Notes On A Scorecard
Sept. 19, 2012
ESPN IS HERE
Don't forget our new Frog Walk tradition that was unveiled at the opening home football game. At 2 1/2 hours before kickoff, which is 8:30 a.m. this Saturday, 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.
As always, our parking lots will open five hours before kickoff and close 90 minutes after conclusion of the game.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CLUB ACCESS SATURDAY
In preparation for Saturday's sold-out contest versus Virginia, we have some new policies and procedures in place that we want to make sure you're aware of in advance. If you have Club access, each person must have their ticket punched and a wristband placed on them for admittance. This can be done at the bottom of the escalator and/or the entrance to the Club via the elevators and stairs. For Club re-entry, everyone must have their wristband and punched ticket. It's been a busy two weeks since our last home game getting everything ready for Saturday. We take tremendous pride in your game-day experience and will always do our best to serve you.
STANDING ROOM ONLY
For Saturday's Virginia game, we are selling standing-room only tickets at $30 each. A limited amount of these tickets still remain. You can order online at GoFrogs.com, over the phone at 817-257-FROG (3764) or by dropping by our athletics ticket office in the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. If you have SRO tickets, these areas are in the north end zone 100 and 200 level as well as the 100 level behind the west, east and south seating. We will be checking tickets in each section.
TEXT FOR POLICE RESPONSE
We received a few comments about some behavior in the campus parking lots and inside the stadium at our first home game. If you witness anything that needs to be addressed with police intervention, please text "69050 - keyword: frogs" to alert us. The TCU Police Department will respond accordingly.
As a reminder, due to tickets returned to us by the Cyclones, the only remaining home football game we still have seats available for is the Oct. 6 Iowa State contest. Saturday's Virginia game marks our 10th consecutive sellout.
NEXT WEEK'S GAME
In case you missed it, our football game next Saturday, Sept. 29, at SMU will have a 6 p.m. kickoff. It will be televised nationally on FOX Sports Net.
POINTS CALCULATOR TO DEBUT SOON
We're excited to let you know that we have been working on a priority points calculator to be unveiled soon. This will allow you to project what future donations will do to your standing in our Horned Frog Priority Points System.
Men's basketball season-ticket renewal information was mailed last week. The women's basketball renewal info will be sent this week. Don't miss the deadline of Oct. 19 to renew your seats for our inaugural campaign in the Big 12.
Congratulations to soccer's Vittoria Arnold, football's Joel Hasley and cross country's Agnes Kemboi on their Big 12 accolades this week. All three were recognized by the conference for performances in their respective sports. We're the only Big 12 member this season to have a student-athlete receive conference weekly honors in cross country, football, soccer and volleyball.
ON THE DOCKET
In addition to our sold-out home football game with Virginia, we have plenty of other action this weekend with our sports programs. Volleyball will take its 11-2 non-conference record into its Big 12 debut Saturday at West Virginia. Our first home conference match will be next Wednesday, Sept. 26, versus Texas Tech at 6:30 p.m. Soccer, which has a three-match winning streak, will be at the University of Denver on Friday, while our women's tennis program heads to Austin for the Longhorn Invitational. Equestrian will host its first competition at its new facility in Springtown against New Mexico State on Sunday.
MEET THE STAFF
Former TCU student-athlete Michael Levy returned to his alma mater last September as a development officer with the Frog Club. The primary focus for Michael, who was a member of our men's golf program, is increasing young alumni membership, cultivating new donors and devising programs that relate to young professionals. He also assists in our Frog Club social media initiatives as well as securing sponsorships with our Frog Card merchants. Most recently, he oversaw and implemented the Legacy Brick Program at Amon G. Carter Stadium. We also extend a tip of the cap to Michael on his recent selection to the Fort Worth Country Day Wall of Fame. He recorded five tournament victories as well as being a three-time All-Southwest Preparatory Conference selection and Most Valuable Player for its golf program.
SPANNING THE GLOBE
This week's edition of TCU supporters flashing the Horned Frog sign and apparel from all points worldwide comes from Dr. Wiley Curtis. We have Dr. Curtis' nephew, Eli Crandall, at the San Diego Zoo. Two Horned Frogs together! Please continue to send me (firstname.lastname@example.org) images to share.
Did you know the NCAA limits the number of hours student-athletes can participate in required athletic activities each week? During a sports declared playing season, student-athletes can only engage in a maximum of 20 hours of activity. When not in the declared playing season, this number decreases to eight hours of required activity. Please refer to the following chart for what activities count towards the weekly hour limitations and other legislation related to required activities.
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