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Sunday Edition Links O' War: November 3rd, 2013

Welcome back to the Sunday Edition of Links O' War, following up on a great sports week full of NBA, NHL, NFL, and some good college football. TCU may suck, but there is plenty more going on in the world to be happy about.

Here are your morning links!


TCU Falls To West Virginia, 30-27, in OT - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
Casey Pachall finished the day going 40-for-58 with 394 yards and three touchdowns.

Field goal sends West Virginia past TCU in OT | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports News o...
Mistakes, turnovers help the Mountaineers score 24 consecutive points.

Breaking down TCU’s 30-27 overtime loss to West Virginia | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports Ne...
A potential momentum shift went back and forth in a matter of minutes. Chris Hackett’s 33-yard scoring return on an interception was wiped away by Jason Verrett’s holding penalty. On WVU’s next possession, Paul Dawson intercepted Trickett to set up TCU at the WVU 2. But Trevone Boykin, in for Pachall at quarterback, fumbled on the Frogs’ first play.

Three years after Rose Bowl win, TCU headed in wrong direction | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports New...
For a few scattered, fleeting moments Saturday, the TCU Horned Frogs saw glimpses of what their 2013 football season might have been.

TCU notes: Receiver Brandon Carter takes leave of absence from team | Dallas-Fort Worth Sport...
TCU receiver Brandon Carter was granted a leave absence from the team and did not play in Saturday’s 30-27 overtime loss to West Virginia.

TCU falls to West Virginia 30-27 in overtime - | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Not only did TCU's 30-27 overtime loss to the Mountaineers mark the first three-game losing streak in coach Gary Patterson's 13 seasons at the school, but it also put the Horned Frogs in a position where they have to win out to become bowl eligible and to ensure a .500 record this season.


The Incredibly Back-loaded Big 12 Schedule - Our Daily Bears
Media outlets across the country are just now figuring out what we've all known for a while: the destiny of the Big 12 in 2013 will be decided across the next 5 Saturdays, in what has to be one of the most backloaded conference schedules of all time.

Texas tops Kansas 35-13 in mostly forgettable victory - Burnt Orange Nation
Four touchdown runs by Malcolm Brown and a key fumble return for a touchdown helped key an uninspiring 35-13 victory for the Texas Longhorns over the Kansas Jayhawks.

K-State 41, Iowa State 7: Cat Scratch Fever. - Bring On The Cats
It wasn't perfect, but at this point who cares? The Wildcats harvested the Cyclones, claiming the non-existent John Deere Trophy.

Post Game Thoughts | Oklahoma St. Cowboys 52, Texas Tech Red Raiders 34 - Viva The Matadors
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are demolished at home by the Oklahoma St. Cowboys, 52-34, and the Red Raiders have now lost their last two games.

West Virginia Mountaineers Outlast The TCU Horned Frogs 30-27 In Overtime - The Smoking Musket
It was the best at times, it was the worst at times, but West Virginia pulls out the victory on the road in overtime. My apologies to Charles Dickens.

INSTANT RECAP: Oklahoma State 52, Texas Tech 34 - Cowboys Ride For Free
Dare I say this was a replay of Iowa State?

Farmageddon Recap: The Downward Spiral - Wide Right & Natty Lite
Kansas State did everything right while Iowa State looked listless and ill prepared for the 2013 edition of Farmageddon. Ultimately it was Kansas State's physical offense that made the difference in the 41-7 victory for the Wildcats.


Auburn beats Arkansas, and the Bielema-Malzahn rivalry has just begun -
A native Arkansas son beat the state's current most visible employee in the home of the Hogs on Saturday. How it happened shows this feud isn't over yet.

2013 BCS Top 25 rankings projections, Week 11: The calm before the storm -
Saturday was relatively quiet in regard to results affecting the BCS race, and a few top-10 teams had the day off. Next week, it's time to get down to business.

Week 10 college football final scores: FSU, Michigan State crush rivals -
Favorites Florida State and Michigan State had no problem beating their rivals on a largely drama-free Saturday.

Florida State ends Miami's undefeated Hurricane season 41-14 - Tomahawk Nation
Florida State put an end to Miami's undefeated season. After a shaky first half, the superior team pulled away decisively.

Recap: Bully pulpit - The Only Colors
Looking back at the rivalry win.

Georgia 23, Florida 20: Gators die hard in wild Cocktail Party - Alligator Army
Florida nearly came back from a 20-point halftime deficit against Georgia. Nearly.

Ohio State-Purdue final score: Buckeyes thrash Boilers, 56-0 - Land-Grant Holy Land
The Buckeyes dominated Purdue en route to their 21st straight victory.

Northwestern vs. Nebraska 2013 final score: Huskers take 27-24 win on hail mary -
Northwestern was getting ready to celebrate their first conference win of the season. Enter Ron Kellogg III.

Auburn vs. Arkansas 2013 final score: Tigers coast by Razorbacks, 35-17 -
Auburn's remarkable turnaround continues with a win in Fayetteville.

