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Kyle is the first running back to be named MVP since the Hall of Famer.

Football:

TCU hands MVP award to Kyle Hicks, first back to win it since LT | The Star-Telegram

The rising senior is TCU’s best offensive player, and the key to their success in 2017.

Running back Kyle Hicks won the team MVP award at the TCU football banquet, the first Horned Frogs running back to be so honored since LaDainian Tomlinson’s back-to-back awards in 1999 and 2000, the school announced Monday.

Hicks led TCU in rushing and receptions, a first for a TCU running back since Basil Mitchell in 1996. Hicks’ 1,042 rushing yards included a career-high 192 yards in a win at Baylor, and his 47 catches were the most by a TCU running back since John Oglesby caught the same number in 1993.

As TCU spring practice winds down, Patterson is looking up | The Star-Telegram

Turp is back, Summers is getting work at DE, but the best news? It’s Coach P, not Gary, this spring.

Patterson said not to expect him to make a visit to the student section in the stands, like he has done the past two years, at Saturday’s 11 a.m. spring game at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

“It’s Coach Patterson this year,” he said. “Not Gary.”

Patterson believes his team is generally ahead of where it was last year.

“I think we’re farther along just because we’re older,” Patterson said. “I think we did just about as much as we could do with two practices left, one of them being the spring Game. I’m excited to see how those guys all do. How it works out, to see how they do in front of people.”

Baker 2020 WR Jacobi Bellazin commits to 'dream school' TCU, but keeping eye on LSU | NOLA.com

Offering a freshman is a risky proposition, but if TCU is truly his ‘dream school’, will he still keep his options open?

"I committed early to TCU (because) that's always the school I wanted to play for. TCU (is) my dream school," the young prospect told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. "Their offense, they spread the ball around a lot and I'm a slot WR. I could play outside too.

"But my recruitment (is) still open to any other schools that want to offer me. I'm young and still have a long process."

Baseball:

After missing a month, Mitchell Traver to start for TCU at UTA | The Star-Telegram

Though he was only out there for two innings, he looked really sharp in his first start in over a month.

Senior right-hander Mitchell Traver is scheduled to start for TCU on Tuesday at UT Arlington, his first action since a muscle injury in his back forced him to cut short a Feb. 28 start after three batters.

Traver is ready after throwing two bullpen sessions and two simulated games, coach Jim Schlossnagle said.

TCU’s Schlossnagle faces no Big 12 discipline following ejection | The Star-Telegram

Even the normally stoic Jim Schlossnagle has him moments... every four years or so.

Schlossnagle was ejected in the third inning for arguing that a TCU runner crossed home plate before another runner was tagged out at third base to end the inning. The call kept the game scoreless. TCU eventually won 1-0 in 10 innings as part of a weekend sweep.

Schlossnagle was last ejected in an April 13, 2013, game against Oklahoma State at Lupton Stadium.