TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS NEWS

Recruiting: Tech bolsters 2015 class with senior 'recruit'

Texas Tech added needed depth to a thin offensive line by signing 6-foot-5, 320-pound Emeka Okafor, a senior who will soon graduate from Houston and transfer.Because he will be a graduate student, Okafor is eligible to play in the 2015 season. He's the second such player the Red Raiders have added.Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury has some experience with Okafor. Kingsbury was on the Houston...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

When will Kliff name his starting QB? He gives a hint

Picking the right quarterback is Kliff Kingsbury's No. 1 priority, so the third-year Texas Tech coach isn't going to rush his decision.Incumbent Davis Webb is locked in a battle with Patrick Mahomes, who played well late last season when Davis went down with an injury.Now, while Kingsbury wants to take his time and make the right call, which is why he didn't name a starter following...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Tech Needs David Gibbs to Reverse Defensive Woes

Spring practice for the Texas Tech defense may as well be spring training for a high school baseball team. Always watching, new defensive...
Via Athlon Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Texas Tech Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury Hung Out With Floyd Mayweather During A Workout Today

With just a few weeks left until the highly anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, college coaches are heading to Mayweather’s camp to see the undefeated boxer train. Last week, Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino stopped by to watch Mayweather. Today, it is Texas Tech football’s Kliff Kingsbury. Incredible experience watching @FloydMayweather...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Bliss to drive Texas Tech themed car at Texas Motor Speedway

When Mike Bliss gets behind the wheel of the No. 32 Ford Fusion of Go Green Racing, he will do so in Texas Tech colors. Bliss will attempt to qualify the No. 32 car for the Duck Commander 500 held on Sunday. Bliss’ car scheme comes courtesy of Vic Keller, a 1996 graduate from the Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business, who donated sponsorship of a Sprint Cup car to Texas...
Via Tireball.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

ORU's Rolando Martinez went over the wall to rob a Texas Tech HR

Oral Roberts' Rolando Martinez is our 2nd college star who went over the wall to rob a home run (joining Utah Valley's Kade Andrus).ORU went on to the 5-4 win over No. 19 Texas Tech.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona to meet Texas Tech and Hawaii in future series

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Arizona has scheduled future home-and-home series with Texas Tech and Hawaii. The Wildcats and Red Raiders will play in Tucson in 2019 and Lubbock in 2020. The teams have met 31 times, but not since 1988. Arizona and Hawaii will play in Tucson in 2016 and Honolulu in 2025. The Wildcats and Rainbow Warriors already have a home-and-home series scheduled for the...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Texas Tech's Joe Parker will be Colorado St AD

DENVER (AP) A person with knowledge of the hiring tells The Associated Press that Colorado State University will hire Texas Tech deputy athletic director Joe Parker as its next athletic director. The person spoke with The AP on condition of anonymity because the school isn't commenting before a Tuesday news conference to introduce the new athletic director. The selection of Parker...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia women pull away from Texas Tech 59-40

DALLAS (AP) Bria Holmes scored 21 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, to lead seventh-seeded West Virginia to a 59-40 win over No. 10 seed Texas Tech in the opening round of the Big 12 Conference tournament Friday night. Averee Fields added 13 points and Teana Muldrow pulled down eight rebounds for West Virginia (18-13), which shot 42 percent from the field on 50 attempts and...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

4-Star QB Tristen Wallace De-Commits From Texas Tech, Considering Texas, Ohio State, Nebraska

One of the nation’s best dual-threat quarterbacks in the 2016 class is back on the market.  Tristen Wallace, a four-star quarterback out of DeSoto, Texas, de-committed from Texas Tech Thursday night. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound prospect had verbally pledged to the Red Raiders in January, but despite saying he was “100 percent committed,” many doubted the strength of his commitment...
Via College Spun
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Tech-Baylor Preview

Looking to head into the postseason with some momentum, Baylor won't be short-handed for its regular-season finale. The three players ejected from their most recent contest will be available Friday night when the No. 14 Bears face a Texas Tech team trying to avoid finishing winless on the road for the second time in seven seasons. Baylor's four-game winning streak ended after blowing...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 6 Baylor ends regular season 75-65 over Texas Tech

WACO, Texas (AP) Nina Davis scored 22 points and Niya Johnson broke the Big 12 single-season record for assists as league champion No. 6 Baylor rebounded from consecutive losses, beating Texas Tech 75-65 in the regular-season finale Monday night. Kristy Wallace added 14 points for the Lady Bears (27-3, 16-2 Big 12), who were coming off losses at Oklahoma and Iowa State since clinching...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Former Texas Tech, IU Coach-Turned ESPN Announcer Bobby Knight Yells at SMU Fans During Game Against Temple

Bobby Knight will always be known for having a bit of a temper thanks to his infamous chair throwing incident during his Indiana days. That temper is still present even though he is long removed from his coaching days. Thursday night he and Mike Patrick were calling the SMU-Temple game for ESPN when some SMU fans kept getting in his way.So what does he do? In typical Bobby Knight...
Via FatManWriting
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 3 Baylor women hang on to beat Texas Tech 67-60

