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Links O' War: Tuesday August 27th, 2013

Happy Tuesday everybody... Keep an eye on FOW around noon, Gary Patterson addresses the media and the inevitable Devonte Fields rumors.

Here are your morning links!


No. 20 TCU Opens Season with No. 12 LSU - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
Horned Frogs and Tigers to meet for the first time since 1968.

Worker killed in construction accident on TCU campus | TCU 360
A construction worker died early Sunday after a chimney fell on him at a TCU construction site on Saturday, officials said Monday.

TCU admits 11-year-old first-year student | TCU 360
First-year student Carson Huey-You wants to become a quantum physicist. He scored a 1770 on the SAT, and he was co-valedictorian of his senior class.

Big 12 football 2013 preview - Texas Christian University
Fall practice began with TCU coach Gary Patterson attempting to stoke the competition at quarterback.

Big 12 notes: Suspended TCU DE Devonte Fields will be suited up, on sidelines Saturday | Dall...
TCU defensive end Devonte Fields will be suited up and on the sidelines for TCU’s season opener against LSU on Saturday night at AT&T Stadium.

Switzer says college athletes should not be paid to play | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sp...
In recent years there has been a groundswell of support that college athletes should be paid for the work they do and funds they generate for their university.


Lamar Odom reportedly dealing with drug problem, remains unsigned -
Free-agent forward Lamar Odom has reportedly started using drugs and is currently trying to get help for his addiction, according to his agent.

2013 U.S. Open Men's Preview: Djokovic the favorite thanks to favorable draw -
Rafael Nadal has dominated on the hard-court swing leading up to the US Open. Has he done enough to reach Novak Djokovic's level?

Broken Harvey, broken heart -
Matt Harvey reaches what is an unfortunate but seemingly inevitable rite of passage for a young pitcher, and we reach the same point in the regrettable affliction of young-pitcher fandom.

NFL news roundup: Jeff Tuel to start for Bills, Will Smith out for 2013 season -
Unexpected starters, big injuries, and suspensions. There was a little bit of everything on Monday in the NFL.

Tracy McGrady retires: A look back at T-Mac's greatest moments -
We take a look at the best moments from Tracy McGrady's incredible career. Strap in and enjoy the highlights

NBA news roundup: Tony Parker injures knee in exhibition game against Spain -
Tony Parker has a MRI scheduled on his knee, Tracy McGrady officially retired and C.J. McCollum was picked by the rest of the rookies to win the Rookie of the Year.

Mets ace Matt Harvey tears UCL, Tommy John a possibility -
The Mets young ace will now face potential Tommy John surgery, according to reports.

Tiger Woods, nursing back injury, expected to continue 2013 FedExCup playoffs in Boston -
Tiger Woods, whose sore back flared up during The Barclays last week, will tee it up starting Friday in the second leg of the FedExCup series at TPC Boston.

U.S. Open 2013 results: Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal advance as weather halts Day 1 -
Day 1 of the U.S. Open is in the books although rain delayed the final three matches of the day.

Alex Rodriguez becomes 5th player to 650 home runs -
In the fifth inning of Monday night's game against the Blue Jays, Rodriguez took R.A. Dickey deep to join an exclusive club.

'The Daily Win': Reviewing Clint Dempsey's debut in Seattle -
Clint Dempsey's first Sounders game in Seattle was against the club's rival Portland Timbers in front of a raucous, record-setting crowd, and the atmosphere of the game will be remembered long after the 1-0 result is forgotten.

2013 Big Ten football megapreview: Who can stop Ohio State? -
Can anybody stop Ohio State in 2013? After going undefeated last year, the Buckeyes are the B1G favorites to win the conference and have their sights set on even more -- but there's a bevy of capable squads looking to knock them off.

Spanking Yasiel -
Why do so many grumps have so much invested in punishing Yasiel Puig? It has less to do with Puig than them.