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TCU News: Frogs and Jayhawks is a big draw, Justin Rogers impresses with Q&A

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The future quarterback can’t wait to get to campus and compete.

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Basketball:

If you’ve ever been bullied, this TCU star has a message for you | The Star-Telegram

If you missed this story earlier this week, you need to read it. NOW.

Living with albinism is not Fisher’s preference, but he’s OK with it. He doesn’t have a lot of say in the matter, and now he is comfortable in his own skin.

“There are worse things,” he said. “I’m pretty blessed to be even talking about this.”

At first, his mother told him this is just how he was made. As he grew older, he read about albinism to understand. Albinism is simply luck of the draw.

Kansas-TCU basketball preview: TV, time and projected lineups | Kansas.com

The Frogs need to get Kansas at home, before the Jayhawks work back to full strength.

KU is averaging 10.9 three-point field goals per game. Last season, KU set the school record by cashing 8.8 per game. … Udoka Azubuike has made 75.4 percent (98 of 130) of his shots. With a minimum of 175 attempts, the KU record is 64.6 percent by Mark Randall in 1988-89. Landen Lucas hit 63.1 percent last season.

Kansas Jayhawks Basketball at TCU Horned Frogs Preview | Rock Chalk Talk

Not big believers in the TCU defense, which is fair. But I expect the Frogs to look much better on that side of the ball Saturday evening.

Bill Self teams have also been pretty good at making quick fixes when an issue has reared its ugly head the game before. I don’t think Kansas will dominate TCU on the glass or anything, but I would be surprised to see the Frogs grab more than 40 percent of their misses. Then again, I can’t see Kansas keeping TCU away from the rim too often. TCU also doesn’t force a lot of turnovers, but most of KU’s against the Raiders were of the bonehead variety.

The numbers admittedly say TCU should win this one, but I am going to go with my gut a bit and say that Kansas picks up one of these Big 12 showdown wins they seem to always grab at the right time, 86-82.

NCAA bracketologists putting Frogs higher and higher in Big Dance | The Star-Telegram

A top four seed?! Be still my beating heart. That being said, I expect the Frogs to slide down a bit due to the grind of Big 12 play. Give me TCU as a 6-7.

TCU is 13-1 and ranked 16th entering Saturday’s Big 12 game against No. 10 Kansas at Schollmaier Arena. The game is a sellout, as was last week’s meeting against Oklahoma, won 90-89 by the Sooners in a game in which both teams made up double-digit deficits.

TCU ranks third in the country in assists per game and sixth in shooting.

The Frogs have not made the NCAA tournament since 1998. They won the NIT championship last season in Jamie Dixon’s first year as head coach, recording 24 victories, tied for second-most in a season at TCU.

Three more TCU games sell out as press row fills with NBA, media | The Star-Telegram

This is insane. TCU Basketball’s star is rising, to be sure.

Last week, the TCU-Oklahoma game drew 11 NBA scouts from seven teams, Schoon said. Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson attended that game and is on the list for Saturday, as well.

Media credentials total 34, including photographers, Schoon said.

Saturday’s game pits once-beaten No. 16 TCU (13-1) against 13-time league champion No. 10 Kansas (10-3). Both are 1-1 in the Big 12. TCU is 0-9 against ranked teams at Schollmaier Arena.

TCU’s Kenrich Williams and Kansas’ Devonte Graham, Lagerald Vick, Svistoslav Myklailiuk and Udoka Azubuike are considered NBA targets. There was an outside chance Kansas guard Billy Preston could regain NCAA eligibility in time for the TCU game.

Football:

Justin Rogers Q&A: Healthy by fall for ‘new era’ at TCU | The Star-Telegram

This is a great read on the QB who is set to be on campus just days from now.

I’ve always had a leadership mentality, no matter what I do. It’s just something you have to work for, work hard, try not to make mistakes, give it your all. Once you’ve earned their trust, then you can become their leader and they’ll put a lot of faith in you. Going through the Elite 11 process, they taught us a lot about your first couple of months in college. When you first start out, just close your mouth and work hard. Just get there and work your butt off. Show those guys you’re buying into the program and you’re all about the program. Work hard, and over time you’ll gain their faith and trust.

Who has the better shot at a playoff spot next season between TCU and Oklahoma? | Sports Day

But I thought Texas was back?

Depends on how the new QBs do. We’ve seen a little bit of Kyler Murray, and his numbers have been very good at OU. He’ll have to do a lot more next year. Shawn Robinson is more of a mystery. If he can have a big year, that puts TCU back in the hunt. But I’ll give Murray’s experience and Oklahoma’s running game the edge over the Horned Frogs until further notice.