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Friday Links O' War: November 7, 2014

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TCU: The Texas-Sized Might of the Horned Frogs | Wall Street Journal

When Gary Patterson took over as coach of Texas Christian University’s football team in 2000, he didn’t set out to make the school a fixture in the rankings. He sure wasn’t thinking about national championships.

Kansas State-TCU: Similar rankings, different styles | USA Today

TCU's road to 7-1 began during the second half of last season, coach Gary Patterson said, when the Horned Frogs closed an eight-loss season with three single-digit defeats in their final four games.

Boykin, No. 6 TCU face huge test vs. Kansas State | FOX Sports

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin finished the last game by encouraging the kicker before the game-winning field goal and apologizing to teammates in the locker room for his subpar performance.

TCU football notes: B.J. Catalon has not practiced yet this week | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Catalon took a hard hit to the upper torso on the last play before the winning field goal at West Virginia. He struggled to get to his feet and reach the sideline in time to prevent a 10-second runoff.

TCU's B.J. Catalon is injured and questionable for Saturday |

TCU junior tailback T.J. Catalon, the Horned Frogs' leading rusher, hasn't practiced this week in advance of Saturday's Big 12 showdown with Kansas State.

How TCU's Boykin went from afterthought to Heisman contender | FOX Sports

Trevone Boykin never wanted to be anything but a quarterback.

TCU vs. Kansas State: A matchup of two of the country's top coaches | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Patterson, 54, and Snyder, 75, coach much the same way — with an eye toward defense, being careful with the ball and staying physical.

Patterson: Boykin will be judged on big games like Saturday | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Despite all he has done this year, Trevone Boykin is still going to be judged on the result of Saturday’s Top 10 matchup against Kansas State, coach Gary Patterson said.

For some Frog fans, it's the biggest game in decades | Fort Worth Star Telegram

But Gibbons won’t let that get in the way of what is arguably TCU’s biggest home football game in decades — and his daughter is perfectly fine with it.

Brandt: TCU QB Trevone Boykin like Seahawks' Russell Wilson |

With just a few weeks left in the college football season, TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin is a leading candidate for both the most improved player in the country and the Heisman Trophy.

Go -- 'Orchid'?! Go, White! Go purplish-black. Fight, fight, fight! | Fort Worth Star Telegram

For the record, that’s not just Purple and White you’re cheering for. In printers-ink terms, both schools’ official color is Pantone Matching System 268, “Royal Purple.”

Oberkrom Named Lou Groza Award Semifinalist |

TCU's Jaden Oberkrom has been announced as a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award, presented to the nation's top place-kicker.


TCU Drops Tarleton State Thursday, 69-61 |

Anderson, who posted his second career 30-point game, was clutch down the stretch, scoring seven-straight after the Texans had pulled within two. In the end, the Fort Worth native went 8-of-11 from the field, including 13-for-13 from the charity stripe to lead all scorers.

Anderson's 31 points help TCU to exhibition victory | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Kyan Anderson scored 31 points and added five assists as the TCU men beat visiting Tarleton State 69-61 in an exhibition basketball game Thursday night at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center.

TCU women's basketball building defense from the ground up | Fort Worth Star Telegram

To play man-to-man defense at the college level after years of relying on a zone, however, requires some defensive reprogramming. That is the task at hand for new TCU women’s basketball coach Raegan Pebley.

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