Nov. 28, 2012
As you know, our Saturday football game versus No. 11 Oklahoma will kick at 11 a.m. Make sure to be there early to see our outstanding senior class recognized in a pre-game ceremony as part of Senior Day festivities. This year’s seniors are the third-most winningest class in TCU history with a 43-7 record. Among their many accomplishments are three straight conference titles and a pair of BCS games, including a 2011 Rose Bowl championship. They have also helped usher in our Big 12 era. We’re also looking for win No. 8 and to continue the momentum from our Thanksgiving Night victory in Austin.
Being the marquee game in the Saturday 11 a.m. time slot on ESPN is a great showcase for our football program as well as all of TCU and Fort Worth. ESPN will be going straight from College GameDay to Amon G. Carter Stadium. As our first regular season in the Big 12 concludes Saturday, it’s been a terrific three months of weekly exposure for us through the Big 12 television partners of ESPN/ABC and FOX.
BOWL GAME ANNOUNCEMENT
We'll have our bowl destination on Sunday. In the meantime, season-ticket holders and Frog Club members can go ahead and make their bowl game ticket requests here. You just need to sign into your account. Please note the priority request deadline of Tuesday, Dec. 4. Everyone will be seated according to rank in the Horned Frog Priority Points System. All potential bowl games and tickets are available to choose from. You will not be charged until we receive an official invitation.
Congratulations to head football coach Gary Patterson for again setting the standard when it comes to doing things the right way. For the fifth straight year, the American Football Coaches Association has recognized us for our graduation rate for football student-athletes. We’re one of just 18 programs to be over 90 percent with its 2005 freshman class.
BASKETBALL SEASON TICKETS AVAILABLE
Even though our basketball seasons are well underway, we still have season tickets available for both our men’s and women’s programs. The men, coming off Kyan Anderson’s career-high 35 points in a Saturday victory over UAB, are now 5-2 on the season. Our very young women’s squad (1-2) is set to begin a stretch with eight out of nine games at home. Season tickets for our men games are just $180 and still a value over individual game tickets ($18) until we have 10 games left. Women’s season tickets are only $100 with the same value proposition (individual tickets are $10). The men have 13 games left, and the women have 16 contests remaining. It’s also a great way to accumulate more priority points before the year’s end.
EXPANDING FAN BASE
How about Oklahoma native Carrie Underwood (right) showing her support for TCU in the below picture! She’s pictured in North Carolina with Stephanie Zulman, sister of TCU freshman Ariella Zulman.
ON THE DOCKET
We have plenty of basketball for you in the next five days, beginning tonight at 7 when our women host SMU. We also have a Sunday 2 p.m. home game versus Houston. Our men welcome Southern Utah to Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on Thursday night at 7. Men’s and women’s swimming and diving is also in action the next couple of days as we send representatives to Austin for the USA Short Course Nationals.
It might be the offseason, but there’s plenty of activity taking place at Lupton Stadium. Work on the outfield wall has begun as we’re bringing the fences in slightly. Be on the lookout soon for 2013 season-ticket information. Mark your calendar for Feb. 22 when Cal State Fullerton comes to campus for our home-opening series.
Join us this afternoon at 3:30 for our next online chat on GoFrogs.com. We’ll cover whatever is on your mind. You can submit questions in advance here.
MEET THE STAFF
Drew Martin is in his first year as our assistant athletics director for marketing and licensing. Before coming to us from his previous role as the regional marketing manager for Pepsi Beverages Company, Drew served 14 years in various capacities at Texas A&M. In his last five years in College Station, he was an assistant athletics director for branding and creative development on the athletics department senior staff. Drew is a native of Memphis, Tenn., and a graduate of Mississippi State.
SPANNING THE GLOBE
This week’s edition of TCU supporters flashing the Horned Frog sign and apparel from all points worldwide comes from Kevin Bagwell, who submitted the below shot of Donna McCullough in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Donna, a retired fire fighter from Fort Worth, reports there are Horned Frog fans everywhere in Edinburgh. Please continue to send me (firstname.lastname@example.org
) your images of TCU pride.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Adam and Tori (Barlow) Rubinson are part of a group of former TCU student-athletes who have tied the knot after successful collegiate careers with the Horned Frogs. Adam ‘03, a two-time golf All-American and the No. 3-ranked amateur in the United States in 2003, played professionally on the PGA Tour, the Nationwide Tour and various mini-tours across the country. He currently works for Tailwind Advisors, a multi-family office in Fort Worth, advising select families of significant wealth. Tori ’04 was a standout setter for the volleyball team, holding the school record for consecutive games played while ranking fourth all-time in aces and assists. She currently works as an interior designer. The Rubinsons, pictured together at a recent TCU home football game, live in Fort Worth with their children Samantha and Benjamin.
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Christopher M. Del Conte
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics