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TCU News: Inside the ancient feud between Baylor and TCU

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Football

Hate, vandalism, and Big 12 titles: inside the ancient feud, bad blood between Baylor and TCU | Dallas Morning News

Dan Jenkins with the quote of the year, y'all.

"If Baylor has joined that list," Jenkins wrote in an email interview, "it started last year in Waco when one of TCU's greatest teams was denied an unbeaten season by a group of zebras I can only describe as incompetent or pushovers for catching 'home fever' in the last quarter.

Replacing Trevone Boykin, Josh Doctson, won't be only TCU challenge | ESPN

Replacing Aaron Green will be a tall task in 2016.

While it was encouraging to see TCU have success without Boykin and Doctson, lets not forget the excellence of Aaron Green. The running back finished with 24 carries for 127 yards and one touchdown. It's easy to consider the quarterback-receiver duo of Boykin-Doctson as TCU's main loss after this season, but Green will be just as critical. I consider him the best open field runner in the Big 12 with the ability to leave tacklers grasping for air.

Tiebreakers clear up Big 12 race but playoff picture still muddled | Fort Worth Star Telegram

There's a lot to determine in the Big 12 with just a few games left to play.

We’ll know by Saturday if the Big 12’s best playoff candidate turns out to be No. 3 Oklahoma (10-1), No. 7 Baylor (9-1) or No. 11 Oklahoma State (10-1). All three remain mathematically alive in the Big 12 title race.


Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/college/big-12/article46445935.html#storylink=cpy

Gary Patterson: "I'll be really disappointed" if Trevone Boykin not a Heisman finalist | Dallas Morning News

Me too, coach, me too. But unless he has a mind-boggling game against Baylor, the chances of Boykin being in New York are slim.

"I'll be honest with you, I'll be really disappointed if he doesn't make the Heisman [finalist] list," Patterson said this week. "If you look at this numbers compared to anything else. ... Someone said you might as well wait and pick the Heisman based on whoever wins the national championship. It doesn't seem like the best player anymore. To me, I don't think he should be forgotten. He's done some unbelievable things for this university, this team and college football."

Why Corey Coleman's path to stardom wasn't as straight a line as you might think | Dallas Morning News

Pretty interesting story about the outstanding wideout.

Coleman was so athletic that colleges kept seeing different possibilities. Robertson remembers Texas recruiting Coleman as an athlete. Oklahoma saw him breaking up passes as a cornerback. With its love for vertical routes, Baylor saw Coleman as a receiver.

It hasn't all been a straight line for Coleman's success.

Going to the TCU game Friday? It's going to be cold and wet | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Perfect weather for a rivalry game. I'll be there. Will you?

“Once it starts Friday it may be semi-continuous all the way through Saturday night,” said Joe Harris, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth.

And coming with the rain will be a cold front that will drop temperatures into the mid-30s on Friday night.


Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article46450715.html#storylink=cpy
Men's Basketball

Trent scores 19, TCU beats Illinois State 71-60 | ESPN

The Frogs are now 3-2 on the season.

PUERTO AVENTURAS, Mexico -- Malique Trent scored 19 points, Vladimir Brodziansky had 16 points and nine rebounds, and TCU beat Illinois State 71-60 on Wednesday in the Cancun Challenge.

TCU men take third-place game in Mexico, beating Illinois State | Fort Worth Star Telegram

The defense stifled Illinois State while the offense got clicking.

The Frogs, who led by as many as 19 Wednesday, shot a season-high 50.9 percent from the field, while limiting the Redbirds to only 36 percent, including 16.7 percent on 3-point attempts.