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Class uses sun to tell the score

The campus initiative to go green has expanded to the intramural fields.

A scoreboard, purchased by the University Recreation Center, was powered by a solar panel for the first time Oct. 26, when the TCU Lacrosse team scrimmaged against its alumni.

Students in Keith Whitworth's social justice and environmental sustainability course were charged with putting nine new solar panels to use during the fall semester.

Team above .500 for second time this season

The Horned Frogs have now won three straight games and for the first time since the opening game of the season the team has a winning record at 4-3.

The Horned Frogs' stifling defense clamped down on the St. Gregory's University Cavaliers (0-7) from the opening tipoff until the final buzzer in their 80-38 victory Saturday night.

SGU went scoreless for the first five minutes of the contest, and did not make a field goal until the 12:03 mark of the first half. The Cavaliers shot 35 percent from the field for the game and committed 25 turnovers.

Women’s basketball remains undefeated

For the second time in school history, the Lady Frogs have begun a season with four wins. But despite a perfect record, head coach Jeff Mittie said his team still has a lot to learn.

"We haven't handled success very well," Mittie said after the team's 89-75 win against Sam Houston State on Sunday. "Our record says good things, but I don't believe we played better today. I think this was our worst performance of the year."

Horned Frogs improve to 4-3

TCU moved over .500 for the first time since the beginning of the season by dismantling St. Gregory's University 80-38 Saturday night. The win moved the Horned Frogs to 4-3 on the season.

The Horned Frogs' stifling defense clamped down on the Cavaliers (0-7) from the opening tip-off until the final buzzer.

SGU went scoreless for the first five minutes of the contest, and did not make a field goal until the 12:03 mark of the first half. The Cavaliers shot 35% from the field for the game and committed 25 turnovers.

Horned Frogs drop home opener

The Horned Frogs' shooting woes continued Wednesday night as they fell to the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 62-50 at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Despite a solid defensive effort, TCU made just 10 field goals for the entire game. Senior forward Langford led the Horned Frogs with 19 points. No other player scored in double digits for TCU. The team shot a woeful 15.8-percent from 3-point range, and did not make a 3-pointer in the first half.

Lady Frogs to focus on rebounds against UTA

The women's basketball team will continue its run through a gantlet of in-state opponents when it faces off against the University of Texas at Arlington at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Fresh off a big upset over No. 3 Maryland, the Lady Frogs still have plenty of room to improve, especially on the boards, head coach Jeff Mittie said.

"I think our rebounding was awful," Mittie said. "What we've seen on film is that there are some things I think that we can teach better."

Experts to discuss impact of religion in government

Despite the fact the Constitution demands a separation of church and state, the line has been considerably blurred by the Bush administration, and the practice carried over into the 2008 presidential campaign strategies, a religion professor said.

Ron Flowers, professor of religion, along with Stephen Reeves, legislative counsel for the Christian Life Commission, will examine the role of political candidates' religious affiliations and the earmarking of tax dollars for religious charities today in the Robert Carr Chapel.

Director candidate shares optimistic view of dwindling journalism industry

The third candidate for the Schieffer School of Journalism's director position gave a different outlook on the future of journalism than his two predecessors.

Craig Flournoy, who serves as an assistant professor at Southern Methodist University, said Monday in the Moudy South Building that the turmoil currently affecting the industry benefits young people because it allows them to move up the ladder faster.

"The idea that you could get a meaningful assignment in the first year was impossible," Flournoy said. "That's not the way it is now."

Lady Frogs to open season with No. 3 Maryland

The first game of the season often gives teams a chance to get their feet wet and gain experience against a lesser opponent. That is not the case for the Lady Frogs' 2008-09 opener.

TCU will face No. 3 Maryland at 5:30 p.m. tonight at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The Lady Terrapins reached the Elite Eight of last year's NCAA tournament before bowing out to Stanford and won the national championship in 2006.

"They're very, very talented," TCU head coach Jeff Mittie said. "They're a team that has aspirations to win it all. They've done it before."

Director candidate: Journalism industry needs a change in business model

As a journalist who has worked for the Associated Press for more than 30 years, John O. Lumpkin has seen the industry change several times.

In the midst of staff cuts and layoffs, Lumpkin said it is time for his industry to change its business model.

Lumpkin, a candidate for the open director position of the Schieffer School of Journalism, spoke to students and faculty in the school Thursday in Moudy Building South.

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