Notes On A Scorecard
June 27, 2012
BIG 12 WELCOME PARTY
We hope to see you Saturday night as we celebrate our new membership in the Big 12 Conference with a special midnight party in Rodeo Plaza in front of Billy Bob's Texas in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Our program will start at 11:45 p.m. as we begin a countdown to midnight, July 1, when our entrance into the Big 12 becomes official. Gary Patterson and many of his fellow head coaches will be there, along with Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby and representatives from the city of Fort Worth. We'll also have our cheerleaders, Showgirls, SuperFrog and the Frog Horn on hand. The evening will also provide an opportunity to purchase co-branded TCU and Big 12 merchandise.
As part of the NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics) Convention in Dallas this week, many of our colleagues from across the country have been visiting campus. They've been very impressed with Amon G. Carter Stadium, our athletics facilities and TCU in general. If you're on campus and see folks from other schools walking around, please make a point to introduce yourself and welcome them to TCU.
Between current and former student-athletes, we're in line to be well represented in London at this summer's Olympic Games. Already earning a spot is rifle's Sarah Scherer (United States) and former track and field standout Khadevis Robinson (800 meters, United States). Several other Horned Frogs are involved in Olympic trials this week with their respective sports and countries. The USA men's swimming team is coached by 1972 TCU graduate Gregg Troy. Gregg is also the head coach at the University of Florida.
SETTING THE STANDARD
A tip of the cap to medical school bound Jack O'Brien on his selection as a third-team Academic All-American. Jack has represented our track and field program and TCU with class during his time on campus. Jack has the highest MCAT score, under the current system, on record at TCU.
WOMEN'S CLINIC SET
It's that time of year again. The annual TCU Football Women's Clinic, which is always a sellout, will be Thursday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Moncrief Club. Please mark your calendar. More information, including links to register, will be available soon on our website (www.GoFrogs.com).
2012 HALL OF FAME CLASS ANNOUNCED
Congratulations to this year's TCU Lettermen's Association Hall of Fame class: Dywana Crudup '00 (women's track and field), Marshall K. Harris `79 (football), H.E. Kirchner '59 (men's basketball), Max Knake `95 (football), Scott Malone `92 (baseball), Jordan Reynolds `92 (football/track and field) and LaDainian Tomlinson `00 (football). H.E. Kirchner will be inducted posthumously, while LT was originally voted into the Hall of Fame in 2010 but opted to set his induction when he retired from the NFL. The induction ceremony is Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Brown-Lupton University Union. For more information, please contact the TCU Lettermen's Association at (817) 257-5471.
FROM THE HARD HATS
All is moving forward at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The crews are working around the clock, making great progress and on schedule to have everything finished before our Sept. 8 season opener with Grambling State. Seats are installing on the east side, while parking lots are being repaved. Everything is also nearing completion in the Walsh Complex as our equipment and sports medicine staffs are just weeks away from their move-in dates. Another round of seat replacements is underway in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The DMC floor is also being refinished to include the Big 12 logos.
SPANNING THE GLOBE
Our latest installment of images of TCU alumni and fans sporting Horned Frog apparel across the world comes from Mike Rangel on the Great Wall of China. Please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) photos of you, your family or friends sporting TCU gear or flashing the Frog sign from any destination.
During a prospect's visit to campus (official or unofficial), he/she may participate in physical workouts or other recreational activities, provided the activities are not organized or observed by members of the athletics department coaching staff and are not designed to test the athletics abilities of the prospect. Recently, the NCAA issued an interpretation which states that during an official or unofficial visit, a prospect may participate in recreational activities in a facility that is not open to the general public (e.g., campus recreation center, golf course, swimming pool), provided the activities are not organized or observed by members of the athletics department coaching staff (including strength and conditioning coaches) and are not designed to test the athletics abilities of the prospect.
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