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Thursday Links O' War: May 29, 2014

The secret to TCU's offensive success? Bill Mosiello.


TCU offense has been building on momentum from Coach Mo | Fort Worth Star Telegram

The first time associate head coach Bill Mosiello met with TCU baseball players, he wrote in big letters on a chalkboard, "competitiveness."

Regional-bound Frogs face underdog Siena Friday night | TCU 360

Two Lone Star State teams await the Frogs and a 26-31 MAAC-team from upstate New York just doesn’t seem to belong. Nonetheless, that’s the team TCU drew in its first game.

Kats headed to Fort Worth for NCAA Regional | KBTX

For the third year in a row, Sam Houston State is headed to the NCAA regionals as an at-large selection. The Bearkats travel to Fort Worth where No. 7 national seed TCU will host.

Siena Headed to TCU for NCAA Championship |

Siena is traveling over 1,600 miles to play its first NCAA Tournament game in 15 years. The Saints face No. 7 national seed TCU of the Big 12 at Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas Friday night (8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT).


TCU's most indispensable player | ESPN

Since last week, we’ve been examining the most indispensable player for every team in the Big 12. In other words, who is the player each team could least afford to lose to injury?


Chauncey Collins scores 45 points in Little All-City game | Daily Oklahoman

The TCU signee and The Oklahoman’s Super 5 Player of the Year scored 45 points and ended his high school career with a demonstrative dunk in a 108-102 West victory over East in the Little All-City game at Redlands Community College in El Reno.


Brun Earns First-Team All-American Honors |

TCU junior golfer Julien Brun was named a Division I PING First-Team All-America selection, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Tuesday. Brun was one of only 10 golfers nationally to earn the first-team distinction and has claimed the honor in all three seasons at TCU.

TCU golfer Brun earns All-American honor | Fort Worth Star Telegram

TCU’s Julien Brun was selected NCAA Division I Ping First-Team All-America by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Brun was one of only 10 golfers nationally to earn the first-team distinction and has claimed the honor in all three seasons at TCU.

Track & Field

Frogs Head to Arkansas for NCAA Prelims |

The TCU men's and women's track and field teams continue with the postseason this weekend when they participate in the NCAA Preliminaries at John McDonnell Field at the University of Arkansas.

Around the Big 12

Big 12 trumpets schedule as College Football Playoff advantage | Fort Worth Star Telegram

As college football moves into its playoff era this season, Big 12 administrators stressed Wednesday that their league is well-positioned to produce a regular participant in the four-team playoff bracket as well as its share of champions.

Positioning in first College Football Playoff has already begun | Dallas Morning News

Facing the brave new world of the College Football Playoff, the Big 12 has placed its faith in a round-robin schedule and a “one true champion” motto.

Big 12 conference unveils new uniform patch | Fansided

Yes, the conference is still sticking with their Big 12 name despite the fact that only 10 teams are in the conference after conference realignment over the past few years saw the Colorado Buffaloes, Texas A&M Aggies and Missouri Tigers leave the conference for the Pac-12 and SEC, respectively, while they opened their doors and welcomed the West Virginia Mountaineers and TCU Horned Frogs.

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Former Frogs

Matt Purke to undergo Tommy John surgery | Washington Post

Nationals minor league left-hander Matt Purke will undergo Tommy John surgery Thursday morning to repair a torn UCL ligament, an operation that will sideline Purke, whom the Nationals signed to a $4 million big league contract out of the 2011 draft, for a year to 18 months. Dr. James Andrews will perform the procedure.

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