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TCU News: Baseball Sees Bigger Picture; Chauncey Collins to Pursue Professional Career

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Baseball

TCU baseball passes on celebrating regional, sees bigger picture | Fort Worth Star Telegram

In 2011 the Dallas Mavericks won the Western Conference Finals and barely celebrated at all. I'm fairly certain Dirk didn't even touch the trophy. This TCU team reminds me of that Mavs bunch in a few ways.

“It’s hard to get in the NCAA Tournament, it’s really hard to host, and it’s even harder to win,” coach Jim Schlossnagle said. “We don’t want to downplay that. But at the same time, there’s a level of expectation among the players and the coaches. They don’t go to the weight room at 6 a.m. in the fall to win a regional; they go to the weight room at 6 a.m. to win a national championship.”


Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/college/big-12/texas-christian-university/article82056322.html#storylink=cpy
Men's Basketball

Chauncey Collins to pursue professional career | ESPN

It was an odd move with odd timing, but I wish Chauncey the best of luck.

Collins, who did not declare for the NBA draft prior to the May 25 deadline for underclassmen, said he's not sure if he will seek opportunities overseas or attempt to break into the NBA through alternative means such as the D-League.

Football

TCU offers JUCO cornerback | 247Sports.com

Jhavonte Dean would have three years to play two. He's also holding offers from Utah, Cincinnati, and UCF.

Cornerback Jhavonte Dean (Brenham, Tex./Blinn College) said TCU offered.

The Horned Frogs staff saw him Saturday work out at a TCU satellite camp and got his info then.

Big 12 Expansion

With network off the table, Big 12 expansion focus could narrow | ESPN

Jake must be reading www.frogsowar.com.

Yet, while TV markets will remain part of any expansion discussion, it won't be the overriding factor it would've been in the framework of a network. Which means, moving forward, the Big 12 could turn the focus back on the schools that might best strengthen the football profile of the conference -- like BYU, which has the seventh-most wins of any FBS program dating to 1980. And Houston, which is coming off a two-touchdown victory over Florida State in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.