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Thursday Links O' War: September 25, 2014

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Football

SMU will provide teaching moments for TCU secondary | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Even with SMU down to its fourth quarterback, Patterson said it will still be the best passing attack and fastest group of receivers the Horned Frogs have seen this year. Samford totaled 56 passing yards in the season opener against TCU, and Minnesota threw for 169 two weeks ago.

Is the Iron Skillet even hot anymore? | Underdog Dynasty

While the games between the schools immediately post-Southwest Conference breakup involved some close games, since the new millennium it's been all TCU, with the Horned Frogs winning 12 of the last 14 games, the most recent a 48-17 rout at Amon G. Carter Stadium last year.

10 things you'll notice about SMU, TCU fans at Saturday's Iron Skillet game | Dallas Morning News

The Battle for the Iron Skillet has raged dramatically between SMU and TCU for almost 100 years now. Rumors that the battle will end go on and on as the years go forward.

Five things TCU fans need to know about SMU | Dallas Morning News

Yes, the Iron Skillet is up for grabs as TCU heads to Dallas to face a struggling SMU program with more issues than June Jones could handle. Here are a few things to know about the rival Mustangs.

Hunter Draws Inspiration from Mother | GoFrogs.com

More than a decade later, her teachings still echo in his ears: Have high morals, honor womanhood, respect your elders, work hard and get an education.

Notes on a Scorecard | GoFrogs.com

We look forward to seeing as much purple as possible in the stands at Ford Stadium in Dallas on Saturday for our 11 a.m. game at SMU. It’s great to have 10 of our 12 games in the state of Texas this season.

Volleyball

TCU Falls to Tech | GoFrogs.com

Despite taking the first set, the TCU volleyball team could not upend undefeated Texas Tech and fell 3-1 (25-22, 23-25, 19-25, 15-25) in the Big 12 opener on Wednesday night at the United Supermarkets Arena.

Former Frogs

Finnegan impresses Royals after call-up; could start 2015 in majors | Kansas City Star

Brandon Finnegan sat at a table in the center of the Royals clubhouse one day last week. His new bullpen mates pored over crossword puzzles. The game was several hours away, but Finnegan wore his full uniform.

Jake Arietta becomes Chicago Cubs ace | TCU 360

TCU alum Jake Arrieta is having quite a campaign in his fifth season in the MLB.

Stansly Maponga registered his first sack | Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Second-year defensive end Stansly Maponga registered his first NFL sack in the fourth quarter against Tampa Bay.


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