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Football

5 things TCU fans need to know about Kansas, like some shocking turnover numbers | Dallas Morning News

Say what you will, but this is a ridiculous stat. Name another team in the conference that TCU would be 5-0 against if this was the case.

Dating back to 2012, TCU has turned over the ball 17 times against Kansas. The Frogs' turnover margin against the Jayhawks in that span is -7.

Familiarity adds another layer to nationally televised showdown | TCU 360

We have talked a lot about Doug Meacham returning to Fort Worth, but the Jayhawks have another former TCU assistant on their staff as well: Kenny Perry.

Meacham runs the offense for the Kansas Jayhawks, while Perry is a co-defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach.

X-factor for each Top 25 team down the stretch | ESPN

Jake Trotter went through and named one player to be the x-factor for each top 25 team. TCU’s? KaVontae Turpin.

After a quiet start to Big 12 play, Turpin finally broke out against Kansas State with five receptions and 70 yards. Turpin has demonstrated the ability in the past to be a game-breaker at receiver and on special teams, and will be key to TCU's playoff hopes. -- Jake Trotter

Is TCU’s surprise star thinking about leaving early? | Fort Worth Star Telegram

It would be difficult to convince me that Banogu is NFL ready, after playing just 19 games in his college career. Even at the end of this season, with 25 total games under his belt, that’s a lot to ask of a kid. He’s got the measurables and the talent, sure, but another season would be best for him. Patterson agrees.

“He needs to get as much experience as he can,” Patterson said. “That would be my suggestion if he asked me. Because at the next level, there’s a lot of other intangibles that go into being that guy.”

Men’s Basketball

TCU Horned Frogs 2017-18 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction | Athlon Sports

Dixon had kind words for his team when they won the NIT championship last season, but he also made it clear that progress is the expectation.

“I said, ‘I want you guys to enjoy this, but understand — this is not our goal for next year,’” Dixon said after the game.

TCU will aim considerably higher in 2017-18.