Saturday, February 18, 2012

Rainy, Frowny-Face Weekend

Like many of you, I was really hoping that the TCU baseball and basketball teams would give us reason to cheer and create some positive press for the school...that the media would no doubt ignore because it isn't sensational enough to continue eroding their already almost non-existent integrity.

Last night, Jim Schlossnagle and the Horned Frog baseball team dropped their season opener to Ole Miss, 7-4. The good news was that the game was played in front of 5,912 fans- the second-biggest crowd in school history that, according to Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations Mark Cohen's twitter feed, included 1,958 current students. The bad news was that the TCU defense was far out-performed by the Rebels in the field, leading to a deficit that even some promising rallies in the final innings could not overcome. Any thought of coming back to win the series was shot when today's game was canceled after having initially been postponed due to the steady rain that's been falling all day. The two teams will play one game tomorrow at 1:00pm, giving the Frogs a chance to earn a split.

Jim Christian and the TCU men's basketball team were looking to build on Tuesday's win over #11 UNLV when they took on Boise State on the road this afternoon. Senior Craig Williams had 21 points and 10 points and was a major factor in the Frogs coming back from a 7-point deficit to take the lead with just over a minute left, but his missed free throw with just 6 ticks left was the opportunity the Broncos needed for a last-second, 65-64 victory over TCU. The loss drops the Frogs to 15-11 overall and 5-5 in conference play, with another road game coming up against Air Force on Wednesday. The Falcons pulled off an upset of their own today, taking down #16 San Diego State, 58-56, so winning in Colorado Springs will not be easy.

No doubt, more good times are ahead for TCU. Sometimes our generation likes instant gratification, though, so it would've been nice to see things picking back up this weekend. Nothing an entire ice-cream cake from Baskin-Robbins can't fix, though- right, WWHD?

7 comments:

Sir Wesley Willis said...

Pretty terrible loss. Frogs opened up an 18-6 lead immediately then quickly gave it back and it was pretty much back and forth the rest of the way. Thought we were building something and the smu loss was just a blip. Those 2 losses are major bad juju for our NIT hopes, but fortunately it looks like just about every mwc team is beatable on a given day.

But perhaps the most interesting development of the game? Boise fans rushed the court when it was over. Sorry guys- a basketball game between two lower tier conference foes won on free throws doesn't erase TCU peeing on kellen moore's career

Rotten Arsenal said...

As for Baseball, the youth in the infield shows. But what really hurt was two throw-outs at home on plays that shouldn't have been waved home. I can understand Brance in the first (that throw from centerfield was pretty great), but if there is even a hint of doubt, I wouldn't wave Cron the Barbarian home if there was a gun to my head.

Tanner said...

kevin cron to home was a stupid move, and worse, a mistake in any situation. test the center fielder's arm with KVT? thats just aggressive. with Cron? it should never be considered, not just for his obvious average speed, but also because we need to limit injuries. also...cron looks very awkward on the field. some bad throws but still...maybe its because he is so big.

just an all around disappointing game. then more disappointing that the best we can hope for is a split.

Brock said...

You can add Kyle Hicks committing to Texas to round off your shitty weekend.

Slay Purple said...

Kyle Hicks hurts, but not half as bad as Tyrone Swoopes committing to UT. Everything I had read indicated he was leaning closer to TCU...

Cowtown Food Junkie said...

Don't take the Swoopes thing too hard. The reality is that Texas is always going to get the highest rated, 5-star kids. It would take a solid decade of them losing and TCU winning consistently for that to change. We just need to focus on the second tier, 4-star and high 3-star kids, and we are winning our fair share of those battles. Look at Jordan Moore and Devonte Fields. Both had ridiculous offer lists and likely wouldn't have considered TCU even three years ago.

Sir Wesley Willis said...

Where were edk's highly connected golf course sources on that Swoopes deal? I figured he'd be "told you so'ing" this morning.