Quick Sports: Clemson rumor confirmed; Wyoming beats Horned Frogs

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    Frogs officially add Clemson to schedule

    Rumors late last week proved true Friday when the Frogs announced they have completed their non-conference schedule by adding a Sept. 26 game against Clemson University.

    The Frogs now have two road games against Atlantic Coast Conference foes next season. The team will play the University of Virginia two weeks earlier on Sept. 12.

    TCU and Clemson last met in the first-ever Bluebonnet Bowl in 1959 when the Tigers topped the Frogs 23-7.

    Clemson went 7-6 last season after beginning the year ranked in the top ten.

    The Frogs’ home game against SMU has been moved to Oct. 3 because of the addition of Clemson to the schedule.

    Horned Frogs claim season’s opening series

    The Horned Frogs took two of three from Cal State Fullerton on the road this weekend in their first action of the season. Cal State Fullerton came into the series as the No. 5 team in the nation according to Baseball America.

    The Horned Frogs rallied back to take the series’ last two games 8-6 and 11-6 after dropping the series’ opening game 7-6 on Friday.

    Sophomore Sean Hoelscher was the winning pitcher in TCU’s first win of the season, allowing five runs on nine hits in six innings of work.

    The Horned Frogs fell behind 6-1 in the first inning of Sunday’s contest. But senior pitcher Taylor Cragin entered the game in the fourth inning and pitched six scoreless frames, allowing TCU to regain and maintain a lead until the game’s final out.

    The team will get right back to action tonight at 6:30 p.m. against Dallas Baptist University in Lupton Stadium.

    Men’s basketball team comes up short in Wyoming

    The team’s record fell to 14-13 overall and 5-8 in the Mountain West Conference following a 61-56 road loss at the hands of the University of Wyoming.

    The Horned Frogs trailed by as many as 11 points in the second half, and the Cowboys foiled a late attempt at a comeback.

    Junior forward Zvonko Buljan led TCU with 14 points and nine rebounds.

    The Horned Frogs struggled to shoot the ball in Saturday’s loss, a problem that has plagued the team during recent play. TCU connected on just 32.7 percent of its shots.

    The team will hit the road once again for a game against the University of New Mexico on Wednesday night.

    Men’s tennis goes 1-1 in Oklahoma matches

    A day after besting a No. 17 University of Tulsa squad 4-3 on the road, the Horned Frogs fell to a No. 18 Oklahoma State University team 5-2 on Sunday.

    Senior Kriegler Brink improved his singles record to 6-1 this season with victories in each match.

    The win and loss puts the team’s spring record at 2-5. All seven matches have come against ranked teams.

    Things won’t get any easier for the team as it heads to Waco on Thursday to face the University of Mississippi, the No. 9 team in the country.

    Equestrian falls to crosstown rival

    The Horned Frog equestrian team fell to the SMU Mustangs 8-3 on Saturday in Mansfield.

    The competition featured each squad’s hunt seat teams. SMU does not have a Western team.

    Sophomore Jessica Hagen took home the event’s MVP honors for her performance in equitation on the flat.

    The team will host New Mexico State University on Saturday in Mansfield.