Such a special group of seniors.
Pebley took time after the win to talk about each senior. She said Ray has “made us a family.” She said guard Jayde Woods “made us tougher the day she came into this program.” Pebley called forward Adeola Akomolafe a “find-a-way and get-it-done person. She’s incredibly loyal.”
Pebley said Bradley “brought a perspective that our program is special.” She said transfer Michelle Berry “brought an element of fun and a breath of fresh air.” Pebley called Ella Hellessey “by far the best teammate I’ve ever coached. She set the standard.”
That was evident in the fourth quarter, as Hellessey’s senior teammates stood up from the bench every time she touched the ball and then celebrated wildly when she sunk a corner 3-pointer for her first points.
“I told them I’m not going to get emotional until it’s over,” Pebley said. “I’ve caught myself in practice the last week tearing up because I love coaching them and I’m just very aware that those moments are becoming fewer and that’s sad for me. I love them.”
I’m calling it now: Blacklock will be the first Frog off the board.
Dane Brugler of The Athletic: First round, Seattle Seahawks (27th overall)
Says Brugler: “If Seattle is unable to re-sign Jarran Reed, defensive tackle immediately becomes one of the more important needs this offseason.”
Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network: First round, Kansas City Chiefs (32nd overall)
Says Jeremiah: “Blacklock would wreak havoc next to the franchise-tagged Chris Jones.”
Matt Miller of Bleacher Report: Second round, Arizona Cardinals (40th overall)
Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports: Second round, Denver Broncos (46th overall)
TCU will be the first FBS team to host Tarleton.
As a result of the NCAA’s ruling, TCU opted not to cancel the game but instead chose to reschedule it to September 10, 2022. TCU will pay Tarleton State a $550,000 guarantee for the contest, per the terms of the original contract.
The 2022 game at TCU is now set to be Tarleton State’s first-ever game against a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponent.
Tarleton State is moving up to the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) from Division II and will compete as an Independent beginning with the 2020 season. The Texans have also recently scheduled games at Texas Tech in 2023, and at Texas A&M in 2025.
TCU now has two scheduled non-conference games for the 2022 season. The Horned Frogs are scheduled to open the season on the road at Colorado on Sept. 3.
Rifle and Equestrian continue to win big.
The outcome of the day all came down to Horsemanship. At first, Georgia had the advantage as three riders earned career high scores. Sophomore Taylor Burgess rode to a score of 77.5 outscoring her opponent by four points. Then, Lewis’ career high score extended her win streak to four with a 79-76 victory over Drew Rogers. Lastly, senior Maddie Fiorante rode to a score of 78. Mattie Dukes’ 78 sealed the Horned Frogs’ victory besting Georgia sophomore Lexie Lane’s score of 75.