Before there were the HyperFrogs, there were the Clark Hall Spirit Marauders. They were easy to spot at TCU sporting events, sitting in the front rows with their faces painted purple and white, cheering and shouting.
They were determined to improve school spirit.
"The whole idea behind the group is that we wanted to build some spirit around TCU and create a tradition," group leader and Clark Hall resident Mike Kerner was quoted as saying in the 1989 Horned Frog yearbook.
Among other activities, the Spirit Marauders took groups of children with cystic fibrosis to football and basketball games.