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The last time quarterback Kenny Hill started a season opener he was playing for Texas A&M, passing for 511 yards as a sophomore to lead the Aggies to a 52-28 win over South Carolina on Aug. Homme Adidas Swift Run Multicolor Violet/Noir . 28, 2014.TCU coach Gary Patterson no doubt would take a repeat performance when Hill makes his first start for the 13th-ranked Horned Frogs in Saturdays 2016 opener against South Dakota State (Fox Sports Net, 8 p.m. ET). But he isnt asking Hill to do anything extraordinary against the Jack Rabbits of the FCS.Kenny has a lot to prove, but as I told him, our job is just to win, coach Gary Patterson said. Its not to put up big numbers, not to do anything else. Put the ball where its supposed to be, run the ball when youre supposed to and get ready to play.Hill, who transferred to TCU for the 2015 season after losing his starting job after eight games with the Aggies, beat out sophomore Foster Sawyer for the starting job with the Frogs. He passed for 2,649 yards his last season at A&M before falling out of favor and spent last year running TCUs scout team.Foster was a backup in 2015 and played in four games, completing 11 of 27 pass attempts for 155 yards with three interceptions.Our biggest thing probably is talking to Foster about how weve got to keep coming, Patterson said. We need two quarterbacks, and really three.Against South Dakota State, Hill will face a defense that held opponents to under 198 passing yards per game last season. The Jack Rabbits return 15 starters from an 8-4 team and are ranked No. 8 in the STATS FCS rankings, the third time in the last four seasons they have earned a spot in the preseason top 10.TCU, meanwhile, has made the preseason Top 25 for the ninth time in the last 11 years. The Horned Frogs have 13 starters back from an 11-2 team that came within two points of winning the Big 12. A 30-29 loss at Oklahoma dropped them to 7-2 in conference play, tied with Oklahoma State for second behind the 8-1 Sooners.This will be only the fifth time in Pattersons 16 season that the Frogs have opened the season at home, though twice they opened in nearby Arlington, Texas, officially a neutral site.The Frogs have won their last two season openers and 11 of their last 13. But they have won their last 14 home openers.Defense has been a big key in that success. In 11 of the wins in their home openers, they held their opponent to 17 points or less.Their only loss under Patterson in home openers came in his first year, ironically against Northwestern State, then an I-AA program (now FCS). Adidas Swift Run Femme Pas Cher . After Gasquet beat fifth-seeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia 7-5, 6-3, Tsonga followed up with a 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-2 win against sixth-seeded Edouard Roger-Vasselin in an all-French match. Adidas Nmd Cs2 Pas Cher . The return match will take place next Wednesday. Udinese leads Fiorentina 2-1 in the other semifinal. Napoli staged a second-half comeback from two goals down after Gervinhos opener and a stunning strike from Kevin Strootman. http:///...tallic-or-homme.html . John Tavares, Thomas Vanek and Kyle Okposo were also being counted on to slow down sizzling Rangers forward Rick Nash. That plan didnt go so well early. MIAMI -- This season may be the first time in 17 years that the New York Knicks can actually say they are better than the Miami Heat.New York, led by established standouts Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose and superstar-in-the making 7-3 center/forward/shooting guard Kristaps Porzingis, may be for real this time around.The old rivals -- more on that later -- will meet on Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena, and the Knicks (11-9) are in a virtual three-way tie for fifth place in the Eastern Conference. They have won three in a row and eight of their past 11 and are just one game out of third place.Two games over .500 is nothing to get excited about for many NBA franchises, but it is nose-bleed country for the Knicks and their fans, who have had little to cheer about for nearly two decades.Put it this way, at no point in the past three-plus seasons have the Knicks been three games over .500, which is what they would achieve if they beat the Heat on Tuesday.New Yorks most recent win, 106-98 on Sunday night against the visiting Sacramento Kings, was not a thing of beauty. The Knicks built a 21-point lead before allowing a Kings 18-0 run.I dont think anybody on our team cares about stats -- the main objective is just to get wins, Knicks guard Brandon Jennings told the media when asked about the concept of winning ugly. But weve got to get better.While the Knicks are striving to provide a little more quality in their wins, the Heat arrive home with a 7-13 record that does not befit this proud franchise.They are in 12th place in the Eastern Conference. And while its early, they have dug themselves a hole if they plan to make the top eight and the playoffs.On the bright side for Miami, the Heat is coming off a successful 2-1 road trip.Youd love to go 3-0, said Heat center Hassan Whiteside, who had 28 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks in the trips finale, a 99-92 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night. But anytime you go positive on a road trip, thats motivation.Whiteside could have another big game against the Knicks, and here are two reasons why:First, Whiteside has big games against almost everybody lately, which is why he ranks first in the NBA in rebounds (14.9) and third in blocks (2.6). He is also averaging a team-best 17.8 points on 56.2 percent shooting from the floor.Second, New Yorks defense is not very good, especially against post players. Sacramentos DeMarcus Cousins had 36 points and 12 rebounds on Sunday, and Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns had 47 points and 18 rebounds on Wednesday.Tuesdays game will be difficult to handicap since the Heat is just 2-7 at home and the Knicks are 2-6 on the road.Injuries are another factor, mostly for the Heat.For Miami, small forwards Luke Babbit (hip flexor) and Justise Winsloww (wrist) and shooting guards Dion Waiters (groin) and Josh Richardson (ankle) are expected to sit out. Adidas Yeezy Powerphase Blanche. All four have started games this season.The Knicks are missing just one player, starting shooting guard Courtney Lee, who has missed two straight games due to a sprained left ankle.Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek told the media Lee was feeling better but still not 100 percent, which was especially noticeable on lateral movements.Now about that Knicks-Heat rivalry ...The last time the Knicks beat the Heat in a playoffs series was in 2000.That was Patrick Ewings last season in New York, and the rivalry pretty much ended with his departure. The Knicks have been mostly miserable in the post-Ewing era, winning just one playoff series in all this time, beating the Boston Celtics in the first round in 2013.Of course, the Heat won their second straight NBA title that year, so forgive them if they barely noticed New York winning a first-round series.But for those who are too young to fully understand the Heat-Knicks rivalry ... or for those too old to remember how captivating and thrilling it was, here is a CliffsNotes version of what went down in four glorious series in four consecutive years:The bitterness between the organizations began when coach Pat Riley, upset that the Knicks would not let him have enough of a say in personnel decisions, bolted to Miami.And in 1997, with Riley coaching the Heat and Jeff Van Gundy leading New York, there was high drama. New York led the conference semifinals 3-1, but the Heat came back to win 4-3.There should be an asterisk next to that series win, however. Due to a brawl in Game 5, the Knicks suffered several key suspensions, causing two missed games by Charlie Ward and one each by Ewing, Allan Houston, Larry Johnson and John Starks. That crippled the Knicks chances.In 1998, the Knicks got even, winning 3-2 in a first-round series again spiced by a fight, this time between Johnson and Alonzo Mourning.In 1999, the Knicks again beat the Heat 3-2 in the first round, this time on Houstons winning shot that bounced off the rim and off the backboard before finally falling through the net with just 0.8 seconds left. The eighth-seeded Knicks crushed the dreams of top-seeded Miami that year.And in 2000, the Knicks beat the Heat 4-3 in a conference semifinal. Ewing dunked on Miami in the final seconds of what was a one-point New York win -- a fitting way to end that era of this incredible rivalry.Will Heat-Knicks ever be that good again?Probably not, but the Whiteside-Porzingis matchup should be a very good one for years to come. 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