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Wednesday Links O' War: April 1, 2015

TCU baseball was unexpectedly smashed on Tuesday night.


Looking for NFL-ready prospects? Call TCU's Gary Patterson | Dallas Morning News

But Patterson’s Frogs have become more than just NFL draft picks. They become NFL players. Of Patterson’s 32 draft picks, 31 spent time on NFL rosters, 29 suited up for games and 19 became starters.

Las Vegas sportsbook gives TCU third-best odds at CFP title | Dallas Morning News

TCU fans are confident the Horned Frogs will get some more love from the College Football Playoff selection committee this time around if the team replicates last year’s success.

TCU's Trevone Boykin among early betting favorites for Heisman Trophy | Dallas Morning News

Boykin is coming off a breakthrough season in which he was named Big 12 offensive player of the year, first team All-Big 12 and Peach Bowl MVP. He threw for 3,901 yards with 33 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, adding another 707 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground.

Why TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin will - or won't - win the Heisman Trophy | Dallas Morning News

Boykin is listed among the favorites for the Heisman Trophy by Bovada at 15/2 after his impressive 2014 campaign.

So far in TCU spring, cornerbacks have caught Patterson's eye | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Texada, Mosley and walk-on Robert Lewis are listed as 1-2-3 at one of the corner spots. Echols-Luper, O’Meally and Raymond are 1-2-3 at the other.

Minnesota's De'Vondre Campbell can't help but think about TCU rematch | ESPN

"It’s never too early to get ahead," Campbell said Tuesday morning. "But of all the games we played, that one is one that bothered me -- especially later in the season once I saw what they were accomplishing. Because I felt like this was a really good team, but we could have competed with them a lot better.

"I’m not taking anything away from them. I’ll still stick with my opinion that I think that was the best team we played last year."

RB Aaron Green sits out scrimmage to rest hamstring | Fort worth Star Telegram

Running back Aaron Green didn’t participate in a scrimmage Tuesday because he is still recovering from a hamstring injury.


TCU Falters In Loss At UT Arlingon |

A furious two-out rally in the seventh inning saw UT Arlington score seven runs to halt TCU's four-game winning streak with an 8-1 victory Tuesday at Clay Gould Ballpark. Derek Odell had three hits in the loss.

Seven-run seventh lifts UTA baseball past TCU | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Having scored only seven runs all weekend while being swept by Georgia State, the Mavericks scored seven runs with two outs in the seventh inning to snap a five-game losing streak and hand the second-ranked Horned Frogs their worst loss of the season, 8-1 on Tuesday night at Clay Gould Ballpark.

Men's Basketball

A Closer Look: Washburn Ready For More |

Washburn closed out the 2014-15 season having a banner week at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship in Kansas City. The sophomore opened the tournament leading TCU to a 67-65 victory over Kansas State, scoring a game-high 16 points on 8-for-11 from the field, while also grabbing eight boards. In the Frogs' next match-up against top-10 Kansas, Washburn once again was in double-figures, scoring 10 points.

Women's Basketball

TCU Supporters Invited to Awards Banquet |

TCU women's basketball supporters are invited to attend the 2014-15 End of Season Banquet held at the Dee J. Kelly Alumni and Visitors Center at 6:30 p.m., on April 15.

Track and Field

TCU Student Athlete Spotlight: Ronnie Baker | Big 12 Sports

Baker’s long list of accomplishments includes being a seven-time All-America honoree and the 2015 NCAA 60-meter dash champion, but his success has not affected his humble and grounded disposition.

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