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Football

Big 12 football title game in 2016 unlikely after ADs decline proposal | Fort Worth Star Telegram

A championship game doesn't make sense unless they expand, and this signals that expansion truly isn't an option right now.

Big 12 athletic directors did not recommend a proposal to add a conference championship game in football during Thursday’s meeting, making it unlikely that such a game would be added for the 2016 season, Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said.

Instead, Bowlsby said league administrators have enlisted a research firm to collect data on issues related to expansion and the most advantageous way, based on percentages, for Big 12 teams to consistently produce a participant in the College Football Playoff.

Baseball

Big 12 coaches pick TCU to win baseball title, but it was close | Fort Worth Star Telegram

The Frogs were one of three teams to receive three first-place votes.

The Horned Frogs got 57 points in the voting, followed by Oklahoma State with 55 and Texas with 53. Each team got three first-place votes, according to the totals released by TCU.

TCU Picked To Repeat As Big 12 Champs | GoFrogs.com

The Frogs have a chance to become a consistently dominant force in the Big 12's baseball world.

It’s the second straight season the Horned Frogs have been picked to win the league. Since joining the Big 12, the Frogs have never been picked to finish lower than second. It marks the ninth time under the guidance of head coach Jim Schlossnagle that the Horned Frogs have been the preseason favorite to win a league title.

Men's Basketball

Halfway through Big 12 season, TCU gaining no traction | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Trent Johnson has admitted that things are progressing slower than expected.

The Frogs have had a full roster for only four games. Still, they are 1-3 in those games. Even at full strength, the Frogs were 13 points worse than Iowa State, 17 worse than Texas, needed a big comeback to defeat Tennessee after trailing by 14, and lost by 23 at OU.


Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/college/big-12/texas-christian-university/article58485443.html#storylink=cpy

TCU Hosts No. 7 Kansas Saturday Morning | GoFrogs.com

Things are going to get worse before they get easier.

No. 7 Kansas comes into Saturday’s showdown with an 18-4 overall record, including a 6-3 league mark after dropping K-State in its last outing, 77-59. Against the Wildcats, senior Perry Ellis dropped 19 points on 8-of-11 from the field. Devonte’ Graham and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk added 10 points apiece, respectively.

On the season, Ellis is averaging 16.5 points a contest and 6.6 rebounds a game. Wayne Selden is also in double-figures, totaling 15.0 points per game, while shooting 46 percent from beyond the arc.

Former Frogs

TCU ex Colin Jones living a dream with the Panthers | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Jones is ready to do whatever it takes to help the Panthers win a Super Bowl.

Jones is ready for whatever the Panthers ask of him. He played 23 special teams snaps in the divisional-round game against the Seahawks and 20 special teams and seven defensive snaps in the NFC Championship Game.

“I just want to do whatever I can to help the team,” Jones said. “If that happens to be special teams or defense when I’m called upon, be it safety or nickel, just whatever my role might be, and my role changes often. I just want to go out there and help my team win a Super Bowl championship.”


Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/nfl/nfl-insider/article58579908.html#storylink=cpy