TCU Horned Frogs
Notes On A Scorecard

Chris Del Conte

Chris Del Conte

Feb. 20, 2013

Due to some engineering issues, installation of our eight-foot bronze Horned Frog statue has been delayed on the east plaza outside Amon G. Carter Stadium. We apologize for this and now expect the completion by March 1. We extend a very special thanks to Steve Gray, Bill Shaddock and Ricky Stuart for making this future TCU landmark possible and to Paul Tadlock of New Braunfels for his excellent work on the sculpture.

As you make your way to Lupton Stadium this weekend for our home-opening baseball series with Cal State Fullerton, you’ll notice our new general admission terrace is now open down the right field line. Patrons are allowed to bring lawn chairs, but we encourage the type with wide feet or a loop on the bottom so they do not sink into the grass.

We only have 300 tickets available for next Wednesday’s home men’s basketball game versus No. 14 Oklahoma State. Make sure to not delay by ordering them online here, stopping by our athletics ticket office in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum or calling (817) 257-FROG (3764).



Please join me today at 3:30 p.m. for our monthly online chat on You can submit questions in advance here.

We have a great week of home events to keep you quite occupied on campus. Women’s basketball has home games tonight versus Oklahoma State and Saturday against West Virginia. Both contests will tip at 7. If coming either night or both evenings, please remember to support our Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) and its Teddy Bear Drive. As you enter Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, our SAAC members will be collecting teddy bears to donate to Cook Children’s Hospital.

Baseball will make its 2013 home debut with a three-game series versus Cal State Fullerton. First pitch is at 6:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Women’s tennis, fresh off an impressive win over No. 17 Vanderbilt, hosts Arizona on Friday at 1 p.m. We also have a home equestrian contest on Sunday at 10 a.m. against Oklahoma State. Men’s basketball will be at Kansas on Saturday, track and field heads to the Big 12 Indoor Championships in Ames, Iowa, while our 13th-ranked men’s golf program is competing in a pair of tournaments in California.


After serving as our women’s basketball program’s video coordinator last season, Jayci Stone is now its director of operations. She assists head coach Jeff Mittie and staff with team travel, academics, community outreach, NCAA compliance, video and other administrative responsibilities. A 2008 Kansas State graduate, Jayci came to TCU after coaching stops at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College and the University of Alaska-Anchorage. While playing at UAA, Jayci broke the program's single-season record for 3-point field goals made (76). She also set school and conference single-game marks for 3-pointers made (8).



I’m sure many of you remember Allen Tolley as a four-year letterman at guard for our men’s basketball program from 1990-93. He still ranks among our program leaders in career starts. Allen was team captain and most valuable player his senior year when he led us to an upset victory over top-seed SMU in the Southwest Conference Tournament. As a sophomore, he was instrumental in leading us to the NIT. After graduation, Allen remained in Fort Worth and became head boys basketball coach at Fort Worth Country Day School. He is now a teacher in the Fort Worth ISD and also a certified UIL basketball and volleyball referee for the Fort Worth chapter of officials. Allen and his wife, Veronica, a 1995 TCU graduate, have two children: Trey and Alicia.


This week’s edition of TCU supporters flashing the Horned Frog sign and apparel from all points worldwide comes from our good friend and recent volleyball standout Megan Munce. We see Megan earlier this week during a walk from Switzerland to Germany, in front of the Rhine River that separates Stein-Sackingen (Switzerland) and Bad Sackingen (Germany). Please continue to send me ( your images. These are fun to share.


Last Week's Answer: Nobody but Forrest Gump could have said, "Now you wouldn't believe me if I told you, but I could run like the wind blows. From that day on, if I was going somewhere, I was running!"


This Week's Quote: "Real tomato ketchup, Eddie?” Check back next week for the answer on which movie this line is from.

Student-athletes are permitted to participate in promotional activities for TCU, our conference, or a non-institutional charitable, educational or non-profit organization. This includes allowing those entities to use the student-athlete’s name, picture or appearance to support charitable or educational activities provided certain criteria are met. If an organization is interested in having a student-athlete make a promotional appearance, they may submit the request to the TCU Compliance Office through the compliance page on at the following link: The Compliance Office will review all requests to ensure the student-athlete’s appearance or promotion satisfies NCAA legislation.

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