Notes On A Scorecard
We receive a lot of questions about parking. If you don't have donor parking, the best places to park are in the shuttle lots at Paschal High School, Travis Avenue on Berry and I-35, and McKinney Memorial Bible Church on Hulen. There is a $10 fee for the parking at Paschal. Please see the following link for a complete listing of available game-day parking here. We're also excited to announce that our football game-day parking will be hitting social media. Use the following hashtag: #tcugamedayparking to keep tabs on Twitter.
THE BYPASS LANE
As mentioned previously, we'll be debuting a cool feature this fall at home football games courtesy of our TCU Mobile app and the new Amon G. Carter Stadium wireless contract with AT&T. You can now order and pay for food and beverages directly from your smartphone. Just use the new TCU Mobile app embedded with Bypass Lane. Don't wait in lines anymore. You can now order from your seat! To sign up for a Bypass account, simply go here. If you are an iPhone or Android user, download the TCU app from your app store.
Congratulations to volleyball's Yvonne Igodan on being our first Big 12 Player of the Week in any sport. She was instrumental in our championship at the TCU Nike Invitational. Our men's golf program opened its fall season in grand style over the weekend in Monterey, Calif., winning the medal match play tournament over Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Vanderbilt. Julien Brun, who won three tournaments as a freshman last year, began his sophomore campaign by capturing the individual title. Another great effort was turned in by cross country's Agnes Kemboi, who finished second at the Bear Twilight Invitational in Waco.
We appreciate our friends at Channel 11 (KTVT-TV) and sister station TXA 21 for bringing The Fan Sports Show to Amon G. Carter Stadium on Tuesday for a live broadcast from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. TXA 21 also rebranded itself as TCU 21 for a 24-hour period for the show.
ON THE DOCKET
In addition to Saturday's football opener, we have a pair of home soccer matches on tap this weekend. We'll host SMU Friday at 7 p.m. and Texas State on Sunday at 1 p.m. Our volleyball program will take a five-match winning streak and the momentum from its TCU Nike Invitational championship to Tucson for a weekend tournament at the University of Arizona.
MEET THE NEW FROG CLUB DIRECTOR
Please join me in congratulating Jeremiah Donati on his promotion to Director of the TCU Frog Club. Jeremiah fills the position created when John Denton moved to director of major gifts. Since joining the Frog Club team in April 2011, Jeremiah has had a significant impact on the overall success of the organization. He led the effort to research and benchmark priority seating cultures and prices at other institutions, while writing the TCU Football Scholarship Seating Program that was implemented in the spring of 2012. Jeremiah has worked to improve the Frog Club website, enhance our social media presence among donors and manage a portfolio of prospects. Jeremiah also has experience in athletic development at other institutions and has worked in the field of athlete and coach representation. A native of Pullman, Wash., Jeremiah graduated from the University of Puget Sound before earning his law degree at Whittier Law School in California. I'm sure you'll look forward to working with Jeremiah more closely and our entire Frog Club team as we move forward to grow our revenue base in support of our student-athlete scholarship program.
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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