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Patterson: TCU star WR Josh Doctson not out for season, will play Saturday | CBS Sports

Sometimes Patterson is hard to understand, but this was not one of those times.

Patterson's comment on Doctson's future on a Sirius XM radio show caused confusion over the star receiver's status moving forward. His statement was interpreted as saying Doctson would miss the final three games and the postseason, when he was actually saying they would be Doctson's final games at TCU.

Men's Basketball

TCU basketball carries optimism, but also reality for Trent Johnson | Fort Worth Star Telegram

TJ knows that last year does nothing for this year.

“Yes, we won 18 games last year. Yes, there was improvement. Yes, our facilities are going to be open. Yes, there’s a level of excitement, there’s a level of hope,” Johnson said. “But the reality is, we have to be better in terms of every day in our approach to practice, our maturity, guys accepting new roles. And therein lies our ability to be better than we were last year.”

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Women's Basketball

TCU women's basketball sports new look with added post presence | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Making the tournament is the goal this season.

In its first year under Pebley, TCU barely missed an NCAA Tournament bid, but advanced to the second round of the WNIT. Earning that tournament bid is the goal this season.

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13th Ranked Ramirez Signs with TCU WBB |

The women's basketball team continues to haul in top-tier recruits.

Amber Ramirez comes to TCU as one of the top-ranked individual recruits in TCU history. She ranks as the 13th best player in the nation by ESPN HoopGurlz and is one of just 21 players in the nation to grade out with a 98 rating in ESPN's player ratings. She ranks second nationally at her position and 11th overall in the nation by

Frogs Ink Top 10 Recruiting Class |

The class is ranked as high as seventh. Read about all five commits in the story.

The class is one of the best in the program's history as has ranked it as high as seventh in the nation. It has also been ranked ninth nationally by BlueStar Basketball. The class includes four players from the state of Texas and one from Australia. Each of the four signees from the state of Texas has been ranked in the top 100 of the ESPN HoopGurlz rankings on a regular basis over the last year.

Track & Field

Track and Field Announces Four Signees |

All the signees hail from Texas.

The TCU track and field team announced the signings of four future Horned Frogs on Wednesday, the first day of the fall signing period.

The signees include Jostyn Andrews, Ryan Champlin, Leilyn Miles and Kendahl Shue.

Former Frogs

There's a story behind Tomlinson's TCU and San Diego jersey numbers | Fort Worth Star Telegram

I didn't know this was the case.

He said when he went to TCU, he chose No. 5 because he was a fan of former University of Georgia star Garrison Hearst, who wore No. 5 for the Bulldogs, and it looked like a good number on a running back.

As for No. 21, Tomlinson said he liked both Barry Sanders (20) and Emmitt Smith (22) so he wanted to "squeeze somewhere in between."

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