Notes On A Scorecard
Feb. 8, 2012
We very much appreciate all those who promptly returned the Response Form from our football season ticket packet. We know people are anxious to select their seats for the 2012 season. By the end of the month, all of you will receive notification of your specific seat selection day and time. The actual selection process will begin in mid-March.
Ballena's virtual look at Amon G. Carter Stadium is nearing completion with the site scheduled to go live in early March. This will provide plenty of time to review seating options before the selection process begins.
DONOR PARKING UPDATE
In the coming weeks, renewal information will be sent to those who had parking spots last year. If you did not have a spot but are interested in parking for this season, please call the TCU Frog Club at (817) 257-7700. You will be added to our waiting list. Once renewals are fulfilled, we will accommodate new requests.
We still have a few remaining spots available for Thursday night's TCU Women's Baseball Clinic at 6:30 p.m. in the Sam Baugh Indoor Practice Facility. The event benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Greater Fort Worth. For more information, please click HERE.
We have a responsibility to our student-athletes to provide life skills beyond the playing fields and courts. Throughout the year, we hold periodic programs covering a wide range of topics that can include anything from dinner etiquette to dressing for success and resume writing. Our latest endeavor, for the nearly 500 men and women in our athletics program, was held last night in Landreth Hall. Michael Franzese, a former mobster, is a very popular speaker nationally for student-athletes to learn the pitfalls associated with gambling and in making wrong decisions.
ON THE DOCKET
It's a rare Wednesday without a home basketball game. However, our men are playing just down the road tonight in Dallas at SMU. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. It would be great to have a strong purple contingent over there. Women's tennis has a 2 p.m. home match Thursday versus North Texas. On Saturday, there's a day-night doubleheader of home events. Our men's tennis program, fresh off Sunday's win at Alabama, will host Texas Tech at 1 p.m. at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. With a live band and complimentary food at each home match, there's also a festive atmosphere. Men's basketball will then host Colorado State at 7:30 p.m. in the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. Men's tennis also has a Sunday 1 p.m. home match versus Santa Clara.
As the popularity of social networking websites continues to climb, so does the potential for a violation of NCAA legislation. While it is permissible for coaches to communicate with prospects via social networking websites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter), it is not permissible for coaches to publicize the recruitment of a particular prospect. For example, a coach may not post the names of prospects they are recruiting on a social networking website. In addition, it is not permissible for a coach to publicize a prospect's visit to campus. For example, it would not be permissible to post the following message on a coach's Twitter page: "Our top recruit, Free Throw, was on campus this weekend." NCAA legislation does allow coaches to communicate with prospects via the e-mail feature of the social networking website, provided the message is sent only between the coach and the prospect, not for public viewing. Communication with a prospect that can be seen by the public (e.g., Twitter "@replies" or message boards) is impermissible and constitutes an impermissible form of electronic communication with a prospect. While it is permissible for coaches to communicate with prospects via social networking websites, boosters may not contact a prospect via any means of communication (e.g., social networking websites, chat rooms, message boards, blogs). Boosters may not initiate contact with a prospect for any reason (e.g., encourage prospect to attend a specific institution, encourage prospect to take a recruiting visit to campus). Impermissible contact with a prospect by a booster would result in a NCAA violation and could impact the booster's relationship with the institution.
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