Basketball Season is Right Around the Corner
October 26, 2017
Happy Thursday from Waco. Don’t worry, I’m just here for meetings.
This week is flying by: Monday the Frog Club team pulled off the 39th edition of the Horned Frog Classic presented by Greenwood Office Outfitters, generating $325,000 for TCU student-athlete scholarships. Thanks to Colonial Country Club, 244 players, the many sponsors and the Frog Club volunteers.
Tuesday I was off to Kansas City with Jamie Dixon ’87 for Big 12 Basketball Media Day. It’s amazing how quickly the image of TCU Basketball has changed, coming off the NIT Championship win. Kansas men’s basketball head coach Bill Self says TCU can win the league. University of Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger says TCU has boosted the Big 12’s reputation. West Virginia University head man Bob Huggins says he’s seen Jamie Dixon’s act before when WVU was in the Big East with Dixon’s University of Pittsburgh team.
Coach Dixon said last year’s 24-15 season was good but he wasn’t satisfied. “I thought we should have won more,” he said.
Tomorrow we’ll dive into Iowa State and the first top 25 match-up at Jack Trice Stadium since 2002. Iowa State’s coach is 37 years old. The game day forecast is a high of 40 degrees.