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TCU News: “I know I’d have a good chance of going to the league. Not only that, but the academic standpoint too. It’s a very good school.”

One of the Frogs’ top commits has plenty of reasons to be solid in his decision.

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Football:

TCU student wins $100,000 tuition contest during halftime of Big 12 Championship Game | The Star-Telegram

Baylor gonna Baylor.

Her TCU spirit, however, caught the ear of fans at AT&T Stadium, and elicited a chorus of boos, most likely (we’re guessing) from Baylor Bears fans.

Hernandez, a freshman, handled it with laughter. She beat a male Big 12 student in the finals by tossing more footballs into an enlarged Dr Pepper can five yards away.

Hernandez wants to use the tuition prize to “pursue her dream of giving back to low-income families.”

Record setting Miami football commit Thad Franklin plans on taking other visits | Canes Warning

You can never have enough running backs.

Andrew Ivins of Inside The U reports that Franklin has picked up a tenfold of scholarship offers over the last few months. The decalogue of offers are from Ohio State, LSU, Tennessee, Syracuse, Michigan, TCU, Maryland, West Virginia, Indiana, Minnesota and Oregon per Ivins.

Franklin is rated as a four-star running back and the 202nd ranked player overall, the sixth-ranked RB and 27th ranked player in Florida for 2021. He is the second highest-ranked commit to Miami in his class and the highest-ranked player on offense. Franklin is currently the only RB committed to the Hurricanes for 2020.

TCU commit Patrick Jenkins honored as All-American | Horned Frog Blitz

He’s going to have a chance to play right away, if Blacklock goes pro.

Jenkins is one of roughly 90 of the nation’s best high school football players set to compete in the All-American Bowl, scheduled for Jan. 4 in San Antonio, Texas. NBC will have the national broadcast from inside the Alamo Dome.

“Just putting on a show and representing The Boot,” Jenkins said of what he’s looking forward to.

The four-star Jenkins committed to Gary Patterson and TCU in October and will enroll early.

“Their family environment, the program really cares about you,” Jenkins said. “I had to make that decision.”

Basketball:

Rave reviews pour in as TCU hosts USC in first basketball game at new Dickies Arena | The Star-Telegram

It was gorgeous. Too bad the Frogs won’t have the first win in it.

Just ask Keith Marcum, the father-in-law of USC coach Andy Enfield.

“It’s really nice,” said Marcum, who drove in from Lawton, Oklahoma, to cheer on the Trojans.

“I’ve been to a lot of arenas, and this is about as good as any of them.”

TCU booster Ed Schollmaier agreed on his first visit to the venue. He had his familiar courtside seat for a TCU basketball game, although at an arena a few miles away from the one on campus that bears his name.

“It’s a nice opportunity to show off the arena to our fans,” said Schollmaier, who was the lead donor for TCU’s basketball arena renovation, which was completed before the 2015-16 season.