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TCU News: “I’m embarrassed, I think our players are, I hope they are, they should be”

Sonny Dykes and the Horned Frogs suffered another shameful defeat on Saturday

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Steven Johnson: TCU has big questions it needs to answer after ugly loss to K-State | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“I’m embarrassed, I think our players are, I hope they are, they should be,” Dykes said after the blowout.

If the players didn’t feel that embarrassment after the game, then it should hit once they start scrolling their phones and see the well-earned scolding from the fanbase.

It’s one thing to take a step back after the magical 2022 season, but a step back is supposed to be 8-4 or a competitive 7-5. At this point, there’s a realistic chance TCU might not win another game and that shouldn’t be what this program is facing just months after an appearance in the national championship game.

Howard throws 3 TD passes to help Kansas State beat TCU 41-3 | AP News

Horned Frogs: TCU entered the game averaging 488 yards per contest through seven games. The unit struggled to generate much momentum, with just 122 yards in the first half. The Horned Frogs went 2 of 13 on third down and 0 of 4 on third-down situations of 9-plus yards. The defense got hit hard early and failed to stop the two-quarterback mix of Johnson and Howard. Bailey was the biggest bright spot for TCU for most of the game. The final drive was the best of the game for the Horned Frogs on a 16-play, 73-yard drive, which ended on the Kansas State two-yard line as time expired.

Men’s Tennis

Seven Horned Frogs Reach ITA Texas Regional Quarterfinals | TCU Athletics

The Horned Frogs collected 10 victories and secured six combined singles and doubles berths in the quarterfinals of the ITA Texas Regional, held from Thursday-Tuesday at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

TCU went three-for-three in the round of 16 in doubles, then pocketed seven singles wins in the second and third rounds of singles play.


BASKETBALL: Harker Heights’ David Punch commits to TCU | Harker Heights |

David Punch, a standout forward at Harker Heights High School, verbally committed to TCU on Saturday, choosing the Horned Frogs over North Carolina State and Penn State, schools that were also among his three finalists.

Punch, a 6-foot, 8-inch senior, saw his recruitment pick up this summer as he starred on Drive Nation, a traveling team, where he averaged 13.3 points and 9.0 rebounds per game, according to a Sports Illustrated Report.

“I just felt like they gave me the best chance to be who I am and just expand my game,” Punch said after making his commitment while being surrounded by family and teammates at a church in Killeen.

Alabama basketball lost to TCU in secret scrimmage Sunday: Here's what happened | Yahoo

It's a preview, but it's not a prediction of what's to come. It's more so an opportunity to get Alabama players some more work together. And considering several players are dealing with injuries, it's not a true view of the entire roster.

A season ago, Alabama lost 99-69 vs. TCU in a secret scrimmage before the season. Fast-forward to the season, and the Crimson Tide won the SEC regular-season title as well as the SEC Tournament. Then Alabama went on to earn the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Pro Frogs

Gotham FC top Courage in NWSL quarterfinals behind goals from Sheehan, Ryan | The Athletic

Gotham midfielder Delanie Sheehan netted her first career NWSL goal in the 45th minute and Yazmeen Ryan put the game away in the 91st minute, scoring off a pass from Lynn Williams.

Gotham sealed the Courage’s fate, once again late in the half, as Ryan capitalized on a ball from Williams that split the center backs at a great angle for Ryan’s run. Both Williams and Ryan showed a sheer unwillingness to be beat on the goal, which epitomized much of Gotham’s effort that night.

Cardinals' Emari Demercado: Surprising leader in touches Sunday |

Demercado rushed 13 times for 58 yards while catching four of five targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 20-10 loss to the Seahawks.

Head coach Jonathan Gannon threw the fantasy world a curveball when he flipped his RB depth chart and made Demercado his feature back Sunday after receiving just three touches in Week 6. The undrafted rookie responded well to the opportunity by averaging a healthy 4.5 yards per tote in a losing effort.

Jalen Reagor hauls in one reception in Week 7 win | FantasyPros

Reagor caught his first pass as a Patriot Sunday. The 24-year-old is out of practice squad elevations, so if the Patriots want to keep Reagor around, he would have to be signed to the active roster.