MEN'S BASKETBALL SEARCH
As you all know, we're in the midst of a national search for a new head men's basketball coach. We very much appreciate Jim Christian's contribution to TCU and wish him and his family the best. Jim is a good friend and will always be a Horned Frog. With our entrance into the Big 12, the momentum on the TCU campus and the great city of Fort Worth, we are very excited about the future of our men's basketball program.
CLUB SEAT AND PARKING DEADLINES
You will recall that last week was the deadline for making your club seats and Frog Club donor parking gifts. Thank you to everyone who met the deadlines! Your cooperation helps us in processing a record number of responses for parking and seating. If you have not made your gift(s) yet, it is imperative that you do so immediately to ensure your club seats and/or parking are guaranteed for the upcoming season. Once parking renewals have been fully processed, we will begin contacting those of you who have asked to be placed on the waitlist.
ON THE CONSTRUCTION FRONT
Just like Amon G. Carter Stadium, work continues on a great pace in the Walsh Complex with our new football locker room, sports medicine center and equipment room. Please see the below pictures for a look at the locker room and the area in our training room that will house our new whirlpools.
COODY CLASSIC A SUCCESS
We appreciate all 168 of you who played in Friday's Charles Coody Classic at Texas Star Golf Club in Euless. This popular event, named in honor of our 1971 Masters champion, is a very important annual fundraiser for us.
ON THE LINKS
Congratulations to TCU freshman golfer Julien Brun! I'm sure he's making Charles Coody proud. Julien won his third tournament of the season this past weekend at the Augusta State Invitational in Augusta, Ga. Those three wins, as only a freshman, already make him our all-time leader in tournament victories. Some of the great players in the storied history of our men's golf program never won more than two titles at TCU. Julien's latest victory earned him National Player of the Week honors from Golfweek.
EASTER EGG HUNT
Due to Easter Sunday, please note that this weekend's home baseball series with UNC Wilmington is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday. Make sure to bring your little ones on Saturday. Following the 2 p.m. game, we'll have an Easter egg hunt in the outfield as well as candy and prizes. It's open to all children ages 10 and under. You can purchase tickets for the game online at the following link: http://ev9.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=BBI&linkID=tcu&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode= or by calling (817) 257-7967.
We hope everyone has a great Easter weekend. The TCU campus will be closed on Good Friday. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for folks trying to reach us.
ON THE DOCKET
Our three-game baseball series with UNC Wilmington is our only home athletics event this weekend. Games Thursday and Friday begin at 6:30 p.m. with Saturday's series finale at 2 p.m. Both tennis programs will be on the road. Our women, off to a 4-0 start in Mountain West play, travel to Wyoming and Colorado State, while the men open MW action with matches at UNLV and San Diego State. Track and field will be sending student-athletes to meets at Stanford and North Texas.
This week's compliance reminder is about practice time limitations. It is important to understand the rationale behind the rule, how practice time is documented (the CARA Form) and the basic rules involved. Rationale for Practice Rules: The purpose of these rules is to ensure that student-athletes are not subjected to unreasonable time demands made by the athletic staff and that student-athletes have adequate time to devote to academics. At TCU, we CARA (Countable Athletically Related Activity)! The CARA Form serves as documentation that NCAA practice limits have been followed. CARA Forms are completed by a team's head coach and signed by a designated team member who verifies that practice time has been correctly reported. CARA forms are turned in to TCU's Compliance Office monthly, without exception! The basic practice time rules are: During the playing season (period from date of initial practice through date of final competition - bowl game or NCAA championship), practice may be required for no more than 4 hours per day, 20 hours per week and 6 days per week. Outside of the playing season, only 8 hours of conditioning per week may be required. An exception for football allows 15 practice sessions during a 1-month period in the Spring. No class time may be missed for practice activities except those associated with an away contest. Any competition counts as 3 hours regardless of actual duration. Practice may not be conducted at any time following competition except between contests, rounds or events during a multi-event competition.
KEEP IN TOUCH
Please let us know if you ever have any questions or concerns regarding our program. This is also your program and we value your feedback. We welcome all calls and emails.
Christopher M. Del Conte
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics