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TCU News: Howard, Traver Back Soon?

The two lanky pitchers could both be back before the end of the month, if things go well, and more info emerges from Shawn Robinson's transfer.

TCU Football:

Guyer loses quarterback, girls basketball coach | DRC Sports

While there has been much speculation surrounding TCU pledge Shawn Robinson's school change, it seems clear that this is more about his parent's pursuing career opportunities than Shawn jumping ship. Regardless, the move should benefit both the school and the player, and could conceivably have a recruiting impact for the Frogs.

"Now, this is about my family, Shawn is about to graduate and now Andrea has a great opportunity and I have a great opportunity. Most importantly, we’ll all be in the same place. This allows me to grow my career as well."

TCU position series: Who can help KaVontae Turpin replace Josh Doctson? | Dallas News

The short answer? Nobody. But the wide receiver group is not at all devoid of talent, and production by committee should help ease the pain of losing TCU's all-time leading pass catcher.

... there are a number of newcomers who could challenge for early playing time. Iowa Western Community College transfer Taj Williams chose TCU over Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, Florida and Florida State after grabbing 128 catches for 1,593 yards and 20 touchdowns in his two years of JuCo. The 6-foot-3 wide out can immediately step in and help pick up the slack after Doctson's departure. TreVontae Hights spent the last year redshirting and can play a complimentary role this season. Then true freshmen Isaiah Graham and Camron Williams are both major talents.

Arkansas May Not Be Done With Kenny Hill |

A familiar foe could be awaiting the Razorbacks in Fort Worth come September, if the former Aggie QB beats out Foster Sawyer for the starting job this fall. Hill helped his former team overcome a two TD deficit in the fourth quarter of their matchup in 2014.

If Kenny Hill gets the start, do you think we can put the metaphorical dagger in him (or if push comes to shove, a real one)this time? Whether you think we can or not, us Hog fans realize that we can’t let Hill slip one by us again.

But if Gary Patterson wears the purple polo, we’re screwed. There’s no way around that.

TCU's Aaron Curry, Josh Carraway combine to make a two-headed pass-rushing monster | Dallas News

The Frogs were strong in the trenches in 2015, but are poised to be even better this year, with Curry, Carraway, and a healthy James McFarland tasked with putting opposing QBs in the ground.

If Carraway improves upon his junior season, Big 12 quarterbacks are in for a rough ride. But the real key to the position group is Curry. The Nebraska transfer had a successful junior season but was not quite at Carraway's or even Lathan's levels. With Lathan destined for a funny hat with a tassel, Curry needs to up his game at tackle to help take pressure off of Carraway at the end.

TCU Baseball:

TCU sits starter Howard after arm soreness, and Traver gets closer to pitching | The Star-Telegram

When Howard missed his start Saturday with no explanation, Frog fans were rightfully nervous. But it appears to be general soreness, and *hopefully* nothing more than that. With a big series at home against Oklahoma looming, it's crucial that Howard gets back to full health as soon as possible.

"He had a really good bullpen Thursday but was more sore than normal when he got up Friday morning, so we just decided to shut him down for the weekend," coach Jim Schlossnagle said. "He’s going to see the doctor. We’ll know more. I don’t think it’s anything serious."

TCU Basketball:

Can Jamie Dixon make TCU Basketball a winner? | Today's U

Dixon has the respect of his future conference foes, and is possibly just one marquee signing away from bringing TCU Basketball out of the cellar. Five star center Marques Bolden could be that player, but has said he had a great relationship with former coach Trent Johnson. The DeSoto star is expected to announce this week.

"Jamie was responsible for bringing back Pitt basketball and making them relevant again," Huggins said. "The Big 12 Conference just got much harder."

So did Kansas coach Bill Self: "I’m positive that their fan base is very excited about having one of its own returning.… Certainly moving forward, I think that TCU is in really good hands."

TCU Men's Tennis:

TCU men's tennis sweeps Oklahoma State | TCU 360

Is this the best team on campus right now? Ranked no. 2 in the country, the Frogs beat three top 25 programs in the span in one week to make the argument that they are.

The TCU men’s tennis team knew they had one of the toughest weeks of the season to get through in facing three top 25 teams, and they finished strong on Sunday.

No. 2 TCU won all three of those matches, including a 4-0 sweep of No. 9 Oklahoma State on Sunday afternoon.