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TCU News: #BTF? Find out what it means in today’s links

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TCU could send multiple players to Senior Bowl as L.J. Collier receives invite | The Star-Telegram

The Senior Bowl has been good to the Horned Frogs.

TCU has been well represented at the marquee event in the Gary Patterson era. This is the fifth consecutive season a TCU product will attend the game, and the first since 2015 to have multiple invites.

The Frogs have had players attend for five consecutive seasons now with Banogu and Collier (2019); offensive tackle Joseph Noteboom (2018); linebacker Josh Carraway (2017); running back Aaron Green (2016); and cornerback Kevin White and offensive lineman Tayo Fabuluje (2015).

In all, Banogu and Collier will be the 32nd and 33rd player in TCU history to play in the game. Other notable participants from the school include Mike Renfro (1977), LaDainian Tomlinson (2000, named the game’s MVP), Jerry Hughes (2010) and Andy Dalton and Jeremy Kerley (2011).

Cali DT Soni Misi Excited With His Commitment To TCU | 247 Sports

The Frogs are filling needs on the recruiting trail as the early signing period gets closer.

It was a night of celebration all around. Misi says the TCU coaches were very excited to hear the news and the rest of his family is still celebrating the news.

”They were all fired up,” Misi said of the TCU coaches. “And my family is super happy and excited. My parents are probably more excited than me; they are still celebrating in the kitchen.”

Misi is the 19th commitment for the Frogs and fills another big need along the defensive line. The Frogs have landed four commits in just over a week and the JUCO defender told HFB he’s relieved the process is over.


The story behind TCU’s new basketball tradition ... the BTF winner | The Star-Telelgram

This is awesome. Love the new traditions Dixon and co have brought to TCU.

The system goes beyond the basic defensive metrics. Bane didn’t earn those honors based on his three steals, one block and four defensive rebounds against Eastern Michigan.

Bane is the fourth different player to be named the “BTF” in TCU’s four wins. Yuat Alok won for his effort in the season opener against Cal State Bakersfield; JD Miller won it for the Oral Roberts game; and Kevin Samuel took home the honors in the Fresno State win.

“Who’s going to be the biggest, toughest Frog? Who’s going to put everything out on the floor during the games just to win?” Samuel said. “It deals with hustle points, being in the gaps, deflections, blocks and taking charges.”

TCU, Army honor Jamie Dixon’s sister by playing in Maggie Dixon Classic | The Star-Telegram

The Frogs got another big win in a meaningful game.

The Lady Frogs couldn’t have done much more in a 63-38 victory over Army at Schollmaier Arena, improving to 6-1 on the season and holding an opponent to a season low in points.

But the game carried more weight with it being the 13th Maggie Dixon Classic, a signature women’s basketball event honoring the legacy of TCU men’s coach Jamie Dixon’s sister.

This marked the first year the event was held in Fort Worth.

“We really wanted to honor her legacy,” TCU coach Raegan Pebley said. “We talked a lot about Maggie and what she meant to women’s basketball, what she meant to that team, what she meant to me personally. Our team really understood what that meant.”