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TCU News: Luken Baker is destroying MiLB

The former Frog is a thundering presence in Peoria.

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Danny Mourning

Football:

Here’s when TCU fans will find about Urban Meyer’s fate at Ohio State | The Star-Telegram

So, we kind of know?

On Sunday night, the university announced that it expects to conclude its investigation of Meyer for how he handled the dismissal of former assistant coach Zach Smith within the next 14 days.

When that announcement does arrive, TCU coaches, players and fans should know if Meyer will be on the sidelines when the Frogs take on the Buckeyes at AT&T Stadium on Sept. 15.

Bedlam, WVU-TCU highlight rivalry-filled Week 11 | WV News

This is always a fun game.

It’s rivalry week in the Big 12, headed up by “Bedlam” with Oklahoma playing Oklahoma State, Texas playing Texas Tech and Kansas State playing Kansas, but it well may be the most heated rivalry game is one that’s gone unnoticed, WVU against TCU.

This game will have huge conference race and bowl implications. Of course, so will Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, while Texas against Texas Tech may prove to be Red Raider coach Kliff Kingsbury playing to keep his job.

Still, WVU and TCU has all the makings of a season maker — or breaker — for the winner and the loser.

Is TCU football getting the respect it deserves from ESPN? | The Star-Telegram

They’re going to have some things to prove... but that’s just how Coach P likes it.

But, for a team that went to the Big 12 title game and finished No. 9 in the country a season ago, it’s fair to wonder if the Horned Frogs are getting the proper respect nationally.

One person who isn’t overly concerned about it is coach Gary Patterson. Patterson would rather have his team start the season unranked and prove doubters wrong, than try and prove people right.

But TCU is expected to be in the mix for the Big 12 championship once again.

Baseball:

Minor league report: ‘Thundering’ Baker impresses at Class A | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Baker is everything we expected him to be as he rockets through the minor leagues.

Standing at 6-foot-4 and weighing 265 pounds, Luken Baker is bigger than every linebacker on TCU’s football team. While he was with the Horned Frogs, though, Baker played on the baseball field, not the gridiron, and the Cardinals drafted him 75th overall in this year’s draft.

“My first impression was, ‘Maybe he was playing the wrong sport,’ that he might have been a better football player,” said Chris Swauger, Baker’s manager at Class A Peoria.