The TCU men's basketball team will look to continue its streak of 24 consecutive home-opening wins and five consecutive regular season-opening victories Saturday night against Tarleton State."It is important to get the first win under your belt because teams get better as the season progresses," assistant basketball coach Ken Lewis said. "The opener is the key. You don't want to try to get your first win against Syracuse."
Lewis said Tarleton State, the No. 1 team in Division II, is athletic and had a great win against Division I Lamar in an exhibition game.
TCU officials and former track and field team member Jacob Hernandez are negotiating out of court to settle a lawsuit filed by Hernandez following TCU's refusal to grant his release for a transfer to the University of Texas, a court official said.On Nov. 8, Hernandez filed an agreement, a Rule 11, to negotiate the lawsuit he filed, according to the Tarrant County District Clerk's Office.
Hernandez is suing TCU for his release to compete at Texas and for necessary attorney fees and costs, according to the lawsuit.
A TCU associate professor is now a member of an NCAA committee responsible for ruling on the eligibility of athletes.Rhonda Hatcher, an associate professor of mathematics, has been named a member of the NCAA Division I Initial-Eligibility Waivers Committee.
Hatcher said the committee looks at athletes coming out of high school and determines if they meet a wide range of NCAA requirements for competing in college.
Hatcher said she had to first want to serve on the committee and then apply for the committee.
The TCU men's and women's swimming and diving teams competed this weekend in meets against Air Force and Nevada-Las Vegas at the University Recreation Center.The women's team defeated the Falcons 143-91, but the men's team lost 121-120. The women improved to 2-1 in conference play, and the men dropped to 0-2.
The women won 11 of the 13 events. Senior diver Kelly Seely broke the record in the 3-meter diving event with a 6-score of 322.28.
Saturday's game at New Mexico is the start of a new season for TCU's soccer team, a senior midfielder said."We are going to be trying some new things," Moran Lavi said. "We also want to do well before we go to the conference tournament."
Caroline Starns, a freshman midfielder, said the team will try to press more offensively and attack.
"We want to score as many points as possible," Starns said. "If we score two goals, we want to score three goals."
Lavi said the team wants to pressure on defense as well.
Led by two senior captains, the TCU men's tennis team will use this fall's tournaments to prepare for the more competitive spring season, assistant coach Jeff Beaman said. "The fall season focuses more on conditioning," Beaman said. "We also focus on individual things and find doubles pairing because in the spring, from day one, it is competitive."
Head coach Joey RivÂ said the fall season is used to improve players and that they do not think about rankings.
Body slams will soon be heard at the University Recreation Center.The TCU Wrestling Club will begin practicing for its upcoming season at the end of October, said club president, senior Jeff Davis.
The TCU Wrestling Club was formed last year.
Davis said there was a $75 membership fee for the whole year but the club is open to everyone, including faculty and staff, but in order to compete, you have to be an undergraduate or graduate student.
The TCU men's and women's cross country teams will compete this weekend in the North Texas Invitational in Denton."This is one of the smaller meets we will compete in this year," Senior Katrina Zielinski said.
Cross country head coach Patrick Cunniff said this weekend's meet will be very interesting.
"I have not received a final list of the number of schools who will be competing this weekend," Cunniff said. "The level of competition will be determined by the schools that actually compete."
There is more than one football team on TCU's campus.The intramural football season started Monday, and there are 87 men's, women's and co-rec teams signed up to play this year.
"This is the highest we have ever had," Cristie Carpenter, assistant director intramurals and sports clubs, said Tuesday. "Intramural football is the biggest sport we have in the fall."
Why are there so many people playing intramural football?
"It helps keep the competitive juices flowing," Charlie Spiegel, a sophomore finance major, said.