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Ex-Texas Tech coach Bobby Knight: Never been a more honest politician than Donald Trump

On Tuesday, Ted Cruz made a big play for the hearts of Indiana voters by holding a rally in a gymnasium made famous by the film “Hoosiers,” as well as engaging in a pseudo-reenactment of an iconic scene from the film (one that was somewhat undercut by Cruz referring to a basketball rim as a “ring”). In response, Donald Trump brought out the big guns Wednesday, having his...
Via SportsDay
1 day ago

Ex-Texas Tech hoops coach Bob Knight endorses Donald Trump

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Renowned basketball coach Bob Knight on Wednesday threw his support behind Donald Trump's presidential campaign, less than a week before Indiana voters go to the polls in the state's primary.The former Indiana Hoosiers coach, who was known for his brash and sometimes controversial manner, appeared with Trump at a rally in Indianapolis, hailing Trump as "the most...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

JUCO guard Niem Stevenson becomes first signee in Chris Beard era

The Chris Beard era at Texas Tech began with a bang on the recruiting trail.Seward County Community College's Niem Stevenson, who took an official visit to Lubbock over the weekend, signed his National Letter of Intent on Tuesday morning."On my visit, I just really liked how great all of the fans and the people of Lubbock treated me," Stevenson said at a press conference. "I just...
Via SportsDay
3 days ago

Texas Tech coach Chris Beard takes cut in base salary for ‘dream job’

Chris Beard and Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt signed Beard's contract to become Texas Tech's men's basketball coach one day before the program's former associate head coach was introduced in front of a crowd at United Supermarkets Arena. The five-year deal became official following a signature from interim president John Opperman less than a week later. Here are three...
Via SportsDay
3 days ago

Denver Broncos draft prospect: Le’Raven Clark, OT, Texas Tech

The Denver Broncos draft has a number of directions that it can go. There is talk that the Broncos could trade up and go select a quarterback in the first round to replace the loss of Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler. We know that even though the Broncos have now re-signed running backs CJ Anderson and Ronnie Hillman, Gary Kubiak could go get a back that suits his style. Denver...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Tech draft series: WR Jakeem Grant projects as fringe pick at best; Quickness will bring NFL opportunities

Jakeem Grant, receiver/return specialistHeight: 5-6Weight: 165Projected round: 6 or 7Grant's game-changing abilities often reinvigorated Texas Tech's team last season. As a receiver and a returner, Grant's multi-faceted skill-set makes him a potential all-around weapon for any team willing to roll the dice on the Mesquite Horn product. His speed ranges anywhere from 4.1 to 4.3 seconds...
Via SportsDay
4 days ago

Texas Tech draft series: Cowboys have appealing late-round RB option in local standout DeAndre Washington

DeAndre Washington, running backHeight: 5-8Weight: 204Projected round: 5 or 6Washington capped his Texas Tech playing career with a first-team All-Big 12 selection and back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. His resiliency coupled with the on-field production that followed his ACL tear in 2012 should be enough to draw consideration from an NFL franchise. The Red Raiders passed the football...
Via SportsDay
4 days ago

Texas Tech NFL Draft series: OL Le'Raven Clark's boom-or-bust potential creates skepticism among critics

Le'Raven Clark, offensive linemanHeight: 6-5Weight: 316Projected round: 1 or 2Clark is one of the most accomplished offensive linemen in Texas Tech history. He's experienced entering the draft as a four-year starter, three-year All-Big 12 selection and Clark's long arms makes him an interesting long-term development with Pro Bowl potential for several NFL franchises.Mock Drafts:26th...
Via SportsDay
4 days ago

Texas Tech post-spring game hub: Position battles, schedule breakdowns, position analysis and more

Carlton: Texas Tech defense looks to get out of NCAA's cellarFive takeaways: Texas Tech's spring depth chart reveals talented transfer still needs polishingTexas Tech 2016 schedule breakdown: Find the key games and where Raiders can pull off a surpriseAfter spring practice, these big position battles remain for Texas TechTexas Tech position series: Who will fill the void left by...
Via SportsDay
6 days ago

Five takeaways: Texas Tech’s spring depth chart reveals talented transfer still needs polishing

Texas Tech released its post-spring depth chart on Thursday finally bringing and end to the lengthy starting quarterback controversy. It's Patrick Mahomes.Wait, that was last year.Here are five quick takeaways from the Red Raiders' 2016 depth chart following spring practices.1. Three new starters on offensive line.After losing three seniors including four-year starter Le'Raven...
Via SportsDay
7 days ago

MacIntyre remains confident in Webb: “He’s definitely told me he’s still coming”

  It’s the topic that has everybody in Buff Nation talking. Will Davis Webb be a Buff? Webb committed to transfer to Colorado way back in January and since then Colorado fans and even coaches have been hyping up the former Texas Tech quarterback. All was going well until two weekends ago when news came out that Webb was visiting the University of California. Since that news came...
Via BSN Denver
8 days ago

Early look ahead: Texas Tech's 2016 schedule includes trip to Tempe, concludes with showdown in Arlington

Summer workouts are starting to get underway and Texas Tech football is making final preparations ahead to its upcoming season.Let's examine a few key matchups on the Red Raiders' schedule that could help Texas Tech make another bowl game appearance in 2016.Check below for an idea of what to expect from Tech's upcoming schedule.Sept. 3: vs. SFASept. 10: at Arizona State in Tempe...
Via SportsDay
8 days ago

