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Texas Tech-Oklahoma Preview

After struggling through a string of games against fellow Top 25 teams, Oklahoma might not catch a break Wednesday night despite hosting the Big 12's last-place team. Hoping to avoid their first three-game, regular-season losing streak in nearly three years, the No. 24 Sooners face a Texas Tech squad trying to snap an eight-game road slide - dating back to its last trip to Norman...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

La Gesse Column: Hilton Coliseum gives ISU just what it needs

After Saturday’s disappointing loss to Texas Tech, the Iowa State men’s basketball team needed some home cooking.
Via Ames Tribune - ISU Cyclones
1 day ago

Texas Tech upsets No. 9 Iowa State

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Texas Tech noticed that Iowa State players weren't making it around Red Raiders' screens, so they started putting up 3-pointers. The Red Raiders hit 11 from behind the arc to earn their first Big 12 win, 78-73, on Saturday. "We didn't plan on shooting it," Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith said. "Shoot them when you're open, and we were open because of the way they...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams' 22 points help Texas Tech upset No. 9 Iowa State

  Texas Tech noticed that Iowa State players weren't making it around Red Raiders' screens, so they started putting up 3-pointers. The Red Raiders hit 11 from behind the arc to earn their first Big 12 win, 78-73, on Saturday. ''We didn't plan on shooting it,'' Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith said. ''Shoot them when you're open, and we were open because of the way they were defendng...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Men’s Basketball: Red Raiders shoot down Cyclones

LUBBOCK, Texas — In a fan-engagement gimmick, the Texas Tech men’s basketball team gave away 5,000 replica masks of its Masked Rider mascot.
Via Ames Tribune - ISU Cyclones
3 days ago

Texas Tech upsets No. 9 Iowa State 78-73

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Devaugntah Williams scored a career-high 22 points and Toddrick Gotcher added 17, leading Texas Tech over No. 9 Iowa State 78-73 Saturday for its first Big 12 win. Fans swarmed the court after the victory. Gotcher made five of Texas Tech's 11 3-pointers, tying the team's high for the season. Williams, a junior transfer, added three 3s. The Red Raiders (11-9,...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa St.-Texas Tech Preview

Although his squad is off to the program's best conference start in 15 years, Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg still has plenty of concerns heading into a matchup with last-place Texas Tech. As they look to remain atop the Big 12, the ninth-ranked Cyclones hope to avoid another slow start Saturday as they try to keep a Red Raiders team that gave them fits last season winless in league...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Tech Doesn’t Like Massive Snow Dongs On Campus

Texas Tech students rarely see snow on campus, so who can blame them if they want to act a little foolish and build a seven-foot tall snow dong? Apparently the school administration, that’s who. They didn’t take too long on getting a bulldozer to knock down the snow sculpture students had erected. S/O to the guy who followed Stan Van Gundy’s advice and asked people to...
Via COED
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Tech Commit Had School’s Logo Shaved, Painted Onto His Head

Texas Tech commit D’Vonta Hinton, a three-star linebacker from Texas City, Texas, pledged himself to the Red Raiders back in April of 2014. And judging by the tweet he sent out Wednesday evening, it doesn’t look like he’s changed his mind very much in the time since. Hinton, who is apparently on his way to Lubbock for a visit, posted a photo of the back of his head, which features...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

SAE Jungle Party At Texas Tech Featured Lots Of Sexy Cats

The SAE Jungle Party is one of the biggest ragers at Texas Tech every year. Unlike other massive parties some fraternities throw, the Jungle is actually held at SAE’s fraternity house–as opposed to clubs or something. You’ll notice that this adds the proper amount of sweat one would normally experience in a real world jungle. While the event technically happened in late...
Via COED
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cal hires East Carolina run-game coordinator to coach Bears' offensive line

Brandon Jones, who was a center at Texas Tech when Cal coach Sonny Dykes was an assistant for the Red Raiders, has been named to replace the departed Zach Yenser, who went to the Kansas Jayhawks.
Via Contra Costa Times - Cal
11 days ago

Vinny Testaverde Will Transfer to the University of Miami

Yep, you read that right.  Vinny Testaverde, who won the Heisman Trophy with the Hurricanes in 1986 and had a long NFL career, has a son who is also named Vincent Testaverde. His son has decided to transfer from Texas Tech, where he walked on originally, to the University of Miami.
Via TopSportsReport
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Vincent Testaverde, son of Hurricanes legend Vinny, transferring to Miami

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Vinny Testaverde won a Heisman Trophy at Miami, and now his son plans to be a Hurricane. Vincent Testaverde has applied to transfer from Texas Tech to Miami and if he enrolls will be immediately eligible. As a non-recruited walk-on at Texas Tech, he does not have to sit out a year to satisfy NCAA transfer rules. Miami has wanted another quarterback behind...
Via Fox Sports Florida
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Vinny Testaverde's son transferring from Texas Tech to Miami

