Despite poor shooting, TCU defeated Jackson State 76-74 Tuesday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. TCU shot 32 percent from the field and 64 percent from the free throw line, but outrebounded Jackson State by 17.
"We played a decent game, but we need to be more consistent," TCU head coach Neil Dougherty said. "The players want things to happen now, but we need to be more patient and gain control to win the game."
The Frogs scored only four points in the first three minutes of the game, but led at halftime 39-33, shooting 29 percent from the field.
In an ideal world, science and religion can be fused to teach evolution, an Anglican priest and a doctor of biochemistry from the Netherlands told members of the TCU community Tuesday night."I think it's very important for students to know about (Intelligent Design) because of the emotions involved on either side," Bonting said.
Bonting also said it is important to have a deep understanding of evolution in order to be intelligent people.
TCU fans are trading in their signature purple attire for a day and replacing it with all things pink.In an effort to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the athletics marketing department decided to "think pink," telling fans to wear pink to Saturday's football game against Colorado State.
"We wanted to marry TCU to a nonprofit organization in order to do something good for local people," said Jeff Crane, director of athletics marketing.
TCU is raising money by donating $5 to $10 of each ticket sold to the Komen Foundation.
The women's golf team had a strong final round Wednesday in the Las Vegas Founders Women's Collegiate Showdown but finished the three-day tournament 13th out of 16 teams."We had a rough start, but we played well and ended on a positive note," head coach Angie Ravaioli-Larkin said.
The Frogs improved each round but still finished 60 stokes behind champion UCLA.
Some of the players said they struggled the first day but felt they got back in the swing of things by the end of the tournament.
To understand the TCU women's rifle team, first one must understand that each member is an individual bringing her own style to the shooting line, her own sense of humor, her own determination to accomplish a self-imposed goal and her own desire to be a part of something greater than herself.Senior Carly Snead said no physical ability is needed to compete in the sport.
"It's all mental," she said. "You're competing against yourself. It's all you."
International students from Guatemala are working to raise money for their flood-ravaged country to aid their neighbors back home in the wake of Hurricane Stan.These students say they are part of a greater community, one that holds onto its heritage and supports its communities back home.
A group of eight students from Guatemala have come together to form Guatemalan Hope, an organization that will raise funds to support relief efforts.
Nowell Donovan, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, said he wants to make sure student-athletes are treated with the same fairness as any other student, receiving an "academic experience of great quality."Because of recent coverage of violations in the track and field program, Donovan sent out a letter to all faculty members Tuesday stating the expectations of the relationship between student-athletes and the faculty.
"If we want to make TCU a standout university, we need to make our scholar athletes stand out, too," he said.
The Writing Center is doing something new this fall.The center created a graduate writing program that caters to students working on in-depth works such as theses and dissertations, the associate director of the Writing Center said.
"I was happy to hear a specific graduate section was formalized," said Katie Low, a doctoral student at Brite Divinity School.
Graduate students used the Writing Center in the past and contributed to last year's number of tutorials, which was more than 4,000, said Dave Kuhne, associate director of the Writing Center.
The events of Frog Family Weekend give old and new friends a chance to catch up and shoot the breeze. Or, for the women's rifle team, just shoot.The TCU rifle team will host its 15th annual Horned Frog Invitational this weekend, competing against New Mexico Military Institute, Nevada, Texas-El Paso and Texas A&M.
Some of the shooters said they have set individual goals of improvement.
"I am looking to give myself a good starting basis," freshman Tanya Gorin said.
TCU officials welcomed the school's ranking this year among "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News and World Report, but said the ranking that is most important is in the minds of the students and the experiences each one takes with them after graduation.Ranked 97 for 2006, TCU climbed the polls one spot from last year, Nowell Donovan, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, said.