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TCU News: Jaylen Fisher out 6-10 weeks, what’s at stake in the Battle for the Iron Skillet

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What’s at stake in the TCU-SMU showdown this weekend? | Dallas Morning News

Bragging rights for the Summers’ clan, for one.

“It seems a lot more personal,” said TCU defensive end Ty Summers, whose sister Faith is a junior SMU golfer, “because you’re fighting for the DFW. So whoever wins this game has in a way bragging right rights so it makes things more interesting and fun.”

Why Gary Patterson won’t apologize for TCU scheduling Southern in non-conference | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Patterson understands what it takes to get a team ready for conference play.

“Everybody says you have to play big games and all I’m reading in the newspapers today, fellas, is all the players who played in those big games are out for the season,” Patterson said. “You guys all want these special games to play, but the bottom line is you need to get your team ready to play.

“You go win ballgames, get your team ready, then you go play your conference schedule and get ready to go.”

TCU stays put in AP Poll | Dallas Morning News

There was some moving and shaking in the AP Poll this week, but the Horned Frogs stayed put at 16. For Chuck Carlton, though, TCU ranked 13.


Quick synopsis: Yes, Texas A&M got a vote from me. May or may not be premature with Clemson coming to College Station, but the Aggies looked like an improved team, admittedly against an FCS opponent. LSU went from unranked by me to 14th. And Virginia Tech took a big jump to 15, which shows how dicey preseason conventional wisdom can be.

1. Alabama

2. Clemson

3. Georgia

4. Oklahoma

5. Ohio State

6. Auburn

7. Wisconsin

8. Notre Dame

9. West Virginia

10. Michigan State

11. Penn State

12. Washington

13. TCU

14. LSU

15. Virginia Tech

16. Stanford

17. USC

18. Mississippi State

19. Central Florida

20. South Carolina

21. Boise State

22. Miami

23. Oregon

24. Oklahoma State

25. Texas A&M

Men’s Basketball

TCU to be without star for 6 to 10 weeks after arthroscopic surgery | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Jaylen Fisher didn’t suffer a new knee injury, but this surgery is a scope on the same knee in which he tore a meniscus back in January.

Fisher will miss 6-10 weeks, but the hope is he’ll be ready by the season opener on Nov. 7 against Cal State Bakersfield.