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Saturday, February 27, 2021


Crunch Time

Neither the Frogs or the Utah Utes can afford a loss tonight if they want to keep their conference title hopes alive, head coach Gary Patterson said. Both teams come into tonight's game with identical conference records of 1-2 and overall records of 4-3.

"You're not going to win the conference with three losses," Patterson said.

Even with that in mind, Patterson said looking past this week would be a mistake. He said the main focus of the football team is improving their play heading into the rest of the conference schedule.

Frogs seek win against Trojan-killers

The Frogs will visit Palo Alto, Calif. on Saturday hoping to rain on the homecoming parade of a Pac-10 opponent coming off a landmark win against the No. 2 team in the country. TCU will look to redeem itself after a 24-21 loss to Wyoming when the team travels to the West Coast to take on the Stanford Cardinal.

Head coach Gary Patterson said the 2-3 Cardinal, who upset the No. 2 USC Trojans 24-23 on Saturday, should be recognized as a legitimate threat in college football.

Politician stresses compromise among political parties

The former lieutenant governor of Texas, Ben Barnes, told a political science class Wednesday serious partisanship is the No. 1 problem facing the country."Education is about compromise, marriage is about compromise and politics is about compromise," Barnes said. "If we become so partisan that we don't want to have the social conscience and see the need to work out compromise, then our government isn't going to work."

Barnes visited political science professor Jim Riddlesperger's class Wednesday.

"It's not enough to win; now, you have to destroy," he said.

Winless opponent poses threat

The Horned Frogs have learned in the past not to judge a team by its record. With the Colorado State Rams coming into Saturday's game at 0-3 this season, head coach Gary Patterson said the Rams will be a tougher opponent than they appear. "We're going to have to play our best football game to this date to be able to win this ball game," Patterson said.

The Frogs head into Saturday's game at 2-2 following a 21-7 victory against SMU. In order to have its first winning streak of the season, Patterson said the team must improve from last week.

Campus adds two language majors

Students who have desired to major in French or German, but never got the chance to, now have the opportunity.German and French studies majors are now available to students. Introduced this semester, this is the first time German has been offered as a major.

French has been offered as a major at TCU in the past, but because of low enrollment the department stopped accepting new applicants, said Sharon Fairchild, chairwoman of the department of modern languages and literatures.

New and Improved

Just like the rest of campus, Amon Carter Stadium is getting a makeover - a $13 million makeover. The Walsh Complex in the south end zone area of the stadium is currently under construction to add more luxury suites and seating, said Austin Commercial project manager Brian Andrews. HKS, Inc., an architecture engineering interiors company, and Austin Commercial are working together on the project known as the Athletic Complex Renovation, Andrews said.

Volleyball: Red-hot opening lacks MWC win, despite success

As the volleyball team prepares for its home match tonight against conference foe Wyoming, the team will look to extend one of the best starts in the program's history.Head coach Prentice Lewis has helped lead the squad to a 13-2 start, highlighted by three tournament championships. Although the team is off to a strong start, the Horned Frogs are still trying to secure the first conference victory of the season. The team stands at 0-1 in Mountain West Conference play, losing to Colorado State in a 3-0 sweep.

Hurried schedules offset Frog Follies

This year's Homecoming week will be without the annual group talent show Frog Follies because of students' busy schedules, the homecoming director said.Homecoming director Blake Billings said the reason Frog Follies was not scheduled during Homecoming was because of the lack of time student groups have to prepare for the event. Billings said, since Homecoming falls early in the year, it would just make things more difficult.

Parking lot set to open, will add 51 new spaces

A new parking lot is scheduled to open Monday on Greene Avenue across from the GrandMarc apartments. The parking lot will have 51 parking spaces available to anyone with a TCU parking sticker, said Lisa Albert, assistant director of communication. \

"It is a general lot that is geared toward commuters," Albert said. "But faculty, staff and other students with permits will be able to park in the lot."

Sophomore spikes competition

Lauren Otto kills - on the volleyball court that is. The outside hitter for the volleyball team is punishing opponents and turning heads in her second season in purple and white.

During her freshman year, Otto began to make a name for herself by starting 26 out of 29 games. In a season that saw the team go 17-15, Otto ranked first on the team in double-doubles with 11, ranked third on the squad with 288 kills and third in aces with 39.

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