FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Gary Patterson goes into his 20th season as TCU's head coach paying attention to the detail of things he never would have thought about in the past.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU starting quarterback Max Duggan could miss at least the start of the season because of a previously undetected, life-long health issue that was revealed during...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU football coach Gary Patterson apologized for himself Tuesday for repeating a racial slur when telling a player to stop using the slur in team...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU’s chancellor said football coach Gary Patterson apologized Monday for repeating a racial slur when telling a player to stop using the slur in team...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has joined TCU's staff as a special assistant to coach Gary Patterson.
The two Kansas natives are longtime friends, and Kill was...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Garret Wallow and TCU are in the same position again, having to win their last regular season game just to get bowl eligible.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — TCU’s seesaw win at Texas Tech on Saturday proved there’s no place like the road in this Big 12 rivalry, thanks in great measure to a fittingly uncharacteristic first quarter...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Graduate transfer quarterback Alex Delton has left TCU's team after not playing in the past two games.
Coach Gary Patterson acknowledged the departure of Delton...
Oklahoma State's Chuba Hubbard turned in his fourth 200-yard rushing performance of the season, and it came against an unlikely opponent.
Hubbard carried 20 times for 223 yards against TCU...
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — TCU's Gary Patterson has long been known as one of the best defensive coaches in college football — especially against the run.
Some things to watch in the Big 12 this week, with an early start before only two conference games Saturday:
GAME OF THE WEEK
TCU (4-3, 2-2 Big 12) at Oklahoma State (5-3, 2-3). The...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Max Duggan wiggled out of a sack that would have been a safety, made Sam Ehlinger pay right away for one of the Texas quarterback's career-high four interceptions and...
No. 15 Texas (5-2, 3-1 Big 12) at TCU (3-3, 1-2), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (Fox).
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The pass-happy Big 12 isn't what it used to be. The dual-threat quarterback is taking over.
No longer is 400-plus yards through the air the norm in a league where...
Some things to watch Saturday in Week 9 of the Big 12 regular season schedule:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 15 Texas (5-2, 3-1 Big 12) at TCU (3-3, 1-2). Both teams could use a win at the...
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Every time longtime Kansas State coach Bill Snyder seemed to be leaning toward retirement, it seemed as if TCU coach Gary Patterson's name would surface as the logical...
AMES, Iowa (AP) — West Virginia, Kansas State and Kansas were supposed to occupy the Big 12 basement, at least according to the preseason poll.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — TCU coach Gary Patterson is convinced Darius Anderson is in peak form.
Anderson paced a powerful rushing attack with 179 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries to...
TCU coach Gary Patterson embraces a good challenge.
It's the reason he scheduled Ohio State, LSU and Arkansas in previous seasons and it's why the Horned Frogs are heading to Purdue on...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU has two weeks before its next game with Purdue, and coach Gary Patterson said that will give everyone the chance to continue all the guessing about who will emerge as...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU's most experienced quarterback is going to start the season opener for the Horned Frogs, and their youngest one will also get to play in his first college...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Graduate transfer Alex Delton will be the starting quarterback for TCU's season opener, and true freshman Max Duggan will also play in the first quarter against...
DETROIT (AP) — Ohio coach Frank Solich is approaching his 75th birthday, looking and sounding as if he has no plans to slow down anytime soon.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — When TCU won its final two games to get bowl eligible last year, Jalen Reagor extended his record touchdown receiving streak while also running for a score in each...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU speedy playmaking receiver Jalen Reagor was sidelined when the Horned Frogs ended spring practice, along with one of their top running backs and two of their...
PHOENIX (AP) — TCU swapped kickers after California called a timeout at the end of regulation — and missed.
Faced with a similar decision in overtime, the Horned Frogs stuck with their original kicker.
Jonathan Song delivered on his second-chance kick, ending a strange night in the desert.
