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TCU’s beloved AD says he’s “all Frog”.

Football:

Van Zandt reaffirms his TCU commitment; shutting down process | CBS Sports

Though his high school teammate flipped to Baylor, Van Zandt has found his home, and he’s not going anywhere.

This is big news for the Frogs considering other programs including Baylor were beginning to show heavy interest. Van Zandt was originally scheduled to visit Baylor this coming weekend. He told HFB on Sunday that he would no longer be making the visit, but also admitted that he hadn't completely shut things down.

With his tweet on Thursday, it appears he finally is which should make the Horned Frog faithful excited.

Don’t expect TCU’s Chris Del Conte to fit as Greg Byrne’s successor | Tuscon.com

With Byrne leaving for Alabama, the rumors around CDC have started swirling again. But, fret not Frog fans, it doesn’t appear he’s interested in leaving - though not for the somewhat ridiculous reasons stated in the article. I would argue that the TCU job is anything but small profile - and certainly hasn’t held him back personally, or in the realm of attracting top talent to Fort Worth.

A raise could be in order, though.

Chris Del Conte is probably among the five leading ADs in college sports. He’s almost surely not going to return to Arizona, even though it’s probably a better job than the one at TCU, which has a small profile in the greater Dallas area.

TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte responds to Arizona vacancy | Arizona Desert Storm

CDC was on twitter over the weekend reaffirming that he’s “all Frog”, but Arizona would like to see their former employee come home.

Del Conte has been at TCU since October of 2009, and has done great things for that athletic department in his time there. Before that, he was the A.D. at Rice for three and a half years.

Before that, he worked at Arizona from 2000-06 as the senior associate athletics director for external operations and sports programs. This is why he was brought up as a candidate by many, and really should at least still have an eye kept on him as the process plays out.

Ex-TCU Player & High School Boys Go Into the Kicking Business | CW33

Jaden Oberkrom’s business continues to grow since leaving the NFL, and he has enlisted help from an unlikely source to market it. You may recognize one of the interviewees in the video, as well ;)

"We were trying to tell the story of Jaden's academy and what he had to offer," said Oakridge junior Jeff Wright. "We completely redesigned how his business is viewed to the public."

That left the TCU great to do what he now does best.

"It's helped my business grow 2-3 times," Oberkrom said. "If you wanna learn more about it, come see me!"

Basketball:

TCU seeks to end losing streak, shooting slump against OSU | The Star-Telegram

Tonight’s game against Oklahoma State is huge, as the Frogs look for their first road win of the Big 12 season and to avoid a three game conference losing streak.

“We’ve got to get it done in the last five minutes. Every Big 12 game, it’s the same thing,” said Dixon, whose team has seen six of its seven conference games settled by single-digit margins. “Now, we’ve lost two in a row where we didn’t get it done down the stretch ... We’ve got to shoot the ball better. That’s obvious.”

Is TCU-Baylor set to become a bitter rivalry on the basketball court, too? | Sports Day

Based on what I saw Saturday night, there’s no reason to think it won’t.

TCU's resurgence under first-year coach Jamie Dixon could spark the one-sided TCU-Baylor rivalry.

"We're at a point to where they (fans) can actually get into it as opposed to the past, where Baylor is beating us down at least once every year," Parrish said. "We have a team to fight with now."

TCU women do work inside for much-needed win over Kansas | The Star-Telegram

The Frogs picked up their second Big 12 win of the season, dominating the glass and getting to the line for a big advantage.

“If we could dictate pace, a result of that was going to be high-percentage shots, and possibly getting to the free-throw line, too,” said TCU coach Raegan Pebley. “Free throws aren’t something you can always control as a coach, but we really locked in on controlling the tempo of the game.”

Tennis:

TU men's tennis falls to No. 7 TCU, women win | Tulsa World

TCU Tennis should have a big season this year.

The Tulsa men's tennis team suffered a 4-0 loss to No. 7 TCU at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center. TU (4-2) couldn't score a doubles point and lost after TCU gained the three points early in the singles matches.