As he embarked on a 700-mile trip that would take him from his home in Olathe, Kan., to Tuscaloosa, Ala., for Alabama's summer camp, Braden Smith was worried. Unlike almost any high school football player in his shoes, Smith, a 6-foot-6, 285-pound, four-star offensive guard from Olathe (Kan.) South, wasn't concerned about how he would perform in front of one of the legends of college football. Sure, he wanted to earn a scholarship from Nick Saban, but the pressure of the moment wasn't what troubled him.
TCU’s victory over #5 Kansas last season was as improbable as any upset in college basketball last year. In the history of the RPI stat, no one has overcome a wider margin to win than the Frogs. Statistically, the win was more improbable than a 1 vs. 16 seed upset in the NCAA tourney.
The alternate uniforms are mostly gray with white numbers and purple trim, similar to the look used by the football and basketball teams over the past two seasons.
The 2014 TCU baseball team will take to the practice field for their first official practice of the spring on Friday afternoon. The season opener is just three weeks away on Feb. 14 against Jacksonville. Practice is slated to begin at 2:30.
On Saturday evening, No. 8 Kansas will return to TCU, the site of the Jayhawks’ most shocking loss last season. On Feb. 6, 2012, No. 5 KU shot just 29.5 percent and suffered a 62-55 loss to a TCU squad that was 0-8 in the Big 12.