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Tuesday Links O' War: April 28, 2015

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Early betting odds have come out for a few college football games in 2015, and Trevone Boykin received an interesting gift.

Football

Early betting lines set for college football openers | Dallas Morning News

TCU starts our local slate in Week 1 with a Thursday night road matchup at Minnesota. The early line favors the Horned Frogs with a 19 ½-point spread. When these team’s met a year ago, the Frogs beat the Gophers 30-7 in Fort Worth.

TCU QB Boykin given key to hometown | FOX Sports

Boykin, who starred at nearby West Mesquite High, led TCU to its first Big 12 title last season and finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting after throwing for 3,901 yards and 33 touchdowns. He also ran for 707 yards and eight touchdowns to lead the Frogs to a 12-1 season and a victory in the Peach Bowl.

Spring depth chart breakdown | ESPN

Over the next two weeks, we're analyzing depth charts of every team in the Big 12 coming out of spring camp. We continue the series below with TCU. The Horned Frogs did release an official post-spring depth chart last week.

A look at the best and worst draft classes of the last decade | Dallas Morning News

TCU’s had its share of draft picks in the Gary Patterson era, but which class ranks atop the rest? Here’s a look at the best and worst draft classes of the past 10 years.

Baylor, TCU take financial care of Art Briles, Gary Patterson | USA Today

Briles was credited with more than $4.2 million in total compensation for the 2013 calendar year, Patterson with more than $3.9 million.

Baseball

TCU hitters find groove in 8-0 streak | Fort Worth Star Telegram

In the past six games against Santa Clara, Incarnate Word and Texas, the Horned Frogs have averaged 7.5 runs, matching their most productive six-game stretch. They also averaged 7.5 runs in starting the season 5-1 against Southern Illinois, UT Arlington and Arizona State.

Road Swing Begins Tuesday At Dallas Baptist | GoFrogs.com

Riding an eight-game winning streak, the TCU baseball team will hit the road for four straight beginning Tuesday night at Dallas Baptist. Game time is set for 6:30 p.m. Mitchell Traver will get the start for the Horned Frogs.

TCU trip tabbed for top pitcher award watch list | The Daily Texan

Before combining to take down Texas in a series sweep, a trio of TCU pitchers — junior Riley Ferrell, senior Preston Morrison and junior Alex Young — were named to the National College Baseball Hall of Fame National Pitcher of the Year watch list.