Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Charlton Heston approves

That's a pretty snazzy video for what really isn't much of a spectator sport. But hosting the national championships of any sport on TCU's campus is a pretty cool deal, and I'm sure the NCAA likes this kind of marketing being done for their minor events.

B-Ball Roundup

While ESPN's Joe Lunardi had four Mountain West teams making the tournament as of last week, it's apparent that he is one of the few people around the country who actually get The Mtn, because he has dropped Colorado State from his bracketology this week after their 44-point loss at BYU on the fledgling network this past weekend. He now has just BYU (as a 4-seed), UNLV (9) and New Mexico (10) making the field from our conference. Other Texas teams in his projected bracket include Texas (1), Baylor (7) and A&M (8).

ESPN also employs a guy named Charlie Creme, who is tasked with putting together a women's bracketology. This week, he has the 13-4 Lady Frogs as a 6-seed, taking on Syracuse in the 1st round.

Suck it, Utes

There has been some chatter recently that the Frogs' 2010 recruiting class might already be full, based on the number of scholarships believed to be available. Well, there was apparently at least one more scholarship open- Matt Anderson, a running back from Vanderbilt, TX (population: 411) switched his commitment from Utah to TCU. At 6'2", 207 lbs and a 4.5 forty time, he looks like a future safety or even linebacker in GP's 4-2-5.

And since no one that reports on recruiting really knows what TCU's ever-secretive coaching staff is doing, there's no way to tell exactly how big this class will be. If it gets any bigger, you'd have to assume it would be because someone already within the program is vacating a scholarship (or transferring, if you're not into the whole brevity thing). Two names that have popped up in recruiting discussion a number of times as possibilities to come on board this class are Chris Hawkins, a wide receiver from Channelview who is currently committed to Minnesota and Danny Spond, a quarterback from Colorado who also has Stanford and Notre Dame high on his list. Both are reported to be visiting campus this weekend.

Morning Dump

Gameday: TCU men vs. UT-Pan American Star-Telegram

Frogs welcome UTPA on Wednesday in non-conference action

Lady Frogs break into ESPN/USA Today top 25

Two Texans change their mind
Minneapolis Star-Tribune