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Sunday Edition Links O' War: November 10th, 2013

In this week's Sunday Edition Links O' War, we talk about a TCU Football win (YAY), Big 12 crazyness, college football news and notes, tech information and some financial news... All of my favorites!

Trent Johnson can't believe you haven't read this mornings Sunday Edition Links O' War.
Trent Johnson can't believe you haven't read this mornings Sunday Edition Links O' War.
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Here are your morning links!


TCU Rallies Past Iowa State, 21-17 - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
Trevone Boykin scored on a 1-yard TD run with 38 seconds left and TCU rallied to beat Iowa State 21-17 on Saturday and snap a three-game losing streak.

TCU Gets Series Sweep Against Baylor - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
A career-high 19 kills from Stephanie Holland, along with 10 total team blocks, led the TCU volleyball team to a 3-2 (21-25, 25-21, 25-18, 27-29, 15-5) victory over Baylor Saturday afternoon in front of a sold-out crowd at the University Recreation Center.

TCU scores in final seconds to beat Iowa State | Dallas Morning News
With its two top running backs unavailable and time running out, TCU turned to third-stringer Aaron Green to help it rally past Iowa State.

TCU set to ‘transform’ 52-year-old Daniel-Meyer Coliseum | Dallas-Fort Worth Sp...
Nearly 70 donors helped raise $45 million to give TCU’s Daniel-Meyer Coliseum a major facelift.

Medley leads TCU women in season-opening rout of UL-Monroe | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - ...
TCU point guard Zahna Medley showed why she was given a preseason All-Big 12 distinction in the Horned Frogs’ season opening 86-47 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Breaking down TCU’s comeback win at Iowa State | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sport...
Like last week, the unit took turns looking impressive and utterly confused. Two potential scoring opportunities were wasted at the end of the first half as TCU punted 11 times, the most in a game this season. Turnovers close to the end zone continued to be a problem. Casey Pachall was intercepted twice inside the ISU 25.

TCU notes: Depth at running back critical in win at Iowa State | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports New...
Depth hasn’t been a calling card for TCU. But Saturday against Iowa State one area of the team showed how deep it is.

TCU rallies past Iowa State to keep bowl hopes alive | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports...
Trevone Boykin scored three touchdowns, including the game-winner with 38 seconds remaining, as TCU rallied to defeat Iowa State 21-17 on Saturday afternoon in front of 54,922 at Jack Trice Stadium.

TCU Dominant in Opener, 86-47 - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
Sophomore guard Zahna Medley posted a double-double with 24 points and 10 assists to lead the TCU women's basketball team to an 86-47 victory over Louisiana-Monroe in Saturday's season opener at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.


TCU at Iowa State Recap: An Inexplicable Mess - Wide Right & Natty Lite
The nightmare season continues for the Cyclones today as they played their way into a lead in the final minute of the game, but still ended up with another crushing defeat. Iowa State once again...

West Virginia Mountaineers lose OT Heartbreaker to Texas Longhorns, 47-40. - The Smoking Musket
A hot Texas team continues its winning streak on its first trip to Morgantown, winning 47-40 in OT.

Post Game Thoughts | Kansas St. Wildcats 49, Texas Tech Red Raiders 26 - Viva The Matadors
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are handed their third straight loss of the season. It's not pretty, but VTM, looks at what needs to be addressed in the offseason.

OU Defense Shows Up To Play But Gets Completely Hung Out To Dry - Crimson And Cream Machine
For whatever issues you may have with Oklahoma's performance Thursday night against Baylor, you cannot say the defense failed to show up. Were they perfect? Certainly not. Did they do the one...

The Number of the Beast: K-State 49, Texas Tech 26 - Bring On The Cats
Let him who hath understanding reckon the number of the beast, for it is a human number... its number is forty-four.

Longhorns pull out narrow 47-40 OT victory over Mountaineers - Burnt Orange Nation
Imperfect, but full of critical plays, the Texas Longhorns survived and advanced in an overtime thriller against the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday night.

