Notes On A Scorecard

Chris Del Conte

Oct. 3, 2012

While our final three home football games are sold out, we do have seats available for Saturday's 2:30 p.m. contest with Iowa State. Just visit the  link here, drop by our athletics ticket office in the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum or call (817) 257-3764 (FROG).



Don't forget our new Frog Walk tradition on Saturday. At 2 1/2 hours before kickoff, which would be noon for this Saturday's 2:30 p.m. game, 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.


In case you missed it from earlier in the week, our football game next Saturday at Baylor will kick at 6 p.m. and be televised on FOX Sports Net. We were also excited to announce a home-and-home series with Ohio State for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Mark your calendar for Sept. 15, 2018 when the Buckeyes come to Amon G. Carter Stadium.

The 34th-annual Horned Frog Classic is Oct. 15 at the historic Colonial Country Club. Sponsorships are still available for this special day of golf supporting TCU's men's and women's golf programs. The event features golf with on-course contests, breakfast, lunch and dinner and a great player gift package. Help us set the all-time record for "The HFC" and get your sponsorship package today. Please call the Frog Club office at (817) 257-7700 or register online at Don't forget, the winning team receives a trip to Pinehurst in North Carolina in late October to represent TCU at the Acura National Collegiate Alumni Tournament.

We continue to receive some great efforts from our student-athletes. How about April McCoy from women's golf overcoming a four-stroke deficit entering the final round to capture the Windy City Collegiate Classic just outside Chicago! We also had cross country's Agnes Kemboi win her second meet of the year at the Notre Dame Invite. The title earned Agnes her second Big 12 Runner of the Week award. Football's Devonte Fields, who tops the Big 12 in tackles for loss and sacks, is spotlighted this week in Sports Illustrated as one of the nation's top impact freshmen.


A great honor has been bestowed upon our own John Denton. As just about all of you know, John is our director of major gifts and the longtime color analyst on our award winning radio broadcasts. John will be inducted Friday night into his high school's Hall of Fame. Bishop Dunne in Dallas will recognize John for his work on the gridiron and as a flame-throwing southpaw on the diamond for the Falcons' baseball team. Congrats my friend!


With athletics often times the front porch to a university, sports facilities can attract the most attention. However, TCU's facilities throughout campus are some of the finest in the country. The Princeton Review recently ranked TCU 15th nationally for Best Dorms out of 377 colleges across the United States. Quite a statement about our campus housing!

Our volleyball program, with a 13-3 overall record and 2-1 start in Big 12 play, is at ninth-ranked Texas tonight. We will then have a volleyball and football doubleheader on Saturday. Volleyball hosts Oklahoma at noon in the Rec Center, before our 2:30 p.m. Big 12 home football debut versus Iowa State. Speaking of the Cyclones, our soccer program visits Ames for a Friday night match. After a record-setting performance at the Ole Miss Invitational last weekend, our top-ranked and defending national champion rifle program will head to South Carolina to face The Citadel on Saturday. Equestrian, ranked eighth nationally, hosts SMU Friday at 2 p.m. at its new facility in Springtown.


If you're coming to the home volleyball match on Saturday at noon versus Oklahoma, and don't have a reserved parking pass for the 2:30 p.m. home football game against Iowa State, the suggested place to park is at Travis Avenue Baptist Church on Berry and I-35. Our complimentary shuttle service at that location will begin at 11 a.m., 30 minutes earlier than normal, to take you to the Rec Center for the volleyball match.

Deanna Damon is one of the first folks many of our outside constituents encounter when coming in contact with TCU. She's the administrative assistant for our marketing and media relations staffs. A native of Round Rock, Texas, and a 2008 TCU graduate, Deanna is in her fourth year at her alma mater after previously working in communications with the Texas Rangers. Among her myriad of responsibilities, she assists our marketing office with licensing while coordinating the credential process for media relations. In her spare time, Deanna is the president of the Fort Worth Alpha Chi Omega alumnae chapter.


This week's edition of TCU supporters flashing the Horned Frog sign and apparel from all points worldwide comes Jeff McCracken. We see his family (left to right: Brett, Maureen, Jennifer and Jeff) donning the purple in front of Peterhof Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. They were celebrating their mom's special birthday trip. Please continue to send me ( images to share.


Most individuals hear a lot about extra benefits, especially through media services. However, the NCAA legislation also prohibits student-athletes from receiving preferential treatment. Receipt of either an extra benefit or preferential treatment can result in a student-athlete being deemed ineligible. The determination of whether an item constitutes an extra benefit or preferential treatment depends on who conveys the benefit.

•Extra benefits occur when a benefit is conferred by an institutional employee or a representative of athletics interest.
•Preferential treatment occurs when benefits or services are given by anyone, not simply institutional employees or representatives of athletics interest.

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.

Go Frogs!

Christopher M. Del Conte

Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

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