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Friday, August 31, 2001
Editor’s Note:
The Friday, Aug. 31, edition of the TCU Daily Skiff was not published because of computer network problems.
However, some news and sport stories have been placed on the online edition.
The editorial board apologizes to our readers for any inconvenience.
Be sure to pick up the next issue of the Skiff on Wednesday, Sept. 5.
If readers have any questions or thoughts about the Daily Skiff, please e-mail us at or call at 817-257-7428.
Editor in Chief
Ram Luthra
TCU-UNT Game Coverage
Be sure to check our Web site this weekend for coverage of the TCU-UNT football game.

New Texas alcohol laws take effect at midnight
James Zwilling
staff reporter

Motor vehicle passengers in Texas will no longer be able to have open containers of alcohol in their possession begining midnight tonight.
The new legislation passed by members of the 77th Texas Legislature earlier this year makes the offense a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a
fine of $20 or less.
full story

Academic, housing resources strained by enrollment
By Sarah McClellan
staff reporter

The university is experiencing academic and on-campus housing strains because of increased freshmen enrollment, said Ray Brown, dean of
A record 1,515 freshmen enrolled this year, an increase of about 3 percent from 2000 when the freshman enrollment was 1,493, Brown said.
full story


Deanship candidate interviewed, may visit

One candidate for the College of Communications deanship was recommended Wednesday to Provost William Koehler for consideration.
Chairman of the search committee Bill Ryan said a candidate familiar with the three departments in the college — journalism, radio-TV-film and speech communication — was interviewed by the committee Wednesday. He said the candidate has experience with both public and private institutions and has served at an administrative level.
full story

SuperFrog buffs up over summer vacation

A new version of SuperFrog will be unveiled at Saturday’s football game against the University of North Texas, said head cheerleading coach Jeff Tucker.
With a tail, buffed up abs and new shoes, SuperFrog’s new look is more athletic and more reminiscent of a horned frog, Tucker said.
E-mail your reaction to the new look of TCU’s favorite mascot to




New Growth
Focus should be prestige, not size

The time has come for the admissions board to cap enrollment.
TCU is risking the loss of its small school feel. Each year the numbers keep going up — 1,426 in 1999, 1,493 in 2000 and 1,515 this year. Although the
increments are small, the effects are starting to appear.
full story

Men's soccer looks for revenge against Vanderbilt
By Dan Smith
Skiff staff

After losing 4-0 last season to Vanderbilt, the men’s soccer team is looking for payback tonight against the Commodores, players and
coaches said.
“We’d like revenge,” assistant coach Blake Amos said.
The men’s soccer team will start its 2001 season against the Vanderbilt Commodores 8 p.m. tonight at Vanderbilt Soccer Field. The Frogs
play the Belmont Bruins at 6 p.m. Sunday at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium.
full story


Scott Hall, QB, vs. Chad McCarty, DE

The Matchup: Quarterback Scott Hall is the only player on North Texas’ offense that is close to being a threat. As a true freshman last season,
Hall claimed the starting quarterback’s job and started the final nine games for the Mean Green. He completed only 48.7 percent of his passes,
but in the final four games had a quarterback rating of 123.60. Defensive end Chad McCarty has the most experience on the defensive line for
the Horned Frogs. With defensive end Bo Schobel out, the Frogs will need McCarty more than originally planned.
full story


Keys to Victory

1 Get Dunbar the ball
Junior receiver LaTarence Dunbar was virtually taken out of the game last week by the Nebraska defense. The Horned Frogs need to get its most explosive player touches. Dunbar is too fast, too agile and too athletic not to get the football. TCU has talked about putting Dunbar in the backfield occasionally to give him a chance to make plays. Maybe the Frogs should give it a few extra shots Saturday.

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