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TCU preview: Frogs, Iowa State seek to eliminate mistakes | Fort Worth Star Telegram

When the offense gets going, it’s impossible to stop. Imagine what it’d be capable of if it was consistently clicking.

TCU has been productive offensively under first-year quarterback Kenny Hill. The Horned Frogs have averaged 617 yards and 48.5 points per game in their spread offense. Hill, a transfer from Texas A&M, ranks third nationally in total offense among FBS players at 477 yards per game.

After a mistake-filled start, what’s wrong with TCU? | ESPN

The majority of this team doesn’t remember 2013. They don’t have the same kind of motivation.

Of the 117 players on TCU’s roster today, only 16 were on the team during the 4-8 season. This group was mostly assembled during TCU’s wildly successful 22-3 run. The experienced players on this team, like senior defensive end Josh Carraway, know how hard-earned those 22 wins were.

Arlington grad Sammy Douglas triumphant in return to TCU’s lineup | Fort Worth Star Telegram

We could very well be seeing the emergence of TCU’s next dominant linebacker.

Douglas’ 17 tackles tied for sixth-most at TCU since 2001, Patterson’s first year as head coach. Douglas had 25 career tackles entering the game.

Five things TCU fans need to know about Iowa State | Dallas Morning News

There’s another dominant wide receiver coming to Fort Worth this weekend. Can the Frogs manage to contain Allen Lazard?

The 6-5 wide receiver is one of only six players in the country to have 100 yards receiving in each of their first two games. Over the first two weekends, the Frogs have had problems in the defensive secondary, and if they don't shore up their coverage this week in practice, that trend will continue with Lazard.

Men’s Basketball

TCU’s Dixon to take part in Coaches vs. Cancer initiative | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Jamie Dixon will be with a handful of other coaches as a part of a massive fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Tickets cost anywhere from $150 to $40,000 for a sponsorship.

The event, slated for the House of Blues, will include Dixon, Texas coach Shaka Smart, Baylor coach Scott Drew, Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy, North Texas coach Tony Benford and SMU coach Tim Jankovich. The program will be moderated by ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla, with ESPN sideline reporter Holly Rowe, a cancer survivor, as the guest speaker.

Equestrian

Team building takes on new meaning for TCU equestrian | Fort Worth Star Telegram

I really appreciated this piece, simply because I know very little about equestrian.

Managing egos and personalities is nothing new in team sports, but in equestrian it takes on a whole different dynamic. But it’s out here — where the grass seems greener, the air seems cleaner — that horse and human athlete are happiest and where art and science in sport converge like perhaps nowhere else in college athletics.