No. 24 Wisconsin polishes off Heartland Trophy in win over Iowa - Bucky's 5th Quarter
UW's defense bent, but didn't break in a tough road win at Kinnick Stadium.

Navy vs. Notre Dame 2013 final score: Fighting Irish hang on in slugfest -
A back-and-forth game ended with No. 24 Notre Dame victorious, 38-34.

Carl Pelini resigned from FAU after allegations of cocaine, marijuana use -
Documents obtained by SB Nation show Carl Pelini resigned as Florida Atlantic's head football coach following allegations of cocaine and marijuana use.

UTEP vs. Texas A&M 2013 final score: Aggies cruise past the Miners, 57-7 -
The Aggies had little difficulty defending Kyle Field from the UTEP Miners.

Miami vs. Florida State 2013 final score: Seminoles take care of Hurricanes, 41-14 -
Florida State had little trouble with its in-state rival, leaving just one undefeated team in the state of Florida.

Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech 2013 final score: Cowboys outgun Red Raiders, 52-34 -
Oklahoma State topped Texas Tech in a good ol' Big 12 shootout.

Tennessee vs. Missouri 2013 final score: Tigers bounce back with convincing win, 31-3 -
Missouri recovers from its heart-breaking loss to South Carolina with a sound victory over Tennessee.

VIDEO: Gus Johnson says Clint Chelf has 'getting away from the cops speed' -
Clint Chelf broke off a 67-yard touchdown run, and Gus Johnson added his delightful flavor of commentary to the call.


Keepers: It's finally time to sit Tom Brady (in fantasy) -
The dreaded six-team bye week strikes yet again, and top flight receivers like Calvin Johnson, Victor Cruz, and the entire Denver corps all have the week off. Keepers is here to help with sits and...

NFL Week 9: Experts' picks for all 13 games -
There are no easy games in the NFL, and this week's picks from SB Nation's panel of experts exemplify the league's parity.

The Fantasy War Room is LIVE! -
The SB Nation Fantasy War Room is LIVE! We'll be 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!

John Fox to miss 4-6 weeks following heart surgery -
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox is set to miss 4-6 weeks following heart surgery to be performed on Tuesday, according to a report.

2013 Breeders' Cup results: Mucho Macho Man wins Classic -
Mucho Macho Man came in with 7/2 odds and won the 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic in a close finish.

NBA schedule: 76ers do it again, defeat Chicago -
The 76ers continue to shock the basketball world. Philadelphia knocked off Chicago on Saturday to improve to 3-0.

NHL Saturday: Leafs embarrassed in Vancouver -
Toronto was routed 4-0 by the Canucks in their worst game of the season. Elsewhere, the Flyers bounced back with a 1-0 win over New Jersey.

Bellator 106 results: Eddie Alvarez decisions Michael Chandler in another classic - MMA Fighting
Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler put on another classic fight Saturday. This time, Alvarez got the nod.

Red Sox World Series parade 2013: Video, pictures and more -
The Red Sox celebrated their championship season with a parade through Boston.

Premier League, Week 10: Tottenham Hotspur travel to Goodison -
Tottenham Hotspur and Everton can both jump up to second place in the Premier League with a win. Can either separate themselves from the other?

Tigers to hire Brad Ausmus as manager, per reports -
The former Tigers catcher will take over as manager despite zero professional managing experience.

Where will Robinson Cano sign? - Baseball Nation
The Yankees have the need and the history, but is Robinson Cano looking for too much money?

Marcus Smart: The Person, The Cowboy, The Pro - Cowboys Ride For Free
An inside look at the straw that stirs the drink for Oklahoma State Men's Basketball, Marcus Smart.

Derrick Rose brings back The Roar -
It wasn't the smoothest home debut, but after 18 months of sitting on the sidelines with a torn ACL, Derrick Rose brought back a feeling that hasn't been seen in Chicago in a long time.

Goalie fight: Ray Emery fights Braden Holtby during line brawl -
Ray Emery was apparently tired of giving up goals, so he joined a line brawl and fought Braden Holtby.

NFL midseason awards: The best player, coach and team at the halfway mark -
The 2013 NFL season is halfway home. SB Nation's NFL bloggers voted on awards before the season and now we do the same at the midseason. Read on for SB Nation's NFL midseason awards as voted on by our NFL bloggers.

Believing In Boogie: The maturation of DeMarcus Cousins -
From the growth of the beard to running wind sprints, DeMarcus Cousins may finally be growing up.

Andre Dawkins has a story: And the Duke guard would rather not talk about it -
After the tragic death of his sister, the Duke guard took a year away from basketball. Now he's returning to the court as a senior, ready to play ball, but not eager to talk about his past.

Motor City's yearning: How the Pistons became a team apart from Detroit, and the prospects of an eventual return to a city attempting to revitalize itself -
The prospects of the Pistons eventual return to a city attempting to revitalize itself.

NASCAR Texas 2013 qualifying results: Carl Edwards speeds to Texas pole -
Carl Edwards parlayed a late draw into the Texas pole.


