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TCU News: Dixon: “whatever we need, we’re going to get”

TCU Basketball’s budget is growing as the University continues to invest in hoops.


Dixon on hoops needs: ‘Whatever we need, we’re going to get’ | The Star-Telegram

The Frogs are last in the conference in basketball budget, but it doesn’t seem like that’s the long-term plan.

Dixon has built up the capital to ask for what he wants.

“Whatever we need, we’re going to get,” Dixon said. “I’m not going to go overboard. I know patience is important; we don’t need everything today. But I know when there’s something we really need, they’re going to take care of that. They’re going to work on it.”

Donati on Monday said TCU has paid special attention to football and basketball revenues in growing its athletic programs.

“We understand that the business model of college athletics is such that football needs to generate revenue, and basketball, too,” he said. “We’ve tried very strategically to do that over the last six years so that those sports are successful and fund the other nine teams.”


A Closer Look: TCU Commit Hidari Ceasar in the Dome | 247 Sports

The hard-hitting safety looks like a diamond in the rough.

Ceasar -- who is rated as a three-star prospect by the 247Sports Composite -- committed to TCU one day after earning a scholarship offer from the Horned Frogs following a dominant camp showing in early June.

Prospect Breakdown: Cesar is a versatile prospect. Listed as a safety, he plays on both sides of the football for his high school, and in my opinion you could see him line up at any spot in the defensive backfield once he arrives on the scene at TCU. He has the skills to play safety or corner. Ceasar is a physical presence who shows a good break on he football and had an impressive frame.

What to watch for when TCU faces Stanford in Alamo Bowl, like Cardinal's fifth Heisman runner-up since 2009 | Sports Day

Love vs Hill? It could come down to those two players on offense.

Player to watch for Stanford: Bryce Love

It should surprise nobody that a Heisman finalist would be a player to watch. Running back Bryce Love is clearly Stanford's best player, and one of the best in the nation. Needing only 27 yards to eclipse the 2,000 mark for the season, TCU should beware Love if he gets rolling downhill. He's averaged 8.3 yards per carry on the year and can make even the best defenders look silly. Luckily for the Frogs, he isn't highly involved in Stanford's passing game -- so that's one less thing to worry about.

Player to watch for TCU: Kenny Hill

Oh yes, we're talking about TCU's quarterback again. During the Big 12 Championship game against Oklahoma, Hill was, at times, the only Horned Frog who seemed able to do anything. Hill was making things happen by making clutch passes and scrambling when need be. He's really the catalyst of TCU's offense right now, and the Frogs need his leadership big time against Stanford.

TCU O-Line Commit Sets Signing Timeline | 247 Sports

The Frogs are getting a lot of help along the offensive line in the class of 2018, something they need with all the veterans currently on the unit.

Denton (Texas) Guyer 2018 three-star offensive lineman and TCU Horned Frogs commit John Lanz confirmed his signing timeline Thursday evening.

The longtime TCU pledge will sign at 8 a.m. Wednesday at his school at the very beginning of the early signing period, which runs Dec. 20-22.

The 6-foot-3, 295-pound Lanz has been committed since early May to the Horned Frogs and has never wavered. He is expected to take his official visit this weekend to TCU. Lanz confirmed that he will graduate high school in the spring, so he is not an early enrollee.

Around Campus:

This beautiful project is planned at TCU, and hey, it’s not football related | The Star-Telegram

Just in case you think all of TCU’s money is going into athletics... well, here you go:

“Just as the creation of the Campus Commons has transformed the west side of campus, the addition of the School of Music will further enhance the student experience on the east side of campus,” says an eight-page publication created as part of a fundraising campaign for the project.

The area surrounding the School of Music will be a “Creative Commons” connecting the newly renovated Mary Couts Burnett Library, J.M. Moudy Visual Arts and Communication Building and Rees-Jones Hall, according to the publication.