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Links O' War: Tuesday September 17th, 2013

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Kickoff Time Announced for TCU-SMU Game - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
The Big 12 Conference has announced that TCU's Sept. 28 home game with SMU will have an 11 a.m. kickoff and be televised on FOX Sports 1.

TCU football notes: Frogs focused on fixing poor offense after 1-2 start | Dallas-Fort Worth ...
Three weeks in and TCU’s offense has an identity crisis. Maybe its the shuffling of quarterbacks with Trevone Boykin taking over for the injured Casey Pachall. Maybe it’s the slow start of the receiving corps.

Big 12 teams take time off to make tweaks » Sports » The Norman Transcript
The season is three weeks old, and yet there seems to be as many questions marks in the Big 12 now as there were in August.

TCU coach Gary Patterson says Frogs should have run the ball more against Texas Tech | Dallas Morning News
TCU ran for 207 yards against Texas Tech and held the Red Raiders to just 43 yards on the ground. So dominant was TCU’s ground game that if you had told Gary Patterson those would be the rushing numbers and Texas Tech’s leading receiver Eric Ward would have no catches in a TCU loss, Gary Patterson said Monday, “I would have called you on it.”

Andrew Cashner flirts with perfection as Padres blank Pirates
The San Diego Padres have gone 45 seasons without a no-hitter. Andrew Cashner nearly put a perfect end to their drought.


Nationals baseball appropriately an afterthought in Navy Yard tragedy -
The game will go on, as it always does, but only when it can be a help to the community.

The Alphabetical: Strange beasts in College Station -
Skip Holtz needs Bret Bielema, a fox takes Lubbock, Gus Malzahn will seek the end zone no matter what, and Johnny Manziel vs. AJ McCarron was this year's finest monster movie.

Tim Thomas accepts PTO from Panthers -
Tim Thomas has accepted the Florida Panthers tryout invitation and will join the team on Tuesday morning.

Steelers vs. Bengals, Week 2: Giovani Bernard leads Cincinnati to 20-10 win over Pittsburgh -
Two Giovani Bernard touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving, paced the Bengals to an ugly 10-point victory over their winless AFC North rival.

Bo Pelini ranted about fans and media in unearthed 2011 recording -
A recording of Bo Pelini ranting about fans and media members in 2011 surfaced on Monday. Pelini, who didn't know he was being recorded, used a lot of harsh language.

The Daily Win: Richard Sherman and the Seahawks worth hating -
Love him or hate him, Richard Sherman makes life tough for other easy-to-hate NFL personalities.

Streaker flips over dugout in underwear, LITERALLY tries to steal second base -
Nice to finally meet you, _FloridaMan

Strippers, the Chiefs and life on the plains of Western Missouri -
You can learn a lot about a place from its strippers and tailgaters.

2013 FedEx Cup standings: Tiger Woods reclaims No. 1 heading into PGA Tour playoffs finale -
There's just one week left in the 2013 PGA Tour season, and the No. 1 player in the world, five-time winner Tiger Woods, will roll into Atlanta back in the top spot with a chance to cash a $10 million playoffs check with a win.

Crowds surge at 'Sign Tim Tebow' rally -
Jacksonville's 'Sign Tim Tebow' rally is going about as well as expected. But it is picking up steam.

NFL Debrief: What's the matter with RGIII? -
Washington's quarterback isn't picking up where he left off. What happened to the RGIII we remember? Also, five games were decided in the last minute on Sunday. What does that tell us about those teams?

The Tom Brady version of Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' -
You think you're ready because you've seen the Nicolas Cage version. You are not ready.

Kevin Ware can dunk again -
They had to lower the rim so Kevin Ware could cut the nets after Louisville's victory. Just six months later, he can reach the rim on his own.

I don't care about Bo Pelini vs. Tommie Frazier (and neither should you) -
Nebraska's legendary quarterback and its current head coach have had an exchange of words. The real issue is the football program and what Pelini's going to do to fix it.

Frankie Edgar wants to give B.J. Penn reason to end rivalry - MMA Fighting
Despite what critics may say, former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar believes there's a two-for-one deal by being a coach opposite B.J. Penn on the next season of TUF: greater exposure and opportunity to finish Penn once and for all.

Paul Bissonnette suspension: Coyotes winger to miss 10 games for coming off bench vs. Kings -
Jordan Nolan leveled a Coyotes player with an open ice hit, but Coyotes winger Paul Bissonnette was the one who ended up suspended after he violated the cardinal rule of sports and left the bench to fight.

Alabama beats Texas A&M: Football in past, present, and future tense -
Alabama overcame an early deficit, and Texas A&M almost overcame a late one. Here are some of the things we learned from Saturday's classic in College Station.

Royce Gracie criticizes new generation of the family - MMA Fighting
Almost 20 years since his wins at the UFC’s first event, Royce Gracie believes leaving jiu-jitsu in the past is the reason why the younger Gracies can’t shine in MMA today.

How to encourage more competitive NBA teams -
Tanking is a victimless crime, but it'd be nice if teams had an incentive to be watchable while not contending. The Hook explores the promise and the pitfalls of such scenarios.