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    This thread will really get going toward the end of spring training when team assignments start rolling in, but I saw something on the other board that caught my eye. According to the twitter feed of Bryan Smith, who covers the Cubs' minor league system, the Northsiders acquired Jerrick Suiter this offseason with the intention of converting him to a pitcher. This comes after he made two relief appearances late in the season last year for Double-A Altoona (Pirates), posting a 0.00 ERA in 1.2 total innings, tallying 1 strike out, giving up 1 hit and walking none. You may also remember that Jerrick was a two-way player his freshman season at TCU, making six appearances (and two starts) on the mound for the Frogs, going 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA.
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    After a couple of "maybe we aren't very good after all" games, nice to get a big win. Diante Smith the biggest positive, IMO after Bane of course. Played tough and game seemed to slow down a bit for him yesterday. Good defensive game and the run in the second half was nice to see because it didn't rely on the 3 pointer. Samuel played better after a couple of tough games. Might as well talk tourney. Think we are a long shot at this point, but still a shot. Nonconference schedule not doing us any favors- we didn't excel and many of the teams we played are at the bottom of their conference standings. USC, Winthrop and UC Irvine at or near the top of their respective conferences, but the rest are bottom feeders. Even Xavier is 1-4 in the Big East, although they have had a tough conference schedule so far. Nonconference schedule wise, a win at Arky would be huge. Will be tough, but right now any committee comparing nonconference schedules isn't going to find a lot they like about ours. A road P5 conference win would give us something for a committee to hang their hat on. But even if we lose Arky, still a shot if we get to 9 conference wins. 8-10 in Big 12 has been enough recently, but really worry that our nonconference schedule would be too big a negative. Maybe if a couple of those 8 included wins over KU, Baylor or WVU I guess. Hard to know because how others do obviously influences the bubble. But really don't think "8 is enough".
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    Chris Ellington hit .344 and .331 in his two seasons at TCU, 2008 & 2009 - winning two MWC titles along the way and helping lead the Frogs to the Super Regionals for the first time.
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    Other Frog minor-leaguers that have received big league camp invites by their parent organization: -Riley Ferrell (Astros) -Jantzen Witte (Red Sox) -Brian Howard (A's)
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    The new ITA rankings were released today and, as expected, due to #2 Texas's W over #1 Florida, the Longhorns are now #1 in the nation. TCU remains 8th after our opening W over #25 Arizona State. Otherwise, there weren't many changes. As a reminder, the first few weeks are based on a poll; the rankings won't convert into the points-based system until after the ITA Indoor Nationals next month. Here they are: 1. Texas (the defending champs and victors over Florida)(on our schedule) 2. Florida (obviously still formidable) 3. USC 4. North Carolina (on our schedule) 5. Baylor (on our schedule) 6. Ohio State 7. Wake Forest 8. the Fighting Frogs of lil ole TCU 9. A&M 10. UCLA 11. Stanford (on our schedule) 12. Illinois (on our schedule) 13. California 14. Oklahoma State (on our schedule) 15. South Carolina 16. Tennessee 17. North Carolina State (up from 23rd) 18. Columbia (on our schedule) 19. Georgia 20. Michigan (on our schedule) 21. Florida State (up from NR) 22. Oklahoma (on our schedule) 23. Virginia (on our schedule)(down from 10th after a slow start) 24. San Diego 25. Arizona State (W) Also receiving votes: Alabama; Arizona (at the Ft. Worth Regional on Saturday); Kentucky; Louisville; Mississippi State; Notre Dame (at the Ft. Worth Regional on Saturday). 11 teams of the Top 25 are on our schedule as well as Arizona and Notre Dame whom we might face this weekend. If we make the ITA Nationals, maybe 3 more. The individual singles and doubles rankings aren't available for a few more weeks. 5 of the 6 Big 12 teams are ranked. The separate CTR (a different website) rankings have the Frogs at 7th.
