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  1. Beth Mowlins comes cheap. Expect to see more, not less low rent types like her.
  2. ESPN needs to just show games to save money. Who actually watches ESPN for anything else? You can get everything else they offer off the interwebz. For many years a nightcap of Sports Center was must see tv for me. I haven't watched that in years.
  3. Back to original premise.....TCU's football demise started in the 60's with NCAA rule changes. You could start having unlimited substitutions which created specialized players. Couple that with the institution of unlimited scholarships and TCU was doomed. It was much easier for TCU to compete when all they had to find was a couple of dozen iron men. More so than talent, it was important to find mentally tough bastards that could just flat out play the whole freakin' game. Watch the Junction Boys to see what that's about. Once these rules changed, it became harder for TCU to find and draw in the talent necessary to compete with the big state schools. And lets face it, we were just either slow to figure it out, didn't have the money to do anything about it, or just didn't care for far too long. Because TCU hardly spent any money on football from the 60s-80s. TCU fell waaaaay behind in the arms race. It wasn't until we were knocked out of the big boys club that our eyes finally opened.
  4. This TCU Lettermen's Association Email Blast is a service provided to our membership TCU LETTERMEN'S ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2017 Dear Lettermen's Association: On April 12, the Lettermen's Hall of Fame Selection Committee selected and voted in the Class of 2017. Horned Frogs standout athletes: Austin Adams, Kelly Crowell-Goehl, Pete Jordan, Jill Pape-Kramer, Corey Santee, and Col. Sue Ann Sandusky will comprise the 50th class set for induction into the TCU Lettermen’s Association Hall of Fame. The group will be honored in a formal ceremony and banquet on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m., at TCU’s Brown-Lupton University Union. This will kick-off a weekend full activities for this year's class and past inductees. Below is a brief bio of their accomplishments. Austin Adams (2007 – Baseball) The four-year letterman garnered national recognition as he was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team at the Houston Regional in 2007. He was named the 2004 Conference USA Tournament MVP and the Mountain West Conference Tournament MVP in 2007. Adams earned First-Team All-Mountain West honors in 2006 and 2007 and was a two-time Mountain West Scholar Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Conference player. Kelly Crowell-Goehl (1994 – Women's Diving) Crowell-Goehl was an NCAA All-American in 1993. She qualified for the NCAA Championships three consecutive years from 1991-93. Crowell-Goehl was named a Southwest Conference Scholar-Athlete and still holds TCU diving records. She was named the TCU Female Athlete of the Year in 1991-92 and earned the award for TCU Athlete of the Year in 1992-93. She was a four-year letterwinner, as well as team captain and team MVP in 1994. Pete Jordan (1986 – Men's Golf) Jordan, an All-American for the TCU men's golf program and four-year letterman helped lead the Horned Frogs to the 1986 Southwest Conference championship. Jordan was also an Academic All-American and two-time All-Southwest Conference selection. He made nearly 300 appearances on the PGA Tour during his 20-year professional career. Jill Pape-Kramer (1999 – Volleyball) Former player turned coach, Kramer, was a four-year letterwinner and team captain at TCU. Kramer, formerly Pape, was the first scholarship volleyball student-athlete in TCU history. She holds the TCU school record in kills and total career attacks. She also still holds single-season records in kills, kills per game and total attacks and two Western Athletic Conference records. Since her return to TCU she has led the team to back-to-back NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship tournaments and continues to lead the team in a winning direction. Corey Santee (2005 – Men's Basketball) Santee was a two-time All-Conference USA selection who helped lead TCU to the quarterfinals of the NIT Tournament in 2005. He started 61 consecutive games for the Frogs and was the team’s Most Valuable Player following the 2003 season. Santee is the school’s all-time assist leader and the second all-time leading scorer in program history with 1,832 points. He also remains in the record books as he ranks second all-time in steals and minutes played. Santee went on to play professional basketball overseas for eight years following his collegiate career. Col. Sue Ann Sandusky (1974 – Rifle) Col. Sue Ann Sandusky was a three-time All-American for TCU rifle from 1972-74. Sandusky was a back-to-back national women’s air rifle champion. She was the national women’s standard rifle probe champion in 1975, 1978 and 1980. She earned two gold medals at world shooting championships and served on the U.S. Olympic Committee. She was recruited to join the U.S. Army when military services were first opening up to women and was a member of the USAR International Shooting Team from 1975-1982. Please Note: TCU baseball standout and Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta was elected to this year’s class, but deferred his induction to another year due to his MLB schedule. The TCU Lettermen's Selection Committee is a diverse group of 45 members consisting of former male and female athletes representing seven decades, current Hall of Fame Members as well as TCU coaches and athletic administrators who have well over 30 years of service at TCU. Our screening and selection committee members take their voting responsibility seriously and are proud to serve. Also, one of the main qualifications to be considered for a Hall of Fame nomination is that the nominee would need to be out of TCU for a minimum of 10 years. Go Frogs! Gregory Blackwell Director Lettermen's Association Texas Christian University TCU Box 297140 Fort Worth, Texas 76129 (817) 257-5471 (Direct) http://lettermens.tcu.edu
  5. They should rename it "The Traffics Gonna Suck So Bad You'll Think You're At A Game With 150,000 People Bowl"
  6. My cousin works for a place that gets local dfw pro sports tickets all the time so he invites me several times a year. We got to go to one of the ground suites at Jerry World for a Cowboys game one time. We both decided that they sucked. View is horrible and we were glad we didn't have to pay anything for them. To think that people pay big bucks for them is beyond amazing.
