Notes On A Scorecard
Jan. 2, 2013
IT’S A SELLOUT
MEN OPEN BIG 12 PLAY SATURDAY
Our inaugural men’s basketball game in the Big 12 is Saturday at 5 p.m. versus Texas Tech in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. Both reserved seats and $5 Holiday Hoops general admission tickets in the student section remain. Please make your purchases here, calling (817) 257-FROG (3764) or dropping by the athletics ticket office in the DMC.
We very much appreciate everyone who supported our football program through the purchase of more than 6,000 tickets for the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. Our strong purple contingent at Sun Devil Stadium truly represented the Big 12 well.
FIRST PITCH NEARING
Our baseball program is ranked 15th in the preseason Collegiate Baseball poll. Season-ticket renewals have been mailed and are due back by Jan. 21. After opening the season at Ole Miss, our home schedule begins Feb. 22 with a three-game series versus Cal State Fullerton.
SIGNING DAY RECEPTION
One of the more popular events we host each year is our National Signing Day Reception. This year’s event with head football coach Gary Patterson and his staff is Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 5 p.m. in the Brown-Lupton University Union Grand Ballroom. This is an annual sellout. Don’t delay in reserving your spot here, or by calling the Frog Club office at (817) 257-7700.
We are busy on the football and baseball fronts. It’s time for a new grass field and drainage system at Amon G. Carter Stadium. It’s hard to believe that our current field is 23 years old. We’ll be replacing the sub soils and grass and redoing the drainage system. Work has begun and will be completed in late April or early May, coinciding with the Bermuda 419 grass-growing season. We’re also installing air conditioning in the Sam Baugh Indoor Practice Facility. Over at Lupton Stadium, the baseball warning track project continues on schedule and the new wall pads are in production. If you drop by the stadium, you will also notice work well underway on the new grass-tiered seating down the right-field line. We also hope to start soon on new indoor batting cages.
MEET THE STAFF
TCU is truly in the family for assistant director of marketing Brian Pound. Brian’s wife, Kandi, works in the campus Ranch Management program, while many of you know his mother-in-law, Glenda Clausen, in our Frog Club office. Brian is in his third year with us. An Arlington native and graduate of the University of North Texas, Brian has an emphasis on season ticket and group sales while working directly with our soccer and men’s basketball programs. He also assists with football and other sports.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
TCU Hall of Fame Member Steve Stamp was a two-sport letterman in football and baseball for the Horned Frogs from 1978-81. He led the nation in passing efficiency and was the first player in Southwest Conference history to throw for five touchdowns in a single game. Steve lives in Crowley, Texas, and is president of Tindall Record Storage, a document management and storage facility in the Metroplex. He is pictured below during a halftime ceremony honoring our Hall of Fame members at this year's Iowa State game.
SPANNING THE GLOBE
This week’s edition of TCU supporters flashing the Horned Frog sign and apparel from all points worldwide comes from Justin Stevens as he hiked Mount Audubon, which is at an elevation of 13,221 feet and part of the Indian Peaks outside of Ward, Colo. Please continue to send me (firstname.lastname@example.org) your images. These are fun to share.
If a student-athlete's name or picture appears on commercial items (e.g., t-shirts, sweatshirts, playing cards, posters, photographs) or is used to promote a commercial product sold by an individual or agency without the student-athlete's knowledge or permission, the student-athlete (or the institution acting on behalf of the student-athlete) is required to take steps to stop such an activity in order to retain his or her eligibility for intercollegiate athletics. A student-athlete will lose his/her eligibility for participation in intercollegiate athletics if the individual: (a.) Permits the use of his or her name or picture to advertise, recommend or promote directly the sale or use of a commercial product or service of any kind regardless of whether any compensation was received; or (b.) Receives remuneration for endorsing a commercial product or service through the individual's use of such product or service.
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