Nov. 20, 2013
BAYLOR KICKOFF TIME
In case you missed it, our Nov. 30 home football game with Baylor will have either a 2:30 or 7 p.m. kickoff and be televised on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. Look for an official announcement on Sunday. The game is sold out, our 16th sellout in the last 20 dates at Amon G. Carter Stadium. However, $35 standing-room only tickets are available. Please see the following link: Click Here, or drop by our Athletics Ticket Office in the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum or call (817) 257-3764.
To further enhance the fan experience at Amon G. Carter Stadium, we are proud to announce that you can now access video replays on your mobile device. Please make sure to follow these steps:
1. Connect your smartphone to the ATTWIFI wireless network
2. Browse to http://www.GoTCUGameDay.com to watch the replays
3. Go to http://videofeedback.tcu.edu to provide us your feedback on the replay system
We’re excited to report our 2013-14 men’s basketball season-ticket total is 2,642, ranking fourth all-time in program history. We have also sold over 250 of our 5-game mini-plans for the final season in the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum before our renovation. With our record number of football season tickets sold this year, our Big 12-leading attendance in soccer and the regular packed houses for volleyball in the Rec Center, we are truly appreciative of the tremendous support we receive for our athletics programs.
Please join me today at 3 p.m. for an online chat on GoFrogs.com. Questions can be submitted in advance at the following link: http://gofrogs.cstv.com/chat/111913aaa.html.
ON THE DOCKET
Our final two home volleyball matches are approaching. We host No. 24 Iowa State on Saturday at 1 p.m. and then Kansas State next Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m. Our eighth-ranked equestrian program has an 11 a.m. home contest Saturday against top-ranked Georgia. Men’s and women’s basketball will both be on the road Thanksgiving week. The men begin a week-long trip on Sunday at Washington State. We’ll then continue on to the Great Alaska Shootout. We’ll face host Alaska-Anchorage in our first game next Wednesday. We’ll play three games in Anchorage. Women’s basketball will head to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for a three-game tournament beginning Tuesday versus Florida Gulf Coast. Swimming and diving will compete in meets in Austin and College Station, while rifle will shoot at Jacksonville State on Saturday.
BIG 12 CORNER
The Big 12 has qualified 60 percent of its teams for bowl games. Only one other conference has a higher percentage. The Big 12 also has the only matchup of top-10 teams this week with Baylor at Oklahoma State.
MEET THE STAFF
Justin Shaw is a staple in our equipment room. A Las Vegas native, Justin is a 2012 TCU graduate with a degree in sport psychology. He is currently in his second year as a graduate assistant. Justin works directly with our men’s and women’s basketball programs. He is also the equipment liaison to our sports medicine staff. Justin first joined equipment services as a sophomore, working as an undergraduate student manager with women’s basketball. When he’s not around TCU Athletics, which isn’t often, Justin can be found collecting vinyl records or rooting on his beloved Atlanta Braves.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Chad Magee ’91 was an All-American golfer his junior and senior years for the Horned Frogs. In fact, he was the first All-American under current head coach Bill Montigel. Chad's many TCU highlights included taking medalist honors at the 1990 USA/Japan Friendships Tournament in Tokyo. He played professionally for 10 years with his biggest win coming at the 1995 Jamaican World Open. For the last 13 years, Chad has been involved with real estate investing and insurance catastrophe adjusting. He is now gearing up for the Champions Tour in five years. Chad lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and is the father of two daughters, Maranda and Katherine, and a son, Ethan.
SPANNING THE GLOBE
If you have some images of you or family and friends flashing the Horned Frogs hand sign or wearing TCU apparel from all points worldwide, please send them my way (firstname.lastname@example.org) for us to share.
NAME THE MOVIE QUOTE
Last Week's Answer: For a second straight week, Rodney Dangerfield provided our Movie Quote of the Week. In his role as Thornton Melon in Back to School, Rodney said, “If that dress had pockets, you'd look like a pool table.”
This Week's Quote: “Here in Cleveland? I didn't know they still had a team!”
Ocean State University will be hosting its annual end of the year women's soccer banquet in December. Corn R. Kick, a sophomore student-athlete on the team, will be receiving the offensive player of the year award, so her parents and grandparents would like to attend the event.
Is it permissible for Corn's parents and grandparents to receive complimentary admissions to attend the institutional banquet?
Yes. With the adoption of RWG-16-5, complimentary admissions may be provided to family members prior to the student-athlete's final year of eligibility.
NCAA Bylaw 16.02.4 states that for purposes of Bylaw 16, a family member is an individual with any of the following relationships to a student-athlete: spouse, parent or legal guardian, child, sibling, grandparent, domestic partner or any individual whose close association with the student-athlete is the practical equivalent of a family relationship. (Adopted: 1/19/13 effective 8/1/13)
NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52 states that an institution may provide complimentary admissions to an institutional awards banquet for the family members of any student-athlete being honored at the banquet. [R] (Adopted: 11/1/00, Revised: 1/19/13 effective 8/1/13)
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