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Houston’s bid for addition to Big 12 based on satellite campus deal with UT?

The University of Houston was one of the biggest victims of the breakup of the old Southwest Conference, now two schools that dumped the Cougars in the 1990’s are lining up to have the school back in their company. According to a report by the Sporting News, the University of Houston is getting major support from a major player in the expansion of the Big 12 — Texas Tech. ...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Tech’s President Endorses Houston For An Invite To The Big 12

Make that two schools that are officially in on inviting Houston to the Big 12. Just days after Texas made it known that it prefers the Cougars when it comes to league expansion, Texas Tech has followed suit. The school’s incoming president, Lawrence Schovanec, issued a statement, officially welcoming “consideration” for Houston.  Here’s the statement. It’s short and sweet...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas President Greg Fenves Tweets Support For Houston To Big 12

In Big 12 expansion, conventional wisdom is that Houston’s major disadvantage is being a Texas school trying to get into a league that already features four: Baylor, TCU, Texas, and Texas Tech. However, the Cougars may actually have support by a major player at the Big 12′s most prominent school. Texas president Greg Fenves took to Twitter to publicly throw his support behind...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayfield, Mahomes among top QBs to watch on field in Big 12

DALLAS (AP) Baker Mayfield once hosted Patrick Mahomes on a recruiting visit at Texas Tech. Mahomes will be the host in late October when Mayfield leads Oklahoma, the overwhelming preseason favorite to win another Big 12 title, into Lubbock for a head-to-head meeting between two of the best quarterbacks in a high-scoring league filled with talented signal-callers. West Virginia...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Tech lineman calls seamless audible after ripping his pants

It wasn't really Baylen Brown's fault.He was eating breakfast Monday morning at Big 12 media days at the Omni Hotel in Dallas. The Texas Tech lineman was getting up when his pants got caught on a sinister chair, causing them to rip.And the rip was in an unfortunate area."Right in the crotch area. And I noticed, trust me. Felt a little breeze," Brown told ESPN.com. "It was funny....
Via SportsDay
8 days ago

Two years after trying to block Baker Mayfield's transfer, Kliff Kingsbury had this to say about the Sooners quarterback

One of Baker Mayfield's biggest fans is the coach he used to play for.Two years ago at Big 12 media days, Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury talked about the decision to block Mayfield from transferring to Oklahoma. But at Monday's media event, the Red Raiders' coach complimented his current rival."Loved coaching him, loved the chip on his shoulder, cheered for him in every game except...
Via SportsDay
8 days ago

Kliff Kingsbury praises ex-Texas Tech QB Baker Mayfield

Earlier this year, the Big 12 voted to change their walk-on transfer rule that would give back a player that transferred as a walk-on back a year of eligibility, working in favor of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield. On Monday, Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury confirmed they had voted in favor of the rule. Mayfield was a walk-on at Texas Tech and started during his true freshman...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes on talking trash with Big 12 QBs, what he learned from Derek Jeter

Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes spoke with the media at Big 12 media day on Monday. You can watch the full video or read the highlights below.Click here to view the video on your mobile app.On his decision to stop playing baseball and focus on football:Mahomes: "It was really just me trying to learn and become the best quarterback I could. I felt like baseball is something...
Via SportsDay
8 days ago

Kliff Kingsbury talks Baker Mayfield rule, Patrick Mahomes' leadership at Big 12 media days

Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury addressed the media at Big 12 media days. Here are highlights from his press conference.Click here to view the tweets on your mobile app.
Via SportsDay
8 days ago

Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes' new trick play is a head-turner

Kliff Kingsbury said he's never seen a quarterback who can throw from as many different arm angles -- roaming to his right and to his left yet still being accurate and having zip on the ball -- the way his latest star protege Patrick Mahomes can. As a sophomore last season, the Texas Tech QB amassed more than 5,000 yards running and throwing, completed 64 percent of his passes to...
Via FOX Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes' new trick play is a head-turner

Kliff Kingsbury said he's never seen a quarterback who can throw from as many different arm angles roaming to his right and to his left yet still be accurate and have zip on the ball the way his latest star protege Patrick Mahomes can. As a sophomore last season, the Texas Tech QB amassed over 5,000 yards running and throwing, completed 64 percent of his passes to go with a 36-15...
Via FOX Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Tech Red Raiders: Exclusive Interview with 2017 QB Xavier Martin

Xavier Martin is the Texas Tech Red Raiders’ prize commitment in their 2017 recruiting class. He is one of the top quarterbacks in the class and has legitimate superstar potential. Martin brings a dual-threat skill-set and has the ability to turn the Red Raiders’ offense into a must-watch show. At 6-foot-0 and 180 pounds, Martin has seen his game compared to Russell Wilson....
Via This Given Sunday
10 days ago  |  Discuss

ICYMI: Former Texas Tech coach Bob Knight to speak at Republican National Convention

In April, he called Donald Trump "the most prepared man in history to step in as president of the United States." How will former Indiana and Texas Tech men's basketball coach Bob Knight follow that up at next week's Republican National Convention?That's right, Knight is indeed speaking at the convention. Trump made the announcement last week during a speech in Cincinnati.The 2016...
Via SportsDay
15 days ago

