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Sunday Edition Links O' War: November 17th, 2013

This Sunday Edition focuses on a close game vs. Kansas State, a women's basketball win, crazyness in the Big 12 and college football, and some fun tech notes from the gadget world.

Here are your morning links!


Volleyball Falls to West Virginia - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
The TCU volleyball team fell 3- 0 (17-25, 25-27, 20-25) to West Virginia Saturday afternoon at the WVU Coliseum.

TCU women pick up win from free throw line | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports News on t...
The Horned Frogs shot only 28 percent from the field in beating Texas State 63-50.

TCU notes: In Frogs’ bizarre year, equipment failure reigns supreme | Dallas-Fort Wort...
The penalty allows Kansas State to go for it on fourth down and eventually takea 30-28 lead on a field goal.

Breaking down TCU’s 33-31 loss at Kansas State | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sport...
TCU was in Kansas State territory five times in the first half and had seven points to show for it. An interception stopped TCU’s second drive at the KSU 30, which eventually led to a Wildcats touchdown.

Last-second field goal ends TCU’s bowl hopes | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports ...
Kansas State kicker hits 41-yarder with 3 seconds remaining, sending the Horned Frogs to their seventh loss.

The untold Fort Worth JFK story: the canceled TCU honorary degree | National | The News Tribune
Gov. John B. Connally asked trustees to honor Kennedy with a Ph.D., but some trustees balked.

TCU falls to K-State 33-31 on late field goal | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports News o...
Gary Patterson is accustomed to taking TCU to a bowl game. After all, it's happened eight straight seasons, and he's been part of 14 trips in the last 15 years.

Late field goal lifts K-State to 33-31 win over TCU, makes Wildcats bowl-eligible -
He grew up playing golf, sinking pressure putts at high school tournaments. But none of that compared to what he faced in the final moments of Kansas State’s 33-31 victory over TCU at Snyder Family Stadium.

Kansas State ends TCU’s bowl hopes | TCU 360
When Kansas State kicker Jack Cantele hit a 41-yard field goal with just seconds remaining in the Wildcats’ win over TCU Saturday, the Horned Frogs lost not only the game, but their last hopes of making it to a ninth consecutive bowl game.

TCU women’s basketball defeats Texas State in defensive battle | TCU 360
TCU defeated Texas state 63-50 at home Saturday night.

TCU Stifles Texas State, 63-50 - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
Zahna Medley led four Horned Frogs in double figures with a game-high 21 points as the TCU women's basketball team earned a hard-fought 63-50 victory over Texas State on Saturday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

TCU Loses Heartbreaker, 33-31 - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
Jack Cantele kicked a 41-yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining to give Kansas State a 33-31 victory over TCU.


Thoughts on Baylor's Win over Texas Tech and 9-0 - Our Daily Bears
After falling behind 21-7 after Tech scored on its first three possession, Baylor outscored the Red Raiders 56-13 the rest of the way to improve to 9-0 for the first time in program history.

Oklahoma State Roll Longhorns 38-13 - Burnt Orange Nation
Oklahoma State shows Longhorns who is Mack Daddy of the Big 12, rolling into DKR to bleed that TurnUp dry.

Legs: K-State 33, TCU 31 - Bring On The Cats
It was a crazy, maddening roller-coaster ride, but the Wildcats pulled out the win and ensured a trip to a bowl game.

Your Official Quarterback Controversy (Slash Celebration) Thread - Crimson And Cream Machine
Sorry, I just can't bring myself to call this a celebration thread when it involves a win over Iowa State. Even with how poorly the Oklahoma offense played in the first half. So we're going with...

Post Game Thread: I'm not putting this on Facebook. - Viva The Matadors
Our Red Raiders fought, valiantly. I'm proud of them. There were a few calls that could've gone our way but didn't. But it doesn't matter. Baylor had more firepower tonight.

VICTORY! Kansas downs West Virginia, ends conference losing streak - Rock Chalk Talk
The Kansas Jayhawks shed a conference losing streak dating back to 2010 with a 31-19 victory

Kansas 31, WVU 19. Welcome To Rock Bottom - The Smoking Musket
In a performance that was equal parts baffling and frustrating, WVU falls to a Kansas team that hadn't won a Big 12 game in 3 years. A bowl game is gone and the drumbeat of dissatisfaction will rise to a roar.

FULL RECAP: Oklahoma State 38, Texas 13 - Cowboys Ride For Free
Beef, it's what's for dinner.

Let's Talk Michigan - Wide Right & Natty Lite
Well gentlemen (and any ladies in the reading audience), it's here. The game that we've been talking about all off season is two days away. Iowa State will host a top ten Michigan team in what is...


The Top Whatever: Florida State takes Alabama's parking spot -
Why bother ranking 25 teams when there are only nine or so that matter at the national level? Also, why not try a little harder against Mississippi State next time?

