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Thursday Links O' War: June 19, 2014

The road got longer when TCU lost to Virginia, but they can make up a step tonight with a win over Ole Miss.

TCU's Omaha race still winnable after marathon loss | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Before leaving Fort Worth for the College World Series, TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle gave his team a direct piece of advice.

Schlossnagle worried weak bats are hurting college baseball | Fort Worth Star Telegram

The Horned Frogs had just lost 3-2 to Virginia in 15 innings, and Schlossnagle, a longtime critic of the current college bat requirements, couldn’t help himself — not after watching his slugger Kevin Cron crush a ball in the third inning only to watch it die short of the warning track in left field.

Rally, TCU's good-luck snake, has retired but holds out hope | Fort Worth Star Telegram

The good-luck charm that helped the Horned Frogs win four of five postseason baseball games has slithered back into the right-field ivy at Lupton Stadium where he was first discovered during TCU’s 22-inning NCAA regional win in the early morning on June 1.

Offense nearly non-existent at cavernous D Ameritrade Park | Hattiesburg American

More than 43,000 fans packed TD Ameritrade Park to watch four of the best teams in the nation. During 24 innings of baseball, those fans saw an average of a run per hour.

Hollywood, Texas and Texas Tech come to TCU to tell great story | Big Mac Blog

Amon G. Carter Stadium is home to TCU, but for three days it is serving as the home football field for the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Longtime TCU football coach Eddie Williamson retires | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Williamson had been at TCU since December 2000 where he served as offensive line coach until earlier this year. He was moved to a newly created staff position called director of player personnel of offense.