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Friday Links O' War: August 29, 2014

TCU football takes the field TOMORROW.


Fort Worth: Are you ready for some Gameday? | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Beginning Friday and continuing Saturday, the popular college football pregame show will broadcast from Sundance Square Plaza, where workers put the finishing touches on the set Thursday.

Coach Pat Sullivan's Frogs haven't forgotten him | Fort Worth Star Telegram

In his place, an expected 50 — 50! — members of Sullivan’s 1994 TCU team are scheduled to be present and honored at halftime of the Horned Frogs’ season opener.

Would a win over TCU be biggest ever for Samford? | Birmingham News

While the Samford Bulldogs have had competitive games against FBS teams from power conference teams, the FCS team from Homewood has never gotten over the hump and came away with a victory.

Know Your Frogs: Secondary | TCU 360

Even though the Horned Frogs lost defensive captain and shutdown corner Jason Verrett to the NFL, don't expect the TCU secondary to lose a step against the high-octane Big 12 offenses this year. This unit features a variety of seasoned veterans, as well as a few talented newcomers.


Pitching Duo Wins SABR Metroplex Award |

The pitching duo of Brandon Finnegan and Preston Morrison were honored with the 2014 Howard Green Metroplex Collegiate Players of the Year Award presented by the DFW Ernie Banks-Bobby Bragan Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research.

Bump, Set, Spike

TCU volleyball benefits from off-season stint in Italy | Fort Worth Star Telegram

This year, the players hit two-a-days already united and physically prepared after spending 12 days playing across Italy this summer. They open their season Friday night at defending NCAA champion and No. 1-ranked Penn State.


Minnesota rolls past Eastern Illinois in opener | Pioneer Press

Gophers coach Jerry Kill had so much respect for the Eastern Illinois Panthers that he compared them to North Dakota State, a lower-level team that has three straight national championships and two wins against his program.

Former Frogs

Capable Dalton could be holding Bengals back | TSN

In his three years with the Cincinnati Bengals he's proven to be an efficient quarterback and has navigated his team to three straight playoff appearances, including a division title last year. But that's about it.