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TCU News: Freshman Punt Returner?

KaVontae Turpin is turning heads in practice, and the women's basketball team has a huge non-conference game against Notre Dame lined up for 2015.


TCU football notes: Freshman emerging as return contender; Doctson limited | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Interesting bit about KaVontae Turpin's athletic prowess, and a solid quote from Gary about the necessity of playing with emotion on defense.

KaVontae Turpin, a freshman receiver from Monroe, La., has turned heads on kickoff and punt return duty.

"Good player. Never gets tired," Patterson said. "Does a little of everything. I wish I could put him on defense."

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Gophers avoid full contact, much like first opponent TCU | Minnesota Star Tribune

Interesting note about the Big 12 limiting the number of full contact practices per week beyond the NCAA limits.

NCAA guidelines limit teams to three full-contact sessions per week, including games, to help reduce concussions and other injuries. The Big 12 recently scaled that back to two times per week.

Self-help guide for the Big 12 | ESPN

ESPN's Jake Trotter has taken it upon himself to help the Big 12 regain its mojo.

To retake its place as one of the preeminent conferences in college football, the league can take these steps to rehabilitate its tarnished image:

2015 Preview: Experience Key at WR Position |

Josh Doctson is set to climb up the stats list for all-time WR greats at TCU.

Josh Doctson (6-3, 195, Sr.), who appears on watch lists for the Biletnikoff Award and Maxwell Award, had a breakout campaign in 2014. He set TCU season records for receiving yards (1,018) and touchdown catches (11), while his 65 receptions were one shy of another mark (66, Josh Boyce, 2012).


Alvarado baseball standout verbally commits to TCU | Cleburne Times Review

Adam Oviedo also held offers from Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Florida International.

Oviedo is a two-time all-district and All-Johnson County selection during his first two years of high school for the Indians. In 2015, Oviedo boasted a .441 batting average with 14 RBIs and two home runs this season while being a stellar defender at shortstop for the Indians this season.

Women's Basketball

TCU Announces Non-Conference Schedule |

It's a pretty solid non-conference schedule, with one major matchup against Notre Dame (in Fort Worth).

2015-16 TCU Women’s Basketball Non-Conference Schedule
Nov. 8 – Texas Wesleyan (exhibition), TBA
Nov. 13 – Sam Houston State, TBA
Nov. 15 – New Orleans, 2 p.m.
Nov. 18 – at SMU, TBA
Nov. 21 – at Texas A&M, TBA
Nov. 24 – Prairie View A&M, TBA
Nov. 28 – UT Rio Grande Valley, TBA
Dec. 1 – at Butler, TBA
Dec. 5 – ULM, TBA
Dec. 9 – Stephen F. Austin, TBA
Dec. 12 – Notre Dame, TBA
Dec. 20 – Southern Utah, TBA