The Horned Frogs' pitching staff should be the team's strong point this season with 10 players returning from last year's squad and the addition of a first-round draft pick to the pitching staff.Head coach Jim Schlossnagle said he had an idea of what the rotation will be but was not yet set on who will start.
"Some combination of Steven Maxwell, Kyle Winkler, Paul Gerrish, Matt Purke and probably Greg Holle right now," Schlossnagle said. "Those would be the five guys kind of fighting for four spots."
The bullpen should be strong this season as members of the baseball team return with more than 20 appearances each.
TCU baseball head coach Jim Schlossnagle said the pitching staff would have a little different setup this season with senior Tyler Lockwood returning to the bullpen and joining junior Trent Appleby in the long relieve role.
"The last two years (Lockwood) was one of our top two or three pitchers but really his best role is as a relief pitcher," Schlossnagle said.
Coming off a home victory against Wyoming, the men's basketball team faces a stiff test on the road against the San Diego State Aztecs this Saturday.
The Horned Frogs enter the contest with 9-8 overall record and are 2-1 in the Mountain West after a 62-59 win over Wyoming Tuesday night.
"I'm just looking for consistency," said TCU head coach Jim Christian. "That's the one thing that's been a struggle for us."
The men's basketball team will face the Wyoming Cowboys tonight at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum after dropping a game against Utah on Saturday.
"It's important for us to win our home games to have a good season," said head coach Jim Christian. "We just want to keep playing well and get off to a good start in Mountain West Conference play."
The Horned Frogs enter the game with an 8-8 record overall and a 1-1 record in conference play. The team won its first conference game of the season against Air Force 59-50, but fell in its second to Utah 65-45.
The BCS No. 4 Horned Frogs will play in their first BCS bowl in team history on Jan. 4 against fellow unbeaten and BCS-buster No. 6 Boise State. TCU beat the Broncos 17-16 in last year's San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl.
Tony Alba, director of media relations for the Fiesta Bowl, said the bowl chose TCU with the second selection in the BCS.
"We felt it was very difficult to overlook and bypass a very highly-ranked, very exciting team that was undefeated," Alba said.
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The Lady Frogs overcame a poor shooting performance early in the first half with great defense in the second to beat the Fresno State Bulldogs 63-52 in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on Wednesday night.
The Lady Frogs shot a 21.1 field goal percentage in the first 12 minutes of the game. The team was down 21-8 with 9:55 to go in the half thanks to excellent Bulldog shooting. Fresno State shot 54.5 percent from the floor and 37.5 percent from behind the arc in the first half.
So you want to go see some professional basketball but can't afford a Dallas Mavericks game? There's a new team in town that can help you quench your basketball thirst. The Dallas Generals will be playing their inaugural season this year in the American Basketball Association.
The Generals will pay home games at Fair Park Coliseum in Dallas. Students on a tight college budget can get more bang for their buck with the Generals. For only $15 a student can sit courtside and see some exciting ABA basketball.