Sept. 3, 2014
GAME 1 IN THE BOOKS
While it was great to be in the win column on Saturday night, we had a few minor hiccups that I'd like to address in response to some comments and feedback you shared.
We had a significant success rate with our Amon G. Carter Stadium Wi-Fi. However, we did experience a few outages in some areas due to high usage. We'll have AT&T in for testing and look to have an improved product for the next game. We're also going to increase the number of shuttle buses servicing our outlying lots, specifically Lot 13. Additionally, please note that Sections 120, 121 and 128 in the lower east side is now reserved for season-ticket holders. It was student general admission in the past. Additional staff will be on site next game to help direct students and fans to their correct sections.
It was great to hear that our new policy of allowing everyone to bring in one unopened bottle of water was very well received. The fan and game-day experience is always a priority when you come to campus for an athletics event.
Thanks to everyone who wore purple at the Samford game. It was a successful Purple Out. We'll have a White Out for next Saturday's 3 p.m. game versus Minnesota. As a reminder, everyone's individual ticket is marked at the bottom with which color to wear for each game, depending on your seat location. Please CLICK HERE for our game-by-game guide this season.
GOLDEN GOPHERS COMING TO TOWN
It will be Family Weekend when we host Minnesota in football on Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. We still have approximately 2,000 tickets remaining for the game. Don't hesitate in purchasing your tickets by CLICKING HERE or by calling our Athletics Ticket Office at (817) 257-FROG (3764).
THE CALL UP
Congratulations to Brandon Finnegan on his promotion to the Kansas City Royals! He jumps right into the pennant race for the American League Central leaders. Brandon was a big part of our Big 12 championship and College World Series run this season. It's a great testament to him, TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle and pitching coach Kirk Saarloos to reach the majors just over two months after pitching in college.
BIG 12 HONOR
Congratulations as well to quarterback Trevone Boykin on being named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week in our season-opening 48-14 win over Samford. Trevone totaled 349 yards of offense (320 passing, 29 rushing) and three touchdowns. He was 29-of-41 in the air.
HORNED FROG CLASSIC NEARING
Please mark your calendars for Monday, Oct. 20, when the 36th-annual Horned Frog Classic golf tournament is held at Colonial Country Club. For more information, contact John Denton (firstname.lastname@example.org). All proceeds will benefit scholarships for student-athletes through the TCU Frog Club.
ON THE DOCKET
While football might have an open date, there are still plenty of opportunities to see Horned Frogs in action this weekend.
We host the TCU Nike Volleyball Invitational at the Rec Center. Our Friday matches are at 12:30 p.m. versus Grambling State and 8 p.m. versus Miami (Fla.), while Saturday's contests are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. against Prairie View A&M and Arkansas-Little Rock, respectively. The first 250 fans to Friday's Miami match will receive a free TCU tank top.
Soccer has 7 p.m. home games on Friday versus LSU and Sunday with Abilene Christian at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium.
NAME THE MOVIE QUOTE
Last Week's Answer: With the start of classes last week, we went Back to School with Rodney Dangerfield when his Thornton Mellon character said, "I hereby dedicate this building to... myself."
This Week: "I am the last barman poet."
Intha Rough is a freshman golf student-athlete at Ocean State University. Intha has received a qualifier status based on his academic record but has not yet received an amateur certification from the NCAA Eligibility Center. Can Intha practice with his team while waiting for a final determination on his amateur status?
Yes. NCAA Bylaw 126.96.36.199.3 states that if a prospective student-athlete reports for athletics participation before the student's amateur status has been certified, the student may practice, but not compete, for a maximum period of 45 days. After this period, the student shall have his or her amateur status certified to continue to practice or to compete. (Adopted: 1/9/06 effective 8/1/06, for all final certifications for student-athletes initially enrolling at a Division I or Division II institution on or after 8/1/07, Revised: 11/29/09)
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