Aug. 6, 2014
While seeing our student-athletes graduate is always my favorite day, it's incredibly energizing to have fall camps underway for several of our sports. Excitement is truly in the air as our football program has two practices completed, and soccer opens today. Volleyball reports Friday with its first practice on Saturday.
CHECK YOUR MAILBOX
Football season tickets and parking passes will be mailed at the end of this week. If you requested to have them left at will call, they will be available beginning on Thursday, Aug. 14. Please stop by the main ticket office, located at the northeast corner of Amon G. Carter Stadium near Gate 6. Ticket office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Parking is available in Lots 3 or 5 across from the ticket windows. If you're a member of our Frog Club Donor Rewards Program, be on the lookout in the next couple of weeks for a special delivery.
GAMEDAY IS COMING TO TOWN
As I'm sure you've seen and heard, we'll have ESPN's College GameDay going live from Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth the opening and closing weekends of the college football season. It's a great opportunity to make sure the nation sees how TCU is Fort Worth's team. We need everyone to head to Sundance Square on Aug. 30 for the opening show and be loud and proud. Let's paint the town purple for the entire weekend!
COLLEGE COLORS DAY
As part of the 10th annual College Colors Day celebration, TCU is participating in the Spirit Cup competition and asking for your support. You can earn points for TCU by posting on Twitter and Instagram using the following hashtags: #collegecolors and #gofrogs. We can also earn bonus points when you download and share posts via the College Colors app. The school with the most points at the end of the competition receives a $10,000 donation towards its general scholarship fund. College Colors Day is Friday, Aug. 29. For more information, visit collegecolorsday.com.
BIG 12 HOSTING FORUM
The Big 12 Conference will be hosting "The State of College Athletics," the first in a series of forums dedicated to the issues facing college athletics, today at 3 p.m. CDT in New York City. The event will be streamed live on GoFrogs.com. The Big 12 has compiled a broad-based panel from college athletics and the sports media to discuss the current state of intercollegiate athletics and its place within the context of higher education.
MEET THE FROGS
As a reminder, this year's Meet The Frogs for our football program is Saturday, Aug. 23, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Sam Baugh Indoor Practice Facility. Please note that our student-athletes will only sign the team posters provided at the event. No extra items will be allowed. Parking will be available in Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 2A. Our Team Store will be selling new TCU apparel. There will also be photo opportunities and the ability to help TCU with College Colors Day.
HALL OF FAME RUN CONTINUES
Starting with LaDainian Tomlinson and the College Football Hall of Fame, we've had quite an impressive run recently with Horned Frogs becoming Hall of Famers. The latest honorees are men's basketball great James Cash selected to the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame and track and field and football standout Bubba Thornton chosen for the Texas Track and Field Hall of Fame. Congrats LT, James and Bubba!
In case you haven't been by campus lately, the below photo shows the great progress we're making on our $59 million makeover of the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. Our new home for our basketball programs will be ready in October 2015.
GO PURPLE FRIDAYS
We'll soon be announcing this fall's complete lineup of Go Purple Friday partners. It's been very rewarding to see Fort Worth restaurants and businesses truly supporting TCU with their great specials and discounts for the Horned Frogs Nation. We've heard from many out-of-town guests on how impressed they are with the TCU theme in the business community.
NAME THE MOVIE QUOTE
Last Week's Answer: Ben Stiller, as our favorite male model Derek Zoolander, played a merman in a TV commercial when he said, "Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty."
This Week: "Good news, everybody, we're extending arts and crafts time by four hours today."
Lib E. Ro is a volleyball student-athlete at Ocean State University (OSU). Lib has designated two separate degree programs [bachelors of science (B.S.) in industrial engineering and a bachelor of arts (B.A.) in international relations] and was enrolled in classes for both programs during the 2013-14 academic year. When certifying Lib's eligibility for the 2014-15 academic year, can OSU use classes from both degree programs?
Because these are two separate degree programs, OSU will have to select one to use for certification purposes. Credits from two separate degree programs may not be combined to meet progress-toward-degree requirements. Therefore, a student-athlete who has designated two separate degree programs must be certified on the basis of course requirements in only one of the two degree programs.
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