Thoughts on Baylor's Rout of Oklahoma on Thursday Night - Our Daily Bears
A few somewhat random musings in the aftermath of Baylor's big win last night, beginning with the wildly successful #EveryoneinBlack campaign.


Johnathan Gray will miss rest of West Virginia game with left leg injury -
Texas will have to come from behind to beat West Virginia without the help of its star running back.

UCLA vs. Arizona results: Bruins hold on for 31-26 win -
Freshman linebacker/running back Myles Jack powered UCLA to win over Arizona, and the Bruins seized control of Pac-12 South.

Fresno State vs. Wyoming 2013 final score: Bulldogs pull away with big second half -
Fresno State pulled away from Wyoming in the final 30 minutes and stayed on track for a potential BCS bid.

Stanford vs. USC to host ESPN College GameDay, Week 12 -
Week 12 will see the Trojans face off against the Cardinal.

VIDEO: CBS' Verne Lundquist jabs Brent Musburger over Katherine Webb incident -
The CBS broadcaster takes a shot at the ESPN college football man over comments made during last season's national title game.

Nebraska vs. Michigan 2013 results: Huskers survive for 17-13 win -
The Huskers and Wolverines didn't provide much fireworks, but Nebraska will head back home with a win.

BYU vs. Wisconsin final score: James White, Badgers cruise on the ground -
James White put together his best game of the season as Wisconsin outmuscled visiting BYU, 27-17.

Virginia Tech vs. Miami 2013 final score: Hokies' offensive explosion topples No. 11 Miami -
The Hokies rode their best offensive performance since October of 2010 to a convincing upset win against Miami.

Auburn vs. Tennessee final score: Tigers blow out the Vols, 55-23 -
The Tigers set a program record for points scored against Tennessee on Saturday, but things were tight early.

Penn State vs. Minnesota 2013 results: Golden Gophers coast to 24-10 win -
The Golden Gophers took care of business at home against Penn State, and are still in contention for the Big Ten Legends Division title.

Houston vs. UCF 2013 final score: Knights survive at home, 19-14 -
Central Florida took control of the AAC with a hard-fought, emotional win over Houston.

Florida State vs. Wake Forest 2013 final score: Jameis Winston, Seminoles continue rolling with 59-3 win -
Florida State came away with three non-offensive touchdowns as they continued their quest for the national title game.

Vanderbilt vs. Florida final score: Commodores defeat Gators, 34-17 -
Vanderbilt hadn't beat Florida in Gainesville since 1945, and Will Muschamp's hot seat grows ever warmer.

LSU vs. Alabama 2013 results: Crimson Tide remain perfect with 38-17 win -
LSU matched Alabama early, but the Crimson Tide pulled away in the fourth quarter and improved to 9-0.

Week 11 college football final scores: Alabama pulls away from LSU, Pitt knocks off Notre Dame -
Alabama proved that it is in a class of its own in the SEC, while unranked Pitt and Virginia Tech pulled off upsets of top 25 opponents.

2013 BCS Top 25 rankings projections, Week 12: Ohio State, Stanford, or Baylor? -
Official BCS standings for Week 12 will be here about 8:40 p.m. ET. One thing we know: the argument moving forward isn't about who's No. 2. It's about who's next in line if No. 1 or No. 2 loses.


Over the edge: Once a year, hundreds of people voluntarily jump off one of America's largest bridges and into West Virginia's New River Gorge. But for many of these BASE jumpers, it's not enough. -
Once a year, hundreds of people voluntarily jump off one of America's largest bridges and into West Virginia's New River Gorge. But for many of these BASE jumpers, it's not enough.

Steven Adams emerging as inside force for Thunder -
Steven Adams was considered a potential draft bust before he ever stepped on an NBA floor, but he's shown he's a key cog in the Thunder's title hopes.

Jonathan Martin leaves Dolphins amidst reports of harassment -
Jonathan Martin's teammates deny that their harassment went beyond the normal hijinks of the Dolphins locker room, but reports describe an abusive environment in which the lineman was often bullied. There is no word yet when Martin may return.

