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If you haven’t been paying attention to TCU Tennis, now is a good time to start.

Tennis:

Men's Tennis Hosts No. 9 TCU For Senior Day | BaylorBears.com

The Frogs are looking to clinch at least a share of the regular season conference title this week as they take on Baylor. Men’s Tennis is not getting enough love from anybody for what they have accomplished.

TCU (15-4, 3-0 Big 12) is riding a 10-match win streak coming into Wednesday's match. The Horned Frogs last dropped a match on March 6 - a 4-3 loss to then-No. 3 Wake Forest at home.

The Horned Frogs are led by Cameron Norrie, currently ranked No. 2 in the latest ITA singles rankings, followed by No. 27 Alex Rybakov and No. 83 Guillermo Nuñez. TCU has four ranked doubles duos in No. 32 Nunez and Rybakov, No. 33 Trevor Johnson and Reese Stalder, No. 34 Stadler and Jerry Lopez, and No. 40 Lopez and Norrie.

Football:

TCU’s Patterson: To keep playing, Turpin must put others first | The Star-Telegram

Patterson has some harsh words for his star swiss army knife, and frankly, I am glad to see him take a stand with the kid and his future in mind.

“He was out of shape,” Patterson said. “He’s not completely done. The key for him is, his problems, his situation — he got himself into. So what he has to understand is, you can’t go back in that direction. There’s two people you never want to try to embarrass, the name on the back of the jersey, which is your family, and the name on the front of your jersey, which is your university. You come third. In both cases, we did that.”

On the spot: TCU WR KaVontae Turpin | ESPN.com

This isn’t the way that Turp wants to be national news.

Two years ago, he had 45 receptions, 649 receiving yards and five touchdown catches while operating out of the slot. The Horned Frogs missed his big-play ability last season, as they were seventh in the league in pass plays of 20 or more yards -- one year after finishing second in the same category.

Turpin can help transform the Horned Frogs back into being one of the Big 12's most dynamic offenses. But first, he must stay healthy. And take care of business off the field.

Patterson: TCU changes Air Raid signals to avoid tipping plays | The Star-Telegram

With Meach gone and the Frogs coming off a disappointing season, I guess GP feels like he might as well try anything to change things up.

“We tweaked a lot of things in our offense because so many people are running this, so many people knew signals,” Patterson said. “We went back, all signals are changed. How we’re signaling things, how we’re calling our offense — we redid everything.”

Kansas’ Beaty cites offensive boost from former TCU assistant Meacham | The Star-Telegram

Yeah, we remember that. We also remember countless fourth down fade calls.

“Just the swag he brings to practice,” Beaty said. “He brings a fun, light approach to practice. He creates a lot of confidence for the kids. Not a lot of guys do that. I’ve seen our guys’ confidence level rise because of him. It’s fun to have him.”

Baseball:

Teams Pass Midseason Mark | Big 12 Sports

Is Oklahoma State the most surprising team in the conference this season? They’ve been hit hard by injuries, but this is shocking.

Through Sunday’s games, the league has 55 percent of its teams in the RPI top 25, the most among all conferences. The RPI is as follows:

5. Texas Tech

8. West Virginia

11. TCU

19. Baylor

21. Oklahoma

40. Texas

66. Oklahoma State

87. Kansas

125. Kansas State