It's all about putting things together for the next five games.
Banged up early on, fourth-ranked TCU has survived seven weeks on its way to a 7-0 start, experiencing what is best described as a roller coaster of a campaign so far. The team is off this week, enjoying a much-needed bye before embarking on the home stretch of games for the regular season: West Virginia, at Oklahoma State, Kansas, at Oklahoma and Baylor.
The story of Boykin talking to the little girl before the Iowa State game keeps getting bigger and bigger.
“What’s your name?” Boykin asked 7-year-old Abby Faber, an Iowa child with cerebral palsy on the field as a “kid captain” for charity before the TCU-Iowa State game Saturday in Ames.
He's joined on the team by his stud wide receiver Josh Doctson.
After the SEC dominated our Preseason All-America Team, several of the other conferences gained ground, matching the polls, which have no SEC team in the current top four. The SEC still led all conferences in first-team honorees with seven, but the Big Ten earned the most overall selections with 14 between the first and second teams. The Big 12, led by Baylor and TCU, nearly matched the SEC's first-team total with six honorees.
Oklahoma State guard Jeff Newberry played with Malique Trent in junior college, and had good things to say about his former teammate.
“I think that’ll be a great team this year with the way they rebound and the way they play hard with their big-man tandem,” Oklahoma State guard Jeff Newberry said at Big 12 basketball media day. “A couple of guards will need to step up with Kenrich Williams being out. But a guy like Malique will only help them.”
Opportunities especially present themselves for the three guys that will try to fill Kyan Anderson's shoes.
“It’s going to have to be done by committee,” Johnson said, naming true freshman Lyrik Shreiner, sophomore Chauncey Collins and junior Mike Williams. “Those three guys will be at the point guard position. So you’d like to think that three players can replace one. ... And then Trey Zeigler, from a leadership standpoint will be missed. But obviously, moving forward, guys have an opportunity to come in and make plays.”
Three Frogs represented the squad yesterday.
TCU made its annual appearance at the Big 12 Men's Basketball Media Day Tuesday when it traveled to the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Head Coach Trent Johnson was joined by juniors Karviar Shepherd and Chris Washburn at the annual media event.
The TCU volleyball team will wrap-up the first half of Big 12 Conference play by welcoming Baylor for a Wednesday, Oct. 21 meeting at the University Recreation Center at 7 p.m., in front of a sold-out crowd.