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Vinny Testaverde won a Heisman Trophy at Miami, and now his son plans to be a Hurricane. Vincent Testaverde has applied to transfer from Texas Tech to Miami and if he enrolls will be immediately eligible. As a non-recruited walk-on at Texas Tech, he does not have to sit out a year to satisfy NCAA transfer rules. Miami has wanted another quarterback behind starter...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Vinny Testaverde’s Son, A Texas Tech QB, Is Transferring To Miami

Vinny Testaverde played his college football at Miami. The 21-year NFL veteran is perhaps the greatest quarterback in the history of the Hurricanes’ program, a consensus first-team All-American and the Heisman Trophy winner in 1986, his senior season.  There will be another Testaverde playing quarterback for Miami.  According to a report by the AP‘s Tim Reynolds, Vinny Testaverde’s...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Tech gets defensive coordinator Gibbs from Houston

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Texas Tech has hired David Gibbs to be its eighth defensive coordinator since 2007. The university announced Gibbs would be taking over for interim defensive coordinator Mike Smith, who stepped in to replace Matt Wallerstedt after he resigned in September. Gibbs, who turns 47 on Saturday, leaves Houston after making the Cougars a top-20 defense that led the country...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 14 West Virginia upends Texas Tech 78-67

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Juwan Staten scored 16 points and Devin Williams added 14 to lead No. 14 West Virginia over Texas Tech 78-67 on Monday night. Staten scored all but three of his points in the second half. The Mountaineers dominated inside, getting 38 points in the paint to 18 for the Red Raiders. West Virginia's full-court pressure caused fits for Texas Tech, which made it difficult...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia-Texas Tech Preview

West Virginia needed one of Juwan Staten's best performances to pull out a victory in its most recent trip to Texas Tech. The 17th-ranked Mountaineers, however, might not have Staten - one of the Big 12's leading scorers - available for Monday night's visit to Lubbock as they go for their best start in 33 seasons. West Virginia (13-1, 1-0) survived its first game without Staten on...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

CFB Bowl Ratings: Texas Bowl Earns Largest Audience Ever

For the third time in five years, the Texas Bowl earned its largest television audience. The Arkansas/Texas Texas Bowl drew 5.8 million viewers on ESPN Monday night, up 44% from Syracuse/Minnesota last year (4.0M), up 26% from Texas Tech/Minnesota in 2012 (4.6M) and the largest audience in the history of the game (nine telecasts dating [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Tech beats North Texas 60-45

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Devaugntah Williams scored 14 points to lead Texas Tech to a 60-45 win against North Texas on Monday night. The Red Raiders (10-3) broke a two-game losing streak, which came by a combined 31 points to Loyola (Chicago) and Houston. They now turn their focus to Big 12 play, which starts with a home game Saturday against Texas. Texas Tech held North Texas (6-6)...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

CFB Bowl Overnights: Holiday Bowl Tops Weekend Slate, Pinstripe Down

ESPN scored a big increase in overnight ratings for the Holiday Bowl. The USC/Nebraska Holiday Bowl drew a 3.9 overnight rating on ESPN Saturday night, up 56% from Texas Tech/Arizona State on a Monday night last year (2.5) and the weekend’s highest college football overnight. The 3.9 is also up 35% from last year’s Kansas [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Loyola scores gigantic win against Texas Tech in Las Vegas

In what was easily the biggest non-conference win in coach Porter Moser‘s four season at Loyola, the Ramblers blew past Texas Tech on Monday at the Las Vegas Classic. The Ramblers defeated the Red Raiders 62-44 and led the entire second half. “This is a huge win for our program,” said freshman forward Jay Knuth, who came off the bench for a team-high 15 pints. “Hard work...
Via The Catch and Shoot
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Tech upends Ark-Pine Bluff 72-51

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Justin Gray scored 13 points and Devaugntah Williams added 11 to lift Texas Tech past Arkansas-Pine Bluff 72-51 on Friday night. The win gave the Red Raiders (9-1) their ninth straight win at home and moves them to 2-0 in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic, which continues Monday. Texas Tech pulled away slowly in the second half as the Golden Lions shooting...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor lands 5-star QB Stidham after he decommits from Texas Tech

Five-star recruit Jarrett Stidham, Scout.com's second-ranked quarterback in the Class of 2015, committed to Baylor on Friday, according to multiple reports. Stidham had decommitted from Texas Tech earlier this month. The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder out of Stephenville, Texas, is No. 17 recruit in the country. But is he ready to fill the shoes of senior Bryce Petty, who'll be off to the...
Via Fox Sports
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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