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Patriots' offensive lineman Marcus Cannon ready for anything - ESPN
Versatility is perhaps just as important as ability for the Patriots on the offensive line. The team has always sought out players that can handle multiple positions along the front.
Matt Carpenter on his MVP-caliber season - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
With just a few games left in the season and a playoff spot clinched, Cardinals' third-base coach José Oquendo hits groundballs before a recent game against the Nationals to Matt Carpenter, Daniel Descalso and Rafael Furcal. They field ball after ball. Then Oquendo approaches Carpenter and Oquendo squats down, stepping back into a throwing motion while explaining one of the many possibilities of a routine groundball that could come Carpenter's way at second.
Who Holds the Advantage: TCU vs. SMU | Dallas Morning News
Two crosstown rivals will battle in Fort Worth on Saturday when SMU travels 42 miles down Interstate 30 to the TCU campus. TCU (1-2) and SMU (1-2) will both seek to even their record after a pedestrian start to the season.
Shirt mocking SMU alumnus selling across the country | TCU 360
A store on Blue Bonnet Circle is getting national attention all because of a t-shirt.
TCU DE Devonte Fields unlikely to play against SMU - NFL.com
Now Fields' status against SMU this week is uncertain because of a foot injury he suffered late in the 20-10 loss at Texas Tech on Sept. 12. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that a source described the injury as serious and that Fields is not expected to play after missing practice Wednesday.
TCU tops among Big 12 teams when it comes to scheduling | News OK
The Horned Frogs needed marquee wins against BCS-conference teams to break through to college football's elite and they did it with aggressive scheduling that included games at Oklahoma (twice), Texas, Nebraska, Stanford, Clemson and Oregon State before joining the Big 12 last season.
Big 12 membership helps TCU Athletics financially | TCU 360
For all the intangible benefits afforded to TCU by joining the Big 12, there’s been one entirely tangible asset the Horned Frogs have taken advantage of in their new league: Money.
TCU looking for new momentum against SMU | TCU 360
After a rough start and a long break for TCU, Saturday’s Battle for the Iron Skillet might be more aptly named the Battle to Regain Momentum.
TCU Report: Volleyball draws positives out of loss to No. 5 Texas | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports ...
In front of a sellout crowd Wednesday, the TCU volleyball team was tied 18-18 against the defending national champions and No. 5 team in the nation, Texas.
Former TCU star Tanner Brock: ‘I thought I was untouchable’ | Dallas-Fort Worth...
Tanner Brock’s hope is that one day he will return to TCU for a football game, to tailgate with friends and family, to walk the grounds the way he did as a student. And that maybe one day, should he have a child, he would attend the school.