July 25, 2012
WAIT LIST TICKETS AVAILABLE
Don't forget that we will begin taking football ticket orders for those fans on our wait list. Group 1 begins Monday, July 30. Please contact our athletics ticket office at (817) 257-FROG (3764) if you have any questions about the process or which group you're in. As a reminder, the seats you purchase are for the 2012 season only. You will be guaranteed season tickets in 2013 but not the same seat location.
KEEP AN EYE ON THE MAILBOX
We have an Aug. 10 target date to begin mailing season football tickets for our debut campaign in the Big 12. The season and home opener is Sept. 8 versus Grambling State.
ROAD GAME TICKET UPDATE
Allocations should be completed the first week of August for tickets to our road football games this season. Tickets will then be shipped once they arrive from each school. These tickets will not be included in your season ticket packet. Due to demand and limited availability, it appears the SMU and Texas games are over requested and will be distributed according to rank within the Horned Frog Priority Points System.
PRIORITY POINTS UPDATE
You should have received an email Tuesday with information regarding your updated Horned Frog Priority Points. Please call Dan Riester in our athletics ticket office at (817) 257-6723 with any questions.
FROG CLUB MEMBERSHIP SURVEY
Later this week, the Frog Club will be distributing an online survey via email to all our athletics donors. We ask that you please take a few moments to answer the questions. All responses will be anonymous. Your feedback is very important and will help us better serve our incredible donor base.
THURSDAY IS VIRTUAL DAY
Austin Price, our social media guru, and our marketing team have been working on a "Virtual Day" as one of our Big 12 Days of Summer. We would like you to join us Thursday at 2 p.m. as we team with Google+ to use their video chat software known as Google+ Hangouts to administer this event. You can watch on our YouTube page. Please join me, TCU director of major gifts/color analyst/former kickoff specialist extraordinaire John Denton, men's tennis coach David Roditi and Wendell Barnhouse of Big12Sports.com as we talk about our new membership in the Big 12 and what's on tap for the Horned Frogs this year.
BIG 12 DAYS OF SUMMER
From the Big 12 Countdown in Cowtown celebration at Billy Bob's Texas to our July 1 unveiling of Big 12-themed TCU merchandise at the TCU Barnes & Noble Bookstore and last week's Dave Campbell's Texas Football book signing with Gary Patterson and Dave Campbell, we have had three events already in our Big 12 Days of Summer. Next on tap will be Thursday's Google+ Hangout and Friday's Chick-fil-A Day. The Chick-fil-A stores at Montgomery Plaza and on Hulen will provide a free original sandwich or eight-piece nuggets for anyone wearing TCU-Big 12 apparel. Make sure to drop by the TCU Barnes & Noble, The Varsity or Flash to pick up your TCU-Big 12 merchandise.
BIG 12 MEDIA DAY
Our first official activity as a Big 12 member was Monday at Big 12 Football Media Day in Dallas. Head Coach Gary Patterson and student-athletes Blaize Foltz, Ross Forrest, Stansly Maponga and Casey Pachall represented us. Click here to recap the day with video, photos and quotes.
Please mark your calendar for Friday at 3 p.m. as we'll have our next on-line chat on GoFrogs.com. These are always fun for me to do, so get your questions ready. We'll talk about whatever is on your mind.
SPANNING THE GLOBE
This week's installment of images of folks sporting TCU apparel or flashing the Frog Sign from all points worldwide comes from John Couig, who received his MBA from TCU in 1996. John's wife, Susan, took the below photo in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, at the church where the 82nd Airborne Paratrooper, played by Red Buttons in The Longest Day, got stuck during D-Day. You can see the replica of him hanging from the church in the background.
During a prospect's visit to campus (official or unofficial), he/she may participate in physical workouts or other recreational activities, provided the activities are not organized or observed by members of the athletics department coaching staff and are not designed to test the athletics abilities of the prospect. Recently, the NCAA issued an interpretation which states that during an official or unofficial visit, a prospect may participate in recreational activities in a facility that is not open to the general public (e.g., campus recreation center, golf course, swimming pool), provided the activities are not organized or observed by members of the athletics department coaching staff (including strength and conditioning coaches) and are not designed to test the athletics abilities of the prospect. 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