The only two national seeds to advance to the College World Series will meet in a winner's bracket showdown Tuesday night. No. 7 TCU will take on No. 3 Virginia at 7 on ESPN.
TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle feels the itch to move around his lineup, but in the name of consistency and considering the timing, he’ll go with the same order he’s used the past 23 games.
Whether it's the basketball player who wants to take the last shot or the quarterback leading a fourth-quarter drive, great competitors want the ball in their hands with the game on the line.
Waddell is a Houston native. He admires former Houston Astros closer Billy Wagner. He strongly prefers throwing in the heat as opposed to the wintry conditions that routinely hit Davenport Field during the season’s early months.
The plan was to have freshman Keaton Jones redshirt when he arrived as a walk-on in 2011. Jones was a skinny, 160-pound pitcher and infielder discovered by former TCU assistant Randy Mazey at Laguna Beach (Calif.) High School.
TCU had two innings where it scored Sunday against Texas Tech, and it was no surprise that Cody Jones was right in the middle of the action both times.
For the generation of TCU baseball fans accustomed to the posh setting that is Lupton Stadium, go back through the archives and find the old place. The TCU Diamond was a glorified high school park that featured a cement ramp in center field, and ooooold school bleachers. It was hell to sell recruits, but the pitch for years was that a new stadium was coming any day.
TCU head football coach Gary Patterson has announced the hiring of Zarnell Fitch as the Horned Frogs' director of high school relations.
David Moore is a Brigham Young fan who I have corresponded with over the years as conference realignment has percolated. After the latest proclamation — BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall basically politicked to join the Big 12 — Moore sent a dispatch that sheds more light on the BYU situation. I thought I would share it.
Josh Boyce had a red-shirt rookie season in 2013 for the New England Patriots, having his season cut short due to injuries and struggles in the offense. But look for big improvements from him this summer. In fact look for the 2nd year player to have some significant impact on the field in 2014.
Argonauts quarterback Casey Pachall has put his addiction problems behind him as he tries to win a job with the CFL team.