Indoor Practice Facility

Facility Quick Facts:

Facility Name:Sam Baugh Indoor Practice Facility and Cox Field

Surface:Field Turf

First Year:2007 (Dedication May 10)

Size:70,000 square feet (80-yard field with a regulation 52-yard width and two full end zones)

TCU has a proud football tradition that is matched by few. Two-time All-American Slingin' Sam Baugh is an integral part of that.
Baugh had an almost instant connection with TCU. Born March 17, 1914, in Temple, Texas, before moving to Sweetwater, Baugh lived across the street from fellow TCU football legend and All-America center Ki Aldrich.
Baugh led the 12-1 Horned Frogs to the 1935 national championship. The season was capped by a Sugar Bowl victory over LSU and would be the first of two national titles in a four-year period for TCU.
In his final game for the Frogs, on New Year's Day 1937, Baugh led TCU to a 16-6 victory over Marquette in the inaugural Cotton Bowl. It capped a 9-2-2 campaign for the Frogs.
Baugh presided over a golden era of TCU football. The Frogs' 29 victories from 1933-35 and 1934-36 are currently the most for any three-year periods in TCU history.

The Sam Baugh Indoor Practice Facility and Cox Field gives TCU a competitive edge in attracting top student-athletes by providing a climate-controlled practice area.

The facility, which was dedicated May 10, features an 80-yard field with a regulation 52-yard width and two full end zones.

The Jane and John Justin Foundation and the Cox Family combined to give $7 million for the 70,000-square-foot structure named in honor of the TCU football legend.The Baugh Indoor Practice Facility encloses the existing artificial turf practice field, giving the Horned Frogs the option to move indoors on rainy days.

"An indoor practice facility has become essential in attracting the top prospective student-athletes to campus," says football coach Gary Patterson. "The generosity of the Justin Foundation and others will enable us to aggressively recruit against the nation's best programs."

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