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Links O' War: Wednesday August 14th, 2013

More links, including even more previews of the TCU Football team!

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More TCU Football previews? Crazy.
More TCU Football previews? Crazy.

Here are your morning links!


2013 Preview: Boykin and Pachall Compete at QB - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
Trevone Boykin (6-2, 215, So.) and Casey Pachall (6-5, 230, Sr.) are locked in a battle for the first-team job.

TCU leads in College Colors Day competition | TCU 360
Despite being one of the smallest schools competing, TCU currently holds the first place title in the annual College Colors Day competition.

College football countdown | No. 29: TCU
TCU has some personnel issues to address before taking on Big 12 play in 2013.

TCU To Battle Mississippi State on ESPNU - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
The TCU's men's basketball program received word Tuesday that its game with Mississippi State in the inaugural Big 12/SEC Challenge will tip-off at 6:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, Dec. 5 and air nationally on ESPNU.


2013 ACC football previews, team by team: Advanced stats and 10 things to know -
National title hopefuls Clemson and Florida State lead the way, but the ACC's loaded with some interesting depth this year. Bill Connelly previews each school, one by one.

There's more to ULM football than the 2-quarterback offense -
ULM's "Funroe" offense upset a top-10 Arkansas team and made the little-known Warhawks a national story in the 2012 college football season. So what's next, and what's life like after the big upset?

3 Reasons Why: South Carolina, sleeper SEC champ -
South Carolina has won 22 games over the past two years, and with a hearty percentage of last year's team back, Dan Rubenstein explains why this could be the year for Steve Spurrier and the Gamecocks.

College football teams now have candles: Help us capture the essence -
College football teams are now candles. Let's brainstorm some scents.

Pac-12 asks whether we'd rather watch buffaloes or Colorado football, we answer -
As part of the Pac-12 Networks' campaign against DirecTV, they asked whether we'd rather watch a) nature documentaries or b) Colorado football. Do they really want to know the answer?

Florida football recruiting: Gators planting flag in rival territory -
Thanks to defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson, a Miami native, Florida is doing as well as it ever has in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County.


Zero sum game, NFL preseason Week 1 -
When Mike Kafka gets playing time, nobody wins.

The rise of roller derby: No longer WWE on wheels, the rapid growth of women's flat track derby in Greensboro is a microcosm of the sport's ascension into the mainstream -
No longer WWE on wheels, the rapid growth of women's flat track derby in Greensboro is a microcosm of the sport's ascension into the mainstream.

NBA news roundup: Kobe Bryant recovering well, Jeremy Lin improves posture -
Kobe Bryant continues to believe his Achilles recovery is on track, and Jeremy Lin doesn't want to look like the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Dez Bryant unloads on NCAA investigation of Johnny Manziel -
The former Oklahoma State Cowboy, who was suspended for most of his final season in Stillwater for his interaction with Deion Sanders, attacked the NCAA over its investigation of the Heisman winner and endorses payments to players.

Runner Nick Symmonds dedicates world track silver medal in Russia to his gay, lesbian friends - Outsports
"Whether you're gay, straight, black, white, we all deserve the same rights," the American runner says after taking silver at the 800 meters at world track championships in Moscow.

Starling Marte makes the blooper reel -
Just watch the ball into your glove and -- aw, man, baseball is hard.

Jason Dufner bums out Keegan Bradley with Howard Stern Show appearance -
The Wanamaker Trophy holds 43 beers and nobody likes Rory Sabbatini, Jason Dufner tells Howard Stern.

Gio Gonzalez, Jayson Werth argue in Nationals' dugout - Baseball Nation
There isn't a lot of mystery to the headline, so let's just get to the GIF: If I had to guess, the argument was about fire. How it's made, why Gonzalez keeps the secret for himself, and how...

Honoring Clayton Kershaw, Derek Holland on International Left-Handers Day -
You may not have realized it, but Tuesday is a day to celebrate those left handers who walk among us. We're doing so by celebrating the best left handed starting pitchers in MLB today.

Manny Ramirez released by Rangers -
The Texas Rangers said they decided to part ways with the veteran after an uninspiring run with Triple-A Round Rock.

Alex Rodriguez and his bizarre infatuation with walk-off homer helmets: A GIF-filled history - Pinstriped Bible
The one question reporters need to be asking A-Rod isn't anything related to Biogenesis, the fans, or even what he happened to munch on at Qdoba yesterday: "What is your deal with helmets?"