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TCU News: “We’re getting better as a team ... We have opportunity to improve, get better.”

Both the men’s and women’s teams face opponents this week that are winless in conference play.

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Football:

Is Trevon Moehrig Worthy of the Chiefs’ First-Round Pick? | Arrowhead Report

Let’s make this easy: yes.

Final Thoughts:

Moehrig, like Sorensen, is at his best when the play is in front of him. Unlike Sorensen, he’s a very good athlete with excellent range and a much higher ceiling. If the Chiefs are willing to trade some consistency for potential, Moehrig makes solid sense for them as the third part of a three-headed monster at the safety position. Pro Football Focus mocked him to the Chiefs at the end of the first round but because of a few minor question marks, he grades out as an early second-round pick with top-50 value.

Donna hero, former NFL star Norman Evans reflects on three super bowls | Valley Central

The Frogs didn’t have a player in the big game yesterday, but it’s worth hearing from a former great.

Norman earned 10 letters in his high school career, both from basketball and football. At TCU, he served as team captain and was awarded All-Southwest Conference.

After college, Norman was drafted in 1965 by the Houston Oilers. A year later, he was traded to the Miami Dolphins in the 1966 AFL expansion draft. It was there that he would be the starting right offensive tackle for the next decade. Taking a trip to the Super Bowl three times.

“I remember the first one was against Dallas, we lost that game. But it was really tense, a big deal playing the cowboys me being from Texas. Of course they beat us 14 to 7, but that was a stepping stone to the perfect season.”

The perfect season that Norm references, is the historic, notorious 1972 Miami Dolphins team. The year that the Dolphins remained undefeated, and won the Super Bowl.

Basketball:

TCU tries to sustain Iowa State’s misery | Yahoo Sports

Mon, February 8, 2021, 3:22 PM·2 min read

As TCU looks to build on its first victory in a month, reeling Iowa State will try again for its first Big 12 win of the season Tuesday as the teams meet in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Horned Frogs aim to hand the visiting Cyclones, who have not won a road game in almost two years, an eighth consecutive loss.

TCU (10-7, 3-5 Big 12) snapped a five-game losing streak — four against ranked teams — with an 81-78 home win over Oklahoma State on Feb. 3. RJ Nembhard (16.9 points per game) scored 20 points and Jaedon LeDee’s layup and free throw with four seconds left in regulation helped the Horned Frogs to their first win since Jan. 2.

In the last two games, TCU has shot 52.3 percent after shooting 36.7 in the previous four. Mike Miles (14.8 ppg) had 18 points against the Cowboys - the third straight game he’s scored at least that many.

“We’ve battled,” TCU coach Jamie Dixon said. “We’re getting better as a team ... We have opportunity to improve, get better. (There are) a lot of games left. We’ve got opportunities.”

K-State, TCU Ready for Midweek Matchup | K State Sports

Coming off of a tough loss, the Frogs absolutely need this one against a team that is winless in Big 12 play.

1. Lee Among Lisa Leslie Award Top-10• Sophomore center Ayoka Lee has been named to the top-10 of the 2021 Lisa Leslie Award, given to the nation’s top center. Fan voting can be done once a day at hoophallawards.com.2. Ranke Nearing 1KRachel Ranke is closing in on a career milestone, as she needs 64 points to become the 43rd player in program history to reach 1,000 career points. She will become the sixth player in school history with 1,000 or more career points, 300 or more career rebounds and 200 or more connections from beyond the arc. 3. Lee in Rare ClubAyoka Lee has been efficient in her play this season, as she leads the Big 12 and ranks 10th in the nation in field goal percentage (.601). She also ranks seventh in the Big 12 in free throw percentage (.819). She is the only player in the league shooting 60.0 percent or better from the field and 80.0 percent of better from the line.

Around Campus:

TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium will serve as drive-thru COVID vaccination site | The Star-Telegram

Good on you, TCU.

The site is expected to be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning Feb. 13 with 1,000 vaccines, according to a press release. Officials estimate they can vaccinate 2,500 people a day.

No walk-ups or drive-ups will be allowed. People must show up with an appointment. People who registered with Tarrant County Public Health or those who are registered through Baylor Scott & White Health will receive an appointment at the location. Baylor Scott & White Health will notify patients 48 hours before their appointment time.

“The new drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination location will provide a safe and fast way for people to receive their immunization,” said Vinny Taneja, Tarrant County Public Health director, in a statement. “Tarrant County Public Health and its partners have provided more than 135,000 vaccinations. Adding, Baylor Scott & White and TCU is a win for us all.”