Notes On A Scorecard
Oct. 17, 2012
COME EARLY AND CHEER LOUD
TEXAS TECH AND ABC
Our football program will look to continue the momentum from a great win at Baylor when it hosts Texas Tech on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on ABC. It's our first home game on network TV since 1994, when we also faced Texas Tech on ABC. If you live in certain parts of the country and don't see the game on ABC, it will appear on ESPN2.
SRO TICKETS AVAILABLE
We do have a very limited number of standing-room only tickets available for Saturday's Texas Tech game. They are $45 and are available by clicking here, calling (817) 257-FROG (3764) or by dropping by the Athletics Ticket Office in the DMC.
KEEP US POSTED
As a reminder, we have a text message system in place at Amon G. Carter Stadium in case you come across any behavior in our parking lots or stadium that are not up to our family standards. If so, please text 69050 and enter keyword Frogs.
Please note that Friday is our deadline for season-ticket renewals for both men's and women's basketball. The season openers are rapidly approaching: Nov. 9 versus Cal Poly for the men and Nov. 14 against Charlotte for the women.
BASKETBALL FAST BREAK CLUBS
As mentioned, the inaugural season in the Big 12 for men's and women's basketball tips off in a few weeks! If you are interested in season parking, Moncrief Club access, private team practices, team trips and other great benefits for the men's team, please sign up today by clicking here. We also have Fast Break Club options for the women's team by clicking here. You can also call the Frog Club Office at (817) 257-7700 for more details.
DINNER AT DMC WITH MEN'S BASKETBALL
Our men's basketball team will host a catered dinner and sneak peek of this year's squad on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. This dinner is a must-attend event for hoops fans! Head Coach Trent Johnson will introduce the team and conduct a brief practice session with 3-point shooting and dunk contests to be judged by select TCU students. The TCU Showgirls and SuperFrog will be in attendance and the evening will be emceed by the "Voices of the Frogs" - Brian Estridge and John Denton. For individual tickets or to book a table, please call the Frog Club Office at (817) 257-7700.
HISTORIC DAY AT COLONIAL COUNTRY CLUB
Over 200 golfers participated Monday in pristine conditions at the 34th-annual Horned Frog Classic at Colonial Country Club. This year's event was the most successful yet, raising $275,000 in scholarship support for TCU student-athletes. In fitting fashion, Peter Courtney of Midland aced the 16th hole, marking the first time in the tournament's history that a hole-in-one was recorded. Thank you to Colonial's staff, the Frog Club staff and all of this year's sponsors and participants who made the day a truly memorable one.
FROGS FEEDING FORT WORTH
Our Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be collecting canned food for the Tarrant Area Food Bank at Friday and Sunday's home soccer matches as well as Oct. 31 and Nov. 14 home volleyball contests. We're proud of our SAAC group's hard work on this community service initiative, and we appreciate your help in supporting them. Please bring canned foods to the games and support your TCU Horned Frogs and the Fort Worth community.
CHROME HELMET NOW AVAILABLE AS A FATHEAD
We've received great feedback on the new purple chrome helmets unveiled in this past Saturday's football win at Baylor. TCU-licensee Fathead worked with our helmet graphics experts at Hydro Graphics, equipment manager Matt Lewis and licensing director Drew Martin to fast track their wall graphics that depict the new lid. It was released for sale Saturday during the game. You can now have the popular purple chrome helmet prominently displayed in your house or office by simply visiting here.
ON THE DOCKET
We're back in Waco again tonight. This time, it's our volleyball program against Baylor at 7 p.m. We only have two home soccer matches left this season, and they're coming up this weekend. We host Texas Tech Friday night at 7 o'clock and then Texas on Sunday at 1 p.m. Sunday's match will be Senior Day for our lone senior on the team - Monica Alvarado. She had two goals in last Friday's 3-3 draw at Oklahoma State. Our national champion and top-ranked rifle program will host UTEP on Saturday. Men's tennis, women's tennis and men's golf will also be in action this weekend in addition to swimming and diving hosting its annual alumni meet on Saturday at 10 a.m., before our 2:30 p.m. football game versus Texas Tech.
MEET THE STAFF
Greg Featherston is in his second year as our assistant athletics director for compliance. He oversees the daily operation of our compliance office. A University of Texas at Austin graduate, Greg works under associate athletics director Andrea Nordmann. Prior to arriving at TCU, Greg was the director of compliance at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. After receiving his master's degree at Louisville, Greg's first job was at Manhattan College in Bronx, N.Y. He also worked at Maryland. A native of Mabank, Texas, southeast of Dallas, Greg enjoys working out, riding his motorcycle and being outdoors.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Back in the day, many of you enjoyed watching TCU Lettermen's Association Hall of Fame member Phillip Epps as a standout wide receiver and return specialist for the Horned Frog football team as well as a world-class sprinter and three-time All-American and Southwest Conference champion in track and field. After TCU, Phillip played eight years in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets. Phillip is now enjoying the retired life in the Metroplex, spending time with his wife, Janice, and children while playing and watching golf. He's in the fluorescent green in the below photo with other former TCU greats at halftime of the Iowa State game.
SPANNING THE GLOBE
This week's edition of TCU supporters flashing the Horned Frog sign and apparel from all points worldwide comes from Larry '68 and Betty '69 Collette. They were at Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness in Scotland this summer. They haven't missed a home football game since 1985. Please continue to send me (email@example.com) your images of TCU pride from any exotic locale you might have visited.
Student-athletes receive complimentary tickets to athletics events in which they compete and TCU charges admission. These admissions are administered through a pass list. No hard tickets are issued to the recipient. A student-athlete is not permitted under NCAA legislation to sell or receive any item of value in exchange for his or her complimentary admissions. Similarly, the individual designated to receive the complimentary admission may not sell or receive any item of value for their admission. All individuals designated by the student-athlete to receive complimentary admission to a TCU athletics event must present valid photo identification and sign the pass list in order to enter the event.
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