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Saturday Links O' War: February 14, 2015

Will TCU baseball start its first winning streak today?

Football

TCU coach Gary Patterson favors expanding playoffs to six teams | Sports Illustrated

Patterson's comments come after TCU missed the inaugural CFP after falling from No. 3 to No. 6 in the rankings despite convincingly winning its final game of the regular season. Patterson says each of the Power 5 conference champions should receive an automatic bid and then one at-large team should be selected.

TCU narrow favorites over Baylor to win 2015 Big 12 title | SB Nation

The TCU Horned Frogs are slight favorites to win the Big 12 in 2015, according to 5Dimes, sitting at +200 while Baylor is listed at +225.

TCU coach Gary Patterson's playoff expansion idea is dead in the water | Washington Post

TCU and Coach Gary Patterson were shut out of the inaugural College Football Playoff after the Horned Frogs dropped from No. 3 in the penultimate rankings to No. 6 in the final tally, even though they won their final game by a 55-3 score to finish the regular season at 11-1.

Baseball

TCU baseball cruises past Southern Illinois in opener | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Preston Morrison provided his usual steady outing, TCU’s newcomers brought the offensive spark and the Horned Frogs opened their season Friday night with a 5-0 win over Southern Illinois at Lupton Stadium.

Morrison, Frogs blank SIU, 5-0 | GoFrogs.com

Keaton Jones highlighted a perfect night of baseball as the No. 2 TCU Horned Frogs took a 5-0 win over Southern Illinois Friday. With a fourth inning assist, Jones became the all-time career leader in assists with 555. He finished the night 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Men's Basketball

TCU's 1-10 conference record hard to believe for Johnson | Fort Worth Star Telegram

It is no coincidence that the slide has happened in conference. Johnson talked consistently during the nonconference start about how tougher games were coming and that he would be watching for the response to adversity. He still sees fight from the players, but they have had to face the reality of the strength of the Big 12.


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TCU athletic director knows men's basketball needs time | Fort Worth Star Telegram

TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte said he is disappointed men’s basketball is not getting better results in the Big 12, but he knew the work of making the Horned Frogs a contender would take time.

TCU Set For No. 21 Oklahoma State Saturday | GoFrogs.com

The TCU men's basketball program returns to the hardwood Saturday versus No. 21/24 Oklahoma State. Start time is set for 5:00 p.m. CT inside Wilkerson-Greines.