Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Future TCU Games on CBS?

Some potentially great news in this morning's Star-Telegram, where Mercedes Mayer reported that MWC Commissioner Craig Thompson has been in negotiations to have some Mountain West games supplementing CBS' coverage of the SEC on some future college football Saturdays.

The article stated that Thompson hopes to have some MWC games in the 11:00 am timeslot. Being that TCU is the Eastern-most school in the conference and that the other eight schools are all in either the Mountain or Pacific Time Zones, the Frogs would be a prime candidate to host a nationally or regionally broadcast game on the network. BYU & Utah's "Holy War" as well as marquee non-conference home games such as Texas at Wyoming in 2009 would also be worthy of such coverage.

There was no mention as to whether or not this would or could affect the 2008 season, but I would say it is much more likely to start next fall, when the Frogs' most prominent conference home game is against Utah and three empty spaces still sit in their non-conference slate. As of now, there hasn't been anything signed so there's not a whole lot to get excited about. But this could be some great exposure for TCU and the other quality football programs in the MWC, and could be a cure to the recent rash of the conference's biggest games being relegated to attendance-killing Thursday nights.

You can read the entire article here:

Brown-Lupton Goes Down

The remaining portion of the Student Center was demolished on July 16, 2008 at noon to prepare for the construction of Scharbauer Hall. Demolition of the "connector" building began Friday, June 13 at 8 a.m. and work has continued for the past few weeks. The buildings have been dismantled piece by piece using equipment with a "claw" to remove the debris.

Earlier this year, TCU Trustees voted to demolish the current Brown-Lupton Student Center and rebuild it as academic space. The new 74,000 square-foot-structure, named Scharbauer Hall, is designed to more efficiently house several academic units such as AddRan College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the John V. Roach Honors College. Administrators estimate that the process will take approximately 18 months.

Best Of Craig's List

josh from the frat house on 15th - w4m

Date: 2008-06-19, 11:24AM EDT

I'm pregnant.

Location: campus

RI cops arrest man with 0.491 blood alcohol level

Well, the bar has finally been set.

The Associated Press

State police say they arrested a man early Tuesday whose blood alcohol level was 0.491 percent - the highest ever recorded in Rhode Island for someone who wasn't dead.
Stanley Kobierowski was taken to a hospital, put in the detoxification unit and sedated, said Maj. Steven O'Donnell. He was arraigned Tuesday on charges of driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest, and he was released after promising to appear Friday at a court hearing.

"The person's lucky they survived," O'Donnell said. "There's no doubt he would have gotten killed or killed someone if he had continued on the route he was taking."

A phone listing for Kobierowski could not be found, and he did not have a lawyer in court Tuesday.

Kobierowski, 34, of North Providence, was arrested after he drove into a highway message board on Interstate 95 in Providence, O'Donnell said.

After police arrived, Kobierowski had trouble getting out of the car, then grabbed it and refused to move, forcing troopers to carry him to the breakdown lane before taking him back to their barracks, O'Donnell said.

A breath test showed blood alcohol readings of 0.489 percent, followed by 0.491, O'Donnell said, the highest readings state officials could remember for someone who didn't end up dead.

The legal limit in Rhode Island is 0.08. A level of 0.30 is classified as stupor, 0.4 is comatose and 0.5 is considered fatal, according to the health department.

Man's Morning Coffee Interrupted

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"I tried to find mah cigarettes and mah hat, and evrathang...I never did find mah cigarettes"

Morning Clips

Jesuit OL Commits to TCU

Mountain West Mailbag

Mountain West seals network deal, begins discussions with CBS

Frogs linebacker plays with hard-nosed edge

Just in case there are any ladies that read this fine page

TCU football coach Gary Patterson will hold a women’s clinic at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Dee J. Kelley Center at TCU. The event includes a clinic with coaches, a fashion show and Q&As with players. Cost is $30. Call 817-257-5552.

2008 TCU football preview: Defense

A good assessment of the defensive side found at Pegasus News