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Big 12

Big 12 hopes of holding football title game may depend on compromise options | Dallas Morning News

Just expand already.

One possibility would be for the Big 12 to guarantee that any championship game with just 10 teams would match its No. 1 and 2 seeded teams.

Will NCAA vote force Big 12 to expand for conference title game? | CBS Sports

The Big 12 will probably have support from the ACC, but the Big 10 is standing firmly against them.

The vote consists of FBS members on the NCAA Council with a weighted structure. Votes for the five Power Five conferences count two each, compared to one vote each for the other five FBS conferences. Majority support is needed for a proposal to pass.

Football

Emergence of TCU assistant boosts UTSA coaching search | San Antonio Express-News

TCU running backs coach, Curtis Luper, is a candidate for the head coaching job at UTSA. Hal Mumme and Craig Naivar are other candidates.

UTSA’s search for a football coach picked up some steam Saturday when a source confirmed to the Express-News the interest of TCU assistant Curtis Luper.

Men's Basketball

Washburn's block seals TCU's first win against Texas in 21 years | Fort Worth Star Telegram

It was a fantastic play to end the game.

With Texas trying for the winning basket, Isaiah Taylor missed. TCU forward Chris Washburn blocked Connor Lammert’s putback attempt, grabbed the rebound and flung it down the court to both avoid getting fouled and expend the final seconds.


Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/college/big-12/texas-christian-university/article53974470.html#storylink=cpy

TCU Takes Down Texas Late, 58-57 | GoFrogs.com

Chauncey Collins led TCU in assists, rebounds, and steals for the game, but Brandon Parrish led the way with scoring.

Brandon Parrish led the Frogs with 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting from behind the arc. Washburn was also in double-figures, scoring a season-high 14 points on 5-of-9 from the field. The junior, who made his first start of the season Saturday, also led TCU with eight rebounds, three assists and two blocks.

Football Recruiting

Four-star Ross Blacklock picks TCU | 247 Sports

Blacklock is TCU's 7th 4-star commit in the class of 2016.

The nation’s No. 271 overall composite prospect is a huge get for the Horned Frogs. Most had assumed as of late that he would likely choose A&M but Blacklock says he realized not too long ago that he wanted to play his college ball in Fort Worth.

“It was a few weeks ago that I really to feel that (it would be TCU),” he said. “I got a chance to get to do more research and talk to the players and the coaches. It really just started to feel like the right decision for me.”