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TCU News: Reagor and Manning making waves, TCU Hoops rolls Down Under

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The true freshmen are already getting noticed on the big stage, before they have officially taken the field.

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Football:

College football fans put two TCU games on list of 25 most ‘beloved’ since 2000 | The Star-Telegram

One is the most beloved victory of the last several seasons, one is the most painful loss... maybe ever... for Frog fans.

Well, SB Nation asked fans to rank their 25 “most beloved” games not only of last season, but the last 17 seasons.

And two TCU games made the cut.

You probably don’t have to think very hard. One was in Waco. One was in San Antonio. They were both comebacks. They both had a lot of points. And college football fans loved them.

TCU NEEDS TO START CAPITALIZING MORE OFF LADAINIAN TOMLINSON | Heartland College Sports

People outside of the program don’t seem to realize how involved LT is with the Frogs... living less than an hour away, he is a regular presence on campus, attending games across all three major sports, attending camps and clinics, and hosting his own events. Though we can all agree a statue is the next logical step, it’s not like he’s not a huge part of TCU to this day.

Oh... and FYI, we have three Pro Football HOFers, good for second most in the Big 12.

I’m not saying TCU should exploit LT in any way. But plenty of football programs use their all-timers to help sell TCU. Baylor with Robert Griffin III. Texas A&M with Johnny Manziel. The list goes on. I’m sure Patterson does it, but it doesn’t feel like it’s used enough for a program that isn’t littered with Pro Football Hall of Famers.

A statue would be a good start for the program to start building up its relationship with LaDainian Tomlinson. From there, let’s see how the two sides can help each other even further. LT has lived a pretty quiet life since his retirement 5 years ago. He’s described as a very humble guy who has not sought out the spotlight post-retirement. No broadcasting, no cheesy TV pitches, none of that.

True freshmen to watch at every Texas FBS program in 2017: Part 1 | Texas Football

Jalen Reagor, Freshman All-American. Book it.

The Horned Frogs may not need as much production out of their 2017 recruiting class as some of the other programs in the state, but Gary Patterson certainly landed a few guys who have the potential to get on the field early in their career. Wes Harris (Aledo) will bolster an offensive line that struggled through a lot of injuries last season. Omar Manning (Lancaster) and Jalen Reagor (Waxahachie) join a talented group of receivers that at times underperformed last season, leaving room for the explosive duo to carve out roles as weapons for Kenny Hill.

Basketball:

Frogs Roll in Australia Opener | GoFrogs.com

TCU picked right back up where they left off, putting together a complete performance against an overmatched Savannah Pride team, as Vlad dropped 22 and Kenny Hustle went for a double double. But, the game was more about redshirt freshman Kouat Noi than basketball.

It’s a blessing,” said Noi, whose mother got to see him play basketball for the first time in six years. “I haven’t been home in a while. Just to have this crowd and some of the kids looking up to me, it’s humbling.”

TCU built a large lead in the first half by way of a 23-2 scoring run to go ahead, 42-13, midway through the second quarter.

TCU pulled away from the Pride with a 23-2 first half run, to lead 42-13 midway through the second quarter. The Frogs led 57-25 at the half.

The packed crowed inside small Kevin Betts Stadiumdds erupted early in the third quarter when Noi threw down a thunderous one-handed dunk. He gave the Frogs a 67-27 lead.