Mark Osler, Board of Contributors: In success, Baylor must put its faith, academics on the field of competitive play

From 2000 to 2010, I was a season ticket-holder for Baylor University football. Those were some dark years, including the 2001 homecoming game against Texas Tech in which Baylor was down by more than
Via WacoTrib.com - Baylor Football
3 days ago

Texas Tech WR Cantrell displays impressive backflip catches

It's not enough anymore to just catch a football.  Texas Tech wide receiver Dylan Cantrell shows off that with his ball-catching backflips in the Red Raider locker room.  While this doesn't have much during games in Kliff Kingsbury's playbook, it could make for an interesting touchdown celebration should the opportunity come his way. MORE FROM FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST:  - Predicting...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 JuCo OL Tate Leavitt has Kentucky Football in Top Five

Tate Leavitt has trimmed his list to just five schools, he announced on Twitter Sunday. The No. 5 JuCo offensive tackle in the country for 2016 has Kentucky, Oklahoma, Illinois, Missouri and Texas Tech in his top five. I'd just like to give a big thanks to all my supporters and finally here's my Top […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Five schools with separate nicknames for women's teams

Schools in the Power Five conferences (Atlantic Coast, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference) that use separate nicknames for men's and women's teams: Baylor - Uses Lady Bears nickname only for women's basketball. Georgia - Uses Lady Bulldogs nickname for women's basketball, swimming, track and cross country. Calls its women's gymnastics team the Gym Dogs. LSU and Texas...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Football: Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield Posts Heartfelt Tribute To Texas Tech Staffer Who Died Of Cancer

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield began his college career at Texas Tech in 2013, spending one season as a member of the Red Raiders. During his time in Lubbock, he developed a bond with a longtime Tech athletics department staffer named Jennie Bailey. Bailey lost her fight with cancer early this morning at the age of 55. Mayfield paid tribute to Bailey on his Instagram with a...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Four-Star Texas Tech recruit likely JUCO bound

Though the Texas Tech Red Raiders signed four-star receiver J.F. Thomas, chances are he won’t be suiting up for the team in 2015. Per a report from Daniel Pauling of 247 Sports, the Dallas native is likely headed to Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas, 72 miles southeast of Dallas. A representative of Trinity Valley said that the odds of Thomas coming to the school...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Tech adds four-star WR prospect T.J. Vasher to its 2016 recruiting class.

Texas Tech has added a four-star wide receiver prospect to its 2016 recruiting class. Wichita Falls, Tx. WR T.J. Vasher committed to the Red Raiders on Friday.Asher is graded by the 247 Sports Composite as a four-star WR. He is ranked no. 51 among all WR prospects in the U.S.Asher attends Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Tx. He stands 6'5, and weighs 180 pounds.The addition of...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Tech Red Raiders 2015 Preview and Prediction

Kliff Kingsbury has had an interesting two-year start to his head-coaching career at Texas Tech. Year One featured big offensive numbers and an...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Arkansas to host Texas Tech in Big 12-SEC Challenge

For the second straight year, Arkansas will participate in the Big 12-SEC Challenge.
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May 14, 2015

Recruiting: Did Texas Tech land its future pass-catch combination?

Texas Tech fans hope to hear this play call for years to come: Duffey to Cox-Wesley ... Touchdown!The Red Raiders have landed commitments from what could be a dangerous pass-catch combination for years to come with Mansfield Lake Ridge quarterback and Elite 11 finalist Jett Duffey and Cibolo Steele wide receiver Antoine Cox-Wesley pledging to join Kliff Kingsbury's team in 2016...
Via Fox Sports
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Supreme Court denies another Mike Leach appeal

The neverending saga between Texas Tech and Mike Leach reached a “new milestone” this week as Leach lost yet another appeal in the case regarding his firing from the institution, CollegeFootballTalk reported Saturday. Texas Surpreme Court reportedly denied the latest of appeals in the case of Leach’s claimed “wrongful termination” in 2009. Leach’s lawsuit accusing ESPN...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Baker Mayfield makes awesome one-handed catch

Former Texas Tech QB Baker Mayfield is now at Oklahoma and is in a battle to be their starting QB for the 2015 season. Some have gone as far as to say that the job is his. So what is he up to this off-season? He looks like he’s practicing and taking a little time off to make an outstanding catch and post it to his instagram account. If QB doesn’t work out for him, maybe he can...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Baker Mayfield makes awesome one-handed catch

