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Links O' War: Wednesday July 17th, 2013

Matt Carpenter is the man... That is all.

Here are your morning links!


Men's Hoops Non-Conference Schedule Set - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU has finalized dates and opponents for its 2013-14 men’s basketball non-conference schedule. The Horned Frogs have set up a 12-game slate for the upcoming season that features six home contests at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Actor, TCU alum Dennis Burkley dies | TCU 360
Voice actor and 1968 TCU alumnus Dennis Henry Burkley died in his Sherman Oaks, Cali. home Sunday. He was 67. Burkley, best known as the voice behind Principal Moss in King of the Hill, had roles in films such as Tin Cup, Con Air and Mask, as well as television roles in My Name is Earl and Sanford. He also co-wrote, directed and appeared in 2005's Repetition.

TCU men’s basketball books trip to Great Alaska Shootout | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports Ne...
A trip to the Great Alaskan Shootout will highlight the TCU men’s basketball team’s 12-game nonconference schedule next season.

TCU's Patterson offers a glimpse into his 2013 expectations | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News -...
TCU coach Gary Patterson shared an anecdote during a 30-minute speech Tuesday at the Champions Club in Amon G. Carter Stadium.

Carter on Biletnikoff Award Watch List - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU's Brandon Carter has been named to the watch list for the 2013 Biletnikoff Award, recognizing the outstanding wide receiver in college football.


The best starting lineups in All-Star history - Baseball Nation
Which collection of All-Stars was the best in history? Turns out baseball peaked early ...

Alabama won't repeat in 2013 (Three Reasons Why) -
Alabama is rightfully the odds on favorite to win the 2013 national championship, but Dan Rubenstein explains why 2013 should prove to be harder than ever for the Tide to repeat again in January,...

Fandom Under Glass: At the MLB FanFest -
Baseball is an outdoor thing. New York City's Jacob Javits Convention Center is perhaps the most indoor space on earth. So how did the 2013 MLB FanFest still wind up so positive?

Keith Olberman to join ESPN2, per report -
He will likely launch a late night show on "the deuce."

Las Vegas Summer League 2013: Ben McLemore finds his touch, Jonas Valanciunas fills the stat sheet on Day 5 -
The Kings' top selection finally came through with a strong performance after struggling with his shot early on.

Daily Win: 2013 British Open Preview and Odds -
The 2013 British Open is at Muirfield, and Dan Rubenstein has odds and the best stories.

The only one: After being drafted No. 4 overall, Nashville defenseman Seth Jones takes to the ice to potentially become hockey's first African-American superstar -
After being drafted No. 4 overall, Nashville defenseman Seth Jones, son of former NBA player "Popeye," takes to the ice to potentially become hockey's first African-American superstar

SEC Media Days 2013, Day 1 recap: Steve Spurrier is still the king -
Notes on day one of SEC Media Days and each coach's remarks. May contain fictional elements.

The ballad of the fan who ran on the field at the All-Star Game for Twitter (and was violently tackled) -
The story of a recent high school grad who was willed on by social media to run across the field during the MLB All-Star Game, through the eyes of his Twitter, his girlfriend, and his very, very angry mom.

MLB All-Star Game 2013: American League snap NL's streak -
Behind a shutout performance by its pitching staff, the American League snapped the NL's three-game winning streak at the All-Star Game. Mariano Rivera won the MVP in his final ASG.


Top Shelf: Virtual Reality, 3D, and the movies and games of the future | The Verge
First movies talked. Then they came in color. Now they come in 3D and in IMAX. And the Oculus Rift might be ushering in a future filled with virtual reality headsets, and worlds more immersive and...

'Rolling Stone' sparks outrage with cover photo of Boston bombing suspect | The Verge
Rolling Stone is facing harsh criticism for publishing what many describe as a rock star-like cover photo of Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev — the 19-year-old native Chechen accused of carrying out the...

Will the NSA use the Xbox One to spy on your family? | The Verge
You close a laptop when you're not using it. Your phone faces the inside of a pocket, a purse, or lies flat on a table. But the Microsoft Kinect, an always-on camera that will come with every new...

