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Links O' War: Sunday September 15th, 2013

Frogs O' War, Sunday Edition... Get ready to read!

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Igodan and Holland lead TCU to Victory - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
Under the leadership of season-high kills from Yvonne Igodan and Stephanie Holland, the TCU volleyball team won a 3-2 (25-22, 15-25, 20-15, 25-16, 15-9) thriller over Ole Miss Saturday night to claim the title at the TCU/Nike Molten Invitational.

Analyzing the struggling TCU offense | Dallas Morning News
It has become the favorite past-time of TCU fans this season. They’re upset. They see a TCU offense that needs Google Maps to find the end zone. They say the TCU offense is stiff, and most of all, fans are clamoring for the offense to take some shots down the field with a vertical passing game.

TCU sweeps home tournament | TCU 360
The TCU women's volleyball team defended its home court over the weekend and topped all three teams competing in the Nike/Molten Invitational.

Pink, not purple, stars at TCU for a day, in honor of breast cancer survivors | Fort Worth...
The cast arrived early, still-sleepy students and swimmers in Speedos, cancer survivors and cowboys, firefighters and purple-clad football fans.


Comfortably numb about another Texas home loss - Burnt Orange Nation
The Longhorns lost another game at home. Comfortably numb, there's not much to say.

That Annoying Rattle: K-State 37, UMass 7 - Bring On The Cats
It was shaky, but the sort of big plays that a big school should expect to get against a mid-major carried the Wildcats to victory.

Sooner Offense Goes Vertical In Bell’s Debut - Crimson And Cream Machine
Ability... There's no question that Tulsa is the worst of the three defense that Oklahoma has played this season. As a result, it's easy to say that was the primary factor in Bell's success but you...

Post Game Thoughts | TCU Horned Frogs 10, Texas Tech Red Raiders 20 - Viva The Matadors
The Texas Tech Red Raiders beat the #24 ranked TCU Horned Frogs in an early Big 12 Thursday night match-up.

Kansas Falls to the Rice Owls - Rock Chalk Talk
Kansas loses to Rice behind a missing offense and curious play-calling.

West Virginia Mountaineers Take Care Of Business And Defeat the Georgia State Panthers 41-7 - The Smoking Musket
It wasn't the fireworks show many Mountaineer fans wanted to see, but WVU took care of business in beating the Georgia State Panthers in Morgantown to improve their record to 2-1.

FULL RECAP: OSU 59, Lamar 3. - Cowboys Ride For Free
Sorry folks, not gonna bother with lots of analysis of a game that didn't teach us a lot, but did give us an ESPN top 10 moment.

Iowa 27, Iowa State 21 - What A Mess - Wide Right & Natty Lite
Quick post-game recap and analysis of the tire fire that was this year's Cy-Hawk game.

Michigan 28 - Akron 24: THAT WASN'T THE PLAN - Maize n Brew
Michigan survives, barely.

College football Saturday, Week 3: Oh great, now Alabama will win everything forever -
Alabama and UCLA are the biggest winners of Week 3's Saturday. Things got weird toward the end, as they do.

Texas A&M couldn't beat Alabama, so who's left on the schedule that can? -
Alabama is still the best team in the country after escaping from College Station with a win, but the team's weaknesses are out in the open. Let's take a look at the Tide's cracks, and whether one of their future opponents can take advantage.

Wisconsin, Arizona State, and how not to end a football game -
No one is really sure what happened at the end of the Wisconsin v. Arizona State game. But we'll try and make some sense of it.

The top 25 scores review: Michigan disposes of hapless foe with ease* -
Just another classic Alabama football game. The Week 4 polls aren't out yet, so let's review how last week's did.

Initial Impressions from the Texas A&M Game - Roll 'Bama Roll
Whew. That was exhausting. A few initial impressions from Bama's thrilling win in College Station: Folks, after much hand-wringing over the past couple of weeks, we might just have an offense...

Bruins Win One for Nick: UCLA 41 Nebraska 21 - Bruins Nation
In an emotionally fueled game, the Bruins capitalized on 2nd half opportunities to put the game and win one for Nick, in a challenging road environment.

Oregon Ducks Football: Ducks fly by Vols behind Mariota's Career Day - Addicted To Quack
456 yards from the sophomore signal caller leads the way for Oregon

Ohio State-Cal final score: Bucks outclass Cal, 52-34 - Land-Grant Holy Land
The fourth quarter brought plenty of action, but it seemed like the Buckeyes were fine with running the ball and the clock to close out the game and leave California with a victory.

Cards Defeat Wildcats, Lose To Tedtonic Ideal Cardinals - Card Chronicle
The Louisville Cardinals defeated their arch-rivals on the road by the largest margin in Lexington since 2003, in a game that was not in doubt from the beginning of the 3rd quarter on, by...

