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Links O' War: October 17th, 2012

We are a few days away from the rumble, men's basketball is in my town for media days so that is cool, and ya this game is going to be epic so let's get to Saturday quickly.

Here are your morning links!

Gary Patterson doesn't believe Texas Tech ducked TCU; plus, the Tooth Fairy is real - The Big Mac Blog
Kudos to TCU head coach Gary Patterson for refusing to publicly stoop so low as to state the obvious - that Texas Tech deliberately avoided playing TCU last season. Because I am quite certain he is not mentioning this to his team over and over and over again this week in preparation for TCU's highly anticipated home game against Texas Tech on Saturday.

TCU leads nation in game of takeaway | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports News on the Dal...
TCU began its season with a turnover problem on offense, but has since become the best ball-hawking team in the nation.

Gary Patterson says having fans come to and stay at games will help TCU | Dallas-Fort Worth S...
TCU coach Gary Patterson ended his Tuesday media luncheon with a plea to fans to make Amon G. Carter Stadium a legitimate home-field advantage Saturday against Texas Tech.

TCU basketball receives fresh start under new coach | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports ...
Trent Johnson never took a peek at last season's films.

MacArthur-ex may sit out TCU game - San Antonio Express-News
Former MacArthur High standout Jace Amaro is listed as questionable for Texas Tech's game Saturday against TCU after sustaining an upper-body injury in the Red Raiders' victory over West Virginia last week.

Patterson: Maponga's status questionable, team needs enthusiastic crowd | TCU 360 - with news and sports from the TCU Daily Skiff, TCU News Now and Image magazine
When TCU takes on Texas Tech this weekend in Amon G. Carter Stadium, head football coach Gary Patterson expects one of the biggest home games in recent football history.

Men's basketball team trains with new head coach | TCU 360 - with news and sports from the TCU Daily Skiff, TCU News Now and Image magazine
The men’s basketball team didn’t need a lot of time to transition to new head coach Trent Johnson’s coaching style and intensity.

Texas Tech-TCU Preview - Yahoo! Sports
From Yahoo! Sports: Texas Tech quarterback Seth Doege went from goat to hero in the span of a week, something that's not lost on the 18th-ranked Red Raiders as they prepare for Saturday's road matchup with in-state rival TCU. Fields, Anderson, Abron talk after practice
Abron, Anderson, and Fields talk about the new coaching staff, the first few days of practice, and the differences between the old and new coaching staffs

Can TCU slow down Doege, Texas Tech?
TCU preparing for its biggest challenge so far this season with No. 17 Texas Tech visiting on Saturday.

TCU Heads to KC for Big 12 Men's Hoops Media Day - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU makes its first appearance at Big 12 Men's Basketball Media Day on Wednesday when it travels to Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., host of the 2013 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship. Head coach Trent Johnson and junior forward Amric Fields will represent the Horned Frogs at the media event.

Game Times Set For Purple-White Series - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
In conjunction with the homecoming festivities this weekend, the TCU baseball team will hold a three-game Purple-White series beginning Thursday afternoon.

Patterson Holds Weekly Presser - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU football coach Gary Patterson met with the media Tuesday in the Four Sevens Team Room.