AT&T's Next phone upgrade plans are a huge ripoff | The Verge
AT&T unveiled its new Next plan today, which allows you to pay a small monthly fee for the privilege of upgrading your phone every year without a down payment. It's an obvious response to T...

Google Maps arrives on iPad with 2.0 update | The Verge
A big update to Google Maps for iOS has just arrived, for the first time adding a custom iPad interface. Like the major Android update last week, the revamp improves navigation with live traffic...

A closer look at the PlayStation 4 | The Verge
Sony revealed the hardware design for the PlayStation 4 at E3, but the console remained under glass until last night's PlayStation Holiday Preview event. While there might be some minor changes or...

WhatsApp for iPhone moves to $0.99 annual subscription model | The Verge
WhatsApp, the multi-platform messaging app used by over 250 million people per month, is now free to download for iOS users. Previously a $0.99 purchase, the price-drop brings the iPhone app in...

NASA Cut Spacewalk Short Parmitano's Helmet Fills With Water | Geekosystem
International Space Station astronauts Luca Parmitano from Italy and NASA's Chris Cassidy were in the first hour of a scheduled six-hour spacewalk today when Parmitano began complaining his head felt wet, and realized there was water floating in his helmet. Just a quick reminder: When you're in space, there should not be water floating inside your helmet. NASA cut the spacewalk short as Parmitano reported that the situation was worsening.

New Study Could Explain Internal Monologues | Geekosystem
Reading, planning, realizing the twelve good comebacks you could have used in that argument earlier-- by and large, you hear yourself speak in your own head, even when you're not speaking aloud. Two new experiments by Mark Scott examine the largely unexplored phenomenon, finding that there may be a psychological significance to this trait.

Ice-Free Arctic Predicted by 2058 | Geekosystem
A group of American and Chinese researchers have used an advanced climate simulation tool to project that the Arctic will undergo periods without ice, likely occurring during September, beginning sometime between the years 2054 and 2058.

Ice-Free Arctic Predicted by 2058 | Geekosystem
A group of American and Chinese researchers have used an advanced climate simulation tool to project that the Arctic will undergo periods without ice, likely occurring during September, beginning sometime between the years 2054 and 2058.

Apple Rumor Says New Apple TV Service Could Be Ad Free | Geekosystem
If you're sick of commercials when you watch TV, you're not alone. Apple seems pretty tired of them as well. That's probably why they're considering a plan that would get rid of ads altogether. The downside is that they would do so by charging users more money to pay off the companies benefitting from the ads, but maybe that's not so bad. I wouldn't mind kicking in a few extra bucks each month to not have to watch commercials.

Honest Trailer for X-Men Origins: Wolverine | Geekosystem
As we all allow ourselves tentative stirrings of hope that The Wolverine will be super awesome, reminding us all why Wolverine is definitely one of the top five X-Men, and why I'm in love with Hugh Jackman, we should take a moment to remember that movie that was supposed to be The One. ScreenJunkies were kind enough to take the wheel, lowering our expectations for this weekend in under four minutes. Honestly, if we could maybe just go back in time ourselves to before someone decided to irrevocably torture all X-Men fans, rewriting continuity in a completely inexplicable way -- without any kickass battles to make up for it -- that would be all right, too.

Twitter User Stops Zimmerman Juror B37 Book Deal | Geekosystem
News came out yesterday that Juror B37 in the George Zimmerman trial had signed a book deal to justify why the jury had no choice but to find Zimmerman not guilty of 2nd Degree Murder and Manslaughter for shooting and killing Trayvon Martin. The news caused predictable shockwaves of outrage, but Twitter user @MoreAndAgain used the power of the Internet to keep the book from happening.

Robot Gymnast Does Quadruple Backflip Video | Geekosystem
YouTube user Hinamitetu has been perfecting this home-designed gymnastics robot and posting the tests online for over two years now. While it's always impressive to see a little gymnasti-bot with more balance and agility than your puny human body could ever hope to achieve, the latest video in particular should totally blow you away. In it, the robot performs a quadruple backflip, one of the hardest feats in gymnastics which most people could only hope to achieve with a really springy trampoline underneath them. Let's go ahead and add acrobats onto the list of career paths that will no longer be relevant after the robots take over.

