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TCU News: “There’s a lot of other players that are jealous” of Cam Norrie’s time at TCU

The ATP #13 tennis star begins his Wimbledon run Tuesday morning

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Cam Norrie on Andy Murray, Monaco and why he can still be tennis’ world No 1 | Telegraph
A year after reaching the Wimbledon Semifinals, Cam Norrie is set to begin his 2023 Wimbledon journey Tuesday

A decade ago, sensing he wasn’t quite ready to leap straight into professional tennis, he enrolled on a sociology degree on a sports scholarship at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth – and, by his own admission, made the most of it.

‘In the first year I probably enjoyed myself a bit too much… Then I made the decision to really give the sport a go and do it properly.’ He hit a lot of tennis balls, obviously, but also partied, studied and made normal friends. All the while, the people he plays against now were already on the relentless treadmill of tennis, tennis, tennis.

British tennis No1 Cameron Norrie is friends with a rock legend, but lives a modest life with his £5m fortune | The US Sun
The party scene at TCU has hit the British tabloids

CAMERON Norrie will be hopeful of going one better at Wimbledon this year, but you can bet he will not get carried away.

In 2022, the British tennis No1 reached the semi-finals, before he was beaten by the eventual champion Novak Djokovic in four sets.

Britain's Top-Ranked Tennis Player, Cameron Norrie, Prepares to Compete at Wimbledon | VigourTimes
Want to become an elite tennis pro? Come to TCU

Interestingly, Norrie took a different path as a junior player. Despite being ranked No. 10 in the world, he chose to attend Texas Christian University instead of turning pro. It was during his college years that Norrie forged a close friendship with Facundo Lugones, who now serves as his coach. Reflecting on his experience, Norrie believes that college was invaluable and enjoyable, providing him with a normal life away from the sacrifices demanded by professional tennis.

Cam You Believe It, Its ‘Norrie: My Entourage’ | ATP Tour
Cameron Norrie built his crew with a foundation at TCU

Norrie’s journey on the ATP Tour began in 2017 after he graduated from Texas Christian University and over time, he has forged a team in which he has full confidence.

“When I first turned pro is was just Facu and I,” Norrie told ATP Tour.
Coach Lugones has been by Norrie’s side since the Briton’s university days. After studying together at Texas Christian University, Norrie left school in 2017 to turn professional and called on the Argentine to coach him.

Desmond Bane, Grizzlies agree to 5-year, $207M max extension | ESPN
The ESPN analysis of Desmond Bane’s big payday in Memphis

Bane has consistently been an elite 3-point shooter, making 42.5% of his attempts beyond the arc during his three-year career and increasing the volume each season. It’s the second-best 3-point percentage over the last three seasons among players with at least 400 3s made. His 228 made 3s last season broke Memphis’ franchise record.

Former Bengals QB Andy Dalton still thinks he’s one of NFL’s 32 best | USA Today
Although the Panthers drafted Bryce Young as its QB of the future, Dalton remains a top-32 Quarterback in the NFL

“I view myself as a starter in this league; I don’t think there are 32 guys better than me,” Dalton said, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“But this is the situation I am in, and I understand that. As soon as I don’t think I’m one of the best 32, or a little lower, I’ll be watching football on TV.”


Big 12 college football preview, part 2 - OU and Texas say goodbye | ESPN
Bill Connelly & his SP+ ratings project how TCU will follow up its magical season and how the wacky Big 12 will play out

Improving on 2022 will be virtually impossible, but TCU is still projected 20th in SP+. The Frogs won’t need too many breaks to challenge in the Big 12, and the schedule should allow for a nice start. But they’re projected underdogs in three of their last five games; we’ll see if they have the depth required to pull some more late-year surprises.

Late Kick: What if TCU makes back-to-back playoff appearances? |

In this excerpt from Late Kick Live, Josh Pate speaks on how shocking TCU returning back to the CFP would be for the state of college football. "That would cement them as a current Top 10 program in college football"

Perry Delivering Style On and Off The Field | TCU Athletics
Safety Mark Perry returns to lead an impressive Horned Frog secondary

When Perry arrived at TCU, he made quick work of climbing the chart. Perry started in 14 games and commanded the defense through strong vocal leadership.

While the transition from a 5-7 season in 2021 to a College Football Playoff appearance, Fiesta Bowl win over Michigan, and CFP National Championship appearance in 2022 shocked many, Perry was not surprised.

"I knew we had a lot of talent," he explains. At the same time, Perry was realistic. "I knew that talent without work isn't proven. We had a lot of question marks going into last year having a first-year staff and a lot of new faces around. So I wouldn't say I expected it. I didn't really know how far we could take it until we started doing it — until we started winning those big-time games."


Big 12 school TCU to play BA, Surrey in two-game series -
Horned Frogs Hoops headed across the pond for some international exhibitions

NCAA Division 1 programme Texas Christian University are coming to the UK to take on Barking Abbey and Surrey Scorchers in two exhibitions in August.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming TCU,” James Vear, Director of Barking Abbey commented.

“They’re a programme with great tradition and it’s a great opportunity for our players to see and play against that level in person.”


Taylor Earns All-America Honor | TCU Athletics
BTay adds another honor to his decorated college career

Taylor has put together a story book career in the Purple and White. He holds TCU’s all-time career home run record with 48. His 186 runs scored are the fifth-most in TCU history, while his 173 RBIs are fourth-most and his 158 career walks are tied for second all-time. He is a career .315 hitter, playing in 184 games.