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    About three weeks from pitchers & catchers reporting, Andrew Cashner remains a free agent. There's speculation out there mentioning him as an option with several teams, though, including the: Orioles and Marlins (both of which he's pitched for previously) as well as the Indians.
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    Norrie v. Herbert finally started around 2:00 a.m. (CST) and the match went 5 sets and lasted 3 hours 43 minutes, so I'm glad I didn't stay up for it. Cam fought hard but lost 5-7, 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, so he'll have to wait another year to get his first Aussie W. It looked good after 3 sets with Cam up 2 sets to 1, but Herbert stiffened his resistance and was able to get the key breaks to win. Norrie is still in the doubles, teaming with Martin Fucsovics. They're scheduled to play Ram/Salisbury tomorrow in the opening round.
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    Texas Tech is only a -3 pt favorite tomorrow. I am so confused. I thought we sucked again but the short line says "we have a chance"
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    So excited for all our baseball guys to get started again! Thanks for keeping us updated again this season, Lyle.
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    Isn’t he a little old to be interested in Cougars?
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    I beat the Troll by one point so that's all I care about!!! Beat him in the regular season pick'em as well so I have 8 months of bragging rights. 😁
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    Yeah, just wait till he spends an entire winter out there on the Palouse. He'll be singing a different tune.
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    Looks like Dave Aranda is going to be the new coach at Baylor. No HC experience but he's been a helluva DC at Wiscy and LSU. And here's a fun fact: Aranda and Tom Herman were roommates at Cal Lutheran.
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    Although admittedly, given my current dietary requirements, my interest in this issue is purely academic.
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    Republican Senators don't have the guts to vote against Trump. Wast of time and money. Back when I lived in Louisiana, Edwin Edwards was elected for Governor many times, even though everybody knew he was a crook and a scoundrel. People loved him and voted for him knowing this. Trump is no different.
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    Yeah. I thought that was added in the video I posted. Totally SB commercial. I just wonder why they're killing off a character who is kinda funky and has represented their product for a century.
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    "I have suspended Silvio De Sousa indefinitely pending the final outcome of the review by KU and the Big 12 Conference," Self said in his statement. "As I said last night, we are disappointed in his actions and there is no place in the game for that behavior." https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/28538390/jayhawks-silvio-de-sousa-suspended-indefinitely-role-kansas-state-brawl
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    Couldn't find a pro baseball thread, so here's this. Bryan Holiday to the Orioles' organization. https://www.fishstripes.com/2020/1/13/21063664/mlb-free-agency-bryan-holaday-orioles-signing-marlins-career
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    A good behind-the-scenes piece on the making of 1917: LINK
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    Todd Graham will be head coach at Hawaii. All college head coaching jobs now full. https://footballscoop.com/news/hawaii-names-todd-graham-head-coach/
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    Sorry...sometimes copy/paste works. http://frogs.nfgarland.ca/snowjob.jpg
