TCU Horned Frogs
Notes On A Scorecard

Chris Del Conte

Chris Del Conte

April 17, 2013

Thanks to the leadership and support of Chancellor Boschini, our Board of Trustees and Ed and Rae Schollmaier, we are very proud to announce that our Board of Trustees approved design of a $45 million renovation to Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The Schollmaiers have provided a lead commitment of $10 million. The renovation project will begin once all the funds have been raised. My hope is for that to be this time next year. For more information and to see images, please click here.



We very much appreciate everyone who renewed their season tickets and parking prior to this past Monday’s deadline. Here’s our calendar for the next phase of this process:

April 29 – Each account that requested to be on the upgrade list will be mailed a letter with their selection date and time.

May 1 – Check your email for your selection date and time to go online and review available seats and parking using the Ballena computer system again. Ballena’s website will be available to begin reviewing before your actual selection date has arrived.

May 6 – First day for the upgrade selection process.

May 17 – Upgrade process concludes.

May 20 – Fans who purchased tickets last year as a “one-year option" will begin selecting their new seats to become a season-ticket holder for 2013 and beyond. The selection date and times will be according to rank in the Horned Frog Priority Points System.

May 24 – Last day for “one-year option" fans to select seats for 2013.

May 28 – If tickets remain, we will begin selling to fans on the wait list. Fans will be assigned a selection date and time to log into Ballena and select seats according to rank in the Horned Frog Priority Points System.



As work on our new grass field continues at Amon G. Carter Stadium, we thought you might like to know that the project will use 100 truckloads of gravel, which is 2,500 tons, and 200 loads of sand which totals 5,000 tons. We have also installed 1 1/2 miles of drainage pipe for the new drainage system. The 60,000 square feet of grass will be placed next month.



We have a couple of radio shows on tap for you this week. With today being the start of the spring national signing period in basketball, we’ll have a special edition of the Trent Johnson Show this evening at 6 at Buffalo Bros on University Drive, right across the street from campus. Buffalo Bros has a variety of specials available, including 10 wings for $5.

Make a point to also drop by The Woodshed on Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. for the Jim Schlossnagle Show. Discounts are available on select appetizers. Following the show, live music will be performed by the Texas Trinity Band.

We have a full slate in the next couple of days with eight sports in action. Our men’s and women’s golf programs are headed to the Big 12 Championships, while equestrian will be in Waco at the NECA National Championships. Baseball, with back-to-back Big 12 series victories over Texas Tech and Oklahoma State, hosts Baylor for a three-game set beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m. First pitch Saturday is at 3:30 p.m. with a 1 p.m. start on Sunday. All three games will be televised on the FOX family of networks. Make sure to check your local cable or satellite provider for more information.

We’ll have a TCU-Texas Tech tennis doubleheader on Friday as our women host the Red Raiders at 2 p.m., followed by our men’s match at 5:30 p.m. The women will also face Texas on Sunday at noon at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. The men are at Baylor that night. Track and field will split its squad this weekend with its women’s distance runners headed to California for the Mt. SAC Relays, while the remainder of the team will be in Waco for the Michael Johnson Classic.


Jessica “Jess” Cervantez is nearing the end of her second year as a development officer in our Frog Club. The 2001 TCU graduate earned her degree in broadcast journalism. She worked in television as an anchor and reporter for 10 years before returning to her alma mater. Jess got her start at KTRE in the Lufkin/Nacogdoches market before moving to News 14 Carolina in Raleigh, N.C. Jess and Nolan Ryan share the same hometown of Alvin, Texas. Those who know Jess are quite familiar with the fact she is a connoisseur of cheeseburgers and cakes.


Amanda Workman was a three-year letterwinner (1995-98) for our women’s golf program. She helped lead us to the 1997 WAC Championship, beginning our current run of 17 consecutive NCAA postseason appearances. Amanda played under our current head coach Angie Ravaioli-Larkin and took what she learned from Angie to develop an impressive coaching career of her own. Now in her 12th year as head women’s golf coach at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, Amanda has her squad ranked No. 1 in the nation in the NAIA. She has led the Bees to nine consecutive berths to the NAIA National Championships.


This week’s edition of TCU supporters from all points worldwide is of 2012 graduate Courtney Blackburn. Always proud to be a Frog, Courtney is teaching English to primary students in Lopburi, Thailand. Please continue to send me ( your images. These are fun to share.


Last Week's Answer: Patrick Swayze, in his role of Dalton in Road House, provided the famous quote of, "Pain don't hurt."


This Week's Quote: "Oh, I can barely lift my right arm ’cause I did so many. I don’t know if you heard me counting. I did over a thousand." Make sure to check back next week for the answer.


The NCAA allows student-athletes to engage in skill instruction in their sport when the sport is out-of-season. Skill instruction may only occur with no more than four student-athletes present at one time between April 15 and Sept. 15. From Sept. 15 through April 15, there is no limit on the number of student-athletes that may engage in skill instruction activities at one time.

Regardless of the date, out-of-season skill-related instruction shall not be publicized and shall not be conducted in view of a general public audience.

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