Notes On A Scorecard

Chris Del Conte

Game week is finally here for our football program! Saturday will be a special day as we play the historic opening contest in the new Amon G. Carter Stadium when we host Grambling State at 6 p.m. Thank you to all of our donors and fans who gave generously and made the new stadium a reality. We also have an opportunity to see history made. Should we win, Gary Patterson would become TCU's all-time winningest coach with his 110th victory.



We have some exciting pre-game activities planned, so make sure to be in your seats early. We'll have a pre-game flyover by a pair of Navy F/A-18 Hornets piloted by Deputy CAG Captain Zach Henry and Commander Nick Anderson, both of Fort Worth, from the VFA-204 River Rattlers stationed in New Orleans. We'll also have noted "Rocketman" Dan Schlund flying in from the upper deck of the north end zone down to midfield to present the inaugural game ball. He'll be using a hydrogen-peroxide propelled "rocketbelt" (a.k.a. jet pack). As always, we will continue the great tradition of the Bleacher Creatures taking the field with our Horned Frogs football team.

Due to Grambling State returning tickets to us, we do have a very limited amount of seats remaining for Saturday's 6 p.m. football game versus Grambling State. Please don't delay by ordering online now (click here) or by calling (817-257-3764) or dropping by our athletics ticket office in the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. Four of our six home games are already sold out. Only the Grambling State and Iowa State contests have a few seats left.

Many of you have emailed about the television plans for Saturday's football game with Grambling State. The game will air on Fox Sports Southwest Plus. While the Texas Rangers will be on the main Fox Sports Southwest channel, we'll air on the plus or "alternate" channels. You shouldn't have any trouble picking it up in a five-state coverage area through your cable or satellite providers. We'll also have a live stream of the game available through FrogVision on

We hope to see you Thursday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. when we open the doors to the new Amon G. Carter Stadium with an open house. You can check out your seats while also walking through the entire facility, from the Founders' suites to the Champions' Club, press box, suites and other areas of your new football home.


Our Frog Walk will be a new tradition at home football games this fall. At 2 1/2 hours before kickoff, our football team will arrive via their team buses at the north end zone of Amon G. Carter Stadium (please see the below map). They will then make their way behind the east side of the stadium en route to their locker room. This is a great opportunity to welcome the team, show your support and be part of an exciting new feature on TCU game days.


We receive a lot of questions about parking. If you don't have donor parking, the best places to park are in the shuttle lots at Paschal High School, Travis Avenue on Berry and I-35, and McKinney Memorial Bible Church on Hulen. There is a $10 fee for the parking at Paschal. Please see the following link for a complete listing of available game-day parking here. We're also excited to announce that our football game-day parking will be hitting social media. Use the following hashtag: #tcugamedayparking to keep tabs on Twitter.

As mentioned previously, we'll be debuting a cool feature this fall at home football games courtesy of our TCU Mobile app and the new Amon G. Carter Stadium wireless contract with AT&T. You can now order and pay for food and beverages directly from your smartphone. Just use the new TCU Mobile app embedded with Bypass Lane. Don't wait in lines anymore. You can now order from your seat! To sign up for a Bypass account, simply go here. If you are an iPhone or Android user, download the TCU app from your app store.

Congratulations to volleyball's Yvonne Igodan on being our first Big 12 Player of the Week in any sport. She was instrumental in our championship at the TCU Nike Invitational. Our men's golf program opened its fall season in grand style over the weekend in Monterey, Calif., winning the medal match play tournament over Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Vanderbilt. Julien Brun, who won three tournaments as a freshman last year, began his sophomore campaign by capturing the individual title. Another great effort was turned in by cross country's Agnes Kemboi, who finished second at the Bear Twilight Invitational in Waco.


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We appreciate our friends at Channel 11 (KTVT-TV) and sister station TXA 21 for bringing The Fan Sports Show to Amon G. Carter Stadium on Tuesday for a live broadcast from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. TXA 21 also rebranded itself as TCU 21 for a 24-hour period for the show.


In addition to Saturday's football opener, we have a pair of home soccer matches on tap this weekend. We'll host SMU Friday at 7 p.m. and Texas State on Sunday at 1 p.m. Our volleyball program will take a five-match winning streak and the momentum from its TCU Nike Invitational championship to Tucson for a weekend tournament at the University of Arizona.

Please join me in congratulating Jeremiah Donati on his promotion to Director of the TCU Frog Club. Jeremiah fills the position created when John Denton moved to director of major gifts. Since joining the Frog Club team in April 2011, Jeremiah has had a significant impact on the overall success of the organization. He led the effort to research and benchmark priority seating cultures and prices at other institutions, while writing the TCU Football Scholarship Seating Program that was implemented in the spring of 2012. Jeremiah has worked to improve the Frog Club website, enhance our social media presence among donors and manage a portfolio of prospects. Jeremiah also has experience in athletic development at other institutions and has worked in the field of athlete and coach representation. A native of Pullman, Wash., Jeremiah graduated from the University of Puget Sound before earning his law degree at Whittier Law School in California. I'm sure you'll look forward to working with Jeremiah more closely and our entire Frog Club team as we move forward to grow our revenue base in support of our student-athlete scholarship program.


This week's edition of TCU supporters flashing the Horned Frog sign and apparel from all points worldwide comes from Will Marcus `89. He and his wife, 1988 TCU graduate and former Showgirl Suzy Styczynski Marcus, live in Chicago. Their kids, Weston (15), Peter (13) and Holly (8), are pictured on a cruise ship in Alaska in June. All three plan on being future Horned Frogs. Will's nephew, Rich Morgan, is on our football team and has interned in our athletics marketing office. These images are fun to share, so keep the photos coming to me at


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Go Frogs!

Christopher M. Del Conte

Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

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