A $100 million renovation is underway on their football stadium and a new weight room that will double its current size. Then there's a new locker and equipment room on board.
The Frogs are big-time. Even if, like on Saturday, it took BYU to fill their aging basketball arena.
Rose Bowl victors?
"It was great, fantastic. It was big for TCU, it was huge for Fort Worth," said Del Conte.
What does a Rose Bowl win do?
"I think just the validation for all the hard work the football coaches have put in the last decade," said Del Conte.
"Not only does it validate athletics but academics. We have a chancellor who dares to be great academically, not just athletically. That is his mantra. He's engaged that we can compete on the highest level and if we can compete in academics, we're going to do it at the highest level there and in athletics. We've built 12 to 15 dorms and athletic buildings on campus in the last three to five years and athletics is just following suit in that endeavor."
TCU, a private school, received 20,000 applicants for 1,600 admission spots last year. "The effect of TCU globally," said Del Conte. "Everyone is talking about the Frogs."
For now, TCU is in control of college football in Texas.
"That's the way it should be," said the AD. "Things go in cycles and right now it's our time in baseball and in football; it's a great time in the sun and we're going to continue that momentum."
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