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TCU News: Frogs Sweep WVU, Jamie Dixon Imminent?

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Baseball

Freshman's grand slam gets TCU rolling to sweep of West Virginia | Fort Worth Star Telegram

At this point I'm just wondering when Luken Baker is going to stop impressing me. I hope it's never.

The freshman designated hitter hit a grand slam in the first inning, doubled and scored in the fourth inning and added an RBI double in the fifth inning Sunday in the Horned Frogs’ 14-2 victory against West Virginia at Lupton Stadium.


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TCU Wins Big To Complete Sweep of WVU | GoFrogs.com

Almost lost in Baker's fantastic day is that Elliott Barzilli just keeps on crushing it.

Elliott Barzilli notched his team-leading ninth multiple-RBI game of the season and the 17th of his career.

Men's Basketball

TCU, Pitt's Dixon closing in on deal, surces say | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Mendez seems to be locked in on this, but his salary number for Dixon is wrong. Dixon's base pay is $1.4 million/year, with a ton of incentives. He made $3.2 million in 2014 because he raked in over $1.7 million in incentives and bonuses.

A tweet from CBS reporter Gary Parrish indicated interest on Dixon’s part in the opening in Fort Worth.

At TCU, it is believed the feeling is mutual. Sources close to the discussions indicated Sunday night that the sides were closing in on a deal and that Dixon was trying to assemble a staff with Texas ties. An announcement could come Monday or Tuesday, one person close to the TCU program said.


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For TCU, hiring alum Jamie Dixon would be hitting the lottery | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Gil nails it from the get-go.

It’s both a warm memory and a sad testament that Jamie Dixon’s 30-foot, last-second prayer to beat Texas is still — 30 years later — the most fondly remembered shot in TCU basketball history.


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Men's Tennis

TCU Scores Win Over Dartmouth | GoFrogs.com

TCU improved to 13-2 on the season, and they're No. 3 in the country.

A dominant effort from start to finish led the No. 3 TCU men’s tennis team to its eighth consecutive victory of the season and 21st straight at home with a 4-0 sweep of No. 35 Dartmouth on Sunday afternoon at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

The Horned Frogs (13-2) convincingly won the doubles point with 6-1 victories on courts two and three, before carrying the momentum into singles action to score three straight-set victories over the Big Green (11-6) to finish off the match.

Beach Volleyball

Horned Frogs Down HBU, 5-0 | GoFrogs.com

Did you know the beach volleyball team was ranked No. 6?

The TCU beach volleyball team capped off its first-ever weekend at home by blanking Houston Baptist, 5-0, on Sunday afternoon at the TCU Beach Volleyball Courts.

Around Campus

TCU has $1 billion endowment, Congress wants to know why | TCU 360

It will be interesting to see the results of these conversations between TCU, the other 54 private schools, and Congress.

Congress sent TCU and 55 other private schools a letter in February asking how they use their endowments of over $1 billion.

The Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee want to make higher education more affordable, wrote David Pasch, the communications director for Rep. Peter Roskam, R-IL, the chairman of one of the subcommittees, in an email.