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The crazy weather drags on. Hoping y’all are hanging in out there.

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Basketball:

Mother Nature forces TCU, Texas Tech to postpone basketball game in Lubbock | The sTar-Telegram

This week has been insane. The women’s game Wednesday at home versus Texas has also been rescheduled.

The Big 12 rescheduled two games this week between TCU and Texas Tech on Monday, hoping to get both in. But TCU traveling to Texas Tech for a game Tuesday isn’t going to happen.

The Horned Frogs were not able to leave town today due to inclement weather. The Big 12 announced the postponement this afternoon. A makeup date hasn’t been announced.

Football:

Breaking down TCU football’s 2021 schedule (plus early predictions) | The Star-Telegram

The no bye week in conference play sucks, but otherwise, the schedule lines up pretty well.

Oct. 30 at Kansas State (Loss): Chris Klieman is 2-0 against Patterson early in his K-State tenure. And the Wildcats have playmakers such as Deuce Vaughn who can change a game with one play. This is a tough game on the road to win.

Nov. 6 vs. Baylor (Win): TCU, having lost two out of three after a 5-0 start, welcomes Baylor to town. The Frogs have won five of the last six meetings and will make it six of the last seven in 2021.

Nov. 13 at Oklahoma State (Loss): TCU is just 1-4 in Stillwater since joining the Big 12, and this feels like a game where not having a bye catches up. That and Spencer Sanders is a pretty good quarterback for the Cowboys.

TCU WR/TE outlook for 2021: Horned Frogs return almost all pass catchers from last season | Dallas Morning News

Wells was underutilized the last two years, but replacing him won’ be easy.

Biggest unanswered question: The Frogs will be without tight end Pro Wells, who led the team in touchdowns in 2019 and 2020. Wells is off to the NFL draft. The biggest unanswered question will be: Who fills his shoes?

Why 2021 production could be better: A lot of last year’s freshmen will have the chance to emerge as stars. Quentin Johnston shows great potential to step into that category coming off a 22-catch, 487-yard season, as do the new enrollees.

Recapping TCU offers from the past week | Horned Frog Blitz

Give me all of the linemen.

Kaden Carr – The second offensive line prospect to get an offer from the Frogs in the class, Carr currently holds five offers. Programs that have offered the 6-foot-5, 260-pounder include North Texas, Arizona State, Houston, Western Kentucky and TCU. Carr is the first offensive tackle prospect to receive an offer from the Frogs for the 2023 class.

Avion Carter – Another prospect out of Amarillo, Carter picked up two offers last week; one from TCU and the other from Texas Tech. In addition to those programs, the 6-foot-4, 260-pounder also holds offers from Arizona State and Baylor. Carter had a big season in 2020, collecting 67 tackles with 18 tackles for loss and 10 sacks.

Tennis:

No. 1 USC Men’s Tennis Falls 4-3 To No. 3 TCU | Fight On

This is such a big win — Roditi’s first over a #1 team!

TCU would tuck back in, though. At the No. 2 spot. #47 Luc Fomba pulled out breakers in both sets to beat #19 Riley Smith 7-6 (6), 7-6 (6) and get TCU back in the match at 3-2. Juan Martin on court six leveled the match at 3-3 when he topped USC”s Jake Sands 5-1, 5-7, 6-3, putting the decider on court one. There, USC’s #1 Daniel Cukierman was in a third-set battle with TCU’s #21 Alastair Gray. Gray would dig in in the third and manage the clincher for the Horned Frogs with his 7-6 (3), 3-6, 7-5 win over Cukierman to net the 4-3 win for TCU.