Notes On A Scorecard

Chris Del Conte

Jan. 23, 2013

The 16th-annual Charles Coody Classic is set for Monday, April 1, at Texas Star Golf Club in Euless. Come take part in this great tournament honoring Charles Coody '60, TCU's 1971 Masters champion. It's the TCU Lettermen's Association's official golf event and proceeds benefit scholarships at TCU. Player packages begin at $200 and include three meals, golf, a player gift package, on-course contests and beverages. All players can also enter to win a pro-am spot at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Call the Frog Club office at (817) 257-7700 to sign up!

I hope you'll join me today at 3:30 p.m. CST for our monthly on-line chat on We'll cover whatever is on your mind. Questions can be submitted in advance here.

Our national champion and second-ranked rifle program went to No. 4 Alaska-Fairbanks this past weekend and swept a pair of contests, extending our winning streak to 21 in a row. We have not lost since the start of the 2011-12 campaign. Our last regular-season defeat dates back to Oct. 28, 2009 against the Nanooks.


We very much appreciate everyone who made their way to Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium this past season, allowing us to lead the Big 12 and rank eighth nationally in attendance with an average of 1,413 fans per game. A special tip of the cap on this impressive achievement to our marketing department as well as head coach Eric Bell and his soccer program.


Love is truly in the air. Congratulations to head men's tennis coach David Roditi and women's golf assistant coach Lori Sutherland on their recent engagement. It's safe to say Coach Roditi outkicked his coverage on this one!


Men's basketball is at West Virginia tonight at 6:30 CST. You can see the game on ESPN2. We'll then host Baylor on Saturday at 3 p.m. Our women's basketball team is at Texas Tech on Sunday. The tip is at noon in Lubbock with the contest televised nationally on FOX Sports Net. These are definitely busy times. In addition to our basketball programs in the midst of their Big 12 seasons, our winter and spring sports are now in full swing. Swimming and diving, fresh off its sweep at West Virginia, continues action this week. The women swim at SMU tonight before our men and women host Texas on Friday at 4:30 p.m. The Longhorns are ranked in the top 10 on both the men's and women's side. Men's tennis has home matches Friday at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. versus UTA and UTSA, respectively. Women's tennis is home Sunday at 10 a.m. against Sam Houston State. Track and field will head to College Station for the Texas A&M Challenge.


Emily Paper had an exciting four years (2007-10) as a member of our rifle program. She was part of the first all-female squad in the coed sport to win a national championship when we captured the title her senior year. Emily helped us make four consecutive trips to the NCAA Championships while earning All-America honors. After graduation, Emily stayed in Fort Worth and now works for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in their Operations Leadership Development Program. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering as a coach for the local CLPS rifle team.


Andy Anderson is in his sixth year as our assistant director of media relations. A native of Cozad, Neb., Andy works directly with our men's basketball and men's golf programs. He also assists with football and is the editor of our game-day program. A graduate of Colorado College, Andy came to us after working as a graduate assistant and intern at Nebraska. Many in our department do not know that Andy grew up on a farm. When he was a kid, he actually had a pet sheep with no ears that he named, "Huh."



This week's edition of TCU supporters flashing the Horned Frog sign and apparel from all points worldwide comes from Octavio Maese. We see Octavio and fellow 2011 TCU graduate Bradley Lovell atop Huayna Picchu Mountain, overlooking Machu Picchu in Peru. Please continue to send me ( your images. These are fun to share.



Last Week's Answer: Ferris Bueller said the famous line, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

This Week's Quote: "We need to talk about your TPS reports." Check back next week for the answer on which movie this is from.



This week's update involves a scenario. There were no classes on Monday at Ocean State University in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday. The men's and women's basketball teams are required to remain on campus, however, because they both have games the following night. The coaches would like to take the student-athletes to the movies after practice on Monday. Is this permissible? Yes.

NCAA Bylaw 16.7.1 states that the institution may pay the actual costs (but may not provide cash) for reasonable entertainment that takes place within a 100-mile radius of where a team plays or practices in connection with an away-from-home contest or en route to or from such a contest. In addition, an institution may pay the actual costs (but may not provide cash) for reasonable entertainment that takes place within a 30-mile radius of the institution's campus or practice site during vacation periods when the team is required to reside on campus (or at a practice site normally used by the institution) and classes are not in session.


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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