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    Monday’s 6-packPac-12 basketball standings:4-1— USC, Stanford4-2— Oregon3-2— Arizona, Colorado3-3— Washington State2-3— Arizona State, California, UCLA2-4— Oregon State, Washington1-4— UtahTweet of the Day:“Idk y men go to bars to meet women? Go to Target. The female to male ratio is 10 to 1 and they’re already looking for things they don’t need.”Mike Leach, Mississippi State’s new football coachMonday’s quizWho did the Chiefs play, the last time they were in a Super Bowl?Sunday’s quizSean Payton, Tony Romo, Mike Shanahan, Brad Childress and Tony Garoppolo all went to the same college, Eastern Illinois.Saturday’s quiz76ers’ Ben Simmons played one year of college basketball, at LSU.Posted onJanuary 20, 2020Leave a commenton Monday’s 6-pack. Quote, Quiz of the DayMonday’s Den: Wrapping up a sports weekend…….13) Chiefs 35, Titans 24:— Mahomes’ 27-yard TD run with 0:11 left in first half is one of the great runs in playoff history.— Tennessee’s first three drives: 32 plays, 191 yards, 14 first downs, 17 points.— Tennessee for rest of game: 27 plays, 111 yards, 6 first downs, 7 points.12) 49ers 37, Packers 20— Ugly, one-sided game; 49ers ran ball for 285 yards, led 27-0 at the half. Garoppolo threw only eight passes the whole game (6-8/77 yards).11) They said on ESPN2 Friday night that last year, 29.1% of returning college basketball players wound up transferring- thats a staggering number, one that goes a long way to explain why the quality of play in college hoop is way down. Total lack of continuity, lot of kids sitting out.10) Three of the four NFL teams who played Sunday didn’t make the playoffs last year.9) Clemson’s star RB Travis Etienne surprisingly passed on entering the 2020 NFL Draft to return for senior year with the Tigers- he must like college. Lot of pundits had him listed as the best running back in this year’s draft. Before Sunday, last time the Chiefs beat Tennessee was six years ago; Alex Smith was Kansas City’s QB, while Ryan Fitzpatrick.started for the Titans.7) Dayton 78, Saint Louis 76 OT— Had great fun watching this game Friday night, an excellent game with two good teams. Kid on Dayton drained a 3 with less than a second left- the Flyers will be a very, very popular (too popular??) sleeper team in March.Dayton led for only 5:18 of this 45:00 game.6) Jason Garrett signed on to become the Giants’ OC, which adds intrigue to next year’s Dallas-Giant games.5) There is language in Kyler Murray’s rookie contract with the Arizona Cardinals that forbids him from taking part in any baseball-related activities, but he is talking like he still wants to try it someday. Oy.4) Omar Vizquel played in the major leagues for 24 years, for six different teams; he was a good fielder, made it to three All-Star Games, but had a career .688 OPS. Not once in all the times I saw Vizquel play did I think, “Hey, this guy could be in the Hall of Fame someday.”But now Vizquel is on some writers’ ballots for the Hall of Fame. Amazing.3) Davidson doesn’t have a graduate school, so they can’t poach grad transfers the way a lot of other D-I basketball programs do.2) Philip Rivers and his family are moving to Florida; Tom Brady is moving away from Boston, will listen to other teams in the free agent market. NFL could look an awful lot different when next season starts.1) Opening line on the Super Bowl: Chiefs, -1 (53)
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    I think it is a good move for Baylor. Probably the best case...
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    Yeah...like 10-15 cm. Just a dusting.
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    The main 4 lane,divided highway--the Trans Canada Highway--where it is coming into town this morning. Unbelievable.
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    Saturday’s 6-packNBA teams that sold the most team merchandise last year:6) Golden State5) Milwaukee4) Toronto3) Philadelphia2) Boston1) LakersQuote of the Day:“I don’t understand why in sports they try to marginalize it. They try to make you pick one and I get it, but we’ll see. I think it would be fun. Right now, though, I’m just focused on football.”Cardinals’ QB Kyler Murray; I’m sure Arizona was thrilled to see thisSaturday’s quiz76ers’ Ben Simmons played one year of college basketball; where dd he play?Friday’s quizPacific Tigers of the WCC play their home games in Stockton, CA.Thursday’s quizVince Lombardi left the Green Bay Packers after the 1967 season; he coached another NFL team after that, for only one season, the Washington Redskins in 1969.Posted onJanuary 17, 2020Leave a commenton Saturday’s 6-pack, Quote, Quiz of the DaySaturday’s Den: Doing some studying for the NCAA tournament……Did some research today, which means:a) It was really cold out.b) There weren’t any good movies on TV.I looked at the 40 teams who made the Elite 8 over the last five years, trying to find any common threads to teams who got to a regional final.I’ll pull this list out the day after the brackets come out and see if we can identify a team or two that