November 14, 2018
As we get over the hump this week, our attention turns to a short week and Thanksgiving. For TCU students, the semester is winding down quickly, but there’s still lots to do before Turkey Day and that tryptophan-driven nap on the couch. By the way, I love cornbread dressing with oysters in it – the best!
Alex Robinson led TCU against Oral Roberts on Sunday, finishing with 23 points marking his fifth 20-point game. Courtesy of TCU Athletics | Photo by Ellman Photography
TCU Men’s Basketball gets back on the floor tomorrow night against Fresno State. The Frogs haven’t played the Bulldogs since the first round of the 2017 NIT when the Frogs took their first step toward the NIT crown. It was also the game in which Jaylen Fisher broke his wrist, ending his 2017 season. He’s been through some other injury issues and I’m looking forward to seeing him back on the floor soon for the Frogs. After Fresno State, the Frogs host Lipscomb Tuesday night before shutting it down for the holiday.
Women’s Basketball is off to a 2-0 start and they take on SMU at 2 p.m. Sunday at Moody Coliseum in Dallas. Congrats to Jordan Moore on becoming just the 18th player in TCU history to reach 1,000 points in a career. She had 18 in the blowout win over Mississippi Valley State.
Fall baseball is over but the season is less than 100 days away. I talked to Coach Jim Schlossnagle last night at length about his team and he said he’s looking forward to a great season with several new faces. It all kicks off on Friday, February 15 when the Frogs take on Cal-State Fullerton in Scottsdale. Our first Jim Schlossnagle Radio Show is February 12th at The Railhead.
Yazmeen Ryan, left, sealed the game for TCU’s first-ever NCAA Tournament victory Friday. Courtesy of TCU Athletics | Photo by Ellman Photography
And good luck to TCU Women’s Soccer as the team goes for a second-round NCAA Tournament win over Texas A&M on Friday. The game is at 1 p.m. in Knoxville, TN. Eric Bell and his team have made history this year. Let’s hope they keep the story going with a win over the Aggies (those are always sweet).
TCU Football is getting ready to make the 83 mile trek down I-35 to Waco Saturday to take on the Bears. Baylor is playing better and head coach Matt Ruhle seems to be pulling that program out of its dive. It’ll be a huge task for this beat-up bunch of Frogs who are trying to win their last two to get bowl eligible. If they can do it, rumor has it the Frogs would end up in the Texas Bowl against an SEC team.
The Bears have several weapons on offense and we’ll get a closer look at them on Friday.
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John Denton has been the color analyst for the TCU Sports Network from IMG since 1988. A former standout for the Horned Frog football team, Denton went from walk-on to a four-year lettermen as a kicker and punter for the Purple and White from 1981-84 and completed his career at the 1984 Bluebonnet Bowl. Shown here with his former coach, the late Jim Wacker, Denton currently serves as the Director of Major Gifts for TCU Athletics.
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