Dynasties are different.
At T.C.U., there are two – and they couldn’t be more dissimilar.
Situated just west of Stadium Drive, Gary Patterson’s football team operates out of recently renovated office space and state-of-the-art practice facilities. This fall, it will take its 2011 Rose Bowl trophy and three straight Mountain West titles into a new conference – the Big 12 – and a newly overhauled stadium, complete with a $164 million, donor-funded face-lift.
Then, there’s the women’s rifle team, whose 98-year-old home range is tucked between a residence hall and fitness center on the south edge of campus and shares a building with the university R.O.T.C .program.
Still, that hasn’t stopped the Lady Horned Frogs from winning and doing it in bunches.
T.C.U. won the N.C.A.A rifle championship Saturday, outshooting Kentucky, 4,676-4,661, for its second national title in three years.