TCU Unveils Name For Its Basketball Student Section: “Purple Haze”

In an attempt to increase the normally poor attendance at basketball games, TCU has unveiled an official name for the Horned Frogs’ student section: Purple Haze

According to the group’s Twitter page, the new organization will instill a “Purple Haze Points Program,” basically giving students rewards for attending basketball games. Some of the rewards include custom socks, TCU polos and personalized TCU basketball jerseys. 

While the Frogs struggled mightily in their first Big 12 season and only finished 11-21, fans should have several glimmers of hope for this season. The Frogs proved that they can beat anyone by upsetting No. 5 Kansas at home last year, and also had a strong recruiting class, including their highest rated prospect ever in freshman center Karviar Shepherd

The new moniker for the student section and potential prizes are just icing on the cake for what could be an exciting year for TCU.

The Frogs open their season against bitter rival SMU at American Airlines Center tomorrow. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. 


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Jordan Ray is a junior Journalism major at TCU. As well as CollegeSpun, he currently writes for TCU's student digital newspaper, TCU360, and a TCU Fan Website, Follow him @JRaySports and like his Facebook page ( for updates on the Horned Frogs and general opinions on sports.