Freshman Meagan Henson claims she's been the shortest player on every basketball team she's ever been on. The shortest in YMCA, the shortest in middle and high school, the shortest on Amateur Athletic Union teams and now, naturally, shortest in college. But the Lady Frogs' reserve point guard hasn't allowed her roughly five-foot frame to slow her down yet 8212; Henson fights size with speed.
It's easy to praise an athletic director when times are good. Chris Del Conte arrived at TCU just a couple months before the football team went to its first BCS bowl, and about a month after that the baseball team began a season that ended in Omaha.
Times were good.
And now, about 13 months after Del Conte's arrival, times have legitimately never looked better for TCU athletics. And Del Conte is to thank for that.
With any new car comes a period of showing it off, but the TCU Police say they are just on patrol when they drive through campus in their new 2010 Chevrolet Tahoes.
The university purchased three of the SUVs in May to replace three of the department's 2007 Dodge Durangos, as they do every two years. TCU Police Sergeant Al
Allcon said the change came after Dodge discontinued the 2010 Durango model.
The new Tahoes have their advantages though, he said.
As Athletics Director Chris Del Conte kicked off his department's town hall meetings Tuesday night in the Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom, he painted Amon G. Carter Stadium as a monument to the university's uniqueness and can-do spirit despite concerns over the planned renovations.
"In 1930, when that stadium was built, we were coming through the [Great] Depression," Del Conte said. "In the hardest times in our nation, they decided to build something special at TCU. We're going through pretty tough times right now, aren't we?"
The renovation of Amon G. Carter Stadium is set to begin in a little more than a month, but the plans will not be finalized until after the town hall meetings that will address any final concerns on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The meetings, arranged by the TCU Athletics Department, will be held in the Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom and are open to the public. The meetings will address concerns over parking and seating in the soon-to-be upgraded stadium.
As kickoff loomed minutes away Saturday before the Horned Frogs game against Baylor, many fans found themselves in unfamiliar territory at Amon G. Carter Stadium &- in lines.
Athletics staff implemented a new scanning system, which swipe student IDs and scan ticket barcodes, this football season. Scott Kull, associate athletic director for external operations, said that operationally, everything went well on Saturday, but he encouraged fans to get to the game earlier.