New York City Expanding Free Wi-Fi in Parks | Geekosystem
Offering free Wi-Fi in public parks is a great thing for cities to do because it can help underserved citizens get online, but also because it's just hella convenient. New York City already has free Wi-Fi in a number of parks thanks to a deal with AT&T, but they're expanding the program through a new deal with Cablevision and Time Warner Cable. Unlike the AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots -- which are free all the time for everyone always -- the Time Warner and Cablevision parks will have a 10-minute daily limit on free access. You're doing it wrong.


Military sexual assault: How the Pentagon plays to win - Darren Samuelsohn and Anna Palmer -
The country’s most senior military commanders filed into a Capitol Hill hearing room in June, sat in front of TV cameras and promised to stamp out military sexual assault — a problem Army chief of staff Gen. Ray Odierno called “a cancer.” “We can and will do better,” Odierno told the senators. But privately, Pentagon...

Does President Obama have a second-term strategy? - Glenn Thrush -
A year ago President Barack Obama jammed a prediction into his stump speech that evoked his 2008 hope-and-change message — a vow that a victory in 2012 would break the partisan “fever” in Washington. But behind closed doors, people close to the president tell POLITICO, Obama never quite bought his own rhetoric and was quietly planning...

Why Liz Cheney is no sure thing - James Hohmann -
She can count on the deep pockets and influential media platforms of her father’s friends in Washington. As for winning over Wyoming voters — well, Liz Cheney will have her work cut out for her. The former vice president’s daughter set tongues wagging Tuesday when she announced she will challenge incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi in a Republican...

Ex-Senator Gordon Humphrey emails with Edward Snowden - Hadas Gold -
Former Sen. Gordon Humphrey told Edward Snowden he did “the right thing” in leaking information about the National Security Agency, according to e-mails published in the Guardian. “I believe you have done the right thing in exposing what I regard as massive violation of the United States Constitution,” the former GOP senator...

Jimmy Carter: George Zimmerman jury ‘right’ - Hadas Gold -
The jury made the “right decision” in the George Zimmerman murder trial, former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday. “I think the jury made the right decision based on the evidence presented, because the prosecution inadvertently set the standard so high that the jury had to be convinced that it was a deliberate act by Zimmerman that...

Obama News: A Living Diary of the Obama Presidency - POLITICO44 -
POLITICO44 is the most up-to-the-minute destination for news about President Obama and his administration. Covering every news item and White House event in minute detail, POLITICO's reporters give readers a firsthand look at high-stakes presidential decisions on health care, energy, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq - and countless other political battles.

25 unforgettable Obamacare quotes - Photos - 2 of 25 -
"The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down syndrome will have to stand in front of [President Barack] Obama’s 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,' whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil." — Sarah Palin, Aug. 2009

Democrat memo: IRS targeting was not political - Lauren French and Rachael Bade -
Ahead of what is promising to be another explosive hearing on the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups, Democrats are looking to put an end to political narratives tying the White House to the scandal. A 36-page memo released Tuesday by the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Elijah Cummings,...

Increased U.S. oil production: How it's affecting you at the pump - Talia Buford -
The surge in U.S. oil production is making a difference in the energy market, even if American consumers aren’t necessarily seeing the savings at the pump, Adam Sieminski, head of the Energy Information Administration, told lawmakers Tuesday. U.S. crude oil production jumped by nearly a million barrels per day last year, reaching its highest...

Federal student loan debt tops $1 trillion - Libby A. Nelson -
Federal student loan debt has topped $1 trillion, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will announce Wednesday, a milestone that will only intensify the debate in Congress over what to do about student loan interest rates. The interest rate on new, federally subsidized Stafford loans doubled on July 1 to 6.8 percent thanks to congressional inaction,...

Olbermann reportedly returning to ESPN -
Keith Olbermann, the fiery television anchor who has made a contentious exit from nearly every network he's worked for, is reportedly returning to the place where he launched his career: ESPN. ESPN is expected to announce on Wednesday that Olbermann has signed a two-year contract to host a daily, one-hour show on ESPN 2, according to The New York...