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TCU News: “How much money do we make by who we take?”

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Patterson makes some good points about the playoff system as currently constructed.

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Football:

Gary Patterson’s biggest beef with the CFP? It’s still a popularity contest | The Star-Telegram

The system has just gotten worse by moving it behind closed doors.

After all, his 2014 team fell out of the playoff mix — going from No. 3 to No. 6 in the final rankings — after the Frogs whipped Iowa State 55-3 in that year’s regular-season finale.

“If you’re going to go on style points, I think you need to go to eight teams because I think you’re going to leave somebody out,” Patterson said. “Here’s what I think style points sometimes means: T-shirts. How much money do we make by who we take? To be honest with you, I think that had something to do with us not getting in there ‘14. They didn’t want it to be the first playoff and TCU be the team that doesn’t sell as many T-shirts.

Our Week 11 college football expert picks: Predictions for Baylor-TCU, Texas-KSU, Alabama-LSU and more | Dallas News

How is this only a two point spread?

Locally, the game of the week will take place in Fort Worth as TCU hosts rival Baylor in a game that has major implications for both schools. Unbeaten Baylor is looking to rise in the College Football Playoff rankings and stay on track for its first-ever Big 12 Championship Game appearance. TCU is looking to improve its chances at making a bowl game. And there’s no better place to get back on track than in a game against your biggest rival. Despite the sizable difference between their records, Baylor enters as just a 2-point favorite over TCU.

Here’s the latest on TCU’s right tackle Lucas Niang, who underwent hip surgery this week | The Star-Telegram

Get will soon, Lucas!

TCU right tackle Lucas Niang had successful surgery on his hip earlier this week in New York.

Niang has returned to his home in the New York area and is in the beginning stages of rehab doing range of motion exercises.

The plan is for Niang to rehab there for a couple weeks and then rejoin the TCU football program and continue rehab in Fort Worth later this month.

Basketball:

TCU women’s basketball pulls away for season-opening 66-61 victory over Robert Morris | The Star-Telegram

There are some new faces in this program as well.

“I really wanted to start with a tough game early to see where we’re at,” said Pebley, entering her sixth season.

“Obviously losing two big scorers from last year [Jordan Moore and Amy Okonkwo], we wanted to really test us early. I also think when you know you have a tough opponent first, it makes those practices leading up to a little more challenging, which is what we want.

“I’m not too much a fan of starting out with a cupcake.”