The powers that be have moved TCU's bi-annual Thanksgiving day game in Austin to Black Friday. It's a move motivated by TV money, but it does give the Frogs an extra day of rest after playing Oklahoma State in Fort Worth the Saturday prior.
TCU’s football game at Texas has been moved from Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, to Nov. 25, at the request of the Big 12, ESPN and Fox, TCU announced Friday.
It will be the second consecutive season the Horned Frogs have played on Black Friday. They defeated Baylor 28-21 in double overtime at home in 2015.
There have been some....ahem....vocal....university presidents within the Big XII in recent weeks. The league want's that to stop.
The biggest news Friday from the league's board of directors meeting was the promise of silence in the future. Kansas State president Kirk Schulz, the chairman of the league's board, said the schools will defer to commissioner Bob Bowlsby "so the conference is speaking with a single voice."
Call it the Boren Rule.
Oklahoma president David Boren has called for expansion, a title game and a league network several times in the last month, including last week in a 58-minute media session after an OU board of regents session.
Not a whole lot went right on Saturday for the Frogs. The scoreboard was broken intermittently and the Frogs lacked energy as they struggled to find lanes against the Kansas defense.
Here are three quick takeaways from TCU's 75-56 loss to No. 7 Kansas on Saturday:
1. The takeover. The Jayhawks jumped out to a 7-0 lead, and save for a brief stretch of play a little more than seven minutes into the game (when a Brandon Parrish jumper cut TCU's deficit to three points), the Horned Frogs were hardly were a threat to the visitors. Kansas put this game out of reach toward the end of the first half, starting with a Frank Mason III-Landen Lucas alley-oop at the 6:41 mark. Spanning the following 4:25, the Jayhawks rode a 17-1 run while the hosts floundered.
Mac Engel brings down the hot take hammer on the TCU basketball team, but he's not wrong. At this point things should be, and need to be, improving.
TCU will always be a football school, but if it wants to take the next step as an athletic department its men’s basketball team will have to surpass the baseball team. Having a good baseball team is a feather, whereas, after football, the team the school wants to win is always men’s basketball.
College baseball teams are guaranteed financial losers, whereas basketball teams generate revenue and can make a difference in donations and applications.
From College Station to Nacogdoches to Dallas to Austin to Waco to Arlington, the great state a Texas is enjoying a basketball resurgence, yet TCU is stuck at the back of the line.
The only way this changes is if the head coach signs real talent.
Out of 56 regular-season games, 34 will be televised with 12 of those being shown on Fox Sports 1, ESPNU and ESPN3. Here's a list of those games, so you can go ahead and mark your calendar. For those that aren't televised, you can stream most home games live online with a subscription to TCU's Frog Vision.
TCU will play on national television 12 times this season, according to a broadcast schedule released by the school Friday.
The Horned Frogs will be on national television on Fox Sports 1 three times — March 26 at Texas, April 15 against Oklahoma and April 29 against Texas Tech — and on ESPNU twice — April 2 at Wichita State and April 17 against Texas. Seven games will be broadcast on ESPN3.