The record number of fans that packed into Amon Carter Stadium for the TCU vs. Texas Tech game helped the Horned Frogs play well, said head coach Gary Patterson ."The bigger the crowd, the better we play," Patterson said. "The players get this adrenaline that makes a difference."
Senior safety Marvin White said having a lot of fans in the stands motivates the team to play at an even higher level.
"We need them when things go bad," White said. "The fans keep us up."
Strong starts for the men's and women's golf teams earlier this week have given them momentum to begin a new weekend of tournaments, players and coaches said.The men's team placed second out of 15 teams in Toledo, Ohio, and the women placed fourth out of 17 teams in Albuquerque, N.M., earlier this week.
Sophomore Jon McLean and senior Catherine Matranga won the individual titles in their respective tournaments. Although it was her first collegiate win, Matranga said she hopes to win again.
Residential Services is working to place recycling bins in Greek housing, a part of campus that currently does not have containers to place recycled items in, said the director of Residential Services. Recycling bins for paper, aluminum and plastic are located in the trash rooms of non-Greek residence halls, said Craig Allen, director of Residential Services.
Jenna Lewis, a chapter resident assistant for Pi Beta Phi, said Greek residents would probably use recycling bins if they were available.
A new peer discipline board, made up of students from different residence halls across campus, will now hear alcohol appeals from both Greek and non-Greek housing, said an assistant dean of campus life. Before this year, the Residential Living Commission only heard alcohol appeals for non-Greek housing, said Barbara Hawkins, associate director of Residential Living. The commission had three student-representatives from each non-Greek dorm, she said.
Due to the change in parking lots and the construction blocking streets on campus, numerous students and community members are receiving parking tickets.According to the TCU Police Department, about 400 parking tickets have been written on campus since Aug. 16.
TCU Police Chief Steve McGee said money from parking tickets goes back to the university, not to the police department, and that many of the tickets will be dismissed.
Although several hundred tickets have been issued, McGee said the number isn't unusual for the beginning of school.