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Despite losses women’s soccer still playing tough

Three straight losses doesn't mean the team isn't playing well and hard, TCU head soccer coach Dan Abdalla said.

"I'm pretty happy with how we're playing," Abdalla said. "Now the challenge for us is can we get it to the final bit, that last little piece in terms of the hunger, the desire to do whatever it takes to not give up goals and (to) score goals."



The women's soccer team faces UNLV Thursday night in Las Vegas after dropping three straight conference matches.

New Computer Help Desk feature speeds up service

Technology resources implemented two new services on Oct. 1 to help improve customer satisfaction and service, a technology resources spokeswoman said.

The new self-service allows students and faculty to create a service request ticket for any technology problems online through my.tcu.edu, said Lenelda Pennington, associate director of technology resources customer services. Once a ticket is entered into the system, it will be added to other pending tickets and answered by the Computer Help Desk, Pennington said.

Women’s soccer beats Air Force in overtime

The women's soccer team faces a quick turn around game Saturday against Wyoming after beating Air Force in overtime Thursday.

"We got the win today and in conference play; that is all that matters," head coach Dan Abdalla said. "We found a way to get the result against a Mountain West Conference opponent."



Senior midfielder Michelle Nguyen scored the deciding goal in the contest against Air Force in the 93rd minute off a penalty kick. The goal was her second this season.

Sherley Hall installs movie theater for residents

After a $16 million renovation, Sherley Hall returned this semester with substantial upgrades for residents ranging from a baking center to lounges with pool and foosball tables, but most notably a movie theater in the basement, a university official said.

Director of Residential Services Craig Allen said the idea of a movie theater popped up during renovation. The building had extra space in the basement after the renovation.



"We got student feedback, and they loved the idea," Allen said. "Architects drew it up, and now we have it in place."

Frogs look to work on last week’s mistakes for this Saturday’s...

The Frogs will have a tough test this weekend when they travel to Death Valley to play Clemson after a 56 to 21 victory over FCS opponent Texas State.

Head coach Gary Patterson said he was not happy with the team's performance against Texas State, and that the team will need to improve on some issues before it plays Clemson.



"We've got to be smarter about things," Patterson said. "We won't be able to push around Clemson. We can't make mistakes in the kicking game and can't turn the ball over."

TCU takes care of Texas State, 56-21

In a week where the Mountain West struggled, including losses for BCS hopefuls Utah and BYU, the Frogs emerged as the frontrunner for the conference title and a potential BCS buster with a 56 to 21 win over Texas State.

TCU had some struggles early on against Texas State, but got back on track in the second half.



TCU head coach Gary Patterson said that he was pleased that the team got the win, but there were issues from the game that needed to be addressed.

Web site to let students voice opinions, not gossip

Hubba-U.com, a Web site started by and run by TCU students, gives students an outlet to voice their opinions. Just don't expect it to be another JuicyCampus, the Web site's founder said.

The main purpose of the site is to be a media outlet for students to share information, showcase their talents and voice their opinions, said junior Mike Vosters, a marketing major and founder of Hubba-U.



"This is not JuicyCampus," Vosters said. "This is not for gossip; this not to degrade people. We're trying to keep it as positive as possible without censoring it."

Boschini: University on solid financial ground

This year's convocation had a different tone than most.

"Spread the love, I'm going back to the sixties," said Chancellor Victor Boschini as he commenced Fall Convocation where he discussed how the economic downturn has been affecting the university and its plans to move forward strategically and remain on solid financial grounds.



Boschini began the event by welcoming the class of 2013.

Engineering department gets electric car up and running

After more than two years and countless hours of work, students and staff in the engineering department have nearly completed their very own electric car. Although the car isn't street legal, it runs at an average speed of 50 to 60 miles per hour and can reach a top speed of 100 miles per hour. The vehicle, which sports the body of a 1974 Porsche 914 Targa, is powered by a dozen 12-volt lead-acid batteries. Once completely finished, the engineering department plans to promote the car and show it to high schools to help raise the profile of the engineering program.

Women’s soccer to face Red Raiders’ tough offense

The women's soccer team will face a stiff test against the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Friday night in Fort Worth.

"We're going to have to be very composed and organized defensively," said TCU head coach Dan Abdalla. "Competing for every ball will be the key for us."



Texas Tech has demonstrated an explosive offensive attack in its last couple of matches. Redshirt freshman midfielder Dawn Ward leads the Red Raiders with four goals, and sophomore midfielder Taylor Lytle is tied second on the team with senior forward Brittney Harrison with two goals.

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