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Tuesday Links O' War: October 1, 2013

Today's news and links include notes from around the Big 12, where most of our conference foes are very much in the running for a conference championship with no dominant team emerging.

Here are your morning links!


Carter Named Big 12 Player of the Week - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU safety Sam Carter has been tabbed the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week following the Horned Frogs' 48-17 win over SMU.

TCU captain Sam Carter remains toughest critic even after standout performance | Dallas-Fort ...
TCU strong safety Sam Carter is a team captain for a reason. He’s one of those players who carries himself with a player-coach mentality no matter the situation — on the field, in the weight room or when talking to the media.

Big 12 notes: Stoops has heard it before, but expects no lull from Oklahoma | Dallas-Fort Wor...
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops hears it every season. Will the Sooners look past their next opponent with the Red River Rivalry against Texas lurking Oct. 12? In this year’s case, overlook their game with TCU on Saturday night?

Conference supremacy up for grabs in Big 12 » Sports » The Norman Transcript
The fact that six teams got first-place votes in the preseason Big 12 poll was a sure sign that league would be unpredictable in 2013.

TCU Travels to No. 11/10 Oklahoma - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU begins a stretch of seven consecutive weeks with Big 12 games when it travels to No. 11/10 Oklahoma for a Saturday 6 p.m. contest on FOX.


PREDICTATRON: Iowa State - Burnt Orange Nation
Get your guess on...

Report: DeLoss Dodds to step down as Texas AD on Tuesday - Burnt Orange Nation
A little more than two weeks after the Orangebloods report that Texas Longhorns athletic director DeLoss Dodds would step down some time this fall, there's a new report from the Statesman that provides a more firm timetable.

KSU Football Week 6: Oklahoma State - Bring On The Cats
After a week to take stock, quietly reflect, and lick the wounds of a loss that should never have happened, the Cats return to the prowl against another team desperate to avoid an 0-2 start.

Oklahoma Football Opponent Watch - TCU Horned Frogs - Crimson And Cream Machine
"They’re (TCU) always really good. They’re incredibly disciplined defensively and in their structure and how they play and they play really well. I always think they’re one of the better...

Pullquotes | Texas Tech HC Kliff Kingsbury Talks Team During Bye Week and Weis' Work Ethic - Viva The Matadors
Head coach Kliff Kingsbury, WR Bradley Marquez and DT Kerry Hyder discuss their bye week and upcoming opponent, the Kansas Jayhawks.

Big 12 Road Trip: Week 5 - Rock Chalk Talk
A quick glance around the conference's action in week 5.

Recap: Game Five - Unreal. Surreal. Superb. Eers Win. - The Smoking Musket
WVU came into Saturday 18.5 point underdogs against the #11 OSU Cowboys and given absolutely no shot after being embarrassed in Baltimore. As we all know, this is the perfect formula for the Big XII to receive their first dose of Mountaineer Magic.

Squinky talks OSU's West Virginia loss to his Mom. - Cowboys Ride For Free
[the sound of a Skype call] [we see a resigned look on Squinky's face] Squinky: Hi Mom. Squinky's Mom: Hi Eugene. S: MOM! SM: I refuse to call you that stupid name. Why can't you be proud of...

The Tulsa Postmortem - Wide Right & Natty Lite
Iowa State snapped a four game losing streak by beating Tulsa on Thursday, but is it going to be too little, too late for this season?

Baylor Offensive Statistics Through 3 Games - Our Daily Bears
The complete stats, plus a few projections, for Baylor's offense now that the non-conference schedule is complete. The numbers are, it's safe to say, impressive.