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Niya Johnson scored 17 points and Nina Davis added 12 to help No. 3 Baylor beat Texas Tech 67-60 on Wednesday night. The win, the Lady Bears' 24th straight, assured Baylor a share of the Big 12 title with Oklahoma. A win over TCU in Waco on Saturday would give the Lady Bears sole possession of the regular-season title, their fifth straight and sixth overall....
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Texas’ Isaiah Taylor Bricked A Wide-Open Fast Break Dunk Attempt

Texas snapped a bad slump and is riding a two-game win streak into tonight’s home game against Texas Tech.  Sophomore guard Isaiah Taylor is leading the Longhorns in scoring this year, and has had plenty of good moments on the court this season.  This attempted dunk early in tonight’s game is not one of them.  Ouch. That’s a play that Taylor is not going to want to look...
Via College Spun
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Tech AD Hocutt joining College Football Playoff committee

Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt will be the new guy in the room at next year's College Football Playoff committee meetings.  He'll be the Big 12's representative on the 13-person committee, replacing former West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck, who took a job with the NCAA in December.  The CFP announced the news on Monday morning.  "I am excited and honored to...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Plane Crash Delays Texas Tech-Kansas State Game

Tragedy struck Wednesday night and affected the start time of the K-State-Texas Tech game. No, no one had a heart attack or became severely ill in the locker rooms or anything like that. No, neither team was in a bus crash or anything like that either. In fact, nothing happened to either team or anyone involved with the game.A plane crash knocked out the television tower and cutting...
Via FatManWriting
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

A Plane Crash Has Delayed The Start Of The Texas Tech-Kansas State Men’s Basketball Game

The start of the Texas Tech-Kansas State men’s basketball game at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock has been delayed.  The cause of the delay: a small plane has crashed near the Red Raiders’ campus, knocking out the power at Texas Tech’s arena.  We are unaware of the severity of the crash.  A small plane just crashed near Texas Tech, temporarily knocking out power at...
Via College Spun
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Tech signs 6 receivers to help in red-zone situations

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Kliff Kingsbury didn't get a quarterback this year but the two remaining signal-callers will have taller receivers as targets next season. The Red Raiders weren't very efficient in the red zone last season, so the height of the six receivers Wednesday in the signing class should help. The group is heavy on Texas players, with 18 of the 20 players hailing from...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

WVU's classy Brandon Watkins flipped Texas Tech the double bird

West Virginia's classy Brandon Watkins flipped Texas Tech the double bird, setting off a brief scuffle yesterday.[Yardbarker]*Update, Deadspin grabbed a Gif. Nice move, dummy.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 17 West Virginia beats Texas Tech 77-58

One game after Texas Tech set a Big 12 record for fewest points scored, West Virginia's full-court press gave the Red Raiders fits. Devin Williams scored 18 points and No. 17 West Virginia forced 26 turnovers in a 77-58 win over Texas Tech on Saturday. The Mountaineers (18-3, 6-2 Big 12) swept the season series with the Red Raiders and have exceeded their win total from last season...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

WVU Player Executes Perfect Double Middle Finger

The only reason you should care about the events from the West Virginia – Texas Tech game today is this perfect double bird flip, executed by Mountaineers forward Brandon Watkins. Watkins’ gesture went unseen by the game referees. He should be praised for his stealthy and uninhibited use of the double bird. This truly was an inspiring moment. Here’s a another view of Watkins’...
Via Busted Coverage
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: West Vrginia’s Brandon Watkins Gives Texas Tech’s Norense Odiase the Double Bird After Hard Foul

Texas Tech and West Virginia played Saturday afternoon. The game went as could be expected for one between a nationally ranked team and an unranked one with a .500 record. The No. 17 Mountaineers clobbered the unranked Red Raiders 77-58. While the score and the game itself may have been a little unremarkable a scence from the game will make Sportscenter and just about every blog...
Via FatManWriting
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Tech-West Virginia Preview

Big 12 play isn't doing much to slow West Virginia from bringing out the worst in opponents' ball handling. That seems unlikely to change Saturday at home against last-place Texas Tech, which turns the ball over more than all but one team in the conference. The 17th-ranked Mountaineers (17-3, 5-2) lead the nation with 22.1 turnovers forced per game and a plus-9.7 turnover differential...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Texas Tech Fans Rush The Court After Massive Upset Of Iowa State

In the loaded Big 12, Texas Tech has been an afterthought. Coming into tonight’s game with No. 9 Iowa State, the Red Raiders were 0-6 in conference play, but Tubby Smith’s team jumped all over the star-studded Cyclones from the get-go. Tech opened up a 19-point lead at one point, but Iowa State came back to cut the lead to three with 23 seconds left. Iowa State would never get...
Via College Spun
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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