Notes On A Scorecard

Chris Del Conte

Jan. 4, 2012


Happy New Year to everyone! TCU Athletics wishes you a very safe and prosperous 2012. With our new conference home, a fully renovated football stadium in the works and momentum throughout our athletics program, it’s definitely an exciting and historic time to be a Horned Frog.


Our Amon G. Carter Stadium 2012 Seating Summit is Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 6 p.m. in the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The summit is open to everyone. We’ll be discussing the season ticket renewal process and pricing as well as the progressive plan for re-seating approved by our Board of Trustees and the Frog Club Board of Directors. With you being able to ask all the questions you have, we’re looking forward to a great night of conversation. If you’re unable to make the Seating Summit in person, the event will be streamed live on our website (



Congratulations to the student-athletes as well as coaches in our football program on our Poinsettia Bowl victory over Louisiana Tech. It’s our sixth bowl victory in the last seven seasons. It also gave us our fourth straight 11-win campaign and sixth in the last seven years. We very much appreciate all the great support in San Diego. There was a lot of purple seen downtown and throughout the city in the days leading up to the game. I heard from a good number of people in San Diego about how impressed they were with the TCU turnout.



Work on the east side demolition of Amon G. Carter Stadium continues, while we are well underway on our new football locker room, sports medicine center and equipment room in the Walsh Complex.



In addition to the work being done at Amon G. Carter Stadium and the Walsh Complex, we’re very appreciative of the David E. Bloxom Sr. Foundation for providing the funding for the installation of three new permanent video towers on the Morris Football Practice Fields. The holes are currently being dug with completion set for when spring practice begins Feb. 25. Combined with the already existing Lester Football Video Towers through the generosity of the Darrell Lester family, we’ll now have all permanent film towers for use by our football video staff.



Baseball season is only six weeks away (Feb. 17) with a three-game season-opening home series against Ole Miss. If you were part of last year’s record-breaking season-ticket base, please note the Jan. 23 deadline to renew your seats for this spring’s action at Lupton Stadium.


Beginning this evening at 7 p.m., we have hoops three of the next four nights in the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. We hope to see you tonight as our men’s program hosts Rice. Our women will then have 6:30 p.m. home contests tomorrow and Saturday versus UTPA and Harvard, respectively.


Congratulations and best wishes to our six former football student-athletes who will be participating in this year’s NFL playoffs: Marcus Cannon (New England), Andy Dalton (Cincinnati), Colin Jones (San Francisco), Marshall Newhouse (Green Bay), Herb Taylor (Green Bay) and Malcolm Williams (New England).


Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 3 p.m. when we hold our next online chat on


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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.

Go Frogs!

Christopher M. Del Conte

Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

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