Oral Roberts is the 4-seed, but don't let that fool you. They've been here before.
The Horned Frogs and Golden Eagles have done this before. They met in the Fort Worth Regional in 2011. TCU beat ORU 10-2 in the opener that year, then lost to Dallas Baptist and ORU (8-4). DBU won the regional.
Schlossnagle spoke about the long-time Texas coach after news broke that Garrido was being reassigned within Texas' athletic department.
“I wouldn’t have the job I have if it wasn’t for a guy like him, because he elevated the game,” Schlossnagle said, speaking to reporters at the Horned Frogs’ NCAA regional watch party. “A place like TCU has invested in college baseball because places like Texas and LSU and USC and Arizona State, they set the bar.”
The Frogs are riding a wave of momentum, and Schloss thinks there's still another gear for this team.
If TCU does find the next gear Schlossnagle believes it has in it, the Horned Frogs could well parlay their momentum into a third straight appearance in the College World Series.
This is a great look at how KaVontae Turpin could be one of the reasons TCU's offense doesn't drop off much despite losing Boykin, Doctson, Listenbee, and Green.
Besides returning kicks, where he produced 910 yards for the Frogs, Turpin did most of his damage in the slot. Some of that production looked exactly like you would expect, Turpin runs a short bubble route while TCU executes a zone run and Boykin flips the ball out to him if the outside linebacker doesn't play the bubble honest.
However, whereas you often see plays like that go for 5-10 yards, with Turpin any errors in fundamentals by the defense in playing the screen block or coming with leverage were liable to result in easy 10-20 yard gains for the Frogs.
TCU and Utah have had similar arcs, with TCU's going a bit higher than that of the Utes.
What’s exceptional about the post-move Horned Frogs is what they’ve done in the last two years—winning all but three conference games, finishing in the Top 10 and earning a piece of a Big 12 title.
Men's Tennis/Men's Golf
Norrie was the first TCU player to advance this far in the individual competition.
“What a great tournament and a great season for Cameron,” TCU coach David Roditi said. “Only one player gets to leave the tournament feeling amazing, but Cameron did make history for TCU men’s tennis here and he should be very proud of his accomplishments.”