2013 BCS Top 25 rankings projections, Week 13: All-time Iron Bowl coming -
This year's Alabama-Auburn rivalry game will match the two highest-ranked SEC teams in the country. Elsewhere, Ohio State should hold off Baylor, Stanford tumbles, and the BCS-busters again remain on course.

Updated 2013 bowl projections, Week 12: Alabama-FSU, Clemson-Wisconsin and more -
Alabama-Florida State remains the BCS National Championship Game pick, while Stanford's fall shuffles the rest of the BCS race ... and impacts the rest of the games, too.

Auburn Hail Mary beats Georgia, and the Internet melts down -
Auburn Hail Mary beats Georgia, and the Internet melts down.

Stanford vs. USC 2013 results: Trojans chop down Cardinal, 20-17 -
USC upsets the No. 4 team in the country at home, thanks to late heroics by their kicker, Andre Heidari.

Georgia vs. Auburn 2013 final score: Tigers ruin comeback with impossible play, win 44-38 -
After Georgia put up a 21-point fourth quarter comeback, Auburn scored a 73-yard Hail Mary touchdown on fourth-and-long for one of the most incredible finishes you'll ever see.

Michigan State vs. Nebraska results: Sparty capitalizes on miscues, 41-28 -
Michigan State is nearly locked into the Big Ten Championship Game after going into Lincoln and dispatching the Huskers.

Miami vs. Duke 2013 final score: Blue Devils shock the 'Canes 48-30, on track for ACC title game -
The Duke Blue Devils have the inside track for the Coastal Division crown after a dominating performance over the Miami Hurricanes Saturday afternoon. In football.

Texas Tech vs. Baylor 2013 final score: Bears convincing winners in Texas shootout, 63-34 -
The Baylor Bears got the better of the Red Raiders in Arlington in a shootout.

Alabama vs. Mississippi State 2013 final score: Tide overcome slow start to dispatch Bulldogs, 20-7 -
The Alabama Crimson Tide struggled early in a post-LSU haze, but recovered to dispatch the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Florida vs. South Carolina highlights and reaction: Gamecocks survive a scare from Gators -
It wasn't pretty, but South Carolina did just enough to get by Florida and keep its SEC East hopes alive.

Oregon State vs. Arizona State 2013 results: Sun Devils put a fork in Beavers, win 30-17 -
Four interceptions of Sean Mannion did the trick on Saturday, giving ASU everything they needed to get the job done.

Will Muschamp punched a chalkboard after Florida's loss to South Carolina -
The Florida head coach appeared to be very frustrated after the Gators' latest loss in conference play.

Houston vs. Louisville final score: Cardinals fly just enough, win 20-13 -
The Cardinals still trail UCF atop the American Athletic Conference, after the win.


Sunday Shootaround: The impossibility of playing to lose in the NBA -
Paul Flannery's Sunday Shootaround leads with a look at how its impossible to play to lose. Plus: a chat with Damian Lillard in Year 2 and lots more.

NFL picks, Week 11: Packers, Chiefs best bets against the spread -
No, it's OK to bet on Scott Tolzien this week, at least for covering the spread.

Fantasy football start/sit advice, Week 10: Steven Jackson -
Steven Jackson is no longer a stud these days and gets to face the Bucs on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Uffsides: Chiefs-Broncos headline NFL season's best week yet -
The Chiefs and Broncos face off in a showdown between division rivals and AFC heavyweights, NFC playoff position hangs in the balance when the 49ers travel to New Orleans, and the Panthers take on the Patriots.

NBA scores: Bulls stampede over Pacers, Kyrie Irving goes off in Washington -
There was plenty of action in the NBA Saturday night, including an undefeated team putting its record at stake.

Staying grounded: Chiefs vs. Broncos will hinge on the running game -
The winner of Sunday's mega matchup between Denver and Kansas City will be determined by which defense best neutralizes the opposition's running attack.

UFC 167 results: Georges St-Pierre taking break after close win over Johny Hendricks - MMA Fighting
Georges St-Pierre won a controversial decision over Johny Hendricks to retain his UFC welterweight title on Saturday at UFC 167. He then said he plans on taking time off from the sport.

College basketball Saturday: Ohio State beats Marquette on road, Syracuse rolls -
The No. 10 Ohio State Buckeyes easily beat No. 17 Marquette 52-35 on the road on Saturday. Among the other top college basketball games on Saturday, No. 9 Syracuse beat Colgate at home and No. 11 Florida rolled at home.

NHL Saturday: Rangers win 1-0 in Quebec -
Cam Talbot saved all 22 shots he faced and Ryan Callahan scored the game's only goal to lead the New York Rangers over the Montreal Canadiens in a tough Eastern Conference tilt.

Kobe Bryant returns to Lakers practice -
Lakers superstar guard Kobe Bryant is once again practicing with his team.

About a man's game -
The advent of a new test for CTE means that a generation of NFL players might get some answers about their post-football suffering. They, and the rest of us, will have to figure out what to do with this new knowledge.

This Week In GIFs: Humanity is an empty toolbox -
Welcome once again to THIS WEEK IN GIFs, in which we review the greatest animated sports GIFs of recent days. Voting will remain open until Sunday at 11 p.m. Eastern. Enjoy!

