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TCU News: Schollmaier Arena Set To Open

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Men's Basketball

New TCU basketball arena also a showroom for other sports | Fort Worth Business Press

Some great photos and great writing from our own Samantha Calimbahin right here.

Trophy cases, jerseys, shoes and other memorabilia from all of TCU’s sports are on display in the stadium’s Hall of Fame, situated at the entrance to the facility. Former student athletes were among the donors to the facility, such as St. Louis Cardinals third baseman and 2009 TCU graduate Matt Carpenter, who paid for a glass case housing the Rose Bowl trophy.

Expanded concourse, TCU Hall of Fame highlight renovated Schollmaier Arena | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Basketball won't be the first thing to take place in the new, $72 million space.

The arena opens Saturday for fall commencement, followed by men’s and women’s games at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday.


Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/college/big-12/texas-christian-university/article49909885.html#storylink=cpy

Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena Dedication | GoFrogs.com

Pretty cool video.

Football

2015 season review: TCU wins 10 games despite rash of injuries | ESPN

The ultimate goal was making the College Football Playoffs. That didn't happen, but to win 10 games with the amount of injuries they suffered is tremendous.

Ultimately, a rash of injuries led to that goal being derailed. Still, Gary Patterson somehow guided the Horned Frogs to another 10-win season.

It wasn't quite the year the Horned Frogs were hoping for. But all adversity considered, it was still a very good one, full of exciting late-game drama.

How a TCU tackle became one of the strangest plays in Oregon Ducks football history | Oregon Live

I hadn't heard this story before, but it's really interesting.

With Bryant streaking toward a touchdown, reserve linebacker Steve Barker burst off the TCU sideline for a crushing, illegal and jaw-dropping hit that flipped Bryant — and almost the outcome of the game — on its head.

Texas has the tools to model the TCU and Oklahoma plan for spread success | SB Nation

What happens when you're desperate? Follow Gary Patterson's lead.

So on the surface, it may seem weird that Texas president Greg Fenves would fly to Tulsa with coach Charlie Strong to lure in offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert. But after Gilbert reportedly initially turned the job down, desperate times call for desperate measures. These are certainly desperate times for the Texas football program, having gone 11-14 two years into the Charlie Strong era.

Banner season for Doctson keeps piling up awards, hopefully a bowl | FOX Sports

There's no doubt he would have taken home the Biletnikoff award had he stayed healthy.

He suffered the wrist injury early against Oklahoma State on Nov. 7 and he wasn't able to return to the 49-29 loss. He had just one catch the next week against Kansas and then missed the Oklahoma and Baylor games. Still, Doctson ranked fourth in the country in touchdown catches and sixth in receiving yards. His 79 catches for 1,327 yards and 14 touchdowns are all single-season school records.

Doctson Adds to All-American Honors | GoFrogs.com

Really gonna miss this guy.

TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson has been named a first-team All-American by Sporting News.

Doctson, a Biletnikoff Award and Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award finalist, is on his way to consensus first-team All-America honors. He has been named a first-team selection on seven All-America teams, including Walter Camp, Associated Press and the Football Writers Association of America.