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Tuesday Links O' War: June 17, 2014

TCU baseball meets up with Virginia tonight, with the winner in the driver's seat to advance to the finals.

Stage Is Set For Tuesday's CWS Showdown |

The only two national seeds to advance to the College World Series will meet in a winner's bracket showdown Tuesday night. No. 7 TCU will take on No. 3 Virginia at 7 on ESPN.

No time to tinker, although TCU's coach has itch | Fort Worth Star Telegram

TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle feels the itch to move around his lineup, but in the name of consistency and considering the timing, he’ll go with the same order he’s used the past 23 games.

Ferrell Coming Up Clutch for Frogs |

Whether it's the basketball player who wants to take the last shot or the quarterback leading a fourth-quarter drive, great competitors want the ball in their hands with the game on the line.

Waddell takes the mound against home-state TCU | Daily Progress

Waddell is a Houston native. He admires former Houston Astros closer Billy Wagner. He strongly prefers throwing in the heat as opposed to the wintry conditions that routinely hit Davenport Field during the season’s early months.

TCU's Keaton Jones has grown into a hitting threat to match his glove in the postseason | Fort Worth Star Telegram

The plan was to have freshman Keaton Jones redshirt when he arrived as a walk-on in 2011. Jones was a skinny, 160-pound pitcher and infielder discovered by former TCU assistant Randy Mazey at Laguna Beach (Calif.) High School.

Jones has been safe play for Frogs at top of order | Omaha World-Herald

TCU had two innings where it scored Sunday against Texas Tech, and it was no surprise that Cody Jones was right in the middle of the action both times.

A worthy candidate for TCU Hall of Fame | Big Mac Blog

For the generation of TCU baseball fans accustomed to the posh setting that is Lupton Stadium, go back through the archives and find the old place. The TCU Diamond was a glorified high school park that featured a cement ramp in center field, and ooooold school bleachers. It was hell to sell recruits, but the pitch for years was that a new stadium was coming any day.

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Fitch Returns to TCU |

TCU head football coach Gary Patterson has announced the hiring of Zarnell Fitch as the Horned Frogs' director of high school relations.

Big 12 Expansion: More BYU perspective | Daily Oklahoman

David Moore is a Brigham Young fan who I have corresponded with over the years as conference realignment has percolated. After the latest proclamation — BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall basically politicked to join the Big 12 — Moore sent a dispatch that sheds more light on the BYU situation. I thought I would share it.

Boyce Is Healthy And Ready To Produce for the Patriots |

Josh Boyce had a red-shirt rookie season in 2013 for the New England Patriots, having his season cut short due to injuries and struggles in the offense. But look for big improvements from him this summer. In fact look for the 2nd year player to have some significant impact on the field in 2014.

Argonauts Quarterback Casey Pachall Puts Addiction Woes Behind Him | Toronto Star

Argonauts quarterback Casey Pachall has put his addiction problems behind him as he tries to win a job with the CFL team.

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