TCU defensive end Devonte Fields, who is alleged to have assaulted his ex-girlfriend, has been permanently separated from the university, a school spokesman said Thursday.
TCU coach Gary Patterson had been thinking about spreading out his offense since the Horned Frogs got in the Big 12 two years ago.
Dominic Merka (6-4, 230, Jr.), a former high school quarterback, played in the opening seven games last season before being sidelined by injury. In 2012, he recorded his first collegiate touchdown by returning a fumbled punt attempt 15 yards for a touchdown at West Virginia. It began a 10-point second-half rally for the Horned Frogs en route to a 39-38 double overtime victory.
Fresh off leading TCU to its second berth in the College World Series, head baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle inked a contract extension through 2020. The Horned Frogs have been postseason participants in 10 of his 11 seasons on campus.
TCU opens the Big 12 basketball season by hosting West Virginia on Jan. 3, the school announced Thursday. The Horned Frogs will play their home games at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center while Daniel-Meyer Coliseum undergoes renovations.
The Horned Frogs, who return four out of their five starters from a year ago, including all-conference honoree Kyan Anderson, will have 15 of their 18 league contests broadcast on the ESPN family of networks, while three others will be made available on FOX networks. The squad will play 16 league games against teams that advanced to the postseason last season, including eight in Fort Worth.
Nineteen contests against teams that reached postseason play a year ago highlight the 2014-15 TCU women's basketball schedule, first-year head coach Raegan Pebley announced Friday.
However, a year earlier, in the 2011 NFL draft, then-Colts president Bill Polian wanted to draft TCU QB Andy Dalton. Or at least that's what Polian told Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, according to NFL.com's Judy Battista.
With a number of players battling at the wide receiver position, second-year pass catcher Josh Boyce has been getting a significant number of reps returning kicks this summer. This could potentially be a way for him to earn his way onto the team.
Coach Mike McCoy generally declines to divulge who will play in a game and for how long, even in the preseason. On Thursday, he allowed that Verrett, his first-round cornerback, will see game action prior to the Sept. 8 season opener.