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Links O' War: April 18th, 2013

Thinking about you, West...


Here are your morning links!

Notes On A Scorecard - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU director of intercollegiate athletics Chris Del Conte discusses the hot topics around the Horned Frogs.

Men's Basketball Signs Price to NLI - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
The TCU men's basketball program opened the spring signing period strong Wednesday by inking prep prospect Hudson Price to a National Letter of Intent. Price became the fourth member of the Class of 2013 scheduled to enroll at TCU this fall.

Dan Beebe on Big 12: “I feel like the conference was driving over a cliff, and they turned the bus around and ran me over.” | The Big Lead
Former Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe spoke at a University of Texas panel. Beebe, who oversaw the conference losing Nebraska, Colorado, Missouri and Texas A&M, remains more than a tad bitter about his departure. He told those assembled: “I feel like the conference was driving over a cliff, and they turned the bus around and ran me over.”

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby talks expansion, playoff, paying student-athletes | - News for Dallas, Texas - SportsDayDFW
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby sat down with the Longhorn Network on Wednesday to discuss the chances the Big 12 expands, how much he's looking forward to the four-team playoff in two seasons and his take on whether student-athletes should be paid a stipend on top of their scholarships.

Board of Trustees approves $511.9 million budget for 2013-2014 academic year | TCU 360
The Board of Trustees approved the $511.9 million budget last Friday making it possible for the University to continue towards it’s goal of maintaining and improving the overall TCU experience.

Del Conte: "Investment in basketball" is needed at university | TCU 360
TCU Athletic Director Chris Del Conte stressed the importance of competing in the Big 12 and a need to "invest in basketball" as main factors in renovating the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

TCU basketball officially signs highly-touted recruiting class | TCU 360
Basketball's official signing day was held Wednesday as TCU head basketball coach Trent Johnson welcomed in his first official recruiting class at the university.

College notes: TCU basketball signee has talent, NBA pedigree | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News...
Hudson Price, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard from The First Academy in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday became the fourth recruit to sign with TCU.

TCU is finally taking basketball seriously - The Big Mac Blog
There are at least two reasons to think TCU basketball may one day be relevant - Baylor and Miami. They are small, private schools with programs that have enjoyed large success in major conferences. This can happen.