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Friday Links O' War: November 8th, 2013

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Happy Friday everybody, how about them Baylor Bears?

Here are your morning links!

TCU SPORTS

TCU Unveils Name For Its Basketball Student Section: “Purple Haze” | College Spun – Social. Local. Consumable. College Sports.
According to the group’s Twitter page, the new organization will instill a “Purple Haze Points Program,” basically giving students rewards for attending basketball games. Some of the rewards include custom socks, TCU polos and personalized TCU basketball jerseys.

Verrett probable against Cyclones | TCU 360
TCU head coach Gary Patterson said Wednesday that he plans to play injured cornerback Jason Verrett Saturday against Iowa State.

Men's Basketball ready for second Big 12 season | TCU 360
As the court flooded with fans dressed in purple after one of college basketball’s most improbable upsets a season ago, the Frogs were left wondering, “Did that just happen?”

Johnson still thrives off competition | TCU 360
Just under a year and a half ago, Trent Johnson sat in his corner office in the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Basketball Complex. Recently hired by TCU as the new head men's basketball coach, he had barely had a chance to hang pictures on the wall. Many fans were wondering one thing.

Men's basketball set to face cross-town rival SMU in season opener | TCU 360
With an exhibition game against Arkansas-Fort Smith in the books, the TCU men’s basketball team looks toward their season opener on Friday against rival SMU at American Airlines Center.

Position by position breakdown: Why TCU basketball is much improved | Dallas Morning News
TCU opens its season on Friday night at the American Airlines Center. Tipping at 6:30, the TCU and SMU game is one of three at AAC on Friday.

TCU tips off new season against SMU with hopes to elevate program | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports ...
A group of talented freshmen, led by center Karviar Shepherd, gives Horned Frogs hope for big improvement.

Oberkrom Named Academic All-District - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU placekicker Jaden Oberkrom has received first-team Capital One Academic All-District honors, making him eligible for Academic All-America consideration.