The Horned Frogs continued their streak of hitting the ball and getting on base, but they couldn't continue their small winning streak of two games against the Utah Utes Sunday.The Frogs collected 10 hits in the ballgame, but couldn't get the timely hit when it mattered the most. Nine men were left on base in a game the Frogs lost 6-3.
Senior centerfielder Ryan Pack said he and his teammates know why they lost and will not dwell on it too much in going into next weekend's home series with University of Texas-Pan American.
The Horned Frog baseball team is finishing up its seven-game road trip on the right foot and with the right attitude.The Frogs (25-17) will take on conference foe San Diego State in a weekend series starting tonight at 8 p.m. This series will be a rematch from earlier this month when the Aztecs beat the Frogs 9-7 in the Mountain West preseason tournament.
Despite that loss, sophomore pitcher Jake Arrieta said the team is coming into the series this weekend fully confident.
You see the TCU athletes on the field and the courts, but what you don't see is the work that goes on that enables them to perform at their optimum level.That's where training, strength and conditioning come into the picture. That is also when Melissa Schau and Joe Walker earn their checks.
Walker is the strength and conditioning coach for the TCU men's basketball and women's soccer teams. Walker said that although his job title starts with the word strength, that isn't the only thing he focuses on during workouts.
When you look up the term 'point guard' in the dictionary, the definition reads: A guard who runs his team's offense, usually from the point. According to TCU's point guards and basketball coaches, though, this job entitles much more than that. Brent Hackett, a sophomore point guard for the TCU men's team, lists off a number of tasks he is responsible for while bringing the ball down the court.
The No. 29 men's tennis team gets right into the swing of things when they open conference play against New Mexico tonight.The teams come into their match-up from different paths. The Lobos (9-4) have won four matches in a row, while the Horned Frogs (9-8) are coming off a close 4-3 loss to SMU.
Senior Jacopo Tezza said these are the matches that matter the most.
"We've had some tough losses lately," Tezza said. "The effort has always been good. We're ready to compete in conference."
Imagine being on a team going into battle with your leader in points, assists and rebounds absent.That is the reality for the women's basketball team, as junior guard Natasha Lacy missed the teams' NCAA tournament first-round victory over Texas A&M and will again be absent tonight against No. 3 Rutgers in Trenton, N.J.
Team officials would not comment further on the matter other than comments made to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Lacy leads the team with averages of 14.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game.
Senior guard Nile Murry said the TCU Horned Frogs (6-24, 2-14) are beginning an entirely new season tonight when they take on the Colorado State Rams in the first round of the Mountain West Conference tournament. "Oh, this is definitely a brand-new season," Murry said. "The regular season records really don't mean anything now."
The Frogs are coming off of a regular season that saw only two wins in conference play; one of the only bright points about that is one of those wins came against the Rams in an 85-72 home victory Jan. 21.
Junior guard Natasha Lacy's statement regarding the Lady Frogs' (15-10, 9-5) game Thursday against the No. 22 Utah Utes (20-5, 11-3) embodies the one thing most athletes shy away from - a guarantee."Plain and simple," Lacy said. "We're going to win. We have no other choice; our backs are against the wall right now. They're ranked, so we need another top 25 victory just so it looks good on our resume."
It would probably come as no surprise to anyone if senior guard Nile Murry went to bed singing the old Dusty Springfeild song that went, "Mama said there'll be days like this, there'll be days like this, my mama said."The TCU Horned Frogs (5-19, 1-9) set a new dubious team record Saturday by shooting just 21 percent from the field on 13 for 62 shooting in a 43-35 loss to New Mexico (15-9, 6-5). The Frogs were just 1 for 23 from the field in the first half before senior forward Judson Stubbs got it going by hitting a three-pointer with just three minutes remaining.