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Sunday, June 20, 2021


Working the campus graveyard shift

The midnight shift is a long one for a campus police officer - it starts at 10:30 p.m. and lasts until 6:30 a.m.

Officer George Steen, who worked for the Fort Worth Police Department for 25 years and started as a university police officer in February, said the midnight shift is generally reserved for rookies who have to work their way up the ladder.

"One night I was working and I looked at (my partner) and said, 'It's 5:00 a.m., we're on South University, we're working midnights. Is it 1981?'" Steen said, referencing his days as a rookie with the FWPD.

Choral music professor dies of heart attack

Professor of choral music Ron Shirey, who brought national attention to the university's choir program, died of a heart attack Sunday."He is known around...

Groups takes donations to raise game attendance

Fans have not filled Amon Carter Stadium to the brim since Sep. 16, 2006 when the Horned Frogs beat Texas Tech 12-3.

On Tuesday, head coach Gary Patterson called for the TCU community to support his team as it worked toward an undefeated season.

"It's not all on the shoulders of the team," Patterson said. "(Fans) need to get themselves out. It needs to be a loud crowd ... There needs to be a home-field advantage."

Football leads the way for weekend wins

The board of the Football Writers Association of America selected the No. 6 Horned Frogs as the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week on Monday, after their 38-7 win at then No. 16 Brigham Young University on Saturday.

Saturday's game between the Frogs and Cougars was the day's only match-up to feature two teams ranked in the BCS standings, putting the team into the national spotlight. Director of Athletic Media Relations Mark Cohen said the award does not carry BCS implications.

Official: Assault details not released to protect victim

The Office of Communications did not disclose details about the Oct. 13 campus sexual assault when it sent a police flier through a campuswide e-mail Monday to protect the student's privacy, a university official said.

"The university typically does not discuss the details of an assault out of respect for the privacy of the student," Lisa Albert, associate director of communications for the university, wrote in an e-mail. "The university continues to share pertinent and new information as it previously stated."

Frogs not the only strong defense during the games

A team with more members than any football team that will play on the field at Amon Carter Stadium is present at every home football game, but most people would not give anyone on this squad a second look.

It is the group of security officials that roam the parking lots, locker rooms, press box and bleachers.

Campus police chief Steve McGee said 17 out of 24 of the university's police officers work every home game. With three more assigned to patrol campus, very few days off exist when the Horned Frogs play at home.

Ranking puts Horned Frogs in the spotlight

The Horned Frog football team made its highest debut in the BCS standings in school history Sunday, finding itself at No. 8 when the rankings were released.

The No. 8 ranking plus a date with the No. 16 BYU Cougars (6-1) on Saturday will put the Frogs in an unfamiliar position: the national spotlight. ESPN's College GameDay program will broadcast from the campus of BYU in Provo, Utah on Saturday.

The Cougars' lone loss came at home when they dropped a 54-28 contest to Florida State.

No arrests made in sexual assault cases

The Fort Worth Police Department has not made any arrests in an Oct. 13 sexual assault case on campus or in a different sexual assault reported Oct. 1, a police spokesman said.

"The sexual assault unit is still conducting its ongoing investigation into each sexual assault," police spokesman Sgt. Chad Mahaffey said. "No arrests have been made as of (Monday), however both cases are very active and are still under investigation. Due to the sensitive nature of sexual assault investigations, public information is very limited until the case reaches a conclusion."

Horned Frogs wipe out Rams, 44-6

Junior quarterback Andy Dalton completed four passes of more than 20 yards in a wide open Horned Frog offense, as TCU defeated Colorado State 44-6 Saturday at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

Dalton broke the 200 yard passing barrier for the third time this season, which included touchdown passes of 47 and 39 yards to junior wide receiver Curtis Clay and freshman running back Ed Wesley. Dalton also ran the ball six times for 42 yards.

Frogs look to slow down speedy Rams

The No. 8 ranked Horned Frog football team will continue its quest to bust the BCS on Saturday when the Colorado State Rams come to Fort Worth.

TCU is 5-0, its best start since 2003, and coming off a 20-17 win in below-freezing temperatures at the Air Force Academy last Saturday. Colorado State started the season 3-0, but has dropped three straight games, including Saturday's 24-17 loss to Utah.

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