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It’s the third consecutive year that the Frogs have been picked to finish first.

Football:

Former TCU star Marcus Cannon enjoying yet another Super Bowl | The Star-Telegram

Cannon has had a dream career so far, helping the Frogs win a Rose Bowl and going to three Super Bowls with the Patriots.

“Every one is different,” Cannon said. “But of course, it’s awesome to be back.”

The former TCU standout, who makes his off-season home in DFW, wouldn’t reveal where he keeps his Super Bowl ring.

“It’s a secret. It’s a secret location,” Cannon said.

TCU signs 21 Wednesday, including Aledo's Harris | Weatherford Democrat

It was a bigger class than expected for the Frogs, packed with star power and diamond in the rough gems.

TCU’s 2017 recruiting class includes seven four-star signees: defensive lineman Dennis Collins (West Monroe, La.), offensive lineman Wes Harris (Aledo), wide receiver Omar Manning (Lancaster), wide receiver Jalen Reagor (Waxahachie), quarterback Shawn Robinson (DeSoto), running back Kenedy Snell (Waxahachie) and defensive back La’Kendrick Van Zandt (Henderson).

TCU’s recruiting class is ranked 30th nationally in the 247Sports.com composite rankings that include 247Sports, Rivals, Scout and ESPN.

Basketball:

Sharper TCU sees its NCAA tournament chances improving | The Star-Telegram

It’s amazing what making a few shots can do for a team’s confidence - and results.

“We just beat an NCAA tournament team on the road,” Dixon said when asked if the Frogs need a “signature” win to enhance their case. “Those are good, quality wins. One win doesn’t do anything for you. We’re establishing a program, a mentality. That was responding to adversity right there — a road win against an NCAA tournament team after four losses says a lot.”

Baseball:

Three In A Row: TCU Tops Baseball Preseason Poll | Big 12 Sports

The preseason accolades continue to pile up... can we just start playing ball already?

The Frogs earned eight first place votes for the unanimous pick, marking the third straight year TCU has topped the preseason poll and second time in three years as an unanimous decision. It is the first time a team has been picked No. 1 three straight times since Texas was voted six years in a row (2003-08).

The 10-point separation between No. 1 TCU and No. 2 Oklahoma State is the largest since the 2010 poll, which separated Texas and Kansas by 12 points.

Swimming:

Battle Of The Horns: TCU & Texas Clash Friday In Fort Worth | Flo Swimming

TCU Swimming faces a big challenge in potential National Champ Texas.

The TCU men are lead by junior breaststroker Jakub Swierczynski and junior distance ace Connor Dobbs, who have both already picked up NCAA B cuts this season in their speciality events. Swierczynski has dropped a 55.14 in the 100-yard breaststroke, and Dobbs has put up a 15:29 in the 1,650 freestyle.