Nov. 13, 2013
A NEW HOME
We want to thank our incredible group of supporters who provided the necessary funding to rebuild the home of TCU basketball. Thanks to you, our men's and women's basketball programs will have a new facility for the 2015-16 season! Much like the rebuilt Amon G. Carter Stadium, the new home of TCU basketball will have all the modern amenities to enhance both the student-athlete and fan experience. This new facility will also become the front porch of our athletics department and house most of our Olympic sports. The redone front entrance will feature a 10,000-square-foot Hall of Fame which will highlight our rich athletics tradition and many successes. We very much appreciate Chancellor Boschini's support and our terrific Board of Trustees for their guidance and vision on this project!
SAAC TOY DRIVE
We have a great opportunity for you to assist our student-athletes and make a difference in the Fort Worth community! The TCU Student-Athlete Advisory Council is hosting a Toy Drive to benefit Cook Children's Hospital. We ask that you please contribute to this cause by donating an unwrapped toy at one of these upcoming basketball games:
Monday, Nov. 18 - TCU women vs. Grambling State, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 19 - TCU men vs. Abilene Christian, 7 p.m.
In exchange for your toy donation, you will receive a $1-off coupon that can be redeemed at any concession stand. Please drop off your donation at any of the entry doors at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum during the game. Our student-athletes will be there to greet you and thank you!
WORK UNDERWAY AT LUPTON STADIUM
With our baseball program's fall season now over, construction has started on the new performance center at Lupton Stadium. Work will focus early on moving the home bullpen, adjusting the left-field line fence and making sure any construction that could affect game play is completed before our Feb. 14 home opener.
Saturday was a great day for the Horned Frogs with women's basketball, equestrian, football and volleyball all winning. Our women's swimming and diving program, now 2-0 in the Big 12, set the tone for the weekend, and our football program in Ames, with its Friday night victory at Iowa State. The below photo was taken prior to the meet against the Cyclones.
ON THE DOCKET
Our men's swimming and diving program hosts SMU tonight at 6 in the Rec Center. Women's basketball, after opening its season with an 86-47 victory over Louisiana-Monroe, also faces SMU this evening in a 7 p.m. contest at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland. Jeff Mittie's squad will welcome Texas State to the DMC on Saturday night at 7. Volleyball has a pair of road matches this week, tonight at Oklahoma and Saturday at West Virginia. Equestrian, off to a 2-0 start in Big 12 play, is at Oklahoma State on Saturday. Football is at Kansas State with a 2:30 p.m. kickoff. The game will be televised on FOX Sports Net. Rifle will host Jacksonville State on Friday and then a competition Sunday involving JSU, Air Force and UTEP. Make sure to also mark your calendar for the first part of next week with home basketball games Monday and Tuesday. The women host Grambling State on Monday at 7 p.m., while the men face Abilene Christian on Tuesday at 7.
BIG 12 CORNER
Based on this week's BCS Standings, no league has more top-25 conference game matchups over the remaining weeks of the season than the Big 12. The conference also defines parity and depth. A ranked Big 12 team has lost to an unranked conference opponent on four occasions this season.
MEET THE STAFF
Rosie Tarnowski is a graduate assistant in our athletics-academic services office. She is currently our interim learning specialist while coordinating all our tutoring schedules. A native of Philadelphia, Rosie was a women's basketball student-athlete at Washington State, earning Academic All-Pac-10 honors. Her 118 games played ranks second in Washington State history. After graduating with a degree in education, she is now in our master's program in educational leadership. In addition to her duties in academic services, Rosie has been representing TCU very well as our administrative liaison with the visiting teams' athletics directors at home football games.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Many of you remember John Booty playing cornerback for the Horned Frogs from 1986-87. Drafted by the New York Jets, John played for five teams over his eight NFL seasons. After retiring from pro football, John returned to TCU to finish his degree in speech/communications. He currently lives in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area and is a member of the Gridiron Legacy Team, a group of former NFL players who handle business development, guest appearances for real estate title and mortgage companies and support to charity and community outreach programs. During the football season, he can be seen on TV as an NFL analyst for local NewsChannel 8 in the D.C. market.
SPANNING THE GLOBE
In this week's edition of the Horned Frogs Nation showing their pride from all points worldwide, we see Robert Wood '87 at the End of the Road in Key West, Fla. Julia M. Stimson '87 took the photo. If you have some images of you or family and friends flashing the Horned Frogs hand sign or wearing TCU apparel from all points worldwide, please send them my way (email@example.com) for us to share.
NAME THE MOVIE QUOTE
Last Week's Answer: Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack, as Al Czervik in the Bushwood Country Club Pro Shop, said, "When you buy a hat like this, I bet you get a free bowl of soup, huh?"
This Week's Quote: "If that dress had pockets, you'd look like a pool table."
The women's coaches at Ocean State University are placing orders for the student-athletes' participation gifts. Traditionally, the coaches have provided a jacket after a student-athlete's first year, blanket after the second, watch after the third and a ring to the seniors. Some of the seniors asked for a charm instead of a ring. Is it permissible to provide some senior student-athletes with a ring and some with a charm as long as the cost of each award does not exceed NCAA maximum limitations?
No. NCAA Bylaw 16.1.2 states that awards presented by a member institution, conference or other approved agency must be uniform for all team members receiving the award. NCAA Staff Interpretation - 12/13/91 - Uniformity of awards to student-athletes states that a permissible awarding agency (e.g., member institution, management of event) may provide to student-athletes more than one type of an award (e.g., rings to seniors, watches to underclassmen), provided the award given is uniform within a category (e.g., all watches must be the same).
Providing different awards within a category (e.g., seniors) would require the approval of an SLR waiver.
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