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TCU News: Basketball wins a title, Football looks to do the same

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TCU Hoops won the Emerald Coast Classic, while the pigskin crew is in Fort Worth preparing for their shot at some hardware.

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Football:

TCU, Patterson relish chance for Big 12 championship | The Star-Telegram

There is plenty to play for if you’re TCU, even if the playoffs are mostly a pipe-dream, starting with a berth in the NY6 and some more hardware in the cabinets.

The Horned Frogs, in the first year of the resurrected Big 12 championship game, are going to play in it, which means that despite those two losses, they can still win a league championship.

In a season with six road games, including two in the state of Oklahoma, the Frogs have 10 victories and a chance to pick up a major goal second only to a national title.

“Of course, we’re excited,” linebacker Ty Summers said. “Big 12 championship’s back, and we’re a part of it, so it’s huge. But what we’re going to do is just get back to work this week, try to become the best team we can be in all three phases of the game to give ourselves the best chance against OU.”

QB Kenny Hill to TCU coach Patterson: ‘Thank you and I love you’ | The Star-Telegram

It was a good way to close his Fort Worth chapter, but Kenny isn’t done yet.

He led the Horned Frogs to the game by throwing for three touchdowns and running for another in a 45-22 victory over Baylor on Friday at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

It was quite a way for a senior quarterback to spend his last home game.

“It all sunk in when I was on the field with my family,” Hill said, reflecting on pregame Senior Day formalities. “I came here three years ago after everything that had happened. I told Coach P ‘thank you and I love you’ for bringing me here for this opportunity.

Big 12 title game tickets start at $90 | The Star-Telegram

Damn. It’s not going to be cheap, but we have to put butts in the seats if we want an NY6 Bowl with a loss.

If you are a TCU season ticket holder you likely already have tickets or received an offer for them through the school’s priority points system.

If you aren’t a season-ticket buyer, your best bet is StubHub, Ticketmaster, or the box office at AT&T Stadium.

Prices range from $90-$1,299.

One potential A&M coaching target out of running? | 247 Sports

Keep targeting, Aggie, he wasn’t going to College Station, new contract or not.

One of other names that has been reported for months as being a possible target of the Aggies is TCU head coach Gary Patterson. Patterson has been of the region's top coaches with a record of 159-56 and has nine 10 plus win seasons in his time there. His team is anticipated to play in the Big 12 title game next weekend as they are projected to finish in no worse than second place within the conference.

However, TCU announced today that Patterson had signed an extension that will keep him at TCU through 2024. No other details were announced. In all likelihood, this takes Patterson off of the table for the Aggies and confirms what TCU sources had maintained all along in that Patterson was not interested in leaving TCU.

Basketball:

TCU beats St. Bonaventure 89-79 to win Emerald Coast title | The Tribune

Okay this article is hilarious, because it continually refers to TCU’s coach as Paul Weir (who is actually the coach at UNM) instead of Jamie Dixon. It’s an AP report. How do you get that wrong?!

But yeah, TCU won a foul-infested game, Fish looks great, and the Frogs are finding their groove on both ends of the floor.

Jaylen Fisher is still trying to get his groove back three weeks after returning to action after a pair of injuries, but he was feeling good enough to lead undefeated TCU to the Emerald Coast Classic championship.

Fisher scored 20 points and the Horned Frogs topped St. Bonaventure 89-79 in the title game Saturday night. The sophomore guard had been out for 18 weeks with hand and knee injuries before being cleared to play three weeks ago.

"It's almost like we've started over with him as a freshman," said coach Paul Weir. "We've seen him get better and better. . We're seeing Jaylen get into that groove now.