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Jimmy Burch


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Past articles by Jimmy:

How the Texas heat gives TCU football players an edge

Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson believes the summer workouts have prepared players to face 100-degree heat during fall camp and September games. → Read More

Longhorns’ center looms as NBA’s top prospect from a Texas college

Jarrett Allen projects to be taken in the first round. He is one of three players from Texas colleges viewed as likely picks in Thursday’s NBA Draft. → Read More

Who will be 2017’s best college football team in Texas?

One oddsmaker projected Wednesday that the Texas Longhorns should lead college teams from the Lone Star State in victories this season despite recent struggles under former coach Charlie Strong. But the list did not include all Texas-based schools and the Longhorns’ projected win total (7.5) was far from eye-popping. → Read More

TCU rallies past Central Florida, into NIT title game

The Horned Frogs’ dramatic turnaround season continued Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, where they surged past the Knights with a 26-5 run. TCU will take on Georgia Tech on Thursday for the championship. → Read More

TCU blows by Richmond on way to NIT Final Four in New York

Frogs have four double-digit scorers in 89-68 win which stamps ticket to Madison Square Garden. → Read More

TCU plans to lean on defense to extend NIT run against Iowa

The Horned Frogs (20-15) have been more successful in games played away from Fort Worth this season than during any other year as a Big 12 member. TCU players and coach Jamie Dixon attribute that to defensive strides made as the season has progressed. TCU must win Sunday at Iowa (19-14) to extend its season. → Read More

TCU knocks off Fresno State in NIT opener, secures 20-win season

The Horned Frogs (20-15) extended their turnaround season under first-year coach Jamie Dixon by winning their first NIT game since the 2005 season, a 66-59 victory over Fresno State. TCU’s next game is Sunday night at Iowa. → Read More

TCU blisters Fresno State in NIT, reaches 20 wins, advances to Iowa

Alex Robinson led a balanced attack by the Horned Frogs, who won their first NIT game since 2005. → Read More

TCU breaks losing streak with milestone rout of Oklahoma

The Horned Frogs recorded their most lopsided victory in school history over the Sooners, 82-63, during Wednesday’s opening session of the Big 12 men’s basketball tournament to record their 18th victory of the season. The triumph was doubly sweet for players and coaches because it ended a seven-game losing streak, the team’s longest of the season, and set up Thursday’s contest against top-ranked… → Read More

TCU’s NCAA hopes hit another roadblock with home loss to K-State

The Horned Frogs (17-13, 6-11 Big 12) lose their sixth consecutive game to fall into seventh place in the conference. → Read More

Mavs’ Smith cited among top NBA rookie candidates

The Dallas Mavericks’ selection with the ninth pick in Thursday’s draft already is being heralded among the seven most likely contenders for NBA Rookie of the Year honors next season. → Read More

Craig Morton happy his NFL career crossed paths with Cowboys

Looking back on an 18-year career as an NFL quarterback that included starts for two different teams in Super Bowls, Craig Morton acknowledged he always had a difficult time escaping the shadow of the Dallas Cowboys. → Read More

Dealing with ‘mistake’ leaves Boykin an obstacle to overcome

Former TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin said Monday that missing the final game of his college career because of an arrest in a San Antonio bar is “a mistake that … I know I can overcome” on the road to becoming an NFL quarterback. → Read More

Colonial tournament lands Dean & DeLuca as title sponsor

Fort Worth’s annual PGA Tour event has a new title sponsor, with the tournament at Colonial Country Club to be called the Dean & DeLuca Invitational for the next six years. → Read More

Report: QB Allen says A&M ‘culture’ triggered his transfer to Houston

Houston quarterback Kyle Allen, a transfer from Texas A&M who left that program in December, cited a “culture” left over from the Johnny Manziel era at his former school as a factor in his decision to transfer. → Read More

Ranking the Big 12 Signing Day classes

Texas wins the honor as the top 2016 class, which contends for national top-10 honors. → Read More

A&M, Texas Tech, TCU turn tables on 2011 signing class rankings

As college football fans prepare to engage in premature celebrations about whether their school “won” or “lost” this year’s recruiting battle, we offer a sobering reminder heading into Wednesday’s National Signing Day: → Read More

Bowlsby says Big 12 has no need for expansion at present

Although there is sentiment among some administrators for expansion, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Tuesday that league officials “don’t have any imperative for getting larger” at this time, the Austin American-Statesman reported. → Read More

Fort Worth pro golf couple seek to build on breakthrough seasons

Martin Piller is back on the PGA Tour after a two-win season on the Web.com Tour. Gerina Piller sank the pivotal putt for the U.S. in a Solheim Cup victory. → Read More

TCU reaches No. 7 in polls, finishes as top-ranked team in Texas

For a second consecutive season, TCU finished Tuesday as the top-ranked team from the state of Texas in the final college football polls. → Read More