CLUB SEATS GOING FAST
There's been a great response on our club seats with nearly 1,700 sold. We are continuing to accept $500 per seat down payments through May 15. The club seats will be in place for the 2012 season. Everyone who makes a $500 down payment will be ranked through the Horned Frog Priority Points System, and that will determine the order in which folks will choose seats. When their individual turn comes, a person will choose from any available seat inventory at that time. We anticipate that seat selection for the club seats will occur this fall. Please don't hesitate in reserving your seats. All 2,300 club seats are expected to be sold. You must be a season-ticket holder in 2011 to purchase 2012 club seats. If you have any questions on club seats, our Frog Club office (817-257-7700) or TCU associate athletics director Davis Babb (firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-257-5658) can assist you.
Beginning with the 2012 season, all seating in Amon G. Carter Stadium will be based on the Horned Frog Priority Points System. We will use the points ranking as of June 1, 2011 for this. All athletic gifts made between now and May 31 will earn more points for donors. Watch for specifics about the 2012 season-ticket selection procedure beginning early in calendar year 2012.
We have two suites remaining on the west side and one in the south end zone of Amon G. Carter Stadium. We continue to have discussions with many folks on these. If you are interested or would like more information on a suite purchase, please contact TCU associate athletics director Davis Babb at email@example.com or 817-257-5658.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Please don't forget the May 15 deadline to renew your season tickets and parking. We're looking to surpass our record season-ticket total from last year, and we're off to a great start. We're currently more than double on our renewal numbers from where we were a year ago at this time.
Mike Sinquefield, our director of football operations, once again displayed his unbelievable organizational skills with an excellent football banquet Saturday night in the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. We know many of you were part of the nearly 1,000 in attendance. It was a great evening in honoring our 26 seniors and providing closure to our Rose Bowl championship season. As Coach Patterson points out, our record is now 0-0.
I've received many phone calls about our new Nike football uniforms and helmet that we unveiled at last Saturday's banquet and then posted on our website. We very much value our relationship with Nike and how much they've become a part of the TCU family. Gary Patterson worked closely with Nike and its design team on enhancing our brand nationally. The new set of uniforms and helmet simply provide us with another option on what to wear each game. We now have four sets of uniforms and four different helmets, including our traditional helmet with the Frog, our new one and the two from the Pro Combat series. The student-athletes in our football program and those we are recruiting are passionate about uniforms and love the options now available through Nike.
Congratulations to Gary Patterson on his latest honor. At its 82nd-annual Golden Deeds Award Banquet next month, the Exchange Club of Fort Worth will be recognizing Coach as Fort Worth's Outstanding Citizen for 2010.
COODY CLASSIC NEARING
As a reminder, the 14th-annual Charles Coody Classic is just around the corner on Friday, April 22, at Texas Star Golf Club in Euless. Limited sponsorships and playing spots remain. Not many universities can claim a Masters champion and we're honored to have Charles as one of our own. With this being Masters week, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Charles donning the green jacket. Please visit www.tcufrogclub.com for more information on the Charles Coody Classic. Charles will be in attendance at this year's event.
If you haven't been to our online store lately (http://shop.gofrogs.com), please make a point to browse through it and check out the new baseball merchandise now available.
CAMPING OUT WITH THE FROGS
Our annual Lupton Stadium sleepover will be after the Saturday, May 14, home game with Utah at 4 p.m. For just $20, you can receive a ticket to the game, t-shirt, free nachos or a hot dog and a drink. Following the game, the campers will set up on the field. We'll show a movie on our video board that evening and have complimentary juice and donuts available at sunrise the next morning. You can register online at GoFrogs.com or by calling our athletics marketing office at (817) 257-4786.
It's a great week of exposure for our football program on ESPN and its various platforms. The ESPN DIRECTV bus was back on campus for interviews with head coach Gary Patterson that will run on several network shows. We also welcomed ESPN.com senior writer Ivan Maisel to campus for several upcoming pieces on us.
ON THE HOME DOCKET
Our season long 13-game baseball homestand continues tonight at 6:30 versus UTPA before concluding this weekend with a three-game series against New Mexico. First pitch is 6:30 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday for Kids' Day at Lupton Stadium. Before making your way to the ballpark on Friday, make sure to drop by the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center to see our men's program also take on the Lobos in a 5:30 p.m. match. If you're hungry, don't forget there's always complimentary Mama's Pizza at every home men's and women's tennis match this spring.
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