs Lead TCU To Ninth Straight Win - Texas Christian University Horned Frogs - Official Athletic Site
Another solid pitching performance and timely hits helped TCU to its ninth straight win. The Horned Frogs handed San Diego State a 5-1 defeat Saturday night behind a solid pitching performance by Preston Morrison, who improved to 6-0.

Silmon Dominates At 2012 Michael Johnson Dr Pepper Classic - Texas Christian University Horned Frogs - Official Athletic Site
Returning to his hometown, junior Charles Silmon simply shined Saturday at the 2012 Michael Johnson Dr Pepper Classic, claiming two first-place finishes and hitting the Olympic Trials A Standard in the men's 100 meters at the Hart/Patterson Track & Field Complex.

De Beer in the Hunt at Boilermaker Invitational - Texas Christian University Horned Frogs - Official Athletic Site
Johan de Beer sits in a tie for second place entering Sunday's final round of the Boilermaker Invitational after shooting even par Saturday in the first two rounds of play in Lafayette, Ind.

TCU Falls in Tight 4-3 Decision - Texas Christian University Horned Frogs - Official Athletic Site
TCU hung tough with No. 67 New Mexico on Saturday, but ultimately fell 4-3 in the regular season finale at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

Nuutinen And TCU In Lead At MW Championship - Texas Christian University Horned Frogs - Official Athletic Site
TCU's Sanna Nuutinen carded a 70 to take the individual lead, while the defending champion Horned Frogs have a five-stroke advantage after Saturday's second round of the Mountain West Women's Golf Championship in Litchfield Park, Ariz.

Thompson ready to move on from football - MyPlainview.com: Sports
Spencer Thompson may not hear his name called at the NFL Draft this week, but he’s OK with that.

Report: Ryan Rhoomes ready to choose school | CollegeBasketballTalk
After being one of six players from NIA Prep (N.J.) ruled academically ineligible by the NCAA, former TCU commit Ryan Rhoomes is beginning the same process he took part in one year ago, reports Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv. Rhoomes, who averaged 10 points and 5.

Wariner's best 2012 time in 400 earns second at Mt. SAC | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Spo...
Jeremy Wariner ran his fastest 400 meters of the season Saturday but was beaten in his marquee event by Martyn Rooney of Britain at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif.

College notes: TCU women hold on to lead at MWC golf tournament | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports Ne...
College notes.

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