Jan. 15, 2014
WELCOME BACK STUDENTS!
It's great to have all our students back on campus! We wish everyone a great spring semester!
TOWN HALL MEETING
As mentioned last week, please mark your calendar for Monday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m. as we'll hold a Town Hall Meeting in the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum for an update on your investment in TCU Athletics. We'll answer any questions you have. Topics to be covered in our "State of TCU Athletics" address include the DMC renovation, football seating and parking and the feedback received from our recent season-ticket holder survey. If there are certain items you'd like to see on the agenda, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned for more information!
WOMEN'S BASEBALL CLINIC SET
One of our very popular annual traditions is the Women's Baseball Clinic. This year's event, sponsored by Roger Williams AutoMall, will be held Thursday, Feb. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sam Baugh Indoor Practice Facility. To register, please see the following link: Click Here
Best wishes this weekend to our three former football standouts who are still alive in the NFL playoffs. We'll be pulling for Josh Boyce and Marcus Cannon with the New England Patriots and Clint Gresham with the Seattle Seahawks as they look to reach Super Bowl XLVIII in East Rutherford, N.J.
ON THE DOCKET
Nine of our 20 sports are in action this week. Men's basketball is at No. 8 Oklahoma State tonight at 7. The game can be seen in various markets via the Big 12 Network. Check your local listings. It's Channel 21 in DFW. Both our basketball programs will be home this weekend. The men host Texas Tech on Saturday at 5 p.m. with the women welcoming Texas to the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Swimming and diving will have its final home meet on Saturday at 1 p.m. versus West Virginia. Please make a point to drop by the Rec Center for our Senior Day festivities. Men's tennis, after opening the spring with an outstanding effort at the UCF Hidden Dual in Orlando, Fla., is once again on the road this weekend with the NCTC Collegiate Classic in Indian Wells, Calif. Women's tennis begins its spring campaign Saturday with home matches versus Syracuse at 10 a.m. and UTA at 3 p.m. at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. Track and field will compete Saturday at the Texas A&M Invitational, while rifle will shoot Sunday in New London, Conn., against the U.S. Coast Guard.
BIG 12 CORNER
In addition to the Big 12 ranking No. 1 in the nation in RPI in men's basketball, the conference is also arguably the best in women's basketball. The Big 12 is the only conference in which 40 percent of its women's programs have two-or-fewer losses on the season. Six conference teams are in the top 54 in the RPI.
MEET THE STAFF
Ashley Stone is in her first year with us as an assistant athletics trainer. The Virginia Beach, Va., native works with our track and field/cross country programs. She also coordinates the maintenance of all the ice machines and toros within our sports medicine department. Ashley is a graduate of James Madison with a degree in athletic training. She then worked as an intern at Colorado before moving on to Georgia as a graduate assistant. While in Athens, Ashley received a master's in athletic training while working with the Bulldogs' volleyball and track and field/cross country programs.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
A four-year letterman (1978-81) as a pitcher for our baseball program, Greg Meyer graduated with a degree in business administration. Greg worked in banking before retiring in 2006. However, he remains active as an NFL official. His performance on the gridiron earned him selection to be the side judge in 2010 at Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints. Greg will be in Seattle this weekend as the side judge for the NFC Championship game between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. In addition to his work in the NFL, he also observes and evaluates football officials in the Big 12, Mountain West and Southland Conference. Greg lives in Fort Worth with his wife, Debby, and children Morgan and Reid.
SPANNING THE GLOBE
If there are photos of you or family and friends flashing the Horned Frogs hand sign or wearing TCU apparel from all points worldwide, please send them my way (email@example.com) to share.
NAME THE MOVIE QUOTE
Last Week's Answer: Tom Cruise, as a young entrepreneur in Risky Business, said, "Porsche. There is no substitute."
This Week's Quote: "Not one man on this force will rest one minute until he's behind bars. Now, let's grab a bite to eat."
The Ocean State University women's basketball team was scheduled to play Bay State College last night. Due to inclement weather, the game was canceled an hour before tipoff. As long as the student-athletes did not participate in any countable athletically related activities, can the team use that day as its required day off?
Yes. NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52.2 states that when an institution's competition is canceled prior to the start of competition or canceled prior to the competition being considered a completed event in accordance with the playing rules of that sport, an institution may use that day as its required day off, provided the institution does not engage in any further countable athletically related activities during that day.
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