Former Texas Tech QB Baker Mayfield is now at Oklahoma and is in a battle to be their starting QB for the 2015 season. Some have gone as far as to say that the job is his. So what is he up to this off-season? He looks like he’s practicing and taking a little time off to make an outstanding catch and post it to his instagram account. If QB doesn’t work out for him, maybe he can...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Red Raiders wide receiver Reginald Davis arrested for pot

Texas Tech wide receiver Reginald Davis was arrested on Monday for suspicion of marijuana possession, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.According to Lubbock police, Davis was pulled over for a traffic violation and was found to have les than two ounces of marijuana. He was arrested and booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center jail just after noon."Texas Tech is...
Via Fox Sports
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

As most proven commodity, Tech running backs have big responsibility

A lot went wrong with Texas Tech last season. The running game wasn't one of them.DeAndre Washington became the first Red Raiders rusher to reach 1,000 yards since 1998 and Ricky Williams. Washington returns for the 2015 season behind a veteran offensive line that should make it even easier for the senior to better the 1,103 yards he gained in 12 games last season.With sophomore...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

K-State associate athletic director headed to Texas Tech

Chad Weiberg will remain in a Big 12 athletics department, but it will no longer be at Kansas State. Multiple media outlets report that Weiberg, senior associate athletic director for development at K-State, has accepted an offer to become Texas Tech's deputy athletic director. "This is a tremendous opportunity for my family and me, and I'm honored to be joining [athletic director...
Via Fox Sports
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Tech receiver arrested for marijuana possession

Texas Tech Red Raiders wide receiver Reginald Davis is in some trouble with the law. On Tuesday, reports surfaced from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal that Davis has been arrested for marijuana possession earlier in the week. Davis was booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center jail at 12:04 p.m and later released on Monday. “Texas Tech is aware of the situation regarding...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Plenty of questions heading into summer, Tech's O-line just isn't one

Strong up front, the Texas Tech offense is primed to put up some fireworks in 2015.Yes, a decision must be made on the quarterback. But who will protect that quarterback -- not to mention blast open holes for 1,000-yard rusher DeAndre Washington -- is not a question. In fact, it's probably the Red Raiders' biggest strength.The offensive line is big and nasty and should be darn good...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Two senior DEs hold key to boosting one of nation's worst defenses

Quarterback battles always win the headline war, and Texas Tech's battle between Davis Webb and Patrick Mahomes will be the talk of Lubbock all summer.But if the Red Raiders are going to make a move in the Big 12 in 2015, it's going to be because of tremendous improvement from one of the nation's worst defenses. That defense is now under the control of defensive coordinator David...
Via Fox Sports
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

At $3.1 million, Kliff needs more Ws for Tech to get bang for its buck

With Kliff Kingsbury salary at $3.1 million per season, Texas Tech is shelling out a lot of cash per win when the Red Raiders only bring home four wins.Kingsbury signed an extension last season through 2020, so the school's athletic director Kirby Hocutt has one all-in on the belief that the former Red Raiders record-setting quarterback can recreate those winning ways.Kingsbury...
Via Fox Sports
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: The Polynesian pipeline flowing faster into Lubbock

Texas Tech has developed a fairly strong pipeline into the Polynesian community. Red Raiders fans are familiar with the Fehoko family, of which two brothers are now part of the football program, Sam as a graduate assistant and Breiden as a freshman linebacker.The coaching staff has their sights on another Polynesian star in the making, Maxs Tupai out of Utah. A two-way player that...
Via Fox Sports
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Tech trainer garners National Football Foundation's top honor

Ken Murray arrived at Texas Tech in 1978 with no real plan to stay there for any set period of time.Other than an eight-year period sandwiched between two stints at the school, Tech's longtime athletic trainer remained a Red Raider through and through.Last week Murray received the Distinguished West Texan Award, the top honor at the National Football Foundation Tech chapter's scholar...
Via Fox Sports
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Flier at Texas Tech declares "Throwing trash in a recycling bin is an Aggie Thing."

It's been almost three years since Texas A&M left the Big 12 Conference for the SEC. That doesn't mean the Big 12 is ready to move on from clean, old-fashioned hatred of the Aggies.It certainly hasn't happened at Texas Tech, where fliers posted above recycling bins casually remind Red Raiders that "Throwing trash in a recycling bin is an Aggie thing.Wait... I'm sorry. What? pic...
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April 27, 2015  |  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
April 22, 2015  |  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
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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