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TCU News: Storment finds a landing spot after leaving the Horned Frogs

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TCU lost a transfer, but picked one up — at tight end — too.

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Danny Mourning

Football:

TCU lands transfer tight end Aaron Hackett from Syracuse | Dallas Morning News

The Frogs desperately needed depth at tight end. This helps.

Hackett can be a difference maker in the Frogs’ receiving game. He tied the record for most all-time touchdown receptions by a tight end in Syracuse history (9) and played in every game the last three seasons.

Since the Frogs are losing their go-to tight end Pro Wells, who led team in touchdown receptions last season, to the 2021 NFL draft, Hackett will be a great addition to have on the depth chart.

Hackett was also a member of the Orange’s special teams unit and has returned nine punts in his career.

Tech lands starting TCU tackle as grad transfer | Lubbock Avalanche Journal

Well, this sucks.

Storment, a second-team Associated Press All-Big 12 offensive tackle last season for TCU, will join the Red Raiders as a graduate transfer.

Tech announced Storment’s addition Friday and said he has received a waiver from the Big 12 to transfer within the conference and be eligible for the 2021 season. He is enrolling for the spring semester, so he can join the Red Raiders for winter conditioning and spring practice.

“We’re excited to add an offensive lineman with T.J.’s experience and skill level,” Tech coach Matt Wells said. “T.J. will provide a veteran presence with our offensive line and our team, and we are excited to welcome him to the Red Raider family.”

Basketball:

Ranked Cowboys Headed To Fort Worth For Showdown at TCU | OKState.com

TCU was able to hold on after giving up a big lead late on the road... can they get back in the win column at home Wednesday?

Cade Cunningham returned to action and powered Oklahoma State to an 81-77 win over Arkansas, which bumped the Cowboys back into the USA Today Coaches Poll for the first time since 2019. The No. 24 Cowboys feature the Big 12’s No. 2 ranked scoring offense, and improved to 28-6 under Mike Boynton when reaching the 80-point plateau. OSU is taking on a TCU squad that edged the Cowboys, 77-76, in Stillwater back on Dec. 16, but is looking to shake a five-game losing streak - all five to teams currently ranked in the AP Top-25. Wednesday’s game can be seen on ESPN2 with Rich Hollenberg and Chris Spatola on the call, and fans can listen to the game with Dave Hunziker and John Holcomb on the Cowboy Radio Network.

Around Campus:

Beloved TCU groundsperson who died of COVID-19 was ‘friendly to everyone,’ son says | The Star-Telegram

If you missed this story, it’s worth reading about Adalberto Cruz Jr.. Please, continue to mask up, practice physical distancing, and wash your hands. We are still a long way from being out of the pandemic, and we need to protect those that struggle to be able to protect themselves.

“Even the mail guy knows him as a friend, not just the guy in the white house or the red house, or the guy with the nice yard,” Cruz Jr. said over the phone on Saturday. “He was a friend.”

He leaves behind his wife, Maria Carmen Cruz; his children, Cruz Jr., Clemencia Cruz and Angel Cruz; and four grandchildren.

News of his death has rippled across the TCU campus in Fort Worth, causing students or staff who even knew him casually to mourn his felt absence. In an email that went out to the campus community, Vice Chancellor Yohna Chambers wrote, “He was a devoted husband, father, friend and an important part of our TCU family.”