Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tank Carder Talks Steelers

Tank Carder joined Troy Clardy on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh last week and talked about the NFL draft, TCU, the Steelers and more. Listen to the interview HERE.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Season Ticket Sales Going Well for TCU

If you have been watching the TCU season ticket selection process you would know that the seats are going fast. It is looking like TCU will sell around 30,000 season tickets for 2012, up from a year ago.

Star-Telegram.com:

TCU sold about 4,300 seats during its first week of seat selection for the renovated Amon G. Carter Stadium.

TCU hopes to have about 30,000 seats filled by season-ticket holders for the inaugural season in the Big 12.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Kerley Gets Vote of Confidence From Cromartie...Kind Of

Monday, March 19, 2012

More New Uniforms for TCU?

There have been rumors throughout the offseason that TCU would be getting a new logo for 2012. That looks to be put on the back burner for now, but there could be new uniforms for the Frogs again this season.

I posted before that TCU will have a gray uniform to add into the mix of what they already had, but according to ESPNDallas.com, TCU is planning to unveil some new uniforms in the coming months.

ESPNDallas.com:

Look for TCU to unveil some new flashy uniforms from Nike in the coming months. The company has big plans for the Frogs, who already had a special helmet for the Rose Bowl and have worn Pro Combat unis in the past.

I am interested to see what happens. I kind of wish they would combine the previous two seasons into one look. I will keep you posted.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Big 12 and ESPN Working on Extension


Here is some good news for TCU. It looks like that move to the Big 12 will bring even more money than originally thought. The Big 12 and ESPN are nearing “a blockbuster TV contract that will put its media revenue among the top tier of college conferences” according to SportsBusinessDaily.com.

SportsBusinessDaily.com:

The Big 12 and ESPN are nearing an extension that will earn the conference — combined with its Fox TV contract — $2.5 billion over the next 13 years, according to industry sources. The ESPN extension would run through 2025 and sync up with Fox’s deal.

By network, the Big 12 stands to make $1.3 billion from ESPN and $1.2 billion from Fox over the life of the two deals. ESPN’s old contract with the Big 12 ran through 2016, but the two sides are close on a nine-year extension that will increase the conference’s average revenue from its current $150 million a year to nearly $200 million annually. Each Big 12 school will make roughly $5 million more a year in the new contract over the old deal.

If this deal gets finalized, each school will receive a little under $20 million a year.

Tampa Bay Interested in Tank?

The buzz around TCU draft prospects hasn’t been as high this year as it was in 2011 but Tank Carder is still trying to do his part. The former Frog linebacker had decent workouts at the NFL Combine and TCU pro day and will be visiting Tampa Bay very soon.

ESPN.com:

We’ll find out soon enough if the Bucs are going to do anything at linebacker in free agency. But we already know one guy they’re looking at in the draft. That’s TCU’s Tank Carder.

According to a league source, Carder will have an official visit with the Bucs the first week of April. I always say not to read too much into which teams interview or visit with draft prospects and that remains true. Lots of teams do lots of interviews and visits with lots of prospects. But we know Carder is at least on the Bucs’ radar and he plays a position where the team could be making some moves.