Friday, June 6, 2008

#29 Basil Mitchell

Basil is one of only 9 frogs to eclipse the 2,500 yard mark. He finished out his days as a Horned Frog with 2,783 yards which puts him at #6 all time. He had 12 career 100 yard rushing games, and is one of three Horned Frogs to have multiple 200 yard games, which came against UNLV in 1996 (220 yards) and Tulsa, also in '96 (215 yards). The two other members of the multiple +200 club? LT with 8 and Kenneth Davis with 3.

Basil was a dual threat, both on the ground and down the field. In '96 he led the team in both rushing (953 yards) and receiving (344 yards). He solidified his spot as an All-Time Frog by racking up 185 yards rushing on only 19 carries and 2 TDs in the 1998 Sun Bowl victory over USC. The victory over USC was TCU’s first bowl win since a 28-27 win over Syracuse in the 1957 Cotton Bowl.

Next on the list, this player stamped his way to Horned Frog lore by being the second all time leading passer in yards and fourth in passing TDs, as well as being only one of two Frogs to play in the Japan Bowl………

Amon G. Receives 15,000 G's

FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU has announced that the Amon G. Carter Foundation has pledged $15 million to help renovate TCU's 78-year-old Amon G. Carter Stadium.

"We are delighted and very grateful that the Carter Foundation determined to give TCU such a significant gift to help renovate the stadium," said Chancellor Victor J. Boschini Jr. "The Foundation has a strong connection to the stadium because it's named after Mr. Carter, who had a profound passion for TCU athletics and played the lead role in the first fundraising effort for the stadium. The gift also will help TCU continue building a distinctive University experience marked by excellent academic programs and facilities."

"The Carter Foundation recognizes that the football stadium remains one of the most visible landmarks on campus and in southwest Fort Worth," said John Robinson, executive vice president of the Amon G. Carter Foundation. "Our commitment signals a strong endorsement from the Carter family and Foundation of the University's intention to renovate the stadium. We are proud to be the first commitment toward the Amon G. Carter Stadium project which will enhance the University and Fort Worth for the next 50 years."

In addition to upgrading the facility, the main goal of the renovation is to create the "Camden Yards" of collegiate football stadiums.

When Amon G. Carter Stadium opened in 1930, capacity was just 24,000. With the addition of end zone bleachers, it was temporarily expanded to 30,000 prior to TCU's 1935 game with SMU. Before the 1956 season, a second deck was added on the west side to increase the seating capacity to more than 45,000. TCU's Board of Trustees voted to name the stadium in honor of Carter in 1951.

The Carter Foundation gift along with a recent gift of $8 million from Paul and Judy Andrews for the Andrews Institute of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, the John V. Roach Honors College and the Mary Couts Burnett Library, places the amount raised for The Campaign for TCU at more than $173 million.

# 30 Greatest Horned Frog of All Time - Ross Montgomery

Not only did the elder Montgomery lead the Horned Frogs in rushing 3 consecutive years from 1966 – 68; not only does he have the 9th most rushing attempts in a season with 198; not only was he named to the All South West Conference Team in 1967; but he is also the father of quite possibly one of the all time frat dudes to walk the planet, and that alone is good enough to make this list.

Next on the list, the only Frog to have ever to been drafted to the XFL (we think)………..