  7. too bad we missed out on her. http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2017/4/13/15285432/female-college-football-players-kickers-becca-longo College football has had a couple of female kickers over the years, but Becca Longo might be the first one to sign a National Letter of Intent and arrive on scholarship. Longo signed an LOI with Division II Adams State, in Colorado, on Wednesday. She’ll be a kicker on the football team and also play basketball there. AZCentral reported Longo’s coach introduced her at her signing ceremony “as the first girl in the country to sign a college football letter of intent for a program in NCAA Division I or II.” That indicates the LOI is for football, not hoops. It’s been more than a decade since the last one, but there have been several female kickers to come through the college game. It’s difficult to say anything with certainty about students’ financial-aid packages over the years, but I don’t think anybody else has signed an LOI — at least not in D-I or D-II, as Longo’s coach indicated. The women who have kicked for college teams in the past have been walk-ons.
  8. No, I was after that.
  9. Spike was the cross town high school football coach back when I was in high school, then went to Tceh. People loved him. RIP Spike.
  10. That was sweetness. When our 3rd and 4th stringers were rushing it up the middle for 20 and 30 yard gains.
  11. Lyle Blackwood
  12. Get your golf on This TCU Lettermen's Association Email Blast is a service provided to our membership IN OUR COMMUNITY ANGELA STANFORD FOUNDATION NIGHT WITH THE STARS AND LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE CHARITY GOLF Dear Lettermen's Association, We are proud to focus on TCU Lettermen from across the country who host charity events that give back to their communities. Current LPGA tour professional and Lettermen's Hall of Fame member, Angela Stanford, is hosting back to back charity events in the Fort Worth area to support her Foundation that supports families affected by cancer. Sunday, April 30 - A Night With The Stars Concert in the Champions Club at Amon G. Carter Stadium Monday, April 1 - Let Your Light Shine - Charity Golf Tournament at Mira Vista Country Club If you are interested in learning more about the event or want to help support and/or attend the event, PLEASE CLICK HERE . If you do sign up, please let them know you're a TCU Letterman. If you are a TCU Letterman and host an annual charity event that helps your local community, please let us know and we will highlight your event on our website and help spread the word. You can view the events on the "In Our Community" page on our website at www.lettermens.tcu.edu. As always, thank you for your continued support of the TCU Lettermen’s Association. Go Frogs!! Gregory Blackwell Director Lettermen's Association Texas Christian University TCU Box 297140 Fort Worth, Texas 76129 (817) 257-5471 (Direct) http://lettermens.tcu.edu
  13. They recruited me heavy in high school. Thank God I didn't make that mistake.
  14. Coastal Carolina getting into the act: CCU cheerleaders were paid up to $1,500 for dates, according to investigation By Christian Boschult cboschult@thesunnews.com A criminal investigation report obtained from Coastal Carolina University alleges that some members of the CCU cheer team worked as strippers and escorts. The entire cheer team has been suspended from cheering due to a pending conduct investigation, but are still permitted to attend class. According to the investigation report obtained by The Sun News through a Freedom of Information request, cheerleaders involved in the escort services were paid between $100 and $1,500 per date. Cheerleaders also would receive goods such as Michael Kors purses, as well as shoes and clothes, according to the investigation. One cheerleader was offered $800 to escort a male to New York Prime, according to the report. The cheerleaders would not engage in sexual favors, the report stated, but the investigation found “evidence of an escort service.” The cheerleaders ran the operation through the website seekingarrangement.com, according to the report. Text messages between cheerleaders advised team members working at the strip clubs, including Thee DollHouse, to quit their jobs until after a national cheerleading competition taking place in Dayton Beach, Fla., according to the report. Amy Lawrence, an attorney who is representing five of the cheerleaders, called the suspension “unprecedented” Thursday morning. “I am shocked and saddened to see these girls become victims of these baseless claims from an anonymous source,” Lawrence said in a news release. “Even more disheartening is that these girls were not permitted due process in their own defense to show just how outlandish and ridiculous these allegations truly are.” The investigation found that 11 cheerleaders were aware of the escort service and seven were not aware, CCU reported. The letter On March 13, CCU officials including President David DeCenzo, university counsel Timothy Meacham and cheer coaches Marla Sage and Kelly Moore, met to discuss a letter mailed anonymously to DeCenzo’s office that sparked the investigation. The letter alleged the cheerleaders were engaged in prostitution, stripping, drinking and forcing younger cheerleaders to partake in underage drinking. They were not “accepted” into the team unless they took part, according to the letter. http://www.thestate.com/news/state/south-carolina/article143169714.html Here's a link to the letter: http://www.thestate.com/news/state/south-carolina/article143311694.html#wgt=trending