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The Magic Pill?

The Magic Pill?

They're called "smart drugs," "study drugs," or "brain steroids," drugs like Adderall and Ritalin that are prescribed for treatment of attention-deficit disorder. ADD is a legitimate disorder, but the drugs are increasingly being used illegally by college students to try and help them gain an edge in school.

Some undergraduate students at TCU admit to using the medications to stay up all night, increase their focus, and gain an academic edge.

Descendents of university founders follow the racetrack

One hundred years have passed since TCU founders Addison and Randolph Clark moved the university to Fort Worth. Today a new set of Clark brothers, descendents of the originals, have careers entirely unaffiliated with academics.

Brothers Scott and Eric Clark race cars and work at a body shop. They have been running Clark Bros. Paint & Body in Arlington for more than 21 years. Also differentiating themselves from their ancestors, neither Scott nor Eric has a college degree.

Sister Power

FORTWORTH, TX -- The volleyball team ended its spring play Saturday and is aiming to advance further this upcoming season after its first NCAA tournament appearance in the fall.

Head coach Prentice Lewis said the team is excited for next season and could be the most gifted that she has coached in her eight years at the university.

"We are going to have a very dynamic team, a very athletic team, and as long as everything comes together we'll be a pretty darn good team," Lewis said.

Two players who will be key to the team are the Hester sisters, Irene and Kristen.

Sibling rivalry pushes brothers to new heights

FORTWORTH, Texas -- The football team has had a tradition of families playing for the purple and white, from the Renfros to the Schobels. Brothers Logan and Tanner Brock are adding another family to the list.

Tanner saw extensive action at linebacker last season as a true freshman. He racked up 32 tackles and led the team with 14 special team tackles. He also made national headlines with a helmet-less block against Southern Methodist University that resulted in punt return touchdown and a No. 1 spot on ESPN's plays of the week.

Sisters bring key elements to the volleyball team

The volleyball team ended its spring play Saturday and is aiming to advance further this upcoming season after its first NCAA tournament appearance in the fall.

Head coach Prentice Lewis said the team is excited for next season and could be the most gifted that she has coached in her eight years at the university.



"We are going to have a very dynamic team, a very athletic team, and as long as everything comes together we'll be a pretty darn good team," Lewis said.

Sibling rivalry pushes brothers to new heights

The football team has had a tradition of families playing for the purple and white, from the Renfros to the Schobels. Brothers Logan and Tanner Brock are adding another family to the list.

Tanner saw extensive action at linebacker last season as a true freshman. He racked up 32 tackles and led the team with 14 special team tackles. He also made national headlines with a helmet-less block against Southern Methodist University that resulted in punt return touchdown and a No. 1 spot on ESPN's plays of the week.

TCU men’s basketball falls to BYU in their final home game,...

BYU (28-4, 13-3) won a lopsided contest against the Horned Frogs (13-18, 5-11) Saturday night 107-77.

The Cougars withstood an 18-4 run early in the game by the Frogs to pull out their single season record twenty-eighth win.



TCU head coach Jim Christian said the first five minutes was complete execution by the Frogs.



"We were playing the right way. We guarded the basketball right. Moved the ball. Rebounding the ball and then that was it we should have left," said Christian.



Things fell apart for the Frogs from that point.

Athletes should be more responsible with their fame and fortune

Some professional athletes just can't get a clue. The law and their respective league officials have told them what not to do, yet they're either too dumbfounded or naive and do it anyway. I'm talking about professional athletes who tarnish the image of themselves and their leagues with headlines of drug possession, reckless driving, illegal firearms, assault and a plethora of other broken laws.

I don't know what compels athletes who are making more than six figures to act so irresponsibly. They risk their money, anger their fans and ruin their image.

Men’s basketball mentally prepares for Air Force

Following a 20-point loss to Brigham Young in Provo, the 10-13 Horned Frogs will stay on the road to take on another Mountain West opponent, the Air Force Academy Falcons. TCU head coach Jim Christian ran an intense practice Thursday afternoon to prepare the team for the showdown with Air Force.

The main theme of the practice was finishing plays and playing hard.



"It's hurt our team," Christian said. "We break down on the big possessions before they do. They have to have a resolve to win in order to win."

Women’s club volleyball readies for first tournament

The women's club volleyball team will host its first tournament this weekend at the University Recreation Center.

The tournament is the divisional round of the Southern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association and will determine what teams make it to the finals. TCU is hosting the North division of SIVA, which includes teams from Baylor, Texas Tech, Southern Methodist and Oklahoma State.

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