TCU swept Abilene Christian and Texas State 3-0 to open its volleyball season in the Crosstown Classic on Friday.
It was the TCU head coaching debut for Jill Kramer.
Blaire Pickens had 12 kills against Abilene Christian. Ashley Smith and Sarita Mikals had no errors and Smith had 12 digs.
The Frogs play UT El Paso at 6 tonight.
UT Arlington opened its volleyball season with a 3-0 victory over Campbell at the Maverick Classic.
Stacey Koch and Qiana Canete combined for 22 kills. Cassidy Wheeler had a career-high 31 assists.
The Mavericks play two matches today, facing Grambling at 1:30 p.m. and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 7 p.m.
Illinois fires coach
A week before the start of the football season, a difficult summer for Illinois became chaotic as coach Tim Beckman was fired after an investigation found he tried to influence medical decisions and pressure players to play with injuries.
Beckman’s firing follows the unexpected resignations this month of the top two officials on campus, revelations that they’d used private emails accounts to avoid public scrutiny of school business, and a pair of lawsuits in which former women’s basketball and women’s soccer players claim they were mistreated by coaches.
Cameron has cancer
LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said he has been treated successfully for prostate cancer and plans to maintain his regular coaching duties this season.
“I’m fine. My health is good,” the 54-year-old Camron said after practice Friday.
Cameron has been the offensive coordinator at LSU for the past two seasons and has also spent numerous seasons coaching in the NFL with several clubs, most recently with the Ravens.