Ring of fire: why our military's toxic burn pits are making soldiers sick | The Verge
To an unsuspecting eye, the Torres family home is indistinguishable from the other bungalows that line a flat, treeless stretch of road somewhere off US Route 77. Under an unforgiving Texas sun,...

Android 4.4 KitKat and Google's quest to take over the world | The Verge
"As we get on our journey to reach the next billion people, we want to do it on the latest version of Android." — Sundar Pichai At its root, Google’s Android platform has always been about...

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks review | The Verge
It's been almost exactly a year since Scott Forstall left Apple and Jony Ive and Craig Federighi were put in charge of both iOS and OS X. That gave Apple a chance to create a single, unified...

YouTube Live: a disastrous spectacle Google would like you to forget | The Verge
This Sunday, November 3rd, the world will experience the first annual YouTube Music Awards, hosted by Jason Schwartzman and streamed live from New York City. Featuring huge music acts like Lady...

The Verge, Year Two | The Verge
It happened. We made it to (and through) our sophomore year. And it’s not as if that second year was an apocalypse where men (and women) had to fight other men (and women) to the death for the...

Bill Gates says putting worldwide internet access before malaria research is 'a joke' | The Verge
Bill Gates is once again speaking out against the internet-first approach many tech leaders have taken to philanthropy. "As a priority? It’s a joke," Gates tells the Financial Times, when asked...

'Minecraft' partners with Twitch for built-in streaming | The Verge
The 13 million people who play Minecraft on PC will soon have an easier way to share their in-game experiences. Today at the Minecon convention in Orlando, developer Mojang and streaming service...

Japan to remove nuclear fuel from Fukushima plant | The Verge
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant's operator has gained permission to move forward with a plan that would transfer over 1,000 fuel rods to a new location on the site, potentially preventing...

Origami turns creepy in artist's paper mask portraits | The Verge
Pairing a fashion photographer with an origamist may seem like an odd mix, but Giacomo Favilla and Francesca Lombardi have proven that such a collaboration can lead to surreal results. They've...

Netflix posts 4K test video to streaming service as it prepares for planned 2014 launch | The Verge
Ask anyone what the largest issue facing 4K video is, and you'll likely be told that it's distribution; bringing the massive files — with four times the resolution of a 1080p video — to...

The Weekender: studying psychopaths, stopping sinkholes, and reforming surveillance | 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...

Google's Nexus 5 with KitKat available today, starting at $349: hands-on impressions | The Verge
Google's Nexus program has a simple goal: make the best, purest, most perfect Android phone. And, beginning with last year's Nexus 4, Google did all that at a remarkable price, charging with no...

After listing Nexus 5 at an outrageous $799, Best Buy settles for $100 markup | The Verge
Buying a Nexus 5 without a contract at Best Buy is going to be expensive. Very expensive. The massive US retail chain has priced off-contract purchases at an eye-popping $799.99 according to a new...

Eminem's 'Marshall Mathers LP2' streaming ahead of release on iTunes Radio | The Verge
Eminem's upcoming album, The Marshall Mathers LP2, is streaming on iTunes Radio ahead of its proper release, as Apple looks to further promote its new streaming music service. Unlike most previous...

Starbucks builds a better paper cup for tea drinkers | The Verge
Last week Starbucks opened a Teavana tea bar in New York City, the first step towards creating what it hopes will be a counterpoint to its enormously successful coffee locations. Before being...

Motorola will update Moto X and Droid Ultra, Maxx, and Mini to Android 4.4 | The Verge
HTC moved aggressively to assure customers that its flagship HTC One will see Android 4.4 upgrades in short order. Now, Motorola is following suit. If you have a Moto X on any major US carrier, or...

Moto G specs revealed in leaked promo materials | The Verge
Earlier this week we got a quick look at Motorola’s upcoming Moto G when a reference to the unannounced device showed up on the company's site before quickly vanishing. Now, GSM Arena is posting...

Banks afraid of joining $4.7 billion BlackBerry bid, says Reuters | The Verge
In September a Canadian investment firm made a $4.7 billion buyout offer to BlackBerry — but banks are so skeptical about the former smartphone giant the firm is reportedly having trouble...

Delta and JetBlue become first airlines to allow electronics during takeoff and landing | The Verge
Delta and JetBlue have become the first two US airlines to allow e-readers, tablets, and other electronic devices to be used throughout the flight. Following the FAA's recommendation that...

Global food supply at severe risk from climate change, warns leaked study by UN-created panel | The Verge
A scientific panel set up by the United Nations has found that climate change will pose a serious threat to the world's food supply in the coming decades, reports The New York Times. The findings...

Android 4.4 KitKat: Google's simpler, integrated operating system designed for every phone | The Verge
At its event in San Francisco, in the midst of flashing some new hardware, Google also unveiled version 4.4 of Android, the long-awaited KitKat. It's much more than a marketing gimmick, or an...

LG and Samsung's new smartphones put design behind the curve | The Verge
Currently, smartphones almost universally follow a single form: a rectangular slab with a flat, equally rectangular display. In recent weeks, we've seen signs from LG and Samsung that things could...