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TCU News: Frogs one win away from playing for a postseason berth

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Baseball might be getting hot at exactly the right time.

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Baseball:

TCU, Baylor stay perfect, earn Friday off at Big 12 tournament | The Star-Telegram

There were a lot of questions as to Wymer got the ball before Eissler. Well, here’s your answer.

TCU starting pitcher Sean Wymer earned the win after holding WVU to one run on six hits over five innings.

”I have been asking for the ball for two or three weeks,” said Wymer, who was told by TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle on Monday he would get the start. “He said, ‘You asked for the ball, you’re going to get it. Go do what you can do.’ “

Jake Eissler tossed three scoreless innings of relief and closer Durbin Feltman returned from an injury for the first time since April 27 and struck out three in the ninth.

”[It was] a really, really big lift for our team to see an All-American closer get back on the field,” Schlossnagle said.

Football:

5 unresolved position battles heading into TCU’s fall camp | Sports Day

The offensive line is a bigger question than QB heading into fall camp, in my opinion.

3. Center

This battle is much less complicated than the previous two, with only Wes Harris and Kellton Hollins seriously contending. Hollins might be the better fit simply because Harris is the more versatile lineman -- recruited as a top-15 guard in the nation out of high school. Harris would be a more than ample solution to any problems TCU experiences with its guards.

OHIO STATE OPENS AS 12-POINT FAVORITES OVER TCU, 9-POINT FAVORITES OVER MICHIGAN | Eleven Warriors

Good. Put that chip on GP’s shoulder.

South Point Casino released its 2018 opening odds Thursday, and it seems to think, like everyone else, the Buckeyes may be building something in Columbus. Urban Meyer’s team is favored in every big game of the slate.

(-12) vs. TCU on Sept. 15

Why Big 12 football appears headed for a year of skepticism | Sports Day

Preseason rankings are a farce.

The Longhorns’ ranking after a 7-6 season at least partially reflects the notion that eventually Texas will have to return to the national picture, sooner or later, right? West Virginia is probably underrated with the Big 12’s best quarterback by far (Will Grier) and a bunch of proven receivers, although the Mountaineers have a knack for not matching expectations and a challenging schedule. As Athlon notes, TCU got hit hard by graduation, but it will still be a Gary Patterson defense with several key playmakers.

The Big 12 has faced doubts before going into a football season. It looks like the conference will face another round of skepticism this year.

Around campus:

Gary Patterson, Jamie Dixon tee it up at Colonial Pro-Am as PGA Tour visits Fort Worth | Die Hards

I always love seeing GP ham it up at the Colonial, and having Dixon join him was a nice addition.

While golf may not be either’s forte, Patterson had some impressive moments, including one on the 9th green where he came inches away from draining a putt of well over 50 feet. He was forced to leave before the round was complete (after the 14th hole), but not before signing more autographs and posing for more photos than one could care to count along the way.