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Can Jamie Dixon make history already?

Football

TCU’s football struggles a common theme at colleges across Texas | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Bowl eligibility is the goal, now. Kyle Hicks knows it is important.

“It means a lot to us,” Hicks said. “You don’t want to be that team in December or January that is at home watching all the other teams play.”

Four-star LB Hines sets decision date, TCU makes top 6 | 247Sports

His decision is less than two weeks away. It’s rumored that he’s a heavy Texas A&M lean.

The Under Armour All-American is officially down to Florida, Ohio State, Penn State, Texas A&M, TCU and UCLA. Per his Twitter account, a final decision will come on Fri., Dec. 2 at Noon.

Moore Receives Rhodes Scholarship | GoFrogs.com

This kid is going to change the world.

Moore is one of 32 recipients across the United States to receive the opportunity to study next fall at Oxford University, where he will complete his graduate studies in Public Policy and Business Administration. He was also offered the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship.

Moore, a senior safety, has a 3.9 grade-point average while majoring in economics with a double minor of mathematics and sociology.

Men’s Basketball

TCU’s Dixon on pace for fastest coaching start in school history | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Dixon is already on the brink of breaking a record. Here’s to hoping he sets one that is far more difficult to achieve.

The Frogs are 3-0 under Dixon. None of the 21 individuals who preceded Dixon as TCU coach made it to 4-0 in their debut seasons.

The only others who reached the 3-0 mark before falling in their fourth games were Billy Tubbs (1994-95), Moe Iba (1987-88) and Matty Bell (1923-24).

TCU Ready For Illinois State Monday | GoFrogs.com

TCU continues is non-conference schedule with Illinois State on Monday at 5pm.

Illinois State was picked to finish second in the Missouri Valley Conference Preseason Poll and placed Paris Lee and MiKyle McIntosh on the Preseason All-MVC First Team. On the season, Hawkins is averaging 19 points per game and 11 boards a contest, while shooting 58.3 percent from three.

Women’s Basketball

TCU women shoot way to 76-67 victory over SMU | Fort Worth Star Telegram

The long ball helped TCU overcome a second-qarter surge from SMU, as the Frogs improved to 3-0.

The Frogs went 15 of 25 from deep and withstood a second-quarter SMU run that kept the visiting Mustangs within striking distance until the Horned Frogs locked down defensively in the third quarter.

TCU Stays Unbeaten Behind 3-point Barrage | GoFrogs.com

AJ Alix and Jada Butts led the way for the Frogs.

TCU (3-0) hit its first nine 3-pointers, just two shy of an NCAA record, on its way to making 15 3-pointers on the night, which tied for the second most in program history. AJ Alix led the way for TCU with 20 points, including 5-of-8 from deep. Jada Butts added 14 points, six rebounds and a game-high seven assists.