TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks + posts Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ ReddIt Twitter Linkedin TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Previous articleFour Horned Frogs earn Big 12 soccer accoladesNext articleWhat we’re reading: Feeling like Superman…or not Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Mike Collins played in 9 games last season before suffering a career injury ending against Baylor. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vaglio Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Linkedin Twitter Facebook Facebook printLooking to avoid a fourth consecutive loss, TCU Football will have to limit a strong Kansas State running attack.Anchored by Alex Barnes, the Wildcats have averaged 250 yards and totaled 10 touchdowns on the ground in their last three contests. Barnes ranks second in the Big 12 with 102 yards per game with a league-high nine rushing scores.“You can’t play them the same way you play anyone else,” said head coach Gary Patterson. “If you do, they’ll embarrass you.”Patterson called the Wildcats’ game plan similar to a triple option team.“You can’t play base defense and take on double teams, on defense they’re not going to move around,” said Patterson. “You’re going to know where they stand but they’re very well coached and you have to beat them doing what they do. You know what’s coming, it’s just whether you can stop it or not.”Barnes ran for a career-best 250 yards at Baylor, the fifth-most in school history, with three touchdowns on the day. He also recorded 181 rushing yards and four touchdowns against Oklahoma State.Kansas State running back Alex Barnes (34) scores a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma State in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)Barnes and the Kansas State rushing attack have been able to succeed this season due to a veteran offensive line, anchored by Midseason All-American right tackle Dalton Risner.“They’re big and physical and do a great job,” Patterson said of the Wildcats’ offensive line. “You can tell they really work at it and what they’re trying to get accomplished. You don’t fool them very often.”Overall, Kansas State runs a well-managed program in Patterson’s eyes and has emulated his game after watching Wildcat head coach Bill Snyder.“Trying to evaluate people knowing what counts is on the field,” said Patterson, “and trying to run a program where you know the people who come out of it are good people.”The team’s weekly huddle before the halftime break was also inspired by Snyder. Patterson said he loves getting to talk to his team before they head into the locker room because of the short time frame and how each position separates into individual huddles during the halftime break.“Kansas State has been his life,” said Patterson. “As an alumni, you have to appreciate his efforts for what he’s done not only for the university and that city, the state, the people he knows and the things he’s trying to be a part of and the game of football period.”Against Kansas last week, the Horned Frogs held the Jayhawks to 58 rushing yards but allowed 249 passing yards in the 27-26 loss.Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson has thrown for 988 yards and five touchdowns in seven games this season and has rushed for 359 yards and four touchdowns. The Wildcats’ top receiver Isaiah Zuber heads the team with 41 catches for 496 receiving yards and three touchdowns.“They are going to be coached well and disciplined,” quarterback Michael Collins said. “We’re focused on ourselves and what we can do well to execute as well as we can on offense.”Collins was a bright spot from the loss, as he completed 23 of his 33 passes for 351 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.“Overall, as an offense, we played alright,” said Collins. “We had a bunch of yards, but in the end, we have to win. The quarterback’s job is to take care of the ball and win, and I didn’t do that. I have to do a better job going forward.”Quarterback Michael Collins (10) threw for 351 yards and a touchdown in his first career start. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.comCollins was able to achieve his high completion percentage and yardage total without one of TCU’s top receivers KaVontae Turpin who was dismissed from the program last week.“We almost scored enough points to win a ballgame,” said Patterson. “We were able to complete some third and longs, keep his composure and stay in the pocket. He did it without [Turpin] and didn’t have some of those weapons. You have to give him a lot of credit.”On defense, Wildcats defensive back Duke Shelley has three interceptions on the season, with all three coming within the last three games. He also has 12 total passes defended this year, ranking him second in the Big 12 and sixth in the nation.The Wildcats averaged three sacks, 6.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions during their two games against Baylor and Oklahoma State this season. In their five games before the two-game stretch, they averaged one sack, three tackles for loss and 0.8 interceptions.Collins said the offense has to improve on finishing and taking care of the ball going forward.“There was an interception and on the first drive we got a few feet away from scoring and I just have to put it over,” said Collins. “We have to finish in the red zone. We want the seniors to have the best year possible, so we’re focusing on winning the next four games and taking it one game at a time with Kansas State.”Kickoff against Kansas State is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean What to watch during quarantine Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. 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In a post on Facebook, St Cross said: “We are sorry to report that an IT failure continues to mean the loss of WiFi across the estate. We realise the inconvenience this causes and have an expert team on the case. Students were alerted to the situation yesterday after internet services were deactivated. “This activity has now been confined, and there is no indication that personal or sensitive information has been compromised.” The guidelines to prevent future attacks include installing Antivirus, taking care to be wary of strange emails, and take immediate action if you are affected. “WiFi has now been restored throughout the West Wing on the main site. We will update on progress elsewhere early this afternoon.” All Oxford students received an email from the University Information Security team shortly after St Cross’s services were dis-activated to outline precautionary steps to prevent a similar attack from happening again. The Security Team said: “We have seen a rise in phishing emails to staff and students; as well as a malware incident earlier this week that had a serious impact on some parts of the University. St Cross College experienced a cyber attack on Wednesday, resulting in a loss of internet across the college. The University have advised students to, in suspicious circumstances, immediately disconnect computers from the network and inform IT support staff.
Press Association “Roberto is so honest and I’m honest with him. We put our cards on the table and whatever Roberto says we will accept and we will honour. We’d all love him to stay.” The 76-year-old is holding out hope he could persuade Martinez to remain and lead Wigan’s bid to return to the Premier Legaue after their relegation, following eight years in the top-flight, was confirmed with a 4-1 defeat at Arsenal on Tuesday night. Martinez, who led Wigan to their first FA Cup success at the weekend, has been linked as a possible replacement for David Moyes at Everton. Whelan had to fend off interest in Martinez last summer and admitted interest from bigger clubs in his manager had remained strong. “He’s being chased regularly by some very, very big and wealthy clubs around England,” he said. “We’ll have talks to persuade him; if we need to persuade him because he is a dedicated man. He goes by his word. He’s so honest and we respect him enormously. Everybody in Wigan hopes that Roberto stays with us.” Whelan’s desire to keep Martinez is understandable, with the club set to face a congested fixture list when they bid to make an immediate return to the Premier League next season. Wigan’s 1-0 FA Cup final win over Manchester City booked them a place in next year’s Europa League, which will be added to the 46-game slog of a Championship campaign and cup competitions. “We’ve got so many matches next season,” Whelan said. “We’ve got Europe and there is 46 games in the Championship. It’s a fantastic challenge and a challenge we’ve got to take on board and get on with it and fight our way back to the Premier.” Roberto Martinez’s future at Wigan is set to be decided after the team’s final match of the season when he meets chairman Dave Whelan. The pair are due to hold discussions following the FA Cup winners’ closing Premier League game against Aston Villa on Sunday. Whelan expects the talks to be “honest” and claimed he would accept any decision from the Spaniard should he want to leave the DW Stadium. “At the end of the season what we always do is get together and have a talk,” Whelan told BBC Radio 5 Live.