Song kicked a 27-yard field in overtime after being replaced at the end of regulation, lifting TCU to a 10-7 win in an interception-filled Cheez-It Bowl on Wednesday night.
PHOENIX (AP) — The newly named Cheez-It Bowl has a history of points coming in bunches, with six of the past seven games producing at least one team scoring 30 points or more.
This year's Cheez-It Bowl might be lucky to have 30 combined points.
California and TCU have two of the nation's best defenses and are among the worst offenses, so points will likely be at a premium Wednesday night at Chase Field, home of baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks.
PHOENIX (AP) — Cheez-It Bowl: California (7-5) vs. TCU (6-6), Dec. 26, 9 p.m. EST (ESPN)
Line: Cal by 1.
Series Record: First meeting.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Cal is looking for its first bowl win in its second season under coach Justin Wilcox after becoming bowl eligible for the first time since 2015. TCU had to win its final regular-season game just to become bowl eligible and is vying for its 10th win in its last 13 bowl games under coach Gary Patterson.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Dual-threat quarterback Max Duggan and a rugby-style punter from Australia are among 22 players TCU added on the first day of the early signing period Wednesday.
While 12 of the Horned Frogs signees were from Texas, Duggan was the Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year. The quarterback from Council Bluffs, Iowa, was ranked the No. 3 dual-threat QB by 247Sports after throwing for more than 2,100 yards with 24 TDs and running for another 1,200 yards.
UCF's Josh Heupel, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly and Alabama's Nick Saban are the finalists for The Associated Press national college football coach of the year after leading their teams to unbeaten regular seasons.
California (7-5, Pac-12) vs. TCU (6-6, Big 12), Dec. 26, 9 p.m. EST
California: LB Evan Weaver, 142 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 2 interceptions.
TCU: WR Jalen Reagor, 72 catches, 1,061 yards, 9 touchdowns.
California: Second-year coach Justin Wilcox has overseen the building of one of the nation's top defenses. The Bears are allowing 200 fewer yards and 21 fewer points per game than they did two years ago.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU is going to a bowl game with speedy playmaker Jalen Reagor and a fifth-year quarterback whose first career start came in his final regular season game.
Two weeks after the most lopsided loss in coach Gary Patterson's 18 seasons as head coach, Reagor scored touchdowns running and receiving for the second game in a row and Grant Muehlstein threw two TD passes as the injury-plagued Horned Frogs got bowl eligible with a 31-24 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday night.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma State is still scoring plenty of points with fifth-year senior quarterback Taylor Cornelius, who waited his turn to be the Cowboys starter in his final college season.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU starting senior defensive tackle Joseph Broadnax isn't expected to play again because of an undisclosed medical condition initially discovered during a preseason screening.
Coach Gary Patterson said Tuesday that he couldn't elaborate but that an MRI during the summer found something in the early stages that was OK then. But the 6-foot, 294-pound Broadnax didn't play Saturday at West Virginia after showing signs related to the condition, including weakness in his arm.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Once No. 7 West Virginia's offense found a rhythm, the Mountaineers imposed their will on TCU.
West Virginia scored three touchdowns in a 3:25 span late in the second quarter to break open a tie game and propel the Mountaineers to a 47-10 victory over the Horned Frogs on Saturday.
Will Grier had touchdown throws of 32, 8 and 4 yards, the eighth time this season he's had at least three. Grier finished 25 of 39 for 343 yards on a breezy day.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — TCU coach Gary Patterson figures all those injuries that have piled up for the Horned Frogs could present a problem for No. 7 West Virginia.
Patterson joked it might be difficult for West Virginia to put together a scouting plan against TCU's revolving-door defense.
"It's been a hard year for us," Patterson said. "This team hasn't quit battling."
TCU has seen 20 season-ending injuries and 36 players have missed playing time.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU quarterback Mike Collins knew he had a good play even after the dropped the snap.
