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Ex-TCU defensive end Fields headed to Louisville

Former TCU defensive end Devonte Fields said on his Twitter account that he will sign with Louisville on Wedneday.
Former TCU defensive end Devonte Fields said on his Twitter account that he will sign with Louisville on Wedneday. AP

Former TCU defensive end Devonte Fields committed to Louisville during his official visit on Sunday, ESPN reported.

Fields, who is attending Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas, announced his decision on his Twitter account:

“Committed to the university of Louisville! L’zup! Haters/Doubters this for you!”

Fields earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors as a true freshman in 2012 and was the league’s preseason defensive player of the year in 2014.

He was dismissed from TCU last August after being charged with misdemeanor assault in July, stemming from allegations he threatened and hit his ex-girlfriend. His legal process has yet to be resolved.

In his only season at Trinity Valley, Fields recorded 61 tackles and 6.5 sacks and helped lead the program to a 12-0 season.

Fields, who starred in high school at Arlington Martin, will sign on Wednesday, enroll this summer and have two seasons of remaining eligibility at Louisville.

TCU women fall

The TCU women’s tennis team dropped its first match of the season with a 6-1 loss to Alabama on Saturday night in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

The Horned Frogs (3-1) got a big win in singles when Simona Parajova defeated her second straight ranked opponent.

Parajova dropped the first set against Danielle Spielmann, but bounced back to take the next two sets 6-4, 6-1 to snag the victory.

Grantham gets raise

Louisville is rewarding defensive coordinator Todd Grantham for declining the Oakland Raiders’ job offer, ESPN reported.

The Cardinals are reworking Grantham’s four-year deal to pay him as much as $1.4 million annually, Grantham’s agent, Michael Harrison, told ESPN.

Grantham made close to $1 million in his first year with Louisville.

The Raiders offered Grantham a two-year deal to be defensive coordinator but he opted to stay with Louisville.

Grantham coached the Dallas Cowboys’ defensive line during the 2008-09 seasons.

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