Notes On A Scorecard

Chris Del Conte

Nov. 7, 2012

As I’m sure you know by now, it’s a Black Out Saturday night at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Please make sure to wear black as part of our Frogs for the Cure “TCU Blacks Out Cancer.” Our 6 p.m. home game with Kansas State on FOX is a great night of exposure for TCU. Arrive early to avoid long lines at the gates and will call, and don’t forget our Frog Walk at 3:30 p.m. It’s your chance to greet our football team as they arrive at the north end of the stadium and make their way through Frog Alley.


As we saw the last two weeks with the folks in Stillwater and Morgantown, there are some great and classy fans throughout the Big 12. We appreciate the outstanding hospitality and respect shown to us at Oklahoma State and West Virginia. Let’s return the favor with our guests from K-State and Manhattan on Saturday.


As you well know, parking is at a premium in and around the TCU campus. We simply have very few options. We are grateful to Paschal High School, McKinney Bible Church on Hulen and Travis Avenue Baptist Church for allowing us to use their parking lots for home football games. Please remember to pick up any trash before you leave to go to the game or when departing afterwards. We want to continue to use these lots so that you, our great fans, have a place to park.


Make sure to watch ESPN’s College GameDay on Saturday. ESPN is on campus today for a segment featuring the Horned Frogs.


How about our women’s soccer program reaching the Big 12 Championship game in San Antonio this past weekend! Congrats to head coach Eric Bell, his staff and our student-athletes on a fantastic five-day run. We beat regular-season champion West Virginia in our opening match and then got past Texas in the semifinals to advance to the title game. Half our team were freshmen this fall, and we also encountered our share of injuries. However, evidenced by our late-season win over Texas and our play in the Big 12 Tourney, the Frogs kept battling and made TCU proud!



Basketball season starts tonight with our women’s team hosting East Central at 7 in an exhibition contest. Admission is free. The regular season opener is next Wednesday, Nov. 14, against Charlotte at 7 p.m. in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The Trent Johnson era for our men’s program begins Friday at 6 p.m. versus Cal Poly in the DMC. It’s a great opportunity to pack the house and catch some hoops before the football game the next night. We’ll also have a Monday 5 p.m. home game with Centenary. Both men's games can be seen on Fox Sports Southwest as part of our third-tier television package with FOX.

Season tickets are on sale now for just $180 for men’s basketball and $100 for women’s basketball. It’s an incredible value at just $10 per game for the men’s 18-game home schedule and $5.56 a game for the women’s 18-game slate in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. As part of the 18-game schedules, both teams play all nine Big 12 opponents at home. Click here to purchase.


In addition to our home football game Saturday at 6 p.m. versus Kansas State and the upcoming basketball games mentioned above, we have plenty of other sports in action this week. Volleyball is in Lubbock tonight for a match with Texas Tech, before traveling to K-State on Saturday. The next home contest is Wednesday, Nov. 14, versus Baylor. Men’s swimming and diving is at SMU tonight, while our women’s cross country team will run Friday at the NCAA South Central Regional in Fayetteville, Ark. Rifle, with its 35-match regular season winning streak, competes at Ohio State on Saturday.



We appreciate Bob Proske, Gary Menzies, Hoyt Hammer and Chris Curtis ‘83, the winning team at October’s 34th-annual Horned Frog Classic, representing TCU last weekend in Pinehurst, N.C., at the Acura National Collegiate Alumni Championship. Flanked by their caddies at Pinehurst are (left to right): Hoyt, Chris, Bob and Gary.



You can say Jeanette Bradley is the go-to person in our athletics department. Jeanette is our associate business manager under assistant athletics director for business and finance Tommy Love. Jeanette works with all our coaches and administrators on budget and personnel matters as well as assisting with travel needs and other areas related to day-to-day operations. Jeanette is also the very proud mom of two kids, Macy, a TCU graduate, and Tyler, a sophomore sports management major at Texas A&M.

Katie Bloom was a vital part of our swimming relay and sprint groups from 1996-2000. Katie is now a vice president with Goldman Sachs in Dallas, where she heads the multi-family acquisitions team for the US Real Estate Group. She has lived in Dallas for the last 12 years and is looking forward to watching the Horned Frogs and K-State on Saturday!



This week’s edition of TCU supporters showing Horned Frog pride from all points worldwide comes from former Horned Frog student-athlete Frank Waltermire. He captured a young horned frog found at 9,000 feet this summer in Cloudcroft, N.M. Please continue to send me ( your images for inclusion in this blog.



During the academic year, student-athletes are generally not permitted to engage in competition as a member of an outside team. A student-athlete that competes on an outside team during the academic year becomes ineligible for competition at TCU. There are several exceptions to this rule, though. One such exception is when a student-athlete competes as an individual. A student-athlete is permitted to engage in outside competition as an individual during the academic year without rendering himself or herself ineligible as long as the student-athlete represents only himself or herself in the competition and does not engage in such competition as a member of or receive expenses from an outside team.


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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