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?