could surprise and make the Final Four. Here is what I found:13) 2017 South Carolina is one of the weirdest Final Four teams ever; they started season 8-0, but went 12-6 in the SEC, lost their first SEC tourney game. On Selection Sunday, Gamecocks had lost six of their last nine games, but they got a 7-seed, so they were comfortably in the field of 68, but no one was picking them to advance very far.Carolina’s eFG% was #304, which is bad (there are 353 teams); their experience was #233, but they played great defense (#15 eFG%) and were #5 in forcing turnovers.It is South Carolina’s only NCAA appearance since 2004, and they made the Final Four.12) Over the last five years, 16 of 40 teams (40%) who made the Elite 8 won their conference tournament; 8 of the 40 teams (20%) lost their first conference tourney game.11) 32 of the 40 teams (80%) were in the KenPom top 20 on Selection Sunday; last year, all eight of the Elite Eight were in the top 15.10) Strong defense is important; 24 of 40 teams (60%) were in top 50 in top 50 of eFG% rankings (FG% where a 3-pointer counts as 1.5 hoops).9) Forcing turnovers? Not as important. Only 8 of 40 Elite 8 teams (20%) were teams that ranked in top 50 in forcing turnovers. Teams that do well in that category are generally bully teams who beat up on stiffs, but in March, there aren’t too many stiffs still playing. Three of last four years, a team that went 9-9 in conference play but made the Elite 8:— 2016 Syracuse, a 10-seed— 2017 Xavier, an 11-seed— 2018 Florida State, a 9-seed7) Getting easy baskets is important; 22 of 40 Elite 8 teams (55%) ranked in top 50 in eFG% on offense; 53 of 60 teams (88.3%) were in the top 100.6) How important is experience? Not so much. Talent means more.Only 6 of 40 Elite 8 teams (15%) were in the top 100 in experience; the most talented teams have kids who bolt school early.5) You can make the case that continuity is more important than actual experience; maybe a team has a nucleus of sophomores who played together for two years.12 of 40 Elite 8 teams (30%) were in top 100 in minutes continuity.4) Does playing a hard non-conference schedule help you in March, Unless your name is Mark Few, not really.Only 5 of 40 Elite 8 teams (12.5%) had a non-conference schedule that ranked in the top 50 nationally. Teams from the bigger leagues pad their power ratings with conference games; they pad their W-L record with pre-conference wins.8 of 40 Elite 8 teams (20%) had a non-conference schedule outside the top 200.3) As for overall strength of schedule, 33 of 40 teams (82.5%) ranked in the top 40- teams like 2019 Auburn, 2018 Kansas State, 2017 Oklahoma made the Elite 8 from Power 5 leagues, with Big East being the 6th Power 5 league.2017 Xavier had a 5-game losing skid in February; 2018 Texas Tech had a 4-game skid.2) How about teams who get a lot of their points outside the arc?Only 10 of 60 Elite 8 teams (16.7%) ranked in the top 100, as far as getting their points on 3-point shots. 21 of 40 teams (52.5%) ranked outside the top 200 in that category.1) Depth seems to be incredibly overrated; TV timeouts are longer in March and while I can’t prove it, I’m pretty sure refs call fewer fouls in March.Only 6 of 40 Elite 8 teams ranked in the top 100 in bench minutes; 10 of 60 teams (16.7%) ranked outside the top 200.Like I said, we’ll put this article out on March 16 as we examine the brackets.
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    I used to comfort myself with "all pets go to Heaven", but now I think it's where they are from. Going back is easy. ~A friend.
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    is there an additional source? The only thing I found referencing that is this tweet from a supposed VaTech “insider”. The twitter profile was started this month and has 6 tweets. edit- Rothbardian got it.
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    Josh Watson went deep 30 times in his Horned Frog career
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    Here you go, @Burner...a new thread for our baseball guys in the pros and minors.
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    Too much work. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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    De Sousa gets suspended for how long?
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    That sounds about right.
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    (Today, 100 years ago... Because tomorrow sucks.)
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