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Friday Links O' War: March 7, 2014

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Jason Verrett will have surgery to repair a torn labrum, and TCU baseball faces off against Michigan State.

Michigan State visits TCU for weekend series | Fort Worth Star Telegram

TCU lefty Brandon Finnegan takes the mound Friday night for the first of the Horned Frogs’ three-game nonconference set against Michigan State at Lupton Stadium.

Baseball Ready To Challenge No. 21 TCU |

The No. 21 Horned Frogs bring an 8-4 record into this weekend's series and is coming off a 5-4 15-inning win over Dallas Baptist ... TCU leads the Big 12 with 25 stolen bases ... TCU ranks second in the conference in pitching with a 2.15 ERA and first in strikeouts with 115 ... Preston Morrison leads the Big 12 with a 0.39 ERA, while game one starter Brandon Finnegan leads the nation in strikeouts with 33.

TCU CB Jason Verrett to have surgery on torn labrum | SB Nation

TCU cornerback Jason Verrett is getting ready to undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum, according to Mike Hugeunin of Verrett played with the injury throughout most of the 2013 campaign, and still participated in TCU's Pro Day on Thursday.

Cowboys have interest in TCU corner |

Dallas Cowboys' officials were one of several teams attending TCU's pro day on Thursday morning.

Bengals Watch Jason Verrett at TCU Pro Day |

The Cincinnati Bengals are likely going to be in need of a cornerback early in the 2014 NFL Draft if they don't sign anyone in free agency. One players who should be on the board at No. 24 is TCU's Jason Verrett.

TCU's Verrett delivers, Panthers visit, surgery next |

TCU cornerback Jason Verrett bucked up, and powered through 19 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press to begin his workout at the Horned Frogs' pro day Thursday.

TCU CB Jason Verrett is only 5'9" but he can still cover |

Jason Verrett may be one of the shortest cornerbacks in this year's draft class, but he may also have the best pure coverage skills.

TCU returning to underdog roots in Big 12 |

With the stacked BCS-busting roster from the Mountain West days – including NFLers Andy Dalton, Jeremy Kerley, Josh Boyce, Marshall Newhouse, Jerry Hughes. Daryl Washington – maybe TCU would have had a Big 12 title in one of its first two years in the league.

Spring battle spotlight: TCU RB |

Even though TCU’s new offense is sure to put the football in the air, the Horned Frogs will undoubtedly try to run the football and establish balance this fall. Several talented running backs should battle to emerge as the main ball carrier for the Horned Frogs this season, and that battle for carries begins this spring.

QB Pachall in a 'good place' at TCU Pro Day | Fort Worth Star Telegram

TCU quarterback Casey Pachall might go undrafted, ruining a longtime dream. It matters, but, then again, it doesn’t matter.

LaDainian Tomlinson on Hall of Fame Ballot |

Other NFL Network employees on the Hall list are South Carolina wide receiver Sterling Sharpe and TCU running back LaDainian Tomlinson.

Carpenter, Cards close to finalizing six-year deal | St. Louis Dispatch

As a fifth-year senior from Texas Christian University and 13th-round draft pick who lost a year to elbow surgery, Matt Carpenter had no leverage when the Cardinals signed him in 2009. He accepted a paltry $1,000 signing bonus and set out to prove his worth on the field.