TCU Horned Frogs
Notes On A Scorecard

Chris Del Conte

Chris Del Conte

Jan. 9, 2013

THANK YOU
A group of our student-athletes recently took time out to say, "thank you!" We hope you enjoy this piece.

TICKET DEMAND
There’s great interest in all our Big 12 home basketball games and especially the Feb. 6 men’s contest versus Kansas. We only have 40 single seats remaining for the Jayhawks. Make sure not to miss any of the action by purchasing your tickets here, or by contacting our athletics ticket office at (817) 257-FROG (3764).

Green-Tulsa


A RECORD-BREAKING CROWD
Thanks to everyone who was part of our record-breaking night last Wednesday when our women’s basketball team hosted Baylor. Our announced attendance of 7,394 was the largest in terms of tickets distributed for either a men’s or women’s game in the history of Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Baylor-Crowd


HOOPS TONIGHT
We hope to see you back in the DMC tonight when our women’s basketball program hosts No. 16 Oklahoma at 7 p.m. While the women are on FOX Sports Southwest Plus, our men’s team can also be seen locally on Channel 21 (TXA) with their 7 p.m. game at Oklahoma State. If you’re outside the DFW market, check your local listings for the Big 12 Network. Both our men and women will be on the road Saturday. The men are at Baylor in a 5 p.m. contest on FOX Sports Southwest, while the women travel to Iowa State.

Zhana Medley


FIRST PITCH BANQUET
One of the true signs that baseball season is just around the corner is when our First Pitch Banquet takes place. This year’s 10th-annual event will be Friday, Feb. 8, at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in downtown Fort Worth. Texas Rangers’ TV analyst Tom Grieve is the featured speaker. “Tag” is a Horned Frog parent as his oldest son, Tim, is a 1994 TCU graduate and former baseball letterman. To register for the event, please visit here, or contact TCU director of baseball operations Meredith Montgomery at m.m.montgomery@tcu.edu or (817) 257-5155.

Tom-Grieve


MEET THE STAFF
If you’ve been by our ticket office, you’ve undoubtedly come across assistant ticket manager Deron Irons. Now in his third year with us, Deron oversees our online ticket site and is the direct liaison with our baseball ticket operation at Lupton Stadium. A native of Birmingham, Ala., and a graduate of the University of Alabama, Deron worked as an undergraduate and intern in the Crimson Tide’s ticket office. He was then at UAB before coming to TCU. Deron is a newlywed. His wife, Katy, is a teacher in the Alvarado School District.

Irons


WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Although his son, Vernon Wells III, might be a little more famous right now as a three-time All-Star currently with the Los Angeles Angels, don’t forget that Vernon Wells Jr. was a standout wide receiver for the Horned Frogs in the mid-1970s. His 204 yards receiving on 10 receptions against Tennessee in 1976 still ranks third all-time at TCU. Vernon Jr. currently owns V. Wells Sports Art (vwellsart.com) in Haltom City, Texas. After 35 years of painting pro athletes, he is considered the most commissioned artist for ballplayers.

Vernon-Wells


SPANNING THE GLOBE
In this week’s edition of TCU supporters flashing the Horned Frog sign and apparel from all points worldwide, we see Brett Taylor and his good friend Brutus at Lake Washington in Seattle. Please continue to send me (delconte@tcu.edu) your images. These are fun to share.

Seattle


COMPLIANCE CORNER
When dealing with agents and professional sports teams, student-athletes will lose their eligibility if: 1. They agree orally or in writing to be represented by an agent or any individual acting on behalf of the agent (e.g. runner). 2. They accept any benefits from an agent, a prospective agent or any individual acting on behalf of the agent (e.g. runner). 3. If they participate in a tryout with a professional team that lasts longer than 48 hours, which they have not personally financed. 4. If they tryout with a professional team during the academic year and miss class. 5. If they enter the draft AND do not take the appropriate steps to withdraw and declare their intention to resume intercollegiate participation. 

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.

Go Frogs!

Christopher M. Del Conte
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics