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Friday Links O' War: August 15, 2014

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Coach Schloss got a highly deserved extension.

Gridiron

Devonte Fields, TCU part ways | ESPN

TCU defensive end Devonte Fields, who is alleged to have assaulted his ex-girlfriend, has been permanently separated from the university, a school spokesman said Thursday.

TCU spreading things out for 3rd Big 12 season | Associated Press

TCU coach Gary Patterson had been thinking about spreading out his offense since the Horned Frogs got in the Big 12 two years ago.

Tight Ends Look To Make Impact | GoFrogs.com

Dominic Merka (6-4, 230, Jr.), a former high school quarterback, played in the opening seven games last season before being sidelined by injury. In 2012, he recorded his first collegiate touchdown by returning a fumbled punt attempt 15 yards for a touchdown at West Virginia. It began a 10-point second-half rally for the Horned Frogs en route to a 39-38 double overtime victory.

Diamond

TCU baseball extends Jim Schlossnagle through 2020 | CBS DFW

TCU baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle has signed a contract extension through the 2020 season after leading the Horned Frogs to their second College World Series in five seasons.

Schlossnagle Inks Extension Through 2020 | GoFrogs.com

Fresh off leading TCU to its second berth in the College World Series, head baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle inked a contract extension through 2020. The Horned Frogs have been postseason participants in 10 of his 11 seasons on campus.

Hardwood

TCU opens Big 12 hoops season against West Virginia | Fort Worth Star Telegram

TCU opens the Big 12 basketball season by hosting West Virginia on Jan. 3, the school announced Thursday. The Horned Frogs will play their home games at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center while Daniel-Meyer Coliseum undergoes renovations.


Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/08/14/6043668/tcu-opens-big-12-hoops-season.html#storylink=cpy

Big 12 Announces Conference Schedule Thursday | GoFrogs.com

The Horned Frogs, who return four out of their five starters from a year ago, including all-conference honoree Kyan Anderson, will have 15 of their 18 league contests broadcast on the ESPN family of networks, while three others will be made available on FOX networks. The squad will play 16 league games against teams that advanced to the postseason last season, including eight in Fort Worth.

Women's Basketball Announces Schedule | GoFrogs.com

Nineteen contests against teams that reached postseason play a year ago highlight the 2014-15 TCU women's basketball schedule, first-year head coach Raegan Pebley announced Friday.

Alumni

Ex-Colts President Bill Polian wanted to draft Andy Dalton | Indianapolis Star

However, a year earlier, in the 2011 NFL draft, then-Colts president Bill Polian wanted to draft TCU QB Andy Dalton. Or at least that's what Polian told Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, according to NFL.com's Judy Battista.

Josh Boyce on returning kicks: "I think I'm pretty good for it." | WEEI

With a number of players battling at the wide receiver position, second-year pass catcher Josh Boyce has been getting a significant number of reps returning kicks this summer. This could potentially be a way for him to earn his way onto the team.

Jason Verrett to play this preseason | San Diego Union-Tribute

Coach Mike McCoy generally declines to divulge who will play in a game and for how long, even in the preseason. On Thursday, he allowed that Verrett, his first-round cornerback, will see game action prior to the Sept. 8 season opener.