The Yankees, Derek Jeter, and 'Our Plan' -
Planning to fail is a kind of plan, just not a smart one, nor one that should be enabled by fans.

Is RG3 Trying To Get Hurt? Yes. -
PFT Commenter is back with some strong takes about what's really plaguing the NFL: players whose motivation has nothing to do with winning and everything to do with themselves. Brace yourself for a hot serving of big boy opinions.

This Week In GIFs: 'Ruined' is the default setting -
After a short hiatus, THIS WEEK IN GIFs returns! Voting, as usual, will remain open until Sunday at 11 p.m. Eastern. Enjoy!

The Kentucky Wildcats: College basketball's most fascinating team -
A year after missing the NCAA Tournament entirely, the Kentucky Wildcats find themselves as the preseason favorites to win their second national title in three years. Can that hype possibly be justified?

Ron English fired by EMU for this recorded rant -
The former Eagles coach can be heard speaking forcefully in a three-minute recording.

Why the 2013-14 college basketball season should be one of the best ever -
It's finally here. We are now just a few short hours away from the beginning of what could be one of the best college basketball seasons ever played.

MLB Trade Rumors: Five clubs that will shape the 2014 off-season - MLB Daily Dish
Every team in baseball is looking to improve this winter, but these five clubs will shape the 2014 off-season more than the anyone else.

O'Bannon vs. the NCAA: What Friday's court ruling meant for the landmark lawsuit -
The O'Bannon case has been cut in half. Who won, who lost, and what does it mean going forward?

Premier League, Week 11: Newcastle see off Spurs in the early match -
Martin Jol's days at Craven Cottage are likely numbered after Liverpool laid a 4-0 beating on Fulham. Elsewhere, Chelsea drew West Brom thanks to a dodgy 94th minute penalty.

College basketball's opening night -
College basketball is officially back, with 24 of the nation's top 25 teams taking the court over the course of the first two days of the 2013-14 season.

Authentically distressed: The problem with Northwestern's flag uniforms -
I went to Northwestern, I went to war, and I hate these uniforms.

NHL Saturday: Blues take down Penguins -
Pittsburgh gave up a late goal in regulation to drop a 2-1 loss in St. Louis. Elsewhere, the Maple Leafs fell in Boston and the Blackhawks finished the Stars.

NBA schedule: Pacers stay perfect in Brooklyn -
Saturday night's NBA slate is packed with intriguing games in both conferences. The Pacers moved to 7-0 by dropping the Nets in Brooklyn.

UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson results - MMA Fighting
Check out UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson results for recaps of all the top fights from UFC Fight Night 32 on Saturday night.

Arian Foster injury: Texans RB out for season with lumbar issue -
The veteran running back will require season-ending surgery to address a back injury.

NBA expansion could be on horizon, says Mark Cuban -
The last expansion team in the NBA was the Charlotte Bobcats in 2004, but the Mavericks' owner thinks another expansion may be coming

NFL Week 10, 2013: Live coverage, scores, highlights, news & more -
The 2013 NFL season is more than halfway through, and the playoff race is heating up. Follow all of the news and highlights from Week 10's games.

The Fantasy War Room is LIVE! -
The SB Nation Fantasy War Room is LIVE! We'll be back answering questions from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. Trying to figure out your last minute lineup decisions? Have thoughts on a trade or a waiver pick-up? We're here for you!

Keepers Week 10: What to do in an Aaron Rodgers-less fantasy world -
Are you an Aaron Rodgers owner scrambling for a backup? Need someone to fill in for Jamaal Charles or the Chiefs defense while Kansas City's on bye? Keepers is here to help with fantasy advice for Week 10 in the NFL.

NFL picks, Week 10: Hazing your way to victory -
Hazing has no place in the NFL because everyone knows football is all about betting. This week's picks against the spread are here to help you remember that important perspective ... and maybe fatten the wallet.

Dodgers listening to offers for veteran outfielders -
The Dodgers appear willing to move one of their high-priced veterans in a trade this offseason.