The sophomore transfer from Penn threw a 67-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Reagor in the third quarter and the Horned Frogs held on for a 14-13 win over Kansas State on Saturday after the Wildcats missed a potential game-tying extra point in the fourth.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU has never had a four-game losing streak in Gary Patterson's 18 seasons as head coach.
Before now, the Horned Frogs had lost three in a row only once during his tenure.
After a loss in Patterson's home state of Kansas to the only Big 12 team without a conference victory until then, TCU (3-5, 1-4 Big 12) is back home Saturday and trying to avoid an unprecedented streak against Kansas State.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is accustomed to muddling through long losing streaks in the Big 12.
It's a much rarer and just as unwelcome occurrence for TCU.
The Horned Frogs have dropped two straight and four of their last five, including last week's blowout loss to Oklahoma. Their most dynamic playmaker was just booted off the team and, at 3-4 and 1-3 in the Big 12, coach Gary Patterson's team faces a tough road to reach bowl eligibility.
That path begins with Saturday's visit to the Jayhawks.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU receiver and returner KaVontae Turpin was dismissed from the team Tuesday after a second charge surfaced against him following his weekend arrest on an assault charge for an alleged altercation with his girlfriend.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — There will be no quarterback controversy for TCU: Starter Shawn Robinson is facing surgery that is expected to end his season.
Two days after a midgame switch, coach Gary Patterson said Monday his sophomore quarterback will have surgery and that former Penn transfer Michael Collins will get his first start Saturday at Kansas.
"We have no choice really, Shawn's been trying to play through (an injury)," Patterson said during the Big 12 coaches weekly conference call.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU receiver and standout returner KaVontae Turpin was suspended from the team Monday after his arrest over the weekend on an assault charge for an alleged altercation with his girlfriend.
According to an arrest affidavit, Turpin was charged with assault causing bodily injury to a family member after Fort Worth police responded to a domestic disturbance call at an off-campus apartment complex late Saturday.
Some things to know about Week 8 in the Big 12 Conference, when there are only two games on the schedule:
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU defensive guru Gary Patterson and Texas Tech offensive mastermind Kliff Kingsbury both express admiration for how the other coach excels at his specialty.
"Coach Kingsbury is probably one of the brightest offensive minds in college football, and really anywhere," Patterson said.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Ben Banogu and TCU had reasons to be frustrated — and relieved.
Banogu returned a fumble 47 yards for a touchdown before the standout defensive end missed a potential sack on Iowa State's game-tying drive before the Horned Frogs beat Iowa State 17-14 on Jonthan Song's 28-yard field goal with 37 seconds remaining Saturday night.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Gary Patterson recalled early mistakes made by some of TCU's former quarterbacks, then talked about how good those players turned out for the Horned Frogs.
The coach expects sophomore Shawn Robinson will be just fine after a rash of turnovers , four interceptions and two fumbles as TCU lost consecutive regular-season games for the first time since the end of the 2013 season.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Within minutes after TCU's loss to Ohio State, coach Gary Patterson was asked what he would want people to say about that game should the 17th-ranked Horned Frogs go on to win the Big 12 title and be in consideration for a spot in the College Football Playoff.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ohio State has made it through two games fine without Urban Meyer. Now the No. 4 Buckeyes face their toughest test on the last Saturday before their suspended coach can return to the sideline.
DALLAS (AP) — TCU coach Gary Patterson always views SMU as one of those 50-50 games, even though the No. 16 Horned Frogs have pretty much dominated the series since the end of the old Southwest Conference.
"I call it that for the simple reason it's a rivalry game," Patterson said. "Everybody comes with emotion."
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Shawn Robinson is in a much different position for No. 16 TCU this season. He will remain the No. 1 quarterback as long as he is producing on the field.
The dual-threat sophomore, who won his only start last year filling in for an injured senior, is now 2-0.
Robinson threw touchdowns to three different receivers and ran for two more scores while playing only the first half as No. 16 TCU opened the season with a 55-7 win over Southern University on Saturday.