Minnesota's Jerry Kill resting at home after latest seizure -
The Minnesota head coach is at home after suffering another seizure.

Jadeveon Clowney injury to mean offseason surgery (but he'll keep playing) -
The star defensive end has been playing through a foot injury and will continue to do so through the rest of 2013.


Mayweather defeats Canelo by majority decision in highly anticipated showdown -
Floyd Mayweather wins his mega-fight with Canelo Alvarez in dominant fashion, even if one judge managed to see the fight as a draw.

The Fantasy War Room is LIVE! -
The SB Nation Fantasy War Room is LIVE! We'll be answering questions from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. Trying to figure out your last minute lineup decisions? Have thoughts on a trade or a waiver pick-up? We're here for you!

Todd Helton announces retirement -
Helton will retire at the conclusion of the 2013 season after 17 years in the majors, all with the Rockies.

Fox apologizes for Terry Bradshaw's on-camera profanity on 'Fox Football Daily' -
Bradshaw was accidentally caught swearing on Fox Sports 1 Friday.

NASCAR’s credibility takes another hit with Gordon’s Chase inclusion -
In a week filled with controversy, Jeff Gordon's last minute addition to the Chase further diminishes the credibility of NASCAR.

La Liga, Week 4: Barca wins, Real Madrid held by Villarreal -
Barcelona stayed perfect thanks to a 94th minute goal from Alexis Sanchez while Real Madrid were held to a 2-2 draw by Villarreal.

The process: Making a Jell-O mold of Nick Saban's face -
After months of preparation, Spilly unveils his Nick Saban Jell-O mold. Roll tide, y'all.


Google's Coder project turns the Raspbery Pi into a mini app server | The Verge
Hackers and educators love the Raspberry Pi, and at least a few people at Google do too. For a year, Google has provided funding to a UK program that trains teachers on how to use the small,...

US and Russia agree to plan to destroy Syrian chemical weapons by mid-2014 | The Verge
After three long days of discussions in Geneva, the United States and Russia agreed to a draft framework that calls for the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons facilities and munitions by the...

The end of kindness: weev and the cult of the angry young man | The Verge
How internet abuse works: she displeases him and he tries to punish her. He posts doctored photos of her to the web. In one, a noose is near her head. In another, her children appear to be...

Nuclear options: Microsoft was testing Surface Phone while Nokia experimented with Android | The Verge
An example of what a Surface Phone might have looked like. Image credit: Jonas Daehnert (deviantART) Microsoft and Nokia need each other more than you'd expect. While Nokia was testing Android in...

Meet Hacking Team, the company that helps the police hack you | The Verge
In 2001, a pair of Italian programmers wrote a program called Ettercap, a "comprehensive suite for man-in-the-middle attacks" — in other words, a set of tools for eavesdropping, sniffing...

Can an iPad game teach you about slavery? | The Verge
A lone woman flees into the woods, clinging tightly to a crying baby. She needs to put the child down in order to clear a path, but when she does a shadowy creature slowly make its way toward the...

'Insidious: Chapter 2' review: the horror of diminishing returns | The Verge
Director James Wan has proven himself to be one of our most gifted genre filmmakers. After kicking off the Saw franchise almost a decade ago, he surprised everyone in 2010 with Insidious, a...

Twitter #Music playlists have arrived on Rdio | The Verge
On the heels of its Spotify app release on Friday, Twitter's #Music platform is taking a swing at Rdio's streaming music service as well. Friday night, Twitter announced a new page within Rdio that...

FCC schedules first spectrum auction in more than five years | The Verge
The FCC announced Friday that, on January 14, 2014, it will be auctioning off the first major piece of spectrum to hit the market since 2008, the board announced today. The auction will offer up 10...

Before buying shows, Netflix checks piracy sites to make sure people are watching | The Verge
One of Netflix's goals has always been to combat piracy of TV shows and movies — if you can get all the shows and movies you want for only a few dollars a month, the company hopes you'll stop...

The Weekender: small cellphones, large factories, and shrinking massive games | The Verge
Welcome to The Verge: Weekender edition. Every Saturday, we'll bring you some of the best and most important reads of the past seven days, from original reports, to in-depth features, to...

Why is Samsung throwing money at startups? | The Verge
In a swank office building, waiters handed out fried pickles and caviar-covered sushi. Shiny new LCD screens covered several walls. It was opening night for Samsung’s new startup accelerator in...

Create your own glitch art in seconds | The Verge
You've probably heard of glitch art, but do you know how it's created? Artists dive into the code of an image file, editing tiny portions of data to create errors in the image. German multimedia...

'Harry Potter' spin-off movie series announced, written by J.K. Rowling | The Verge
The wizarding world of Harry Potter is coming back to the big screen through a new spin-off movie written by J.K. Rowling herself. The movie will be set 70 years before the events of Harry Potter,...