TCU Forensics Spreads the Love at the Sweetheart Swing

Over the Valentine’s Day weekend, TCU Speech and Debate traveled to Lawton, Oklahoma to compete in the Sweetheart Swing hosted by Cameron University. TCU Forensics competed in both parliamentary debate as well as ten individual speaking events. Overall, TCU took home first overall in debate, second overall in individual speaking, and first in the combined… Read more »

TCU Wins the 2020 Southern Forensics Championship

On January 24th, 2019, Texas Christian University traveled ten hours to compete in the Southern Forensics Championship. The SFC is the regional state competition for Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas, and this year the competition was year was hosted by Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi. TCU opened the second half of their 2019-2020 season with… Read more »

TCU and the Cameron Chirstmas Classic

On December fifth, the TCU speech and debate team traveled to Lawton, OK to compete at the Christmas Classic Swing held at Cameron University. In the first part of the competition, TCU took home a second-place debate sweepstakes trophy as well as a second place overall individual event sweepstakes trophy as well as many individual… Read more »

TCU Speech and Debate on Home Turf

TCU Speech and Debate hosted the Cowtown Swing, the home tournament hosted on TCU’s campus, this past weekend, October 25th through the 28th. Twenty-Two universities and community colleges from seven states came to campus and competed at the 2019 Cowtown Swing. On top of dealing with all of their hosting duties, on Friday and Sunday,… Read more »

TCU Speech and Debate Showcases at Hub City Swing

The TCU Speech and Debate Team traveled to Hattisburg, Mississippi on Friday, October 18th to compete in the fifth annual Hub City Swing. Among the 19 schools competing, TCU took home 2nd in Individual Event Sweepstakes among several individual awards in both debate and speech events. We are incredibly proud of our first year memebrs:… Read more »

TCU Speech and Debate Opens Season with Success at Heart of Texas Swing

The TCU Speech and Debate Team began their 2019-2020 season with great success at the Heart of Texas Swing hosted by Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. We are extremely proud of our newest members Ryan Debish, Sarah Douglas, Jared Bautista, Kathleen Sandoval and Huy Nguyen for giving it their all. Individual results from both… Read more »

TCU Wins Overall Sweepstakes at the Southern Forensics Championship

TCU took home 1st place in combined sweepstakes at the 2019 Southern Forensics Championship, hosted at Louisiana Tech. University in Ruston, LA. Full results below: Azhan Hasan: Champion in IPDA Debate 2nd place, IPDA Speaker award 2nd place, Extemporaneous Speaking 2nd place, Editorial Impromptu Speaking Semifinalist, Impromptu Speaking Sarah Nichols 2nd place, Parliamentary Debate 6th… Read more »

TCU Continues Success at Christmas Classic

The TCU Speech and Debate Team had a great showing at the Christmas Classic Tournament at Oklahoma City University. The team took second place in combined sweepstakes for the weekend. Full results listed below: Christmas Classic, Part 1:  Sarah Nichols:  Champion, Open Parliamentary Debate 3rd Place, Open Extemporaneous Speaking 4th Place, Open Impromptu Speaking Veronika Bondarenko: … Read more »

Speech and Debate Hosts iDebate Rwanda

    The TCU Speech and Debate hosted the iDebate team from Rwanda and engaged in a public Parliamentary Debate on October 9th, 2018. The resolution was as follows: Resolved: This house believes democracy demands character assessment, not caricature assassination.  Team President Sarah Nichols and Vice- President Veronika Bondarenko were on the side of the government

TCU Speech and Debate Opens Season with Success at Storm Classic

The TCU Speech and Debate Team began their 2018-2019 season with great success at the Storm Classic hosted by Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma. Overall, the team placed third in sweepstakes. Individual results from both days are listed below:  Storm Classic Swing Tournament, Part 1 Veronika Bondarenko: Quarterfinalist, Open Parliamentary Debate 1st Place, Impromptu… Read more »

TCU Speech and Debate seeks new talent

The TCU Speech and Debate Team will be hosting open auditions for the 2018-2019 season during the week of August 27! Competition is open to all undergraduates at TCU without a previous Bachelor’s degree. To request an audition, please email Dr. Amorette Hinderaker at

Team Officers Showcase at the Great Texan Debate

Team President Veronika Bondarenko and Vice President Azhan Hasan traveled to Stephenville, Texas, for a public debate against Tarleton State University. It resulted in a tie by a 50/50 vote of the 200-person audience.