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Football

Big 12 asks ESPN to stop 'Star Wars' ad with Baylor, TCU players | CBS Sports

ESPN pulled the ad immediately.

Baylor and TCU spokesmen said their schools had no knowledge or involvement in the ESPN piece. The eligibility of the players won't be impacted since they were unaware, Bowlsby said.

ESPN said the following in a statement: “After the Big 12 brought this to our attention, we worked closely with them to resolve the situation."

NCAA rules prohibit college athletes from being paid for use of their name, image or likeness -- an issue that continues to be challenged in federal court through the Ed O'Bannon lawsuit. Athletes are not allowed to endorse any commercial product or service, either expressed or implied.

Breaking down bowl scenarios for TCU | TCU 360

Alamo bowl is most likely.

Based on the current rankings, there is a very good chance the Horned Frogs will end up facing a Pac-12 opponent in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio on Jan. 2. While not a New Year’s Six bowl, the Alamo Bowl is still a highly-respected contest with a rich history.

The case for not changing a damn thing | SB Nation

A really good piece on Iowa and Washington State.

Not changing anything would have been the stupidest call imaginable, signing a contract with mediocrity in the darkest of inks. They'd lost to their in-state rival 20-17, lost to Maryland and to Wisconsin. Minnesota plowed them 51-14. They finished the 2014 season by losing three games in a row, including a humiliating bowl game loss to Tennessee, a team that hadn't won a bowl game since 2007.

Volleyball

TCU Opens Postseason Against Hawaii | GoFrogs.com

Good luck to the Frogs as they start their road through the NCAA Tournament this afternoon in College Station!

The TCU volleyball team will embark on the postseason by opening the 2015 NCAA Division I Volleyball National Championship against No. 7 Hawaii at 4:30 p.m., in College Station, Texas at Reed Arena.

The match for the Horned Frogs (19-9, 9-7 Big 12) marks the second postseason appearance in program history, as they take on the Rainbow Wahine (26-1, 16-0 Big West) for the seventh time in program history. The match will air live on ESPN3 with Casey Richardson and Chelsea Reber on the call.

Men's Basketball

TCU Takes On Colgate Saturday On Campus | GoFrogs.com

The Frogs look to move to 4-3 on the season, coming off a tough loss to No. 22 SMU. Unlike last game, this game will be played on campus, not at the Wilk.

TCU will take on Colgate Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. CT inside the University Rec Center.

Fans not able to attend the match-up against the Raiders can follow it live on FOX Sports Southwest with Brian Estridge (Play-By-Play) and John Denton (Color) calling the action live.