July 3, 2012
HAPPY JULY 4TH!
I hope you and your family have a great and safe holiday. Our campus will be closed Wednesday but will reopen Thursday.
BIG 12 COUNTDOWN IN COWTOWN
How great was Saturday night in the Stockyards! A very special thank you to the nearly 1,000 Horned Frog faithful who joined us and to Billy Bob's Texas for hosting us. We are also most appreciative of Commissioner Bob Bowlsby and his staff from the Big 12 office for their attendance. It was truly a magical evening. Drew Martin, our new assistant athletics director for marketing and licensing, and his staff were outstanding in the organization of this event. In case you missed our videos previewing and recapping the Big 12 Countdown in Cowtown, please see the following link: VIDEO LINK. We can now officially say, "We are in the Big 12!"
SHOPPING BIG 12
Make sure to visit our online store CLICK HERE or one of our great retail outlets, Flash, The Varsity or TCU Barnes and Noble, to pick up your officially licensed TCU-Big 12 merchandise. It's great to see a lot of you already sporting the apparel. Fort Worth is now a Big 12 city, and we take pride in being the Metroplex's hometown Big 12 team.
FROG CLUB MEMBERSHIP SURVEY
In the coming weeks, current Frog Club members will be emailed a short online survey. Please take a few moments to complete the survey and provide us your feedback. This input is incredibly valuable to us as we strive to enhance the overall donor experience for you here at TCU.
We appreciate the positive comments from many of you about our new-look GoFrogs.com. A lot of time and effort goes into the redesign process. Matt Hoover, our assistant director of media relations, was the point person on this six-month project and is to be commended for his terrific work.
IN THE CLASSROOM
The academic honors continue to roll in for former track and field student-athlete Jack O'Brien. Just one week after being named an Academic All-American, he has now received a postgraduate scholarship from the NCAA. That will definitely come in good use as Jack begins studies this fall at UT Southwestern Medical School.
We have another Horned Frog headed to the 2012 Olympics. Congratulations to Justyn Warner who will represent Canada in the 100 meters. He joins former TCU 800-meter standout Khadevis Robinson, rifle's Sarah Scherer and 1972 TCU graduate and United States men's swimming coach Gregg Troy as our Horned Frog representation in London.
FALL SPORTS NEARING
While our football season tickets are sold out, we do have packages available for our soccer and volleyball programs at the following links: SOCCER CLICK HERE | VOLLEYBALL CLICK HERE. Both programs ranked among the national leaders in attendance last year and will be playing in front of packed houses again this fall in their Big 12 debut seasons.
SPANNING THE GLOBE
It's been fun receiving images of people wearing TCU apparel and flashing the Frog sign from all points worldwide. Keep `em coming. This week's photo is from Scott Black. It's his son, Colin, giving TCU exposure with his shirt and Frog sign at Big Ben in London. Colin and his 14-year-old sister have gone to every home football game since birth. Please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) images you'd like to share in future blogs.
Here are the recruiting periods defined:
• A contact period is a period of time when it is permissible for authorized athletics department staff members to make in-person, off-campusrecruiting contacts and evaluations.
• An evaluation period is a period of time when it is permissible for authorized athletics department staff members to be involved in off-campus activities designed to assess the academic qualifications and playing ability of prospective student-athletes. No in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts shall be made with the prospective student-athlete during an evaluation period.
• A quiet period is a period of time when it is permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts only on the institution's campus. No in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts or evaluations may be made during the quiet period.
• A dead period is a period of time when it is not permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts or evaluations on or off the institution's campus or to permit official or unofficial visits by prospective student-athletes to the institution's campus. The provision of complimentary admissions to a prospective student-athlete during a dead period is prohibited, except as provided in Bylaw 126.96.36.199 for a prospective student-athlete who visits an institution as part of a group. During a dead period, a coaching staff member may not serve as a speaker at or attend a meeting or banquet at which prospective student-athletes are in attendance, except as provided inBylaw 188.8.131.52, and may not visit a prospective student-athlete's educational institution. It remains permissible, however, for an institutional staff member to write or telephone a prospective student-athlete during a dead period.
Remember to always ask before you act. If you ever have any questions, please contact our NCAA Compliance office at (817) 257-7525.
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