TCU defensive end Fields on Hendricks Award watch list

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TCU’s Devonte Fields is on the watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award, presented to the nation’s top defensive end.

Fields, the 2012 Associated Press Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year as a true freshman, was a unanimous selection by the conference coaches as the defensive freshman of the year.

This year’s Preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, Fields now appears on watch lists for four national awards. He’s also a candidate for the Chuck Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Lombardi Award.

Fields, a graduate of Arlington Martin High School, led the Big 12 last season with 18 1/2 tackles for loss and was third in the conference with 10 sacks.

TCU’s Jerry Hughes was the 2009 recipient of the Ted Hendricks Award.

TCU’s Igodan honored

TCU senior Yvonne Igodan was named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Volleyball Team.

The 6-foot-2 middle blocker was one of nine players who were unanimous selections for the team. This is the second year in a row Igodan has garnered the honor after being named to the 2012 Preseason All-Big 12 Team.

“We are thrilled to have Yvonne on the Big 12 preseason list again and we are looking forward to a great season again,” coach Prentice Lewis says.

Igodan appeared in all 29 matches for the Horned Frogs during her junior season. The Houston native led the team in total kills (311), kills per set (3.24) and attack percentage (.323).

TCU opens the season on Aug. 30 against Furman in Athens, Ga.

Briefly

• Kansas State baseball: Coach Brad Hill has been rewarded for the best season in school history with a new contract that will guarantee him $1.735 million over the next five years.

• Virginia Tech football: Redshirt freshman running back Joel Caleb has been suspended for the Hokies’ opener against Alabama for a violation of team rules. No additional details were provided.

• Stanford football: Thirty years after he left school, John Elway’s No. 7 jersey is being retired at halftime of Stanford’s home game against Oregon on Nov. 7.

• Colorado State basketball: Coach Larry Eustachy has agreed to a new contract through the 2017-18 season, with options for three additional seasons. His base salary goes up to $910,000 next season and rises by 2 percent each year.

• Old Dominion football: Coach Bobby Wilder has signed a new five-year contract through the 2017 season. He was paid $400,000 last season and will receive raises averaging $50,000 the next three years.

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