Tomlinson accepted an athletic scholarship at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, then a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). He played for the TCU Horned Frogs from 1997 to 2000. Prior to Tomlinson’s arrival, TCU had appeared in only one bowl game in the previous 12 seasons (and two in the previous 34) and had recently been ...
The TCU Horned Frogs are the athletic teams that represent Texas Christian University. The 18 varsity teams participate in NCAA Division I and in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) for football, competing mostly in the Big 12 Conference. The school was a founding member of the Southwest Conference and was a member of the Western Athletic Conference, Conference USA, and the Mountain West Conference before joining the Big 12. Two TCU teams participate outside the Big 12 in sports not sponsored by that conference. The rifle team competes in the Patriot Rifle Conference, and the beach volleyball team plays in the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association.
The "horned frog" nickname and mascot refer to the Texas horned lizard, also known as the "horned frog."
College Sports Established
Fort Worth, Texas
Texas Christian University
1973 - Present / NCAA Division 1
1923 - 1973 / University Division of the NCAA
2012 – Present / Big 12 Conference
2005 – 2012 / Mountain West Conference
2001 - 2005 / Conference USA
1996 - 2001 / Western Athletic Conference
1923 - 1996 / Southwest Conference
Horned Frogs - The horned frog is actually a horned lizard, which is native to Texas and is one of about 14 North American species of "spikey-bodied reptiles."
The reptile became Texas Christian University's mascot after its appearance first on the school's yearbook publication. Its annual was named "The Horned Frog" in 1887 and was selected over the other option "The Cactus." Gradually, the name leaked into the athletic department and sports teams began being called the Horned Frogs as well.
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