Texas Tech eliminated from CWS by Coastal Carolina

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Light-hitting David Parrett had three RBIs in his first College World Series start and Coastal Carolina converted three Texas Tech errors into six unearned runs in a 7-5 victory that eliminated the Red Raiders on Thursday night.Coastal Carolina (51-17) will play TCU in the Bracket 2 final on Friday night. The Chanticleers, in the CWS for the first time, would...
Via AP on Fox
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Tech knocks out top seed Florida in CWS

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- When Florida's Peter Alonso homered in the bottom of the ninth inning to pull the Gators within a run of Texas Tech, a thought crossed Red Raiders coach Tim Tadlock's mind."Where is Goose Gossage when you need him? Rollie Fingers, somebody?" Tadlock said, smiling.No worries. Reliever Hayden Howard, backed by one of the nation's best defenses, got the job done...
Via AP on Fox
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida knocked out of College World Series with loss to Texas Tech

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Eric Gutierrez hit a two-run homer, Texas Tech picked up a huge insurance run by way of two errors on the same play in the ninth inning, and the Red Raiders eliminated Florida 3-2 at the College World Series on Tuesday -- a stunning early exit for the No. 1 national seed.The Gators made things interesting in the bottom of the ninth after Peter Alonso's two-run...
Via AP on Fox
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

TCU beats Texas Tech at CWS on Baker's 9th-inning homer

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Luken Baker hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the top of the ninth and TCU beat No. 5 national seed Texas Tech 5-3 on Sunday in a College World Series meeting of Big 12 rivals. The Horned Frogs (48-16) trailed by a run after Hunter Hargrove's tiebreaking double in the bottom of the eighth. But after reliever Robert Dugger issued a walk to start the ninth and gave...
Via AP on Fox
June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Former top 50 recruit Brandone Francis-Ramirez transfers to Texas Tech

The Texas Tech basketball program has added one of the most talented players from the 2014 recruiting class, as former top 50 recruit Brandon Francis-Ramirez announced he will be taking his talents to Lubbock after spending the last two years with the Florida Gators. On Tuesday, Francis-Ramirez made the announcement on social media. As a student I will be full time @texastech
Via Campus Sports Net
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida Transfer Brandone Francis Announces Commitment To Texas Tech

After announcing that he would be transferring from the University of Florida last month, former four-star guard Brandone Francis announced Tuesday evening on Twitter that he will be heading to Texas Tech.  Francis averaged just 10.8 minutes and 2 points a game for the Gators this past season. As a student I will be full time @texastechand as a basketball athlete I will be playing...
Via College Spun
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Webb Gem: Why Davis Webb Is The Perfect Replacement For Jared Goff

Finding a replacement for a good quarterback is difficult. The task becomes near impossible when the quarterback you are trying to replace is the number one overall pick in the NFL draft. In fact, since 2000, 10 quarterbacks have been the first player taken in the NFL draft. In the season after losing the #1 overall quarterback, college teams have averaged three more defeats the...
Via The Sports Quotient
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes throw a football 65 yards ... from his knees

As Texas Tech's starting quarterback, Patrick Mahomes got in plenty of work on his arm last season. And it looks like he's only improving.Nike trainer Bobby Stroupe recently passed along video of Mahomes throwing a football 65 yards. Oh, we should probably mention he threw it that far from his knees. Take a look for yourself.Can't see the tweet on mobile? Click here.Mahomes threw...
Via SportsDay
June 13, 2016

Texas Tech to CWS after crushing East Carolina in Game 3

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Erikson Lanning struck out a career-high six, Eric Gutierrez drove in three runs and Texas Tech advanced to the College World Series for the second time in three seasons, beating East Carolina 11-0 on Sunday in Game 3 of the super regional. The Red Raiders won two straight games after losing the opener to the Pirates on Friday. Texas Tech posted three three...
Via AP on Fox
June 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas A&M dominates TCU to force Super Regional Game 3

No. 4 Texas A&M and No. 5 Texas Tech forced Game 3s in their series. J.B. Moss hit the first of his team's four home runs on the second pitch of the game and Kyle Simonds pitched 7 2/3 strong innings in the Aggies' 7-1 win over TCU. Tech's Eric Gutierrez hit a tiebreaking bases-loaded single in the top of the 13th inning to key a 3-1 victory over East Carolina in Lubbock, Texas.
Via AP on Fox
June 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Tech survives in 13 innings against East Carolina

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Eric Gutierrez singled in two runs in the top of the 13th inning and Texas Tech beat East Carolina 3-1 on Saturday night to even the Lubbock Super Regional at a game apiece. The Game 3 winner Sunday will advance to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. Gutierrez, the 2016 Big 12 Player of the Year, ended an 0-for-16 spell that dated to the second game...
Via AP on Fox
June 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Tech drops Game 1 to East Carolina of Super Regional

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Travis Watkins hit two home runs and had six RBIs and East Carolina beat Texas Tech 8-6 on Friday night for the Pirates' first super regional victory. Watkins, who hit three home runs in the regular season, has four in the last three games. His grand slam in the fifth gave East Carolina a 5-2 lead and his two-run shot in the sixth made it 8-3. Evan Kruczynski...
Via AP on Fox
June 11, 2016  |  Discuss
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