TCU Horned Frogs
Notes On A Scorecard

Chris Del Conte

Chris Del Conte

Dec. 5, 2012

GREETINGS FROM THE BIG APPLE
This week's edition of Notes on a Scorecard comes from New York City. I've been here the last few days for Big 12 meetings in conjunction with the National Football Foundation's College Hall of Fame ceremonies. It's been very rewarding to see the number of TCU fans in New York City. The Horned Frog Nation is alive and well in the Big Apple.

ARIZONA BOUND
We're very excited to be headed to Tempe, Ariz., to face Michigan State in the Dec. 29 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. It's a great accomplishment for our football student-athletes, head coach Gary Patterson and his staff to be bowl eligible for an eighth straight season and be one of just 10 programs nationally to play in a bowl game in 14 of the last 15 years.

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
We can't stress enough how important it is for us to bring a strong contingent of TCU support to the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. Over 20,000 of you traveled on our last trip to Arizona. With this being our first bowl game as a representative of the Big 12, we want to show our new conference the strength of the Horned Frog Nation when it comes to bowl travel.

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BOWL GAME TICKET INFO
The season-ticket holder and Frog Club member priority request deadline for tickets to the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl was Tuesday. Everyone will be seated according to rank in the Horned Frog Priority Points System. We now have tickets available for the general public. Please visit here to make your purchase. We hope to see you in Arizona!

FROM THE CLASSROOM
It's hard to imagine, but we're already in the home stretch with the fall semester. Today is the last day of regular classes. We start "Dead Days" Thursday and then it's final exams next week.

HONOR ROLL
Congratulations to our 16 football student-athletes who received All-Big 12 honors. A special tip of the cap to defensive ends Devonte Fields and Stansly Maponga and cornerback Jason Verrett on being first-team selections. Devonte was a unanimous choice as the Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year. He was also named the Associated Press Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. It's great recognition for an outstanding group of young men who have represented us well.

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GREAT PERFORMANCES


How about Zahna Medley of our women's basketball team hitting nine 3-pointers in last week's 76-70 win over SMU! The Springfield, Ill., native was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Week after tying a TCU single-game record while ranking fourth in Big 12 history with her performance behind the arc that night.

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ON THE DOCKET
We hope to see you tonight as our women's basketball program, with back-to-back victories over SMU and Houston, hosts UTSA at 7 in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. Both our men and women will be in action Saturday, before taking a break for final exams. The men are at Tulsa in a noon game that will be televised on FOX Sports Southwest, while the women have a 3 p.m. contest at Texas A&M.

MEET THE STAFF
Stephen Gephardt is in his sixth year as our assistant strength and conditioning coach. He works directly with our men's basketball and men's golf programs while assisting with football. A native of Sandy, Utah, Stephen is a graduate of Arizona State. He and his wife, Meghan, have a 4-year-old son, Kaiden, and a 2-year-old daughter, Evyn. Prior to coming to TCU, Stephen worked as a graduate assistant at UAB. That's where he met Meghan, who's the daughter of Blazer head volleyball coach Kerry Messersmith.

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SPANNING THE GLOBE
This week's edition of TCU supporters flashing the Horned Frog sign and apparel from all points worldwide comes from John Muir `83. He has sent a picture of TCU fans Debbie Muir and Phyllis Hamilton at the Great Wall of China. Please continue to send me (delconte@tcu.edu) your images. These are fun to share.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
I'm sure you remember Brad Wallace as a four-year baseball letterman from 1992-96. Brad was key in our 1994 Southwest Conference championship and continues to have his name prominent in our baseball record book. Most notably, he holds TCU and Southwest Conference marks for his 7-hit game versus Maine in 1996, when he was our team Most Valuable Player. Brad currently serves as a partner for Luther King Capital Management's private equity investments and resides in Fort Worth with his wife Meridith ('95), daughter (Claire) and son (Will). The family photo below was taken after they proudly celebrated our football win over Texas on Thanksgiving Night.

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COMPLIANCE CORNER
Starting one week prior to the start of final exams for the semester, sports that are not in season are prohibited from conducting countable athletically related activity. Countable activities include practice, team meetings, required weight training and conditioning and any workout at the direction of a coaching staff member. It is important to note student-athletes may continue to engage in voluntary activity during this period as long as a coaching staff member does not observe the activity and/or the activity is not reported back to a coaching staff member in any way.

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.

Go Frogs!

Christopher M. Del Conte
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics