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Dallas Stars coming to Fort Worth & TCU men's basketball going to Oregon State

812-1Stux.St.55Don't do this often, but ...

Your Dallas Stars professional NHL franchise is coming off a rather nasty butt whuppin' at the hands of the Winnipeg Jets, 5-2 on Wednesday night at The Pig. The Jets scored four second-period goals, and the Stars lost yet another game on the second of a back-to-back.

(Not that you asked, but the Jets are now a rather robust 22-10-4 at home, but four points out of a playoff spot. The whole 11-19-4 record on the road kinda matters.)

The Stars, however, are still in third-place in the Western Conference, a whopping three-points ahead of eighth-place Colorado. They host the Blackhawks on Friday night in downtown Dallas.

And for you Stars fans who live in the greater Tarrant County area, good news: The team will practice at the Dr Pepper StarCenter in Euless beginning at 10:30 a.m. The practice is free and open to the public. 

The Euless Dr Pepper StarCenter is located at 1400 South Pipeline Road, Euless, Texas 76040.

This is a very good way to see this team up close, and usually provides a decent chance for an autograph or two.

Moving on ...

Fid5592After winning a first-round CBI home game against Milwaukee that drew just a tad more than 1,000 fans, TCU will go on the road for its second round-game to play at Oregon State. The Horned Frogs will play the Beavers at 9 p.m. (CT) on Monday in Corvallis, Oregon. The game will be televised on HDNET.

I can't imagine TCU even asked to host this game after drawing such a small crowd for the first round. TCU will also be on spring break, meaning even fewer people would have likely attended.

Should the Frogs win at Corvallis, they will advance to the semifinals where the field is re-bracketed. The semifinal winners advance to a best-of-three championship series that begins on March, 26. If TCU makes it that far, it will have no choice but to host one or two games.



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Euless is not Fort Worth. Come on Mac, your better than that.

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Roger ... Got me on a technicality.

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