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TCU News: JD Miller Dixon’s Secret Weapon?

The swingman has been on fire from deep over the last few weeks.

Football:

TCU men’s basketball on pace for most home wins in program history | The Star-Telegram

The Frogs have a home court advantage that hasn’t been present in several years, and it’s paying dividends in the win/loss column.

One additional victory would boost the total to 14, matching the second-highest total in school history: a 14-3 home record during the 2011-12 season. In addition to this season, TCU also recorded 13 home victories in 2004-05 and 1997-98.

“It feels good. But at the same time, that’s what I came here to do and to be a part of,” said first-year coach Jamie Dixon, a former TCU player who took over the program in March after 13 seasons at Pittsburgh. “I’m excited. I’m glad it’s happening.”

What's Johnny Manziel doing practicing in Patriots gear with former TCU QB Trevone Boykin? | Sports Day

Huh.

The story showed Boykin and another male getting ready for practice. Boykin said in the video, "we came to work." Then, he flips the camera and shows Manziel in his car eating a muffin. Manziel was in athletic shorts and a New England Patriots hoodie.

Basketball:

How J.D. Miller has become the latest force for TCU basketball | The Star-Telegram

Miller has become the impetus of the Frogs’ offensive resurgence, as he has dominated the corners - 11 for his last 15 threes - and become an effective slasher to the basket.

“He went through a tough stretch,” coach Jamie Dixon said. “Sat him down, said you’ve got to refocus on basics and discipline and fundamentals. Sometimes, ‘fundamentals’ isn’t a good word to kids, but he’s got to make that a priority. I think it says something that he’s improved.”

TCU guard wants to be a crocodile hunter when he grows up | USA Today

I love Brandon Parrish. He epitomizes champion for life.

This might sound a little crazy, but my dream is to be the next crocodile hunter, so if I can be Steve Irwin Jr. – my life purpose is fulfilled. But I really just want to tell people what animals really are like and not so much of what they see on TV or what they see in “Eight Legged Freaks,” but what an animal – what it really is and how it can really change you.

TCU’s Dixon says next two games crucial for NCAA purposes | The Star-Telegram

While most projections have TCU in the Dance at this point, their performance down the stretch will make or break their Selection Sunday.

“We’ve got to take a step these next two games,” Dixon said before Monday’s practice. “Somebody’s going to get better over these last six games and someone’s going to get worse.” TCU guard Kenrich Williiams said the Frogs must “come out and play harder” from the start in Wednesday’s matchup against Oklahoma State, a team that defeated the Frogs, 89-76, last month in Stillwater, Okla. TCU last reached the NCAA Tournament in 1998.

Baseball:

Fear the Frog: TCU pegged as college baseball’s team to beat | Austin-American Statesman

The lineup will be one of the most dangerous and potent in the country, anchored by sophomore slugger Luken Baker.

Luken Baker is back after leading an offense that batted .302 and averaged seven runs a game. Like Schlossnagle, Baker shrugs at the Frogs’ No. 1 ranking.

“It doesn’t really mean anything,” he said. “It’s just a bigger target that we have to embrace and take on. We’re excited to come out and get after it. As long as we stick to the process and stick to the plan, we can have an even better season than we did last year.”