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TCU News: Fisher news shocks Frog fans, more on Owen Aschieris’ big week

Also, get to know Alex Delton in his own words.

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Kansas State quarterback Alex Delton clear to transfer to TCU, play immediately | CBS Sports

Dennis Dodd started the rumor and was the one to clear it up.

Graduate transfers must meet all the conditions of the one-time transfer rule, which includes the originating institution’s approval. Kansas State initially did not give Delton that clearance as coaches evaluated his intraconference transfer. Delton put his name in the transfer portal on Dec. 4, 2018.

TCU has retweeted Delton’s transfer announcement on Monday, which is thought to be a soft deadline for semester transfers because that is a general start date for the beginning of the second semester.

Delton played 20 games in his Kansas State career, making six starts over four seasons.

TCU’s newest QB Alex Delton: ‘My best football is ahead of me’ | The Star-Telegram

Delton sounds confident that he can maximize his abilities in Fort Worth this fall.

“I feel like TCU made a great choice offering me. I hope TCU fans are open to the whole deal because I’m going to do everything I can to put points on the board in my power as a quarterback. I’m going to prepare and work as hard as anyone. That’s my edge -- I’m going to try and outwork you.”

Delton is expected to arrive on campus Friday, and is ready to compete for the starting job. Flipping his commitment from UTEP, which is coached by Dana Dimel, his former offensive coordinator at K-State, wasn’t easy.

But the idea of playing in at another Big 12 school and competing for a starting job was simply too enticing to pass up.

“It was a tough decision,” said Delton, who plans to work on his master’s of liberal arts at TCU. “I’m very close to Coach Dimel. He’s a heckuva coach, better man. But TCU offered me an opportunity that I could not pass up.

Football:

TCU basketball star born with Albinism is done with the program | The Star-Telegram

This is just a terrible situation for all involved.

TCU said it will honor his scholarship if he wants to remain at the school and pursue his degree. Fisher is also eligible to continue to receive treatment on his knee, but his athletic scholarship will be applied for a new recruit next season.

Fisher is now the fourth TCU basketball player to put their name in the ever growing NCAA transfer portal; Yuat Alok, Kaden Archie and Angus Williams have all put their name in the portal to potentially leave.

Fisher is the highest rated player, and easily most proven contributor, of that foursome.

The story behind TCU’s “viral” walk-on Owen Aschieris | The Star-Telegram

This continues to be the best story of the week for TCU.

So where did Aschieris come from?

He had a solid high school career in San Diego, averaging 22 points and four assists as a senior at Santa Fe Chrisitan School. He came to TCU as a student and spent last season as a member of TCU women’s basketball practice team.

Aschieris caught the eye of women’s coach Raegan Pebley, who informed Dixon of him. In July, the TCU men’s team announced Aschieris would be joining as a walk-on. Fast forward a few months and Aschieris has proven worthy of a scholarship.

“It’s really hard to describe because so much work went into this,” Aschieris said. “It’s been a crazy journey going from high school and not being recruited to the women’s scout team, and then walking on. So many people behind me and to get this scholarship and talking right now, I’m going to need a few days to let my mind chill.”

TCU uses best fourth quarter of the season to rally past Texas Tech | The Star-Telegram

This was an important win for Pebley, coming off of a tough loss to one of the best teams in the country.

The Frogs defense got after it in crunch time and forced eight turnovers in the fourth quarter.

“You are going to have to show a lot of grit, a lot of basketball IQ and lot of poise down the stretch,” TCU head coach Raegan Pebley said on what its going to take to win in the Big 12.

Ray was the offensive spark TCU needed, scoring 11 of her career-high 24 in the fourth.

The Horned Frogs outscored Texas Tech, 31-16, in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

“We wanted it really bad,” said Ray on her team’s fourth quarter run. “We needed this win, so continuing to instill that effort into each other was huge and when we have energy we can do some damage.”