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Links O' War: Friday August 2nd, 2013

Tayo news, cell phone news... It's Friday, who cares... Happy Friday, everybody.

Here are your morning links!


Cole Named All-America Scholar - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
Former TCU men’s golfer Eli Cole has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar. It marked the second time in Cole’s career that he was honored by the Golf Coaches Association of America following a prior selection in 2011.

TCU football notes: Offensive line suffers key loss | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports ...
Returning starter Tayo Fabuluje has left the team for personal reasons, TCU announced Thursday morning, a day after the players reported to campus.

Why TCU needs to thank the SEC & the Aggies every single day - The Big Mac Blog
An even bigger dividing line in college athletics is coming, and regardless of what the commissioner of the American Athletic Conference says both he and his membership schools can only pray they aren't on the wrong side of this line when it is drawn.

Gary Patterson on first practice: "As a general rule, I thought it was pretty good" | TCU 360
Practice number one of the 2013 season is in the books and TCU head coach Gary Patterson seemed satisfied with his players after the two-hour, 25-segment practice. Frogs Hold First Practice
TCU held their first football practice of the fall on Thursday afternoon.

On Campus: TCU's Pachall seeks redemption in Fort Worth
A tradition of winning football games has be built in Fort Worth over the years.

Big 12 coaches discuss adding one neutral-site game to conference schedule -
The beauty of the Big 12’s nine-game schedule is that everyone in the conference plays each other, but it is not completely balanced. Do the benefits of five conference home games one season outweigh the challenges of five conference road games the next? Or would it be simpler to strike a deal with a nearby rival for a neutral series and face the same road/home split every year?


2013 Ohio State football's 10 things to know: Backing up the hype -
Is Ohio State truly one of the two or three best teams in the country right now? Probably not. But with that schedule, the Buckeyes won't need many breaks to contend for the national title regardless.

Alex Rodriguez: Lifetime ban or not, he's already dead -
MLB has already finished him, he just doesn't realize it yet.

Chris Culliver injury: 49ers CB suffers torn ACL -
The San Francisco 49ers continue to deal with injuries, as Chris Culliver is now confirmed to have torn his left ACL in training camp.

A Day's Work: Wade Boggs gives a Yankee Stadium tour -
Wade Boggs and SB Nation have teamed up with Jeep to produce 'A Day's Work', a summer series that profiles some of the most interesting and unique jobs in Major League Baseball stadiums. This week we're off to the new Yankees Stadium.

The Daily Win: Oregon's ridiculous new football facilities -
"Let's call it what it is -- a football Death Star."

Camp Never Land: A week at action sports finishing school, where big dreams meet big air -
A week at Camp Woodward, an action sports finishing school where big dreams meet big air.

Aaron Hernandez letter: Patriots TE reportedly can't wait to 'prove all haters wrong' -
In a letter written from prison, Aaron Hernandez maintains his innocence and says he expects to be playing in the NFL again soon.

2013 college football Top 25: Preseason Coaches Poll topped by Alabama -
Alabama is No. 1 in the preseason Coaches Poll released Thursday. The Crimson Tide are the defending BCS national champions.

NBA news roundup: Celtics waive Shavlik Randolph, Delonte West would accept non-guaranteed deal -
Boston waived Shavlik Randolph one day before his contract became fully guaranteed, and Delonte West is fine with a similar non-guaranteed deal if that means a shot at a comeback.

NFL news roundup: 49ers dealt key injuries on defense, Riley Cooper situation moving forward -
A pair of key 49ers defensive players have suffered injuries early in training camp, Riley Cooper is still dealing with the after-effects of the video that spread across the Internet on Wednesday, and Nick Barnett finally found a new NFL team.

Fox extends NASCAR deal, acquires three extra Sprint Cup races -
Fox acquires the last of the old Turner "Summer Series" races and the first half of the Nationwide Series as part of extension.

LeSean McCoy on Riley Cooper: 'I can't respect a guy like that' -
The fallout from Riley Cooper's remarks may resonate for a while with his teammates.


Nanodiamond thermometer can find the temperature inside a single living cell | The Verge
The mercury-in-glass thermometer has served us well for the past 270 years, but sometimes you need something smaller — say to find the temperature inside a single living cell. Researchers at...

Samsung blames ad agency for trying to bribe developers | The Verge
Samsung has admitted that developers were offered money to mention its developer competition on the popular developer community Stack Overflow. In a statement issued to The Verge, the company...

Genetics and the jock: inside the new science of athletic excellence | The Verge
Whether you’re an avid runner or a dedicated weight lifter, you’ve probably cobbled together a training routine based on a few less-than-scientific factors: the distance or weight that athletic...

How Google searches for 'pressure cookers' and 'backpacks' led the cops to a writer's door | The Verge
All it took was a few humble Google searches to send shivers throughout the collective spines of the internet this week. Michele Catalano, a writer for Death & Taxes magazine, wrote on Medium about...

FBI can remotely activate Android and laptop microphones, reports WSJ | The Verge
Last month, we discussed whether the new Microsoft Kinect could be used as an NSA spying tool. When it comes to the microphones in Android cell phones and laptop computers, though, surveillance...

This is the Moto X. Can it save Motorola? | The Verge
I'm in the penthouse suite of a beautiful hotel on New York City's West side, the aircraft carrier Intrepid bobbing in the Hudson just outside the window. A silver Halliburton briefcase lies on the...

Getting to know the Moto X (hands-on) | The Verge
David Pierce takes an early look at the new Moto X and speaks with Motorola brass about the philosophies that went into the design of the phone and the company's relationship with Google.

Porsche Design BlackBerry 10 handset in the works, according to leaked pictures | The Verge
The Porsche Design P'9981 was one of the worst phones we reviewed in 2012, thanks to a toxic combination of overpricing, poor ergonomics, and a dated OS. BlackBerry seems not to have been...

Microsoft patent application resembles leaked Kinect Glasses project | The Verge
Microsoft has submitted a patent for a "head-mounted display" that looks a lot like the company's leaked Kinect Glasses. The patent application was filed in early 2012, and made public this week....