The Nexus 5 isn't pure Android, it's pure Google | The Verge
In this, the fifth year of Android's existence, we also have seen the release of the fifth Nexus phone — appropriately enough called the Nexus 5. Meanwhile, it's been two years since we saw the...

BlackBerry reportedly refused to break up company despite interest from Apple, Microsoft | The Verge
Back when BlackBerry was still on the market, some expected that the struggling company would ultimately be broken up and "sold for parts." But according to Reuters, BlackBerry's board roundly...

Nexus 5 review | The Verge
In this review of the Nexus 5, I will attempt to answer one simple question: is Google capable of making a flagship, best-in-class smartphone it can sell for $349 off-contract? And I don't just...

Nexus 5 coming to T-Mobile November 14th for $449 | The Verge
T-Mobile will launch sales of Google's Nexus 5 starting November 14th for $449.99. That's for web orders only, as in-store availability won't come until November 20th — almost a week later. For...

Over $1 million stolen from Bitcoin digital wallet service, claims site owner | The Verge
Another hack has hit Bitcoin. Over a million dollars have been stolen from a service that offered a digital wallet service for owners of Bitcoin, according to the owner of the site. The site was...

New trailers: ‘Winter’s Tale,’ ‘Lone Survivor,’ and ‘The Raid 2: Berandal’ | The Verge
All eyes may be on Thor: The Dark World this weekend, but between Robocop, Helix, and The Desolation of Smaug it’s also been a busy week for trailers. Hungry for more? We’ve got you covered. ...

The mysterious, invisible opera in LA's Union Station | The Verge
Except for all the antenna farms, it looked like a normal night at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles: skater kids ran to the Gold Line, shoeless transients read yesterday’s Times, businessmen...

The Weekender: cloning cats, revisiting replicants, and shutting down a startup | The Verge
Welcome to The Verge: Weekender edition. Every Saturday, we'll bring you some of the best and most important reads of the past seven days, from original reports, to in-depth features, to...

Police investigate Instagram account exposing witnesses in criminal cases | The Verge
An anonymous Instagram account has outed more than 30 people as crime witnesses who cooperated with police, according to a new report, posting their photos, police statements, and testimony to its...

Judge orders Samsung to explain why it shouldn't be fined for leaking secret Apple docs | The Verge
A judge has determined that Samsung probably violated a court-ordered agreement to keep Apple documents secret, the latest snit in the epic patent battle between the companies that started in the...

Russian astronauts take Olympic torch to space | The Verge
The symbolic torch that will be used to light the flame at the winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, just completed a two-hour spacewalk that was broadcast live online on NASA TV. A three-man crew...

Three 20-year-olds build their own version of | The Verge
A trio of programmers in San Francisco have built their own version of, the federal insurance marketplace that has had serious technical issues since launching on October 1st, over...

Tesla posts account of driver involved in latest fire: 'I would buy another one in a heartbeat' | The Verge
After a Model S involved in a collision with road debris in Tennessee caught fire earlier this week, the third such incident in just over a month, Tesla was faced with growing concern —...

White House said to consider civilian replacement for outgoing NSA chief | The Verge
President Obama has promised reforms to bring transparency to the US' extensive surveillance programs, and placing a civilian in charge could work hand-in-hand with those plans. The Hill reported...

Bloomberg employees claim company is self-censoring to keep China happy | The Verge
Four staffers for news service Bloomberg have alleged to The New York Times that the company has held back a damning investigation into a wealthy Chinese billionaire's ties to the government,...

Beautiful bridge planned for China's Hunan province evokes knots, Möbius strips | The Verge
Having won an international design competition, Dutch firm NEXT Architects says that construction will begin next year for its novel take on a pedestrian bridge. The span will cross over a river in...

J Mays retires: the iconic cars of Ford's chief designer | The Verge
Ford announced this week that its chief creative officer, J Mays, would retire after a 33-year career in the automotive design industry — a career that included prominent stints at BMW,...

