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Links O' War: Saturday August 17th, 2013

News on TCU Football figuring some stuff out, and Ryan Braun is coming clean (yeah right).

Here are your morning links!


2013 Preview: Oberkrom and Perry Key Special Teams - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
Placekicker Jaden Oberkrom (6-3, 187, So.) and punter Ethan Perry (6-4, 230, So.) both received postseason honors as true freshmen in 2012.

Two of TCU’s three biggest questions starting to get answers | Dallas-Fort Worth Sport...
TCU is two weeks from opening against LSU at AT&T Stadium and two of the three biggest questions surrounding the Horned Frogs are beginning to be answered.

LSU piecing together offense for scrimmage | LSU | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
The LSU football team is gradually implementing new coordinator Cam Cameron’s offense as it builds toward a complete unveiling in the season opener against TCU on Aug. 31 in Arlington, Texas.

Practice notes: Team prepares for LSU game | TCU 360
The football team has “a lot of work to do” in preparation for the season opener against LSU, TCU head football coach Gary Patterson said Friday.

Butts Looks To Make An Impact - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
With the school year beginning Monday, freshman Jada Butts will look to make an impact on the TCU women's basketball program during the 2013-14 campaign.

Purple & White Scrimmage Set for Saturday - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
The TCU women's volleyball team is set to open its 2013 season with the Purple & White Scrimmage on Saturday, August 17 inside the TCU University Recreation Center. Admission is free, with first serve slated for 5 p.m.


Ryan Braun ready to admit he used PEDs -
Everything around Ryan Braun is falling apart, so apparently there's only one thing left to do: tell the truth.

Liverpool vs. Stoke City, 2013 Premier League: Final score 1-0, Reds survive late scare to fend off Potters -
A late penalty to Stoke City threatened to cost Liverpool a victory after Daniel Sturridge had put them ahead, but Simon Mignolet stepped up to make the save and give the hosts all three points.

Utility, pleasure and goodness: What one writer learned about classical friendship and redemption from Willie Mays Aikens, George Brett, and the E Street Band -
What one writer learned about classical friendship and redemption while researching his Willie Mays Aikens biography

Tim Tebow got everything under that one -
A heroic hurl bounced once before connecting with the chain crew.

Seattle investor Chris Hansen helped fund campaign to stop Kings' new arena -
The man who tried to move the Kings to Seattle has been revealed as the man who tried to put a stop to Sacramento's new arena.

NFL roundup: Robert Griffin III expected back by Week 1, Tom Brady expected to play Friday -
As a number of NFL teams prepare for their second preseason games, several injured players are at various stages of returning, including Tom Brady, Robert Griffin III and Hakeem Nicks.

NBA news roundup: Kevin Garnett won't play in back-to-backs, Larry Sanders nears extension -
The Nets' plan for resting Kevin Garnett, Larry Sanders' new contract and more news from around the NBA.