TCU Basketball to appear live on CSTV at Mountain West Basketball Media Day

Oct. 12, 2005

FT. WORTH, Texas - The 2005-06 season for the TCU men's and women's basketball teams will begin today when the Horned Frogs and Lady Frogs attend the annual Mountain West Conference Basketball Media Day as the newest member of the league. The event will be held at the University Park Marriott Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah, and will continue tomorrow with live television and web site coverage taking place on both days.

TCU men's head coach Neil Dougherty and women's head coach Jeff Mittie will be among 18 head men's and women's basketball coaches from each of the nine MWC institutions to appear live on-air to preview the 2005-06 basketball season and answer questions submitted by fans online.

Horned Frog senior guards Nile Murry and Stephanie Thiel will be among 18 student-athletes from each MWC school to join their respective head coaches at the two-day event.

The MWC Basketball Media Day show will air live on CSTV: College Sports Television and online via the official Web sites of CSTV ( and the Mountain West Conference ( The men's basketball show will air from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Central time followed by the women's show from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., also Central. Interviews with Dougherty and Mittie will take place tonight. Frog faithfuls can catch both TCU basketball coaches on Dish Network channel 152 or DirecTV 610. Check your local listings for times and availability.

Below are estimated show times for Dougherty and Mittie. Fans are encouraged to access one of the web sites listed above and submit their questions to the two TCU head coaches during their scheduled times.

The Mountain West Conference is the first of three Division I Conferences that CSTV will air live interviews with coaches and players from every men's and women's team. The others will be Conference USA and the Big East.

CSTV becomes the official television partner for the Mountain West Conference in 2006.

2005 -06 Mountain West Conference Basketball Media Day Wed.-Thur., Oct. 12-13, 2005 (Estimated times on CSTV listed below are Central)

Wednesday, Oct. 12

TCU men's head coach Neil Dougherty (7:54 p.m. Central) TCU women's head coach Jeff Mittie (9:20 p.m. Central)

Thursday, Oct. 13

TCU men's head coach Neil Dougherty (10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Central) TCU senior guard Nile Murry (11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Central) TCU women's head coach Jeff Mittie and guard Stephanie Thiel (3 p.m.-4 p.m. Central)



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