Notes on a Scorecard

Nov. 19, 2015


Our final home football game will be next Friday, Nov. 27, when we host Baylor at 6:30 p.m. The game is sold out. Standing room only tickets will go on sale Monday at 8 a.m. Please make sure to arrive early on game day to avoid long lines. We had over 25,000 people arrive at the gates within 30 minutes prior to kick off at our Kansas game.

One of our goals is to always provide the safest environment possible at our home events. Beginning with next Friday’s volleyball and football games, only the following items will be permitted upon entrance into our athletics facilities:

•Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and not exceeding 14 inches by 14 inches
•One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)
•One unopened bottle of water
•Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the stadium with one of the clear plastic bags
•Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at the stadium gates

Backpacks, diaper bags and other similar bags will not be allowed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.

While we’re most excited about the fact we improved to 9-1 with our win over Kansas, I would like to personally apologize for some of the glitches that occurred in our normally flawless game-day presentation.

We have set the standard this season with our in-game stadium experience. Unfortunately, we had video board, sound system and staffing issues last Saturday. Correcting these problems has been at the forefront of our internal discussions this week, and we are fully committed to providing you the game-day experience you’ve grown to expect from us.

Congratulations to Jake Arrieta on being voted the 2015 National League Cy Young Award winner! Jake had a truly historic second half of the season in leading the Chicago Cubs to the postseason. His honor is a great testament to the type of student-athletes being produced in our baseball program under head coach Jim Schlossnagle.

As I’m sure you’ve heard, Josh Doctson will not be able to play in our upcoming games due to injury. Being around student-athletes like Josh are why you work in intercollegiate athletics. In case you’re not on Twitter, please see below for the message of thanks Josh tweeted to the TCU community Wednesday night.

Next Friday, Nov. 27, is actually a doubleheader for us. Volleyball closes its regular season at 2 p.m. versus West Virginia in the Rec Center, prior to our 6:30 p.m. football game against Baylor.

If you’re attending just the volleyball match, we will offer shuttle service from Travis Avenue Baptist Church (800 West Berry Street, Fort Worth, TX 76110) beginning at 12:30 p.m. This will be in addition to our full load of football game day shuttles. Drop off will be in front of the BLUU for the volleyball match, and pick up in front of the BLUU for the return to Travis Avenue Baptist.

If you’re headed to Oklahoma on Saturday for our 7 p.m. football game, you can make a day of supporting the Horned Frogs in Norman. Our volleyball program, which has posted a school record eight Big 12 victories, will face OU at noon.

Men’s basketball hosts Houston Baptist tonight at 7 at Wilkerson-Greines as well as South Dakota State Saturday at 1 p.m. Women’s basketball, off to a 3-0 start after Wednesday night’s win at SMU, is at Texas A&M Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

Our men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs are on the road this weekend. Our swimmers will compete in College Station, while the divers will be in Austin. Rifle, ranked second nationally, will shoot Sunday at Army.


Last Week’s Answer: It was in “Anchorman” when Ron Burgundy, my favorite newsman, said, “I’m in a glass case of emotion.”

This Week’s Question: “It's hard not to be romantic about baseball.”


The Ocean State University women's basketball coaches would like to have personalized videos created for the new NLI signees. Is this permissible?

Yes with conditions. NCAA Staff Interpretation - Personalized Audio/Video Presentations After Prospective Student-Athlete's Commitment (I) - states that an institution may produce and arrange personalized audio/video presentations to show to or play for, but not provide to, a prospective student-athlete after he or she has signed a National Letter of Intent or the institution's written offer of admission and/or financial aid or after the institution has received his or her financial deposit in response to its offer of admission.


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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