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Links O' War: Sunday July 14th, 2013

TCU NFL Draft preview from CBS: Verrett, Hunter, and more...


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2014 NFL Draft: TCU Preview - CBSSports
In preparation for the 2014 NFL Draft, will profile the top draft-eligible prospects from FBS-level programs. This summer series will run until the start of the college football season.

TCU offers 2015 Mesquite Horn athlete Jarrison Stewart | College Sports Blog
TCU is getting a jump start on 2015 Mesquite Horn wide receiver Jarrison Stewart. The Horned Frogs extended an offer to the 5-foot-11, 177-pounder on Thursday afternoon. SMU was the first school to extend a scholarship, but Stewart says his new option is very intriguing.

Four-star Skyline OL Ty Barrett lists Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech in top five | College Sports Blog
The four-star prospect, who holds close to 30 offers, trimmed his list last week and will make his decision on Aug. 3 at his grandparents’ house in Cedar Hill. Both Baylor and Kentucky were eliminated.

Big 12 bond pays off for schools that stayed | Tulsa World
THERE REMAINS A fear, despite a wave of trust sweeping across the Big 12 Conference, that all it takes is one news conference in Austin to bring it all down. That is a fact. However, it appears the Big 12 may finally be entering a period of tranquility.


Pixar and Lucasfilm settle lawsuit over role in Silicon Valley hiring scandal | The Verge
Disney's Pixar and LucasFilm subsidiaries have agreed to a settlement over their alleged involvement in a Silicon Valley-wide pact to avoid hiring competitors' employees. Reuters reports that a...

US visa bureau says 'League of Legends' is a professional sport | The Verge
High-level League of Legends players can now be awarded the same visas as more traditional pro athletes, says publisher Riot Games. On July 11th, Riot e-sports manager Nick Allen told GameSpot that...

The Classics: 'Persona 3' | The Verge
Persona 3 is a video game where Japanese teenagers shoot themselves in the head with magical guns in order to summon powerful monsters into battle. And that's not even the most notable thing about...

The Weekender: sweaty fingertips, wet smartphones, and dirty swimmers | 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...

What if Pixar's films are all part of one epic, apocalyptic narrative? | The Verge
Pixar famously scatters easter eggs throughout its films that point to the movies that came before them and to the movies that are coming next. It seems like a way for the always-charming movie...

Artist turns Beijing's Water Cube into a massive emoji-based mood ring | The Verge
What if you could see how people felt by looking at a former Olympics venue? In June, artist Jennifer Wen Ma and lighting designer Zheng Jianwei turned the "Water Cube," used for swimming events in...


Texas Dems vow to fight abortion bill passed by Republican-led Senate | Fox News
Texas Democrats vowed to fight one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the nation passed by the state legislature late Friday in front of more than 2,000 protesters.

What’s the ‘nuclear option’? Senate stops everything to argue over obscure rules | Fox News
The loudest, most-heated debate in Washington this week wasn't over immigration, skyrocketing student loan rates or even the uncertain fate of food stamps. It was about rules.

McCain leads drive to end blackout of NFL games, targets publicly financed stadiums | Fox News
Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain is taking the field against a long-standing federal regulation that blocks NFL fans from seeing televised, hometown games when their stadium doesn’t sell out.

2013 Elections marked by candidates seeking redemption; will voters forgive? | Fox News
The year of the cad? The 2013 election cycle is becoming notorious for having three candidates trying to make political comebacks, asking voters for a second chance following a scandal.

Republicans Try to Duck Obama Narrative on Immigration | Fox News
House Republicans today will talk about immigration, or, more specifically, how not to talk about immigration.

Obama Gets Last Laugh on Health Law | Fox News
With midterm elections shaping up as another disaster for Democrats, President Obama has ordered another delay in the implementation of his signature health law.

GOP lawmakers blame Obama administration over failed missile tests | Fox News
Four high-ranking Republican lawmakers criticized the Obama administration on Friday for three failed tests of the country's missile-defense system, saying budget cuts and neglect are to blame.