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Saturday Morning Links at Viva The Matadors | 2013-03-16

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Morning links: Gerald Rogers passes away, volleyball, track and field, softball, golf, tennis, women's basketball, men's basketball and football.

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RIP GERALD ROGERS | Long-time public address announcer Gerald Rogers passed away (LAJ). Good thoughts for his family.

VOLLEYBALL | So this isn't good. One of the better volleyball players from last year, Emily Ehrle, is transferring to LSU. The volleyball team is in Hawaii this week, so there's that.

TRACK AND FIELD | Congrats to to Ifeatu Okafor for being named as a finalist to the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award (official site)! The entire track team has started competition in San Diego (official site).

SOFTBALL | The softball teams gets an 8-5 win over Fairfield (official site) and a second win over Seton Hall (official site).

GOLF | The #13 Texas Tech women's golf team is leading after 36 holes at the Mountain View Invitational (official site).

TENNIS | The men's tennis team upset the #34 Columbia tennis team yesterday (official site).

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL | LAJ's Tommy Magelssen writes about the three Big 12 senior players that are making huge impacts on their teams, including Chynna Brown.

MEN'S BASKETBALL | Congrats to Jaye Crockett was named the 6th man of the year by College Hoops Daily (official site)!

FOOTBALL | News broke yesterday that the football team would only have three practices open to the public and media and is set to start on Friday, March 22nd (official site). ESPN's David Ubben wrote about if QB Michael Brewer is primed for a break-out year and apparently was voted as such by the readers of his blog. I forgot to link to it the other day, but congrats to Louis Vasquez for signing with the Denver Broncos, along with Wes Welker (Denver Post). The Boston Herald has a bit on Danny Amendola and Welker, with quotes from Mike Leach about both of them. Texas Football's Greg Tepper is counting down the top 50 best college players and WR Eric Ward is #33 on the list.