Aug. 31, 2010
NOTES ON A SCORECARD
The story of this past weekend was the fan. From a crowd of over 2,000 at Friday's soccer match, to TCU students lining up for Oregon State tickets and a great turnout at Meet The Frogs on Saturday, there was excitement for the Frogs everywhere you looked.
RUSHING THE TICKET OFFICE
We had an incredible scene at our ticket office Saturday morning. Students began lining up at 2 a.m. for the first opportunity to pick up their seats for Saturday's football game with Oregon State at Cowboys Stadium. By mid-morning, the line wrapped all the way around the Schollmaier Complex and past the Sam Baugh Indoor Practice Facility. We continue to receive tremendous support from our student body and it doesn't go unnoticed by our student-athletes and coaches.
TICKET CRAZE CONTINUES
Our record-breaking year of season ticket sales continues as we're at nearly 18,000 sold. When including our student season-ticket allotment of 6,155, we're right at 24,000. TCU football is hot! Over 3,500 students have already purchased their tickets to the Oregon State game. That's an incredible number when you consider it's nearly 50 percent of our undergraduate enrollment. Lockheed Martin continues to be an outstanding corporate partner. Our marketing staff made a very productive visit there last week. In addition to purchasing a number of season-ticket packages, the folks at Lockheed Martin made a great commitment on tickets to our Sept. 11 home opener with Tennessee Tech as well as buying about 100 of our season shirts.
THE BEST VALUE IN THE METROPLEX
TCU football season tickets are an incredible value. You can buy four season tickets for just $320 or $80 per season ticket. Please encourage your friends to join in on this great opportunity.
As part of our Go Purple Fridays, make sure to pick up our official season shirt through our new on-line store at www.GoFrogs.com, Albertson's and the TCU Barnes & Noble.
FRIDAY NIGHT FUN
Even though it was a 1-0 loss to a nationally-ranked USC team, Friday was still a special night at Jane Justin Field at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium. A crowd of over 2,300, making it the second-largest ever in our program's history, was on hand. The stands and viewing deck from the Jane Justin Field House were packed. TCU soccer was the place to be on campus and in Fort Worth that night. Garvey-Rosenthal became a tremendous gathering place for student, faculty, staff and the Fort Worth community.
MEET THE FROGS
We had a great turnout for Saturday's Meet The Frogs. We hope everyone enjoyed the opportunity to interact with the outstanding student-athletes and coaches in our football program. Coach Patterson and the players stayed in the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum until every fan in line got their autograph. We finished around 3:30 p.m.
PARKING, PARKING, PARKING
Less than 50 reserved donor spots remain through the Frog Club for the coming football season. All Frog Club donor parking is within a 1/2 mile of Amon G. Carter Stadium. Please contact our Frog Club office at (817) 257-7700.
TOWN HALL MEETINGS
We're still gathering the list of names for those interested in attending Town Hall meetings to discuss our plan for seat and parking reallocation when Amon G. Carter Stadium is renovated. The targeted dates are Oct. 12-14. If you are interested in being at one of these meetings, please call (817) 257-5658 or send your name and contact information in an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put "Stadium Town Hall Meeting" in the subject line.
A pair of TCU graduates received great honors this week as football All-American Jerry Hughes was named the 2009-10 Mountain West Conference Male Athlete of the Year, while Simone Riford from our national championship rifle team was selected the MWC's Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Congratulations to both and also thanks for representing TCU so well. Because of a break in the Indianapolis Colts' schedule, Jerry will be at our football game Saturday against Oregon State.
BACK AT RAILHEAD
We're back at the Railhead for the Gary Patterson Radio Show. Please make a point to drop by Thursday at 6 p.m. for our season premiere show. If you can't make it, you can listen on 92.1 FM KTFW, 88.7 KTCU and our Web site (www.GoFrogs.com).
HITTING THE LINKS
Make sure to sign up for the Horned Frog Classic at Colonial Country Club on Oct. 11. You can register at www.tcufrogclub.com.
We officially welcomed our student-athletes back to campus with a Monday night barbeque on the south end zone plaza of Amon G. Carter Stadium. It was a great opportunity for our staff to mingle with the student-athletes we serve. It was also nice to see the student-athletes from each sport interact with each other. We are truly a family at TCU.
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.
Christopher M. Del Conte
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics