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Rece Davis: Top 15 team on upset alert

September, 8, 2011
ESPN college football studio host Rece Davis previews tonight's primetime Oklahoma State-Arizona matchup as well as Texas-BYU, TCU-Air Force, Alabama-Penn State and puts a top 15 team on upset alert!

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Texas A&M-Arizona regional final postponed

June, 6, 2011
Monday night's College Station Regional championship game between Texas A&M and Arizona was rained out and rescheduled for 12:35 p.m. Tuesday.

The game never started because of the weather.

Arizona climbed into the regional final after losing its opener against Seton Hall, 4-0. The Wildcats then won three straight, including Sunday's 7-4 win over the Aggies to force a deciding game.

Texas A&M unable to finish off Arizona

June, 5, 2011
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Josh Garcia homered and Jett Bandy and Bobby Rinard each drove in two runs as Arizona forced a deciding game in the College Station regional with a 7-4 victory over Texas A&M on Sunday night.

The Wildcats (39-20) and Aggies (44-19) will meet again Monday, with the winner advancing to the super regionals.

A frightening moment occurred in the top of the third, when A&M's Krey Bratsen lined a ball that struck Arizona starter Tyler Hale on his right (pitching) arm following his delivery. Hale was sprawled on the mound for a few seconds before climbing to his feet. After attempting a warmup pitch, Hale left to a standing ovation.

Arizona trailed 2-1 in the sixth when Robert Refsnyder led off with a double. Rob Childress pulled starter Derrick Hadley for Kyle Martin, but the Wildcats scored three times to take a 4-2 lead.

Holaday talks about TCU's starters

June, 3, 2010
TCU senior Bryan Holaday, who catches Horned Frog starters Matt Purke, Steven Maxwell and Kyle Winkler, said Thursday that all three have been great to combine for a 32-2 record on the year.

"Matt (Purke) has done a great job of going out there on Friday nights and getting us off to a great start, have a lot of energy on the mound and just compete," Holaday said. "Then Kyle will come out Saturday and try to out-do Matt and Steven will come out Sunday and try to out-do Kyle. It’s a really fun thing to be a part of in trying to catch this staff."

Asked about the differences between the three, Holaday said it's mostly a matter of temperament.

"Matt wears his emotions on his sleeve, kind of like Steven, but Steven is more of a cocky pitcher, which suits his style of pitching very well," Holaday said. "Matt is the typical lefty with the cocked hat. He does a really job well of commanding his pitches in the strike zone. Winkler is not as emotional as the other two, but he seems to be focused on what he’s doing on each pitch."

Holaday said he didn't expect any major changes in approach to prepare for strong starters from Baylor and Arizona.

“I think we are going to do the same thing we have done all year," Holaday said. "We have been sticking with our same approach, and our coach has done a strong job getting us ready. As long as we don’t chase, we will have a lot of success. We know how to hit in this ballpark, and that will really work to our approach.”

TCU gaining steam on recruiting front

January, 26, 2010
Allen quarterback Matt Brown, a three-star recruit by Scouts Inc., has changed his mind and has decided to commit with TCU.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Brown originally was going to sign with Arizona, but he altered his plans after Wildcats offensive coordinator Sonny Dykes left to become the head coach at Louisiana Tech.

"Odds of going to TCU are at 90 to 10 right now," Brown told ESPN affililiate WildcatSportsReport.com. "I just think TCU is better for me and my family."

The Horned Frogs also received a verbal commitment from three-star WR Chris Hawkins of Channelview. The 6-1, 165-pound wideout, who originally had picked Minnesota, had 27 catches for 656 yards and 10 TDs last season.

Texarkana's Antonio Graves, who played quarterback but is being recruited as an athlete, also has accepted an offer from TCU after decommitting from Louisiana Tech.