While the rest of the state’s top programs had advertised the high level of competition they play in a major conference for years, the Horned Frogs didn’t really have much to draw to in the Mountain West. The move to the Big 12 was a seismic one for TCU, and one lucky class got to be part of the historic shift from the start.
TCU has emerged as a national power under the direction of coach Gary Patterson, a program that has grown from being mediocre for much of its history into a team that has finished ranked in the top seven nationally four of the last seven years.
Now Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman suggests replacing the Horned Frogs and Red Raiders with the Baylor Bears, which would presumably decrease pressure on students to attend the game each year and provide a better current rivalry for the program.
Falling behind by double digits in the opening minutes of the second half, the Horned Frogs could not generate the stops required for a comeback and lost 82-70 to hot-shooting Oklahoma State on Wednesday night.
Kyan Anderson scored 23 points in the second half Wednesday, but TCU dropped an 82-70 setback to Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
The Cowboys snapped a four-game losing streak that began against the Horned Frogs in Fort Worth, outscoring TCU 32-8 over a dominant stretch that spanned both halves.
What makes Kyan Anderson an all-time player for TCU is the consistency that he has shown over his four years in the purple and white.
TCU’s senior Chelsea Prince was named the Big 12 defensive player of the year, the league office announced Wednesday. The awards are voted on by the league’s head coaches.
TCU women's basketball senior Chelsea Prince has been selected as the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year while Zahna Medley and Veja Hamilton also earned spots on the Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Conference teams, the league office announced Wednesday. The awards are voted on by the league's head coaches.
But as TCU heads into its inaugural season, beginning with the Arizona Invitational on Friday in Tucson, three weeks is light years behind most programs in the grand scope of things.
Track & Field
Five members of the TCU men's track and field team have qualified for four events and will represent the Horned Frogs at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on March 13-14.