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Bring on the PodCats with TCU’s Steven Schoon

The Frogs’ sports information director for basketball and longtime friend of the podcast tells us why despite its ugly Big 12 record so far, TCU will pose a stiff test in Manhattan on Saturday.

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Vladimir Brodziansky and TCU are just a few breaks away from being among the Big 12’s elite this season.
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Longtime friend of the podcast Steven Schoon took over as associate director of athletic communications and men’s basketball sports information director at TCU last season, just in time to see Jamie Dixon start working his magic even faster than most people expected. Steven tells us it’s easy to see the winning culture created with unselfish, no-frills basketball, although it’s a little bizarre to see a Dixon team so offensive-minded and somewhat lacking on defense. Still, with dedicated, hard-nosed players like Kenrich Williams, Vladimir Brodziansky and Jaylen Fisher leading the way, the Frogs are a force to be reckoned with in the loaded Big 12.

Still, they’ve struggled early to close out games, and Steven talked with Eric and I about the reaction to those tough losses, which aren’t all that dissimilar from Kansas State’s loss in Lawrence on Saturday. Of course, that left us with a few thoughts of our own. TCU hosts Iowa State Wednesday and Kansas State plays at home Tuesday against Oklahoma, so we asked Steven for a scouting report of Trae Young since he’s already played the Frogs twice.

You can follow Steven’s tweets about @TCUBasketball or if for some reason you’d like to read his thoughts about various sports things, including his misguided love of the St. Louis Cardinals, check out @schoonup. Of course, he also writes the game notes and a lot of other things you can find at gofrogs.com.


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