BeBoldCSU had a very insightful conversation today with Chris Del Conte who is the AD of TCU. As you know TCU has had tremendous success over the past few years and is making the transition from the MWC to Big 12. We sat down with him today and encourage you to read for yourself how much he believes athletics has made a difference for TCU overall. Download here
Here is an except that is for sure to peak your interest:
Be Bold CSU: What is your view on the importance of college athletics?
Chris Del Conte: I believe athletics is the front porch for the university. No doubt about it. It puts us in a position to sell our university coast to coast. As our program has risen in football, the amount of applicants has risen from 4000 or 5000 six to seven years ago to well over 20,000 applicants per year now.
That’s an increase of over 300%.