Some MVP ballots are more "interesting" than others - Baseball Nation
One of these years, someone's going to write a program and figure out which MVP voters hate sabermetrics the most. Nah, just kidding. That would be mean. No, but seriously, someone is going to do that.

NASCAR Homestead 2013 qualifying results: Kenseth takes pole, Johnson qualifies 7th -
Matt Kenseth started his weekend off right, winning the pole for the season-ending race Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Chicago's Jahlil Okafor, the latest Duke commit, is a rare beast -
The latest in the long line of Chicago hoops talent is another Duke commit.

Batkid's day of heroics included rescuing the San Francisco Giants mascot -
Batkid saves the day!

Thunder vs. Warriors: The imperfect perfect game -
The Golden State Warriors' 115-114 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder automatically ranks as the 2013-14 game of the year thus far, but should we expect more from both teams?

Keepers Week 11: Ben Tate and Bobby Rainey to the rescue -
Need sits and starts for Week 11? Are you an Arian Foster or Mike James owner looking for help? Keepers is here with fantasy advice for Week 11 in the NFL.


Apple reportedly acquires the company behind Microsoft’s Kinect sensor | The Verge
Apple has reportedly acquired PrimeSense, an Israeli fabless semiconductor company, for $345 million. Israeli newspaper Calcalist claims Apple has finalized the acquisition, with plans for an...

Anonymous has reportedly been hacking US government computers for almost a year | The Verge
According to Reuters, a recent FBI memo admits that hacking collective Anonymous has been accessing multiple US government computer systems and stolen information over the past year. The alleged...

#gunfire: can Twitter really help cops find crime? | The Verge
In January 2012, the Federal Bureau of Investigation made an open request to "industry" for a "social media alert, mapping, and analysis application" with the "flexibility to change search...

I come not to praise QWERTY, but to bury it | The Verge
I bought a Droid 4 twenty-one months ago. As a devout user of physical QWERTY keyboards, I'm pretty sure I'm screwed. My two-year contract expires in just three more months, but I don't know...

Sony PlayStation 4 review | The Verge
Seven years is a technological eternity. Yet the PlayStation 3 has sold well for that long, ever since DJ Fatman Scoop and Ludacris hosted its...

Violence gone viral: new study plots how crime spreads like a disease | The Verge
When gun violence makes the news, it's often described as an epidemic, implying that the violence is out of control on a massive scale, akin to a rampant disease. The term is used largely as a...

The edge of the abyss: exposing the NSA's all-seeing machine | The Verge
On November 4th, 1952, a new federal agency was created in secret, chartered with spying on foreign adversaries around the world. There was no mention in the press. There was no discussion on the...

Sony sells over 1 million PlayStation 4 consoles in just 24 hours | The Verge
Sony’s next-gen PlayStation 4 console is off to a good start. The company announced today that it has sold over 1 million consoles in just 24 hours. Sony’s PlayStation 4 only launched on Friday...

The Giphoscope turns your favorite GIF into a hand-cranked work of art | The Verge
If you were to accuse us of being fans of GIFs we wouldn't disagree, but what happens when you want to share that perfect, singular moment away from the confines of a computer screens? One...

New York State considers licensing Bitcoin traders | The Verge
On Friday, the New York State Department of Financial Services announced it will be holding a public hearing on virtual currency regulation, specifically considering whether a certification called...

Reports of bricked PlayStation 4s surface after launch | The Verge
After its launch on Friday, the PlayStation 4 has come under fire from some gamers who say their units have been dead on arrival. The most troubling reports describe a so-called "blue light of...

Adobe's colossal password leak becomes a playable crossword puzzle | The Verge
Adobe's been embarrassed over the past few weeks after it was revealed that some 150 million customer records were leaked online — and that Adobe had been using some questionable methods to...

iPad mini with Retina display review | The Verge
Every inch an iPad. Last year, the overwhelming message of the iPad mini was simple: the iPad mini was smaller, but it was still an iPad. Tim Cook, Phil Schiller, and Jony Ive all reminded us...

The camera next door: how neighbors watch neighbors in New Orleans | The Verge
About three years ago, there was an armed robbery in Tom Vogel’s driveway. Three women were walking down one of the quaint, narrow streets in New Orleans’ Lower French Quarter around 1AM when...

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch can now display full notifications for all your apps | The Verge
Out of the box, one of the Samsung Galaxy Gear's major failings was its lackluster notifications system. As we noted in our review, the smartwatch often failed to display useful notifications on...

Wallet hack: can Coin replace your credit cards? | The Verge
San Francisco startup Coin today announced its first product — a credit card-sized device that digitally stores up to eight credit, debit, gift, or membership cards, and lets you switch between...

How to buy a smartphone: a guide | The Verge
Our smartphones are at once the most personal, useful, and most-used device in our lives. Yet with rare exceptions, we buy a single phone and stick with it for two years or more, making that...