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TCU News: Another Freshman to Take the Mound

Sean Wymer is the second straight freshman pitcher to get his first career start, Jamie Dixon is more than just a prodigal son, and oh yeah, #TurpinTime is still good.

TCU Baseball:

TCU turns to another freshman pitcher to start: Sean Wymer | The Star-Telegram

Sean Wymer will be the fourth freshman to start a game for the Frogs, as the Flower Mound native pushes Rex Hill out of the weekday rotation, for now. Also of note, Nolan Brown and Evan Williams will both redshirt this season.

“I want to see him go through the routine of a start,” Schlossnagle said. “I won’t leave him out there very long, I just want to give him a chance.”

TCU Hosts UTA Wednesday Night |

The Frogs will finish their spread out three game set against the Mavs this evening. Barzilli remains red hot during the break from Big XII play.

Elliott Barzilli has had a torrid first half of the campaign, ranking fifth nationally with his .455 batting average.

The junior enters the week carrying a 12 game hitting streak. During the streak, Barzilli is hitting .488 with eight multi-hit games and five multiple-RBI contests.

This season, Barzilli has hit safely in 25 of 27 games. He leads the team and the Big 12 with 16 multi-hit games and 11 multiple-RBI games.

Ryan Eiermann goes to bat for Naperville Central | Chicago Tribune

Who knew that Illinois was such the TCU Baseball recruiting pipeline? We may have another dual threat freshman in the pipeline for 2017 - a lefty pitcher that has been scorching hot at the plate this season.

"I knew I was going to get a chance to hit more this season," said Eiermann, a TCU recruit. "I'll do whatever it takes to help the team win."

He did last spring, going 8-1 with a 0.56 ERA."

TCU Basketball:

A look at Jamie Dixon's impressive resume | TCU 360

While he is best known for the miracle shot against Texas, Jamie Dixon has made a name for himself both as a player and one of the most bankable coaches of his generation.

Pittsburgh made the NCAA Tournament 11 out of the 13 seasons that Dixon was at the helm. The Panthers made the Elite 8 in 2009, a season that also saw Pitt reach the No. 1 ranking in the nation. The Panthers made the Sweet Sixteen four other times.

TCU Football:

Ranking the Top 25 Sophomores Heading Into the 2016 Season | Bleacher Report

KaVontae Turpin leads a deep and talented wide receiver group that should give opposing defensive coordinators nightmares, no matter who lines up behind center. He comes in at #10 on this list of the best sophomores in college football.

Despite being one of the smallest players in college football, Turpin is likely to be TCU's first option in the receiving game. His speed and elusiveness also makes him valuable as a rusher on sweeps and reverses, doing whatever he can to help move the ball down the field.

Prospect Primer: WR Josh Doctson, TCU |

Nice video on Doc, who would be a great fit in Green Bay's system, but is unlikely to still be on the board when the Pack picks.

WR Josh Doctson was QB Trevone Boykin’s favorite target, coming up just one reception short of TCU’s career record of 181, but finished as school’s all-time leader in TD catches with 29.

NFL Rumors: Things You Need to Know About the 2016 Vikings Draft | News Everyday

It's become pretty obvious that another NFC North team has their eye on TCU's all-time leading receiver, who would make a great one-two punch with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

The team appeared to have strengthened their weak offensive line by adding Alex Boone and Andre Smith supported by reliable contributors Emmanuel Lamur and Travis Lewis at linebacker. To upgrade Teddy Bridgewater's wide receivers, the team is reportedly eyeing TCU's Josh Doctson after his satisfying performance at TCU Pro Day.