FCSR #1377 | July 18, 2014 | Exclusive Report for TCU Frog Club Members
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TCU defensive end and Big 12 Preseason Defensive Player of the Year Devonte Fields has been named to the watch list for the 2014 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award. Fields is one of just five defensive linemen on the list. The Walter Camp Player of the Year Award is the nation's fourth-oldest individual college football accolade.
Fields Named to Walter Camp Award Watch List

TCU tailback B.J. Catalon has been named to the watch list for the 2014 Doak Walker Award, presented to the nation's top running back. An Academic All-Big 12 honoree last year, Catalon ran for 569 yards to become the first Horned Frog to top TCU in rushing in back-to-back seasons since Joseph Turner (2007-09).
Catalon Named to Doak Walker Award Watch List

TCU defensive end Devonte Fields has been chosen by the conference media as the Big 12 Preseason Defensive Player of the Year while joining Horned Frogs safety Sam Carter and defensive tackle Chucky Hunter as Preseason All-Big 12 selections.

TCU tops the conference with three players on the Preseason All-Big 12 Defensive Team. The Horned Frogs have had a Conference Defensive Player of the Year in each of the last six seasons (Jerry Hughes, 2008-09; Tank Carder, 2010-11; Devonte Fields, 2012; Jason Verrett, 2013).
Fields Tabbed Preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year

TCU's Paul Dawson has been included on the preseason watch list for the 2014 Butkus Award, presented to the nation's top linebacker. A senior from Dallas, Dawson was a wide receiver at Skyline High School. He led TCU last season with 91 tackles while placing second with 10 stops for loss.
Dawson on Butkus Award Watch List

TCU defensive end Devonte Fields and defensive tackle Chucky Hunter have been named to the watch list for the 2014 Rotary Lombardi Award. Hunter has now been selected to four national preseason watch lists. Fields, who has also garnered preseason All-America accolades, was the 2012 Associated Press Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year as a true freshman.
TCU Duo on Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List

NFL Horned Frogs Return Home
Local product will be a key starter in first year (DMN)
Gary Patterson brings in new faces at offensive coordinator, quarterback (DMN)
Special teams might be Frogs' most well-rounded unit (DMN)
Frogs need to find replacement for All-American cornerback (DMN)
Gary Patterson has three linebackers for two starting spots (DMN)
ESPN projects Big 12 win-loss records (ESPN)

Men's Basketball

With the $59 million renovation of Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, TCU director of intercollegiate athletics Chris Del Conte has announced that the Horned Frogs men's basketball program will play its 2014-15 home games at the Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center in Fort Worth with the TCU women playing in the Rec Center on campus. Both programs will return to their new home for the 2015-16 campaign.
TCU Announces Temporary Basketball Facilities
Exposure: A Closer Look at Renovation

GoFrogs.com takes a closer look at men's basketball sophomore Chris Washburn in this week's summer series video.
Summer Series Video: Chris Washburn

Women's Basketball

The TCU women's basketball program recently accepted four "Chillin4Charity" Cold Water Challenges in an effort to help raise donations for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. The movement was originally started by Arizona head women's basketball coach Niya Butts, and went viral as the entire TCU coaching staff and several student-athletes were challenged on four separate occasions.

The Horned Frogs brought in several prominent TCU figures to help with the challenges, including head football coach Gary Patterson, head men's basketball coach Trent Johnson and football great LaDainian Tomlinson, while also bringing in TCU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Chris Del Conte on the final challenge.
TCU Accepts Chillin4Charity Challenges
Challenge #1
Challenge #2
Challenge #3
Challenge #4

Swimming & Diving

Five TCU swimming and diving student-athletes were named to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Honorable Mention Scholar All-America team. The Horned Frogs' women's team garnered Scholar All-America team honors posting a 3.42 GPA for Spring 2014.

Michelle Fleming, Lyndsie Gibson and Gabi Korac received awards for the TCU women's team. Sebastian Arispe and Josh Mangus earned honors for the men's team.
Five Frogs, TCU Women's Team Earn Honors


GoFrogs.com recently sat down with senior Western rider Alexi Child to find out more about her life as a TCU student-athlete.
Sitting Down with Child


TCU soccer head coach Eric Bell has announced the 2014 schedule. The 18-game slate includes nine home games and nine road contests. Five of the 18 opponents appeared in the 2013 NCAA tournament.

For the second straight season, the Horned Frogs will open away from home when they head to the northwest for a pair of matches. The season opener on Aug. 22 will pit the Frogs against 2013 postseason participant, Washington State. TCU will head over the border for an Aug. 24 tilt against Idaho. TCU will open up its home schedule Aug. 29 against Missouri.
Soccer Announces 2014 Schedule

Track & Field

The Frogs had a total of 17 student-athletes participate in the 2014 NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon, and with a majority of them returning for the 2014-15 season, the future is bright for the TCU men's and women's track and field teams.
Frogs Look to Build on Success in 2014-15

Compliance Corner
Unlimited Meals Rule - Clarification
Application of NCAA Division I Proposal No. 2013-31-B (Awards, Benefits and Expenses -- Meals and Snacks Incidental to Participation)

NCAA Division I member institutions are reminded that beginning Aug. 1, 2014, an institution is permitted to provide meals and snacks to student-athletes as a benefit incidental to participation in intercollegiate athletics. The following information is designed to assist institutions with the application of the legislation.

Since the adoption of Proposal No. 2013-31-B, the NCAA national office has received numerous questions from the membership regarding the application of the new legislation. More specifically, given that the legislation provides institutions the discretion to provide all student-athletes (scholarship and non-scholarship) with meals and snacks incidental to participation, questions have arisen concerning the impact on financial aid legislation and the meaning of "incidental to participation." Consistent with the deregulatory nature of this rule change and recognizing the uniqueness of institutional meal plans and polices, institutions and conferences have the discretion to provide student-athletes other meals or snacks as they deem appropriate and consistent with institutional policies and financial aid regulations. As adopted, the legislation does not permit institutions to avoid applying the financial aid legislation. For example, meals and snacks provided as benefits incidental to participation in intercollegiate athletics are not intended to replace meals that would normally be provided through a dining plan or an off-campus board stipend.

The Division I membership will have the opportunity to examine the various outcomes of this new legislation through the new governance model.

Lastly, similar to the deregulation that occurred as part of the NCAA Working Group on Collegiate Model - Rules process in the area of student-athlete benefits, the membership should be assured that exercising the discretion described above to provide meals or snacks to student-athletes will not result in second-guessing by the NCAA staff.
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