Texas Tech agrees to home-and-home series with Colorado State in 2025, 2026

Texas Tech football has added a home-and-home series with Colorado State to its future nonconference schedule, announced Wednesday by Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt. The series begins Sept. 6, 2025 in Fort Collins, Colo. and will conclude Sept. 13, 2026 in Lubbock.The program announced its new agreement a day after adding North Carolina State to its future nonconference...
Via SportsDay
9 days ago

Colorado State – Texas Tech to play home-and-home in 2025, 2026

  Superb scheduling, Joe Parker. The Colorado State Athletic Director has been busy in recent weeks, scheduling all kinds of opponents for both CSU Football as well as men’s basketball. Today’s news brings a big time opponent in the Texas Tech Red Raiders of the Big 12. In 2025, Colorado State will welcome the Power 5 team to Sonny Lubick Field at the on-campus stadium, with...
Via BSN Denver
9 days ago

Why moving forward with fresh faces will be an adjustment for Texas Tech's offensive line

Texas Tech hasn't experienced much reason for concern along its offensive line with Le'Raven Clark stacking All-Big 12 awards over the past few seasons. Now, without talents like Clark, Jared Kaster and Alfredo Morales keeping pressure away from quarterback Patrick Mahomes, how will the Red Raiders' offense fare moving forward? Today we end our series by looking back at past...
Via SportsDay
9 days ago

Texas Tech defense looks to get out of NCAA’s cellar

Texas Tech was responsible for one of the most interesting statistical anomalies of the 2015 season.The Red Raiders averaged 59.2 points at Jones AT&T Stadium last season -- and still lost two home games. Tech gave up 55 points to TCU and 70 to Oklahoma State.After finishing 126th of 127 FBS teams in total defense, Tech is again looking at ways to get better -- and trying to...
Via SportsDay
9 days ago

College hoops coaching carousel, Part I: the reset button

The college basketball coaching carousel hasn’t stopped spinning, but its main whirl has run its course. When Marvin Menzies took the UNLV job — which was caused by the opening of the Texas Tech job, which was caused by Memphis’s decision to hire Tubby Smith, which was caused by Josh Pastner bolting for Georgia Tech — a lot of heads finally stopped spinning. The wheel didn’t...
Via The Student Section
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Tech adds future home-and-home series with North Carolina State beginning in 2022

Texas Tech has added another home-and-home series with a Power Five opponent to its future football schedule. The Red Raiders will begin a series with North Carolina State on Sept. 17, 2022 in Raleigh, N.C. before hosting the Wolfpack in Lubbock during the 2027 season.The Wolfpack have controlled the series as the Red Raiders are 1-4 all-time against their counterparts from the...
Via SportsDay
10 days ago

Oklahoma columnist: How can Texas Tech have any trust in Chris Beard?

The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel is flabbergasted coaches are allowed to change jobs by the season with little-to-no fear of repercussion while the NCAA continues debating transfer rules.The most recent example of Tramel's frustration lies within the coaching timeline of Texas Tech's men's basketball coach Chris Beard.After guiding Arkansas-Little Rock to a 15-win improvement, claiming...
Via SportsDay
10 days ago

How loss of explosive Mesquite Horn product effects momentum in Texas Tech's return game

Texas Tech's special teams units received one preseason All-Big 12 recognition for punter Taylor Symmank heading into the 2015 season before Jakeem Grant captured the attention of fans throughout the country with dazzling return touchdowns. Symmank's booming punts often flipped the field, creating favorable scenarios for the Red Raiders' defense. Now we examine what...
Via SportsDay
11 days ago

Marvin Menzies hired at UNLV

After losing new hire Chris Beard to Texas Tech despite Beard not ever coaching a single game for the Runnin’ Rebels, UNLV has opted to hire longtime New Mexico State coach Marvin Menzies. The new hire was reported by Jeff Goodman of ESPN. Menzies, who spent a season as a UNLV assistant under former coach Lon Kruger, has coached New Mexico State since 2007 and has gone 198-111...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

10 things you didn't know about new Texas Tech coach Chris Beard, including

1. He was hired as UNLV's new head coach less than a month agoAfter coaching his University of Arkansas-Little Rock team to a 30-5 record and a win in the first round of the NCAA tournament, Chris Beard was hired by UNLV to be their next head coach on March 27. After a two-week delay getting his contract approved (during which he could not hire assistants), the Texas Tech job came...
Via SportsDay
12 days ago

Chris Beard bolted UNLV to come 'home' to Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) From the familiar feel of West Texas winds to being closer to his three daughters, Texas Tech basketball coach Chris Beard says returning to the school he considers home was too great to resist. So goodbye Las Vegas, hello Lubbock. ''It's like when Bear Bryant left Texas A&M for Alabama,'' Beard said Saturday at a campus news conference. ''He said, `When...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Tech introduces Chris Beard; says he bolted UNLV to come 'home'

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Texas Tech basketball coach Chris Beard says he couldn't resist returning home to the school where he spent 10 seasons as an assistant. Beard bolted UNLV after less than two weeks in Las Vegas to take the Texas Tech job that opened when Tubby Smith left for Memphis. Texas Tech held a campus news conference Saturday to introduce Beard, who calls the Big 12 school...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Beard says he bolted UNLV to come 'home' to Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Texas Tech basketball coach Chris Beard says he couldn't' resist returning home to the school where he spent 10 seasons as an assistant. Beard bolted UNLV after less than two weeks in Las Vegas to take the Texas Tech job that opened when Tubby Smith left for Memphis. Texas Tech held a campus news conference Saturday to introduce Beard, who calls the Big 12...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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