Links O' War: Tuesday August 20th, 2013

Happy Tuesday everybody... This time next week, game week begins. Until then, we are still talking uniforms, new guys, and FOOTBALL!

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TCU SPORTS

Former Frogs Medal at World Championships - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
Former track and field All-America honorees Charles Silmon and Justyn Warner earned silver and bronze medal honors, respectively, Sunday at the 2013 IAAF World Championships.

Expectations remain high for TCU despite personnel issues haunting either side of the ball | ...
The lofty expectations buzzing around TCU less than a month ago remain — even if the bluster has lost some of its luster.

Big 12 Preview: TCU | Lindy's Sports
Fall practice began with TCU coach Gary Patterson attempting to stoke the competition at quarterback.

2013 TCU Horned Frogs Football Preview | Maddux Sports
It was an up and down season last year for the TCU Horned Frogs in their first year in the Big 12. After years of being the big fish in the little ponds of Conference USA and the Mountain West, the Frogs swam with the big boys. TCU started off the season 5-1, but would go 2-4 the rest of the way to limp into a bowl game.

Check out the new Gary Patterson: @TCUCoachP | TCU 360
TCU head football coach Gary Patterson said he saw a need to reinvent himself.

Oscar Stewart, longtime TCU police chief, dies | Fort Worth | News from Fort Worth, Dall...
On most workdays, Oscar Howard Stewart never wore his uniform. A longtime police chief at TCU, Mr. Stewart wore his uniform only for special occasions.

COLLEGE SPORTS

Gluteal warming: College football coaches facing hotter seats than ever before - SBNation.com
A lot has changed in college football since the BCS began after the 1997 season. Does that include the rate at which we're firing coaches?

2013 college football rankings: Simulated BCS standings have Oregon up, Ohio State down - SBNation.com
There won't be official 2013 BCS standings until midway through the college football season. But we know enough to know the computers like Oregon, Texas A&M, and Notre Dame (and don't like Ohio State or Louisville).

Marine Steven Rhodes cleared to play by NCAA - SBNation.com
Former Marine Steven Rhodes was cleared to play by the NCAA on Monday. Rhodes had initially been ruled ineligible for 2013 because of his participation in a military rec league.

Apparent Talent, Team Quality and Coaching Effects - Football Study Hall
Looking at how much teams’ accumulated talent, per the recruiting services, explained their success (or lack thereof) on the field.

2013 Memphis football's 10 things to know: Tigers try to solidify gains in a new conference - SBNation.com
In Justin Fuente's first year as Memphis head coach, the defense came around in October, the offense came around in November, and the Tigers finished the year playing legitimately solid ball after a few years in the wilderness.

OTHER SPORTS

David DeJesus traded to Nationals - SBNation.com
DeJesus will join a Nationals team that has underperformed expectations this season.

Brian Cashman's ex-mistress alleges Tacopina conflict of interest with Alex Rodriguez - SBNation.com
The situation with Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees took yet another strange turn, this time involving GM Brian Cashman's former mistress.

SB Nation's top 100 NBA players of 2017 - SBNation.com
Six SB Nation writers set out to determine who the top 100 NBA players will be ... in 2017. It turned out about as well as you'd imagine.

Video of Antonio Smith hitting Richie Incognito with helmet could lead to suspension - SBNation.com
The Houston Texans may have to prepare to be without one of their defensive ends, as Antonio Smith pulled off the helmet of Richie Incognito and used is as a weapon.

The best of reporters getting hit by balls - SBNation.com
Want to watch a bunch of sideline reporters get hit by errant projectiles? Of course you do.

NFL news roundup: Von Miller facing suspension, 49ers and Chiefs trade wide receivers - SBNation.com
Von Miller could miss the first six games of the regular season, while the 49ers and Chiefs elected to swap former first-round picks.

NBA news roundup: Kobe Bryant on a treadmill, Rockets sign Ronnie Brewer - SBNation.com
Kobe's terrifying drive to recover and Rasheed Wallace's terrifying drive to beat Andre Drummond at HORSE are the stars in today's NBA news roundup.

Aaron Hernandez investigation: Police discover gun believed to be used in 2012 murders - SBNation.com
Police are investigating a gun found in Bristol, Conn., which may have links to two 2012 murders.

Seems like a sport: Remembering Mike Jones' phone number without really trying to - SBNation.com
In this edition of "Seems like a sport," we examine the athletic viability of remembering (281) 330-8004, the most iconic cell phone number of the 21st century.

NFL Debrief: Way too early conclusions about the 2013 season - SBNation.com
The preseason is nearly halfway over, thankfully, and we've already got a pretty good handle on how the year's going to turn out, we think.

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