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TCU News: Schloss staying in Fort Worth, TCU comes through for students in need

The Frogs’ skipper is still the Frogs’ skipper.

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Danny Mourning

Baseball:

He’s staying! TCU’s Jim Schlossnagle pulls name from MSU consideration | The Star-Telegram

You can’t overstate how huge this is for TCU, especially with the draft beginning this week.

Schlossnagle earns about $1.5 million a year, which makes him one of the highest-paid college baseball coaches in the country. Schlossnagle was hired by TCU in July 2003 and has taken the Frogs to the postseason in 13 of his 15 seasons.

Various, unsubstantiated reports had MSU offering a salary of $2 million or more to lure a top coach to the job. MSU was looking for a new coach because second-year coach Andy Cannizaro resigned in February after reportedly having an affair with another MSU athletic department employee.

TCU pitching coach and recruiting coordinator Kirk Saarloos is a candidate for the head job at Rice. Saarloos has been given permission to interview for the job by TCU.

Would another team have made the NCAA tournament if TCU won the Big 12 tournament? | Sports Day

Well... some things are still relevant from this.

Question: Which Big 12 team are you most concerned about entering the NCAA tournament?

Carlton: Baylor had a great run to end the regular season and then claimed the Big 12 tournament title. But the Bears didn’t a great reward, getting sent out to No. 2 national seed Stanford and drawing a dangerous three-seed in Cal State Fullerton, who sent the Bears into the loser’s bracket.

TCU closer becomes 19th Horned Frog to earn high honor under Jim Schlossnagle | The Star-Telegram

Schloss is staying, but Durbs, and several other high profile draft-eligible juniors, could certainly go pro.

Feltman, a right-handed junior, had a 0.74 ERA and six saves in 24 1/3 innings in 2018. He’s one of the top prospects in Monday’s MLB draft.

Feltman has 32 saves in his career, tied for the most at TCU. He had a TCU record 17 saves in 2017, which was second-most in the nation.

He has 129 strikeouts in 88 2/3 career innings.

Football:

Interview: B.J. Catalon on TCU, Head Injuries, His NFL Attempt and More! | Heartland College Sports

There’s a big “what might have been” question around BJ Catalon, whose career was cut short by injury. He’s making the most of his next stage, though.

Pete Mundo is joined by former TCU Horned Frogs running back B.J. Catalon about his time in Fort Worth, how his head injuries affected his decision to leave early for the NFL Draft and what the future has in store for him!

Who’s the best area coach? TCU’s Gary Patterson, OU’s Lincoln Riley, Texas’ Tom Herman or A&M’s Jimbo Fisher? | Sports Day

Riley certainly looks like a star in the making, but one amazing season does not a career make.

Best among these four area head football coaches: TCU’s Gary Patterson, OU’s Lincoln Riley, Texas’ Tom Herman, A&M’s Jimbo Fisher?

Scruggs: Gary Patterson is going into the College Football Hall of Fame. What he did at TCU taking them from Conference USA, Mountain West, Big East (for about 45 days) and the Big 12 and winning Coach of the Year and conference titles is legendary stuff. Patterson has won over a dozen national coach of the year awards at TCU. When he coach there as the DC the school was thinking of dropping the football program.

The most outrageous finish for every Big 12 football team in the last 20 years | DieHards

DieHards is going out with a bang, and several really fun articles. This is a great walk down memory lane.

No. 3 TCU found itself trailing 52-48 entering the final minute of play vs. Texas Tech — hopes of an undefeated season and perhaps so much more already on the line. Facing fourth-and-goal with seconds remaining on the clock, Horned Frogs quarterback Trevone Boykin went to his go-to-receiver, Josh Doctson, but the pass was to high and was tipped off his fingers. It was only a matter of seconds before the tipped pass fell into the hands of TCU running back Aaron Green, giving the Horned Frogs one of the most immaculate touchdowns you will ever see.

And that wasn’t the end of the drama, as Texas Tech received one last shot at victory on a untimed down, and a defensive breakdown from TCU left Deandre Washington wide open downfield for quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Several laterals were completed before Jakeem Grant was finally forced out at the TCU 10 yard-line. And that allowed everyone to finally catch their breath — and process what they just witnessed.

Around Campus:

‘TCU is saving their lives’: Cheated by UT Tyler ethics scandal, students come to Fort Worth | The Star-Telegram

This story is amazing, and it will make you so proud to be a Frog - and so disgusted by UT Tyler.

“TCU’s mission is to teach leaders to think and act as responsible citizens in the larger community. We asked ourselves, could we be ethics leaders in the education community? … It seemed like a no-brainer.”

At least 20 universities worldwide have stepped up to take students, including not only American schools but also colleges in Qatar, South Korea and Canada, Liu said. About 20 students are trying to find colleges.

Einstein said Chaudhary and Khanal’s test scores qualified them to join TCU’s incoming freshman class of 2,150, its largest ever. (That’s out of 20,100 applications.)