October 26, 2017
Happy Thursday from Waco. Don’t worry, I’m just here for meetings.
This week is flying by: Monday the Frog Club team pulled off the 39th edition of the Horned Frog Classic presented by Greenwood Office Outfitters, generating $325,000 for TCU student-athlete scholarships. Thanks to Colonial Country Club, 244 players, the many sponsors and the Frog Club volunteers.
TCU Basketball head coach Jamie Dixon shows off the net he cut after TCU defeated Georgia Tech 88-56 to win the NIT at Madison Square Garden in New York City on March 30, 2017. Photo by Glen E. Ellman
Tuesday I was off to Kansas City with Jamie Dixon ’87 for Big 12 Basketball Media Day. It’s amazing how quickly the image of TCU Basketball has changed, coming off the NIT Championship win. Kansas men’s basketball head coach Bill Self says TCU can win the league. University of Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger says TCU has boosted the Big 12’s reputation. West Virginia University head man Bob Huggins says he’s seen Jamie Dixon’s act before when WVU was in the Big East with Dixon’s University of Pittsburgh team.
Coach Dixon said last year’s 24-15 season was good but he wasn’t satisfied. “I thought we should have won more,” he said.
You can get a sneak peek of the Frogs on Friday, November 3rd at 5 p.m. at the Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena. It’s the Frog Army Scrimmage!
Tomorrow we’ll dive into Iowa State and the first top 25 match-up at Jack Trice Stadium since 2002. Iowa State’s coach is 37 years old. The game day forecast is a high of 40 degrees.
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John Denton has been the color analyst for the TCU Sports Network from IMG since 1988. A former standout for the Horned Frog football team, Denton went from walk-on to a four-year lettermen as a kicker and punter for the Purple and White from 1981-84 and completed his career at the 1984 Bluebonnet Bowl. Shown here with his former coach, the late Jim Wacker, Denton currently serves as the Director of Major Gifts for TCU Athletics.
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