‘Thor: The Dark World’ review: Marvel keeps its hot streak alive | The Verge
Marvel has done an extremely effective job over the past few years of grounding its movie universe in a recognizable reality. Tony Stark is an eccentric billionaire seemingly pulled from the latest...

‘About Time’: director Richard Curtis on the tradition of time travel comedies | The Verge
Bring up a time travel movie with a group of sci-fi or fantasy fans, and odds are you’ll end up in an argument. It simply comes with the territory; whether it’s the chicken-and-the-egg...

Tissue sample: see the human body in paper and dye | The Verge
Lisa Nilsson is making bodies. In her latest show, "Connective Tissue," the artist takes the increasingly common image of an MRI-like cross-section of a human body and recreates it with swirls of...

Gray area: unravelling the inner worlds of vegetative state patients | The Verge
For a patient who sustains devastating brain damage, the outcome is often exceedingly grim: if they don't show signs of improvement within a few weeks, they'll be diagnosed as vegetative —...

Xbox, watch TV: inside Microsoft's audacious plan to take over the living room | The Verge
So he spoke, and the minstrel, moved by the god, began and let his song be heard, taking up the tale where the Argives had embarked on their benched ships and were sailing away after casting fire...

Xbox One pre-orders arrive early for some, reveal game and dashboard details | The Verge
Microsoft’s Xbox One console isn’t supposed to go on sale until November 22nd, but some lucky gamers have started receiving their pre-orders two weeks in advance. After Microsoft's 12-minute...


Twitter honchos hit $4 billion jackpot
After Twitter's IPO, co-founders Evan Williams and Jack Dorsey, along with CEO Dick Costolo, saw their combined paper wealth soar to about $4 billion.

Bitcoin is back: Online currency gaining traction
Just a month after many people predicted its demise, the virtual currency climbed to a record $273.50.

Tech Yeah! Dissecting Twitter
Julia Boorstin talks with Ben Popper of The Verge about Twitter's profitability.

Time Warner profit beats by a mile, yet revenue fall short
Time Warner reported third quarter earnings that beat analysts' expectations on Wednesday, yet revenue fell short of market hopes.

Groupon misses on revenue; Shares plunge
Groupon delivered quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday, but revenue came up short.

Disney earnings and revenue beat Wall Street estimates
Disney reported higher profit for the quarter, lifted by more visitors to U.S. theme parks and higher sales of toys and other consumer products.

Lowest labor-force participation rate since 1978
With an uptick in the unemployment rate, the labor-force participation rate is now at its lowest level in more than three decades.

Marijuana business and investment growing as legalization efforts move forward
Marijuana is, well, growing. "It's an incredibly exciting time to be in the cannabis industry," says one new investor.

Fed official cautious on taper despite jobs bounce
Atlanta Federal Reserve President Lockhart says concern remains that economic growth is too slow to keep pushing down unemployment.

Bernanke: 'Awful lot of slack' in labor market
Fed. Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Friday that there was still an "awful lot of slack" in the labor market, but said that economic data doesn't provide an accurate measure.

Bank of America seeks to dismiss mortgage-bond suits
Bank of America asked a federal court to throw out two U.S. government lawsuits accusing it of defrauding investors during the financial crisis.

Apple and GT Advanced Technologies in sapphire glass deal
Apple has signed a $578 million deal with U.S. manufacturer GT Advanced Technologies to become its producer of sapphire substrate, or sapphire glass.

Google admits the human brain still beats an algorithm
Google search is great for basic information, but not personalized answers to questions. Lo and behold: Google's ask-a-human-being video service.

E-Cigarette industry woos and wins Europe
Facing a decision on whether to impose tight restrictions on a booming market for electronic cigarettes, members of the European Parliament received a pleading letter in September that was signed by thousands of former smokers worried that "the positive story of e-cigarettes may be about to come...

Treasury vs. Fed: Who's right on the economy?
The Treasury and the Fed have expressed different views on the economy, a divergence that could complicate policy and the central bank's leadership.