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TCU News: Marcus Cannon Earns Another Ring

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The Patriots offensive lineman, and former Frog, made a big play down the stretch.

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Football:

TCU's Tomlinson Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame | Big 12 Sports

The Horned Frog legend is part of a seven man class that will be enshrined this summer as part of Hall of Fame weekend.

Tomlinson will be the third Horned Frog enshrined in Canton, joining Slingin’ Sammy Baugh (1963) and Bob Lilly (1980). This year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony is Aug. 5.

"LT was a great player for TCU and in the NFL," TCU head football coach Gary Patterson said. "Even more, he's been an outstanding ambassador for our University. He represents what's great about the game of football."

LaDainian Tomlinson to be elected to NFL Hall of Fame | Sports Day

TCU Nation came out in full force in support of the former Frog.

At TCU, Tomlinson holds 14 out of the 17 rushing records - naming him the Horned Frogs' all-time leading rusher. In 2014, he was elected to the 2014 College Football Hall of Fame.

In the NFL, he is the fifth all-time leading rusher with 13,684 yards and ranks second in rushing touchdowns.

Cannon, TCU football and all Frogs enjoy Super day, weekend | The Star-Telegram

Cannon had the big block on the touchdown that allowed the Patriots to tie the game, giving him a big moment in the big game.

It was Cannon’s second Super Bowl ring in the last three seasons and his third Super Bowl in his six NFL seasons. A fifth-round draft choice, picked 138th in the 2011 NFL Draft, Cannon was graded at 84.9 by PFF.

And he made the clearing block on the 1-yard touchdown run by James White that pulled the Patriots within 28-26, preceding the game-tying 2-point conversion.

Cannon is one of 19 Horned Frogs players to win a Super Bowl title and one of just five to earn multiple championships, according to a list provided by TCU associate athletic director for communications Mark Cohen.

Don’t Forget About Buffalo Bills’ WR Kolby Listenbee | Fox Sports

After sitting out the year due to injury, Listenbee is primed for a big - if delayed - rookie year.

Listenbee brings a range of talent. He has good hands, good ball-tracking skills, can free his hands for the catch easily, good at making late adjustments deep and can dig out low throws. He will have to work on his cutting and get sharper with his foot technique, but those are things that any young wide receiver can learn.

Basketball:

TCU reaches five conference wins, a program best, with victory over Texas | Sports Day

The Frogs are off to their best ever start in conference play, and have a chance to finish in the top half of the league. They’ve been led by a combination of veteran leadership and fresh, young talent.

TCU's offense knew what it was doing Saturday. Only allowing Texas to lead for 23 seconds the entire game, the Frogs shot over 50 percent from the field and multiple players shot double-digits. Vladimir Brodzianksy led the scoring efforts with 18 points. Alex Robinson followed with 17 and eight assists. Jaylen Fisher scored 12.

TCU completes season sweep of Texas in lopsided fashion 78-63 | The Star-Telegram

The “Retro Rewind” theme was a total success, as was the game, as the Frogs completed their first season sweep of Texas in three decades. Will it be enough to secure them a spot in the Big Dance?

Asked if this team is tracking toward a berth in the NCAA Tournament, Dixon said: “Yeah. There’s no question.”

But he added that the Frogs “can’t have any more” surprise losses between now and the start of March Madness, as they did in last week’s 88-80 setback to Auburn, if they want to earn the school’s first NCAA berth since 1998.

KU women stumble at home in 80-68 loss to TCU | Kansas City Star

After a slow start to conference play, the Frogs are starting to find their groove.

AJ Alix led the Horned Frogs with 25 points, and Jordan More added 18 points and 14 rebounds. TCU (11-11, 3-8) shot 49.1 percent and turned the ball over 20 times in the game.