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Women prepare to face No. 12 Aggies

After snapping a two-game skid, the women's basketball team welcomes an opponent Sunday that holds a lot of tradition, the head coach said.Following an impressive performance from senior guard Adrianne Ross, the Lady Frogs will go head-to-head with state rival Texas A&M on Sunday at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Head coach Jeff Mittie said this game is big for his team because they are competing against a respected, in-state opponent with the Aggies.

Cross Country: Runners’ last chance for nationals depends on upcoming performance

Coming off a disappointing finish at the Mountain West Conference Championships, a senior runner said he hopes to make good this weekend on what did not happen at the conference championship meet.Senior Matt Manly and sophomore Festus Kigen will vie for a chance to run in the NCAA National Championship on Saturday when they compete in the NCAA South Central Regional Championship.

Head coach Shawn Winget said the top four individuals not from the winning two teams get an invitation to Nationals.

Dance showcase to be dedicated to alumna

The School for Classical and Contemporary Dance is presenting its fall concert Friday through Sunday in Ed Landreth Auditorium.Elizabeth Gillaspy, associate professor of ballet, said the dance department plans a fully produced concert every semester that is choreographed by faculty and guest artists.

"It is a concert of five different works," Gillaspy said. "They are all very different and present a wide range of dance styles and techniques."

Broken sprinkler floods dorm, forces residents out

The rain came down and the sun came up and roommates exited the building two by two.A broken sprinkler head caused flooding in Samuelson Hall on Monday, said Richard Oliver, assistant director of facilities.

Oliver said a resident's visitor hung his clothes on a coat hanger from the sprinkler hanging from the bathroom ceiling.

"When he went to take his clothes down, the head of the sprinkler broke causing the apartments to flood," Oliver said.

Provost to act as ‘MacBeth’ in on-campus Halloween performance

Double, double, toil and trouble, and the provost?Halloween night, Theatre TCU will present its third annual performance of "Bard on the Rocks," a scene from Shakespeare's "MacBeth."

This year, there is a twist. Provost Nowell Donovan will be playing the role of MacBeth in the 9 p.m. performance.

Donovan said this will be his acting debut.

"I have not acted since I was a youngster," Donovan said. "I used to do opera a long time ago, but this will be my first real acting experience."

Team to face conference front-runner at home

Going into one of the biggest games of the season, the soccer team needs to come out ready to play against the No. 1 team in the Mountain West Conference, the head coach said. The soccer team will face the top conference competitor Friday when it plays the Utah Utes (10-2-4, 2-0-2) in the last home game of the season at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium.

TCU (7-9-0, 2-3-0) is coming into the match No. 6 in the MWC, following a 1-0 overtime loss to UNLV on Sunday.

Volleyball: Team to face MWC bottom-dwellers

Editor's Note: The Daily Skiff was not allowed to interview the players for this story. The volleyball team is heading west this weekend to take on two conference opponents in the lower half of the Mountain West standings.

The Horned Frogs will play an Air Force team that is 0-8 in conference play Thursday at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The last time the Horned Frogs faced Air Force, the match ended in TCU's favor.

Photographer to be honored at celebration

In recognition of Linda Kaye's dedication and constant presence at the university, the Horned Frogs are hosting a "Celebration of Life of Linda Kaye." In what Donna Biasatti, Coach Patterson's administrative assistant, called a "purple celebration under the tent," people who knew Kaye will get the opportunity to pay their respects Friday at 11 a.m.

Margaret Kelly, executive director of community projects at TCU, said Kaye did not want a funeral, but it just did not feel right to not have some sort of event in her honor.

Forthcoming meet is largest of season

Editor's Note: The Daily Skiff was not allowed to interview the coach or players for this story.The Horned Frogs will come off the starting line Saturday at the 15th Annual Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark.

The Frogs are coming into this meet following the Cowboy Jamboree in which the women and men finished 13th out of 18 teams and 15th out of 17 teams, respectively.

Blessing of Animals service to raise awareness for pets

All dogs go to heaven, but first they must be blessed.Members of the TCU community can bring their animals to the 3rd Annual Blessing of the Animals service Wednesday.

The Rev. Angela Kaufman, minister to the university, said the Blessing of the Animals is a service that goes on at schools and churches as well as many other places of worship all over the world.

Kaufman said this service usually takes place around the Feast Day of St. Francis, the saint of animals. All animals are welcome from dogs, rabbits, chickens, even lizards have been known to attend.

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