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4 College Junior

Athletics: Sports are a big part of the school. Our baseball team was awesome this past year and made it to the CWS! The facilities are nice, we have the nicest football stadium in the Big 12.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics is very popular, and the students are very supportive of the sports teams, School spirit is very high and all of the sports facilities are really nice.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletic facilities are gorgeous here, and definitely better than most schools. Sports, especially football are a huge part of the campus life and school spirit is phenomenal. You will always find people wearing purple or saying "Go Frogs". Fan support overall is pretty good, though not as much for some sports. It is definitely the best for football. Our teams were pretty good this year, although they are supposed to be better next year. Baseball is exceptionally good here, and it has been that way for a while.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: TCU sports haven't been as strong this year, but that doesn't stop us from being proud horned frogs.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: TCU is obsessed with its athletics. I would say student athletes are somewhat spoiled

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  • 56th
    Most Active Varsity Sports
  • 1126th
    Best Intramural Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Marley Hutchinson
Greenwood Village, CO
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Both varsity and intramural athletics are popular at TCU. Football is the most popular sport on campus; basketball's a distant second, and most others trail by a significant margin. Students enjoy supporting the varsity teams, especially when they are winning.

While football seems to dominate the athletic scene, Intramural sports allow athletes to compete in a wide array of sports at a variety of diferent competitive levels. With options ranging from inner tube water polo to sand volleyball, IM sports provide a variety of interesting and new athletic experiences for students-with a bit of time and money to spare. Intramural sports are offered in a variety of areas, with annual competitions and a fair amount of participation. The seven athletic facilities provide more than enough space for student athletes, and TCU is constantly building additional facilities for other sports.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conferences
Football: Big Twelve Conference
Basketball: Big Twelve Conference
School Colors
Purple and white
School Nickname
The Horned Frog
Men Playing Varsity Sports
269 - 9%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
213 - 5%
Students Receiving Athletic Financial Aid
Football: 101
Basketball: 33
Baseball: 31
Cross Country/Track: 36
Other Sports: 129
Graduation Rates of Athletic Financial Aid Recipients
Football: 47%
Basketball: 43%
Baseball: 80%
Cross Country/Track: 25%
Other Sports: 54%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Rifle
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Baseball
  • Cycling
  • Dance Group
  • Gymnastics
  • In-line hockey
  • Lacrosse (men's and women's)
  • Painball
  • Polo
  • Rugby
  • Soccer (men's and women's)
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball (men's and women's)
  • Wakeboarding
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball
  • Bowling (tournament)
  • Flag football
  • Sand volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Team tennis
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center
  • Daniel-Meyer Coliseum
  • The Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium
  • Intramural Fields
  • Lupton Baseball Stadium
  • Rickel Recreation Center
  • The Robert and Maria Lowdon Track
Most Popular Sports
As it is in most of the South, football is huge here. The TCU football team has won numerous Mountain West Conference championships in recent years, and it is also the alma mater of San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson (`01). Attendance of football games is unrivaled in any other TCU varsity sport, although men's basketball and other varsity sports do have reasonable attendances.
Most Overlooked Teams
With football getting much of the fame and glory, most other sports are generally overlooked. Other sports, like golf and women's soccer, don't receive as much publicity, though lucrative scholarships are still provided for these athletes as well. Tickets are sold for most other sports, and there are still fans of every sport on campus.
School Spirit
The students of TCU, in general, take a good deal of pride in their school. From the stickers on their cars, to the sold out football games, TCU students clearly take pride in the school. It is not uncommon to see the student section at sporting events as a sea of purple, especially during football season. Students don't just show their spirit at games-TCU gear is a common sight on campus, as well.
Getting Tickets
Tickets are easy to purchase in advance at the Coliseum box office. Admission to athletic events is free with a student ID, but if you're bringing non-students, you will have to buy tickets. Most events offer affordable tickets to a variety of events.
Best Place to Take a Walk
The best place to take a walk is definitely around the Greek. It has markers along the sidewalk that say how long you've been walking along the two-mile circle.

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 69 responses

  • 0% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 0% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 58% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 42% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 69 responses

  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 38% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 52% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 10% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 70 responses

  • 0% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 7% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 74% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 19% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.



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