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TCU News: Basketball Falls on the Road, Tennis Shines

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Frogs fall short all across the state of Kansas, Men's Tennis off to a hot start, and the legacy of a TCU great whose name few know.

TCU Football

Roonie Littleton left a legacy at TCU without the career he desired

One of the nation's most sought-after recruits, Littleton chose the Frogs (controversially) over what amounted to every other major university in the country. In a time many African-American stars did not feel welcome at TCU, Littleton played a major factor in showing that was not the case. After suffering through several major injuries on the field, and alcoholism off of it, he passed away in December at 61.

Littleton could have gone anywhere, fromTexas to Nebraska to Oklahoma. He chose TCU. Of all the signees TCU has had over the decades, none was a bigger surprise than Littleton.

Why TCU will/wont't make the playoffs in 2016

The haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate. But if the Frogs can find suitable replacements for their two biggest stars, they will be right back in contention.

The margin of error for Hill (or whoever wins the quarterback job) and the talented young receivers is small, particularly with Arkansas and Oklahoma on the schedule before the second week of October. The newcomers on offense will have to hit the ground running if TCU hopes to make a playoff push.

4-Star Running Back Kyle Porter to visit TCU

The 5'10", 190 stud out of Katy, TX (hi, Andy!) is also considering Arkansas and Texas as he makes his final visits before signing day.

"TCU, they're a very explosive offense, good for running backs. Their running backs have been going over 1,000 yards."

Porter said running backs coach Curtis Luper is his primary recruiter.

TCU Basketball

TCU falls to No. 1 Jayhawks

The loss of Malique Trent has hurt the Frogs inside, prompting a possible quote of the year from Coach Johnson.

On the flip side, "I think my wife could score on us in the post," TCU coach Trent Johnson said.

Malique Trent missed the Horned Frogs’ second straight game because of a violation of team rules. The transfer from New Mexico Junior College was tied for the team lead at 11.7 points per game.

K-State holds off TCU

The TCU women fell just short in Manhattan, where their usually reliable offense fell flat on the road against their former coach.

"(Medley) can drive it, she can shoot it, so what coach wanted was for her to not catch the ball at all," Deines said. "So literally my only job was for her to not catch the ball. It feels great to know she couldn’t do what she’s really good at and to help my team." - See more at: http://themercury.com/articles/k-state-holds-off-tcu-58-49#sthash.NrWmaKdq.dpuf

Men's Tennis

TCU Sweeps Doubles on Day Two

The #3 Horned Frogs seem to be picking up right where they left off last season, as they dominated Mississippi State at the Three Oaks Shootout in Florida.

The Horned Frogs were able to score victories in each of the four doubles matches by a score of 6-3. The pairs of Alex Rybakov andReese Stalder, along with Hudson Blake and Eduardo Nava scored their second straight win in doubles action. Cameron Norrie andTrevor Johnson paired up for the first time since the NCAA Championships a year ago to score their first win of the 2016 season.