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Links O' War: Thursday August 22, 2013

Not a whole lot of news, as time has literally slowed down ahead of TCUs first contest vs. LSU.

Here are your morning links!

TCU SPORTS

Notes On A Scorecard - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU director of intercollegiate athletics Chris Del Conte discusses the hot topics around the Horned Frogs.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

If you can't beat 'em, hire 'em: The gutting of the NCAA - SBNation.com
A recent trend: college athletic departments hiring away NCAA investigators.

2013 Louisville football's 10 things to know: Good, fun, improving ... but not elite - SBNation.com
Louisville has improved dramatically in three years under Charlie Strong and should improve again in 2013. But let's tap the brakes a bit on the hype.

2013 SMU football's 10 things to know: Old coaches, bright futures, and the Raid 'n' Shoot - SBNation.com
This feels like a transition year for SMU, with major turnover on the offensive line and defensive front seven and a quarterback who still doesn't quite seem to match the scheme.

Uffsides: Sean Pamphilon and Leonard Marshall on concussions in football - SBNation.com
"United States of Football" director Sean Pamphilon and former All-Pro Giants defensive end Leonard Marshall discuss the new documentary that shows the tragic effects playing football.

OTHER SPORTS

Zero sum game: Adding up the pluses and minuses from Week 2 of the preseason - SBNation.com
You made it through another week of preseason football. Now, let's try to find some meaning in 16 games of meaninglessness football.

Le'Veon Bell injury: Steelers RB has Lisfranc injury, out 6-8 weeks - SBNation.com
Bell will seek a second opinion find out whether or not he suffered the notorious foot injury and if surgery is required.

Christopher Lane and Our National Pastime - SBNation.com
He came to play baseball.

Chris Paul named NBPA president - SBNation.com
The NBPA didn't get LeBron, but its next president is a notable one.

2014 SEC football schedule here, including out-of-conference games - SBNation.com
It's the most widely observed offseason college football happening in the South, short of National Signing Day itself. The biggest changes affect Texas A&M and LSU, but come take a look at what your team's slate looks like.

Jason Heyward injury: Braves star possibly out for regular season with fractured jaw - SBNation.com
A Jonathan Niese pitch gone awry has put Jason Heyward on the shelf for the remainder of the 2013 MLB regular season, according to a report.

The Daily Win: Basketball sleeves and other bad uniform changes - SBNation.com
Also discussed: the worst uniform trends across all sports

Lionel Messi injury: Barcelona star subbed out of Supercopa de España with left thigh problem - SBNation.com
There's no word yet on the severity of the injury to Lionel Messi, but Barcelona should have more information on Thursday.

Alex Rodriguez tells lawyers to quit talking to press - SBNation.com
Alex Rodriguez has asked his legal team to keep quiet so that he can go back to helping the Yankees win baseball games.

The unanswerable Allen Iverson - SBNation.com
Allen Iverson retired today, but -- for better and worse -- he has felt pretty fully gone for some time.

Haunted by stupidity: From the moment he was drafted, Donovan McNabb has been the target of all sorts of horrible nonsense - SBNation.com
From the moment he was drafted, Donovan McNabb has been the target of all sorts of horrible nonsense.