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The senior receiver has missed the last several games due to an injury, and has now been shut down for the year.

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Football:

TCU football loses another wide receiver for the season | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Well, this sucks.

TCU wide receiver JD Spielman is done for the season with an injury, sources confirmed to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Wednesday.

Spielman has been sidelined the past three games and will not return this season. He sustained what is believed to be a shoulder injury in the Kansas State game.

Spielman is the latest blow to the wide receiver corps. TCU has lost four wide receivers to the NCAA transfer portal, including Al’Dontre Davis, Te’Vailance Hunt, John Stephens Jr. and Dylan Thomas.

What Neal Brown had to say ahead of TCU | 247 Sports

Brown has a ton of respect for GP and TCU.

On TCU’s offense: They’ve been very effective running the football. If you look at the stats for the last two games, they’ve run the ball very well. During their winning streak, that’s been key. Look at their quarterback, he’s very similar to Ehlinger..... he’s playing well for them right now. They got a running back by committee, some heavily recruited running backs in that room. At receiver, they got good speed.

On TCU’s defense: If you look at longevity, Gary (Patterson) has done it at an extremely high level for a long time. I’m not sure anybody in the last twenty years has played defense as well as TCU. If you look at it, the whole package. That’s a credit to him. It’s always a challenge. They have two safeties that are great players. No. 7 will be a high NFL Draft pick. The linebacker, Wallow, who feels like he’s been there a long time, he’s all over the field. He plays the game the right way. He’s physical, does a good job of reading and reacting.

Around Campus:

Not Your Everyday Face Masks: TCU Art Exhibit Highlights Fashion ‘In Times Of Pandemic’ | CBS DFW

This is very cool.

Lynne’ Cravens, Gallery Manager at The Art Galleries at TCU, says it was an idea developed by gallery staff to inspire creativity during this interesting year where face coverings, masks and shields have become part of our new normal.

“Especially being in Texas, we are so used to greeting each other with smiles and now that part of our non-verbal language is gone,” Cravens explains. “It’s about how can you still connect with people and show who you are in a way — not to liken it to a bumper sticker — but in a way to express yourself.”

Students, faculty, staff and alumni from across the TCU campus submitted their unique works of art to be featured in the gallery.’

TCU will not raise tuition for the 2021-22 academic year | TCU 360

The right thing to do.

During the summer, TCU reduced its operating budget for this year by $57 million from $551.5 million to $493.8 million. Another round of cuts is underway.

Boschini wrote that before the pandemic emerged, the university was working to become more affordable by increasing the endowment and optimizing the budget.

“The board conveys its profound gratitude to the entire TCU community for working together to navigate the way through this unprecedented time in our history to ensure that TCU will not just remain sustainable, but continue to flourish,” wrote Mark Johnson, the chairman of the board, in a resolution included in the email.

In addition to the tuition freeze, TCU is in the process of reducing its spending by 12%.