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NOTES ON A SCORECARD - July 11, 2012

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As I was working out in our Physical Performance Center this morning, it was energizing to see how hard our student-athletes from all sports are preparing for their upcoming seasons. Our fall sports will be here before you know it. Soccer will be the first team to report on Aug. 1. We'll then have football on Aug. 5 and volleyball on Aug. 7.

For those of you currently on the 2012 football season ticket wait list, your patience will soon pay off as we anticipate being able to allocate additional seats in the very near future. Be on the lookout for follow-up information from our ticket office.

One of the true signs that football season is around the corner is when reserved parking passes are ready for pick up. Please mark Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 8-9, on your calendar. Our parking pass pick-up parties will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center. We do have a limited amount of reserved parking passes still available. Please call our Frog Club office at (817) 257-7700 for more information.

A popular question we receive relates to kickoff times for our football games this season. We'll soon have the times for our first three contests. After that, per the Big 12 television contract with its broadcast partners, the times are not required to be set until a 12-day window prior to game day.

Please mark your calendar for Thursday, July 19, from 5 to 6 p.m. The location is TBA. We'll have a book signing in which front cover subject Gary Patterson will join Dave Campbell to autograph your copy of this summer's edition of Dave Campbell's Texas Football. 


It's move-in time in the Walsh Complex. Our football team is starting to occupy its new locker room. We're still in the process of finalizing our graphics package to give the facility a true TCU feel. Our sports medicine and equipment staffs have also arrived in their new home. It would be an understatement to say we have a lot of work going on in different areas of Amon G. Carter Stadium. The last batch of seating is being installed, while final paint and finish out is ongoing in the club and suites. Lots 1 and 2 are undergoing a repaving to make them available for parking this fall.


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Our latest installment of images of TCU alumni and fans sporting Horned Frog apparel across the world comes from TCU graduate Lynn R. Ditto on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Trail. Please continue to email me ( photos of you, your family or friends sporting TCU gear or flashing the Frog sign from any destination.


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Go Frogs!

Christopher M. Del Conte 
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

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