Links O' War: August 7th, 2012

Jul 23, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson speaks to reporters during Big 12 Media Day at the Westin Galleria. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE

Back this morning with another edition of your Morning Links, with some bad news coming out of fall camp in the form of a grade casualty. Pour one out for James Dunbar...

College notes: TCU's James Dunbar out because of academics | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - ...
The one area of the TCU offense that remains a question took another hit Monday. TCU began camp minus right tackle James Dunbar, who did not practice because of academic reasons.

Underscoring the lesson about expectations | Editorials | Fort Worth, Arlington, Northeast Ta...
Let's put Casey Pachall's situation in perspective. Some of the activity the Texas Christian University quarterback told police officers he engaged in was illegal: He smoked marijuana. If, as Pachall told officers in February, he tried cocaine and Ecstasy in the past, that broke the law, too.

Like it or not, Doc Patton is running for redemption | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports...
The former TCU star wants to erase image from 2008.

Olympics roundup: Former TCU runner Robinson eliminated in 800 | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports Ne...
Former TCU runner Khadevis Robinson of Fort Worth, at age 36 back in the Olympics for the first time in eight years, didn't make it out of the first round of the men's 800-meter run Monday.

San Antonio among 10 cities asked to bid on Champions Bowl | Big 12 Sports | a mySA.com blog
Valero Alamo Bowl officials confirmed Monday that the city is among the cities asked by the Southeastern and Big 12 conferences to bid on their new Champions Bowl. Paperwork jointly developed by both conferences asked the local bowl to be among 10 bidders for a game that is set to match the two conference champions beginning after the 2014 season.

TCU Head Football Coach Gary Patterson discusses winning in the Big 12 | TCU 360 - with news and sports from the TCU Daily Skiff, TCU News Now and Image magazine
TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson said winning in the Big 12 comes down to one simple concept: planning. Ranked at no. 17, TCU football is one of six Big 12 teams making the 2012 USA Today Coaches Poll last week.

Frogs Earn GCAA All-Academic Team Honor - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
The TCU men's golf team has earned recognition from the Golf Coaches Association of America for its work in the classroom, as the squad has been named to the organization's All-Academic Team for the 2011-12 season. Only teams with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better received the honor.

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