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Links O' War: Wednesday July 24th, 2013

More links, including news of a new Google tablet and Alex Rodriguez getting a lifetime ban?


Here are your morning links!


Suspension of Devonte Fields nothing personal, TCU coach says -
TCU DE Devonte Fields, a Freshman All-American in 2012, won't play in opener versus LSU.

Former TCU football coach Fred Taylor dead at 93 | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports New...
Taylor coached the Horned Frogs from 1967 to 1970 and led TCU to rare win at Texas in 1967.

College Confidential: Iowa State coach recalls prepping for TCU's QB change
As questions surrounded TCU quarterback Casey Pachall’s future with the program last fall after he was arrested on suspicion of druiving under the influence, Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads followed the saga unfolding in Fort Worth religiously. After all,...

College Confidential: Texas QB Ash says he played with broken ribs in last year's loss to TCU
Texas quarterback David Ash cleared up a lingering question today about the timetable of a rib injury that impacted him in last year's 20-13 loss to TCU on Thanksgiving night. Ash said he suffered broken ribs on the eighth play...

After one year, TCU respected in Big 12 by commissioner, coaches and players | TCU 360
One year after entering into the Big 12, it seems that the conference is embracing - and respecting - TCU on the gridiron.

Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk believes TCU will go undefeated | TCU 360
Baylor running back and Heisman hopeful Lache Seastrunk apparently holds the TCU Horned Frogs in high respect.

TCU offers 2015 Allen QB Kyler Murray, Prime Prep WR James Proche | College Sports Blog
TCU has been sending out quite a few 2015 offers lately. Over the last 48 hours, scholarships were extended to Allen quarterback Kyler Murray and Prime Prep wide receiver James Proche.

Five takeaways from the TCU Horned Frogs’ Big 12 Media Days appearance | College Sports Blog
TCU will hold its annual team media day next Wednesday before opening camp the next day, Aug. 1., but in the meantime, here are five takeaways from the Horned Frogs’ appearance at Big 12 Media Days this week:


Videos And Pictures From Louisville's Trip To Washington - Card Chronicle
The national champion Louisville Cardinals (never gets old) made the trip to Washington D.C. for what was perhaps the most eventful day of the summer, even for those of us following along from back home.

Saving grace: After a gruesome murder, a man turns to his friends in the ocean to overcome grief and give his life purpose -
After a gruesome murder, a man turns to his friends in the ocean to overcome grief and give his life purpose.

Robert Griffin III gets up -
After an alternately queasy and actively depressing NFL offseason, the imminent return of Robert Griffin III is a rare and welcome bit of good news -- not just for Washington fans, but everyone who cares about football.

Alex Rodriguez may face lifetime ban from MLB -
As the MLB begins to dole out punishment to players swept up in the Biogenesis scandal, Alex Rodriguez faces up to a lifetime ban, according to CBS News. However, sources tell USA Today he will not attempt to strike a plea.

NBA free agency rumors roundup: Greg Oden impresses in workout, Gary Neal becomes free agent -
Greg Oden reportedly looked "great" in front of a handful of teams and is expected to make a final decision shortly.

Ron Washington shakes his money maker -
Tell us why.

Cal Ripken Jr. on brawls, brains and baseball -
Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. dropped by the SB Nation studios to talk about his legendary career, the state of affairs in major league baseball, his involvement with the resurgent Orioles, ballpark food, and field questions from Dan Rubenstein.

Jadeveon Clowney, Jay Z claim reportedly stirs South Carolina's interest -
The Gamecock star has reportedly been talking to the rapper turned agent, which is a cause for concern if you're a South Carolina fan.


EA's biggest retail partner last quarter? Apple | The Verge
For the first time ever, Electronic Arts (EA), the world's third-largest gaming company, gained more revenue through Apple than any other single partner. All-told, the company's mobile and tablet...

Nokia Lumia 1020 review | The Verge
At 11PM last Friday night, Yankee Stadium exploded. I had been in section 209 for about two hours when Justin Timberlake started the first verse of Frank Sinatra’s "New York, New York."...

The nexus of nerd culture: Comic-Con 2013 in photos | The Verge
The 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International wrapped up Sunday, capping a four-and-a-half day cultural carnival covering just about every form of entertainment imaginable. Fresh from our trip, we...

How murderers tell stories: director Joshua Oppenheimer on 'The Act of Killing' | The Verge
In the fall of 1965, the Indonesian military began a coup against the government. Over the next year, the army systematically eliminated its opponents — including union members, landless farmers,...

Senator Wyden: the US could become an irreversible surveillance state | The Verge
Senator Ron Wyden (D, OR) offered a grim outlook on civil liberties today in a speech at the Center for American Progress, warning US citizens that they will "live to regret" inaction on...

How Apple's profits stack up against Google and Microsoft | The Verge
With Apple's earnings posting today, and Microsoft's and Google's last week, we now have the financial results for three of the largest consumer technology companies in the world. It's safe to say...

This MS Paint maestro is 97 years old and legally blind | The Verge
In an age of widespread vector illustration and Cintiq tablets you’d be hard pressed to find someone clinging to Microsoft Paint, but for 97-year-old Hal Lasko, it’s the only way to create. The...

New Nexus 7 up for pre-order at Best Buy with Android 4.3 and $229.99 starting price | The Verge
As if that Best Buy Nexus 7 flyer wasn't enough, the big retailer is stepping up its efforts to preempt Google's tablet announcement by posting its pre-order pages for the device ahead of the...

3D printing at home could have health risks, says study | The Verge
While industrial 3D printers often use ventilation shafts and filters to evacuate airborne particles, commercially available printers are often set up in environments with little or no thought...

Ultra, Mini, and Maxx: hands-on with Verizon's newest, longest-lasting Droids | The Verge
Here at a tiny event in Lincoln Center in New York City, we've gotten a first look at Motorola's new Droid lineup. This is the Droid Ultra, the Droid Maxx, and the Droid Mini. At first blush, they...

We'll be live from Google's Android and Chrome event Wednesday at 9AM PT / 12PM ET! | The Verge
Sundar Pichai, the Google senior VP running both Android and Chrome, is hosting a breakfast event on Wednesday morning where he's set to announce some potentially big news. Google hasn't yet said...