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Links O' War: Tuesday July 23rd, 2013

Lots of Frog news and sports news today, bumping tech news out of the picture for at least a day.

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Cron Gets All-Star Nod - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
First baseman Kevin Cron has earned the start for the West Division in the Friendly's Cape League All-Star Game on Saturday, July 27.

Big 12 media days: Bowlsby calls for major changes to NCAA | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - ...
Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby echoed Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive’s sentiments from last week about a need to change the governance of the NCAA.

TCU football coach outlines Casey Pachall’s ordeal and deems it a success | Dallas-For...
Another wrinkle has been added to TCU’s quarterback question.

Fossil Ridge cornerback feels at home at TCU | Sports | The Times-Register
As almost 200 football players from around the country nervously sweated through Friday’s football camp at TCU, hoping to catch the eye of one of the Horned Frog coaching staff, Nick Foster stood calm and comfortable in the corner of the end zone.

TCU's Casey Pachall out of rehab, on road to redemption | The Daily Texan
This time last year, Casey Pachall was coming off a record-setting sophomore season in his first year as TCU’s starting quarterback and preparing for a promising junior year.

Is there any room left for defense in the Big 12? » Sports » The Norman Transcript
The miracle workers still believe in defense. Mike Gundy, Kliff Kingsbury and Charlie Weis will have a problem with that characterization, and yet, believe me, take the Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Kansas coaches at their word and they’re being treated fairly.

Patterson, Verrett, Carter, Koontz and James all speak at Big 12 Media Days | TCU 360
The first day of Big 12 media days is completed, and five Horned Frogs made their mark in the Omni Hotel in Dallas. Jason Verrett, Waymon James, Jon Koontz, Sam Carter and Gary Patterson all addressed the media throughout the day.

Former NFL tailback Eddie George gives 2013 Frogs high praise | TCU 360
Former NFL running back and current Fox Sports analyst Eddie George had high praise for the 2013 Horned Frogs at the Big 12 Media Days, citing the return of Waymon James and Casey Pachall as reasons why he expects a good year for the team.

Patterson: "We don't know who our starting quarterback is" | TCU 360
Casey Pachall’s starting quarterback status is still undecided, at least officially.

Quote board: TCU Horned Frogs still don’t have a starting quarterback, two-QB system a possibility, Patterson says | College Sports Blog
The competition between Casey Pachall and Trevone Boykin lives on.

Wife of TCU coach will return home to Ames | The Des Moines Register |
You might see someone with their face painted half-Iowa State and half-TCU on Nov. 9 at Jack Trice Stadium.

Maponga pronounces himself ready for training camp | Atlanta Falcons |
Falcons rookie defensive end Stansly Maponga, who’s recovering from left foot surgery in March, pronounced himself ready for training camp after a workout on Monday, via his page.

Big 12 football: Gary Patterson expects Casey Pachall to be a success | News OK
The preseason all-Big 12 quarterback did not make an appearance at Big 12 Media Days. TCU’s Casey Pachall, coming off a season in which he was suspended and spent time in drug rehab, is playing it low key.


Ryan Braun suspended for remainer of season -
More than 20 players may soon be swept up in the biggest PED scandal in American sports history.

Matt Garza heads to Rangers for Mike Olt, others -
It took the better part of two weeks, but the Rangers and Cubs finally agreed to a trade. Texas will send three top prospects to Chicago for the starter.

Raccoon-throwing: An introduction to the only true sport in sports -
Over the weekend, we witnessed a fantastic raccoon throw, and a time-honored sport has found itself in the national spotlight once again. Here is a primer on raccoon-throwing, otherwise known as "fool's baseball."

Jadeveon Clowney would've been ejected for 'The Hit,' Mike Pereira explains -
The NCAA's new automatic ejections rule would've eliminated the most memorable college football play of the 2012 season, former Vice President of Officiating Mike Pereira told SB Nation's Steven Godfrey.

Fox Sports 1 will make a run at 'College GameDay' with Saturday morning pregame show -
Erin Andrews will host the presently untitled show, which will air at 10 a.m. ET on Saturdays. SB Nation's Steve Lepore takes an exclusive look at the new cast of FS1's college football pre-game show.

Alex Rodriguez assured of Biogenesis suspension, according to report -
CBS Sports reports that New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez will be suspended for his role in the ongoing Biogenesis scandal.