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Thursday Links O' War: February 5, 2015

TCU hauled in quite the recruiting class on Wednesday, and we learned Dick Bumpas is retiring.


Patterson: We're just scratching the surface of what TCU can be | FOX Sports

Patterson joined Stewart Mandel on National Signing Day to discuss why he believes in the bright future ahead in Fort Worth. Check out the video.

TCU's recruiting class solid on reputation, not necessarily 12-1 | Fort Worth Star Telegram

“This class, over half of them chose TCU when we were coming off the 4-8 season,” coach Gary Patterson said Wednesday in announcing the school’s 21-member class, headlined by four-star receivers Jaelan Austin of South Grand Prairie and Jarrison Stewart of Mesquite Horn.

TCU's Patterson knows signees really want to be Frogs | CBS DFW

Just two months after wrapping up the regular season with a share of the Big 12 title, before routing Mississippi in the Peach Bowl, the Frogs introduced 21 signees. The class includes 18 players from Texas, 11 of them from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

TCU still in running for Terrell Chatman after three-star WR doesn't make decision | Dallas Morning News

Despite a pledge to the Hurricanes, Chatman continued to take visits to schools around the country. When the time came for his school’s signing day ceremony on Wednesday, Chatman did not join two other athletes in front of the school.

Source: Long-time TCU defensive coordinator Bumpas retiring | FOX Sports

The 65-year-old Bumpas spent 11 seasons at TCU and helped turn the Horned Frogs into one of the best defensive teams in the country on a consistent basis while working with Gary Patterson, one of the more hands-on head coaches in college football. Bumpas' defense ranked No. 1 in scoring and total defense in the Big 12 in 2014 as TCU went 12-1 and finished No. 3 in the final AP poll.

TCU's Dick Bumpas retiring | ESPN

The Horned Frogs produced the Big 12's No. 1 scoring and total defense in 2014 en route to a 12-1 season and a share of the Big 12 championship. They were No. 6 in the final College Football Playoff rankings and No. 3 in the final Associated Press poll.

Men's Basketball

Baylor Dominates TCU 77-57 | CBS DFW

Forgot about that sub-30 percent shooting by the Bears in the first matchup a month ago. Chery put Baylor ahead to stay with a 3-pointer and 3-pointer in the first two minutes of the game and was one of the five players in scoring in double figures for the Bears in a 77-57 victory over the Horned Frogs on Wednesday night.

3 takeaways: TCU roughed up fro start to finish in 20-point loss to Baylor | Dallas Morning News

The Horned Frogs got a lift off the bench from senior Amric Fields in his last regular season appearance in this rivalry. He was hot in the first half, knocking down 4-of-5 from the field, including the only two three-pointers TCU hit in the opening frame. His 10 points led TCU at the break despite playing only nine minutes.

TCU Can't Solve No. 19 Baylor |

The Horned Frogs, who held a 13-7 advantage in second chance points, went toe-to-toe with the Bears in the first half, going back and forth during the period, but midway through the second half Baylor broke a 45-39 ballgame wide-open and TCU wasn't able to recover.

Women's Basketball

TCU Rally Falls Short At West Virginia |

The TCU women's basketball team couldn't overcome a slow start, falling to West Virginia by a score of 76-71 on Wednesday evening at WVU Coliseum.

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