Texas Christian University not only has a unique name for its sports teams - the Horned Frogs - but a growing reputation for on-field performance. TCU's football team notched an undefeated 2010 regular season, followed up with a victory over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day 2011. TCU will join the Big East Conference beginning in 2012.
College sports are not the only sports story in Fort Worth. Major sporting events include NASCAR and IndyCar Series races each summer at Texas Motor Speedway, and Fort Worth also opens its arms each May to the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club – considered one of the most prestigious golf tournaments on the PGA Tour each year. Fort Worth also hosts the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl college football game each December.
With its location in the heart of the Metroplex, Fort Worth offers easy access to major professional sports teams. The Dallas Cowboys of the NFL and Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball play in Arlington in Tarrant County, and the region also includes the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA, Dallas Stars of the NHL and FC Dallas of Major League Soccer.
Minor league teams that call the Metroplex home include the Dallas Vigilantes and Allen Wranglers of indoor football, baseball's Fort Worth Cats and Grand Prairie AirHogs, the Texas Legends and Dallas Impact in basketball, and the Allen Americans and Texas Brahmas in hockey.
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