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Friday Links O' War: May 30, 2014

It's tournament time!


NCAA Fort Worth Regional Begins Friday |

The Road to Omaha begins for 64 teams Friday with the opening game of the NCAA Regionals. TCU, the No. 7 national seed, will meet Siena in its opening game of the postseason Friday night at 7 p.m. All games will be televised on ESPN3.

TCU's baseball title earns much-needed Big 12 respect | Fox Sports

TCU's grand entrance to rejoin its former Southwest Conference rivals could have been a little, uh, grander.

Road to the return to Omaha begins Friday for TCU | Fort Worth Star Telegram

After earning its first national seed TCU no longer has that underdog label, and the road to Omaha seems more inevitable than impossible.

Frogs can't afford to eat the cheese | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Winners of 27 of their last 30 games, the Frogs stand on the welcome mat of school history — national seed hosts in the 64-team tournament for the first time.

'Go-Go' Frogs feature added aggressiveness on base | TCU 360

In 1959, a Luis Aparicio-led Chicago White Sox squad stole 113 bases in the regular season before winning a World Series title. Their blazing speed and aggressive baserunning ability ultimately earned them a nickname, too: the ‘Go-Go’ White Sox.

Siena no stranger to playing big time programs on the road | Troy Record

After travelling nearly 11,000 miles and playing their first 34 games on the road to open the season, the Saints (26-31) are adding on to their frequent flier mileage totals, travelling another 1,600 miles to Fort Worth, Texas for the opening round of the NCAA College World Series, squaring off against No. 7 TCU (42-15) tonight. Sam Houston State and Dallas Baptist round out the rest of the regional group.

2013 Fort Worth Regional Preview | Baseball America

No. 1 Texas Christian (42-15, 17-7 in Big 12)
12th appearance (last in 2012), automatic, second place in Big 12 regular season and Big 12 tournament champion
Top 200 Prospects: LHP Brandon Finnegan (9)

Valpo grad Suiter helps TCU to first Big 12 tourney title | NWI Times

Tracking Jerrick Suiter on the diamond for TCU is kind of like the old Looney Tunes cartoon where Bugs Bunny plays every position for the Tea Totalers against the vaunted Gas-House Gorillas.


Kickoff Times Announced for Opening Two Games |

The Big 12 Conference has announced the kickoff times and TV plans for the TCU football team's opening two games of the 2014 season as well as the Thanksgiving contest at Texas.

Track and Field

Ugen Punches Ticket to NCAA Championships |

Two-time defending NCAA Champion Lorraine Ugen took her first step towards repeating Thursday night, placing second overall in the women's long jump to lead TCU on the opening day of the 2014 NCAA West Preliminary Rounds at John McDonnell Field.

Big 12

Big 12 likely to use extra official again | SA Express-News

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said positive feedback about the conference's experiment with an eighth football official makes him expect an extra official will be used in every conference game during the upcoming season.

Big 12 commish suggests modern recruiting changes | Associated Press

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby believes now is a good time to look at modernizing parts of the college recruiting model.

Former Frogs

Chargers Sign 1st-Round Pick Jason Verrett to 4-Year Deal | CBS

Exact number are undisclosed, but under rookie slotting system, Verrett’s guaranteed  contract should be worth around $7.89 million, including $4.06 million signing bonus.

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