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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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 hours 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...
Via College Spun
4 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...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 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...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
23 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...
Via Athlon Sports
May 28, 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...
Via The Student Section
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Tech QB Hunter Rittimann Calls 5-Star QB Jarrett Stidham “A Scrub”, Calls Out Texas Commit

Texas Tech quarterback Hunter Rittimann appears to not think very highly of Jarrett Stidham. That shouldn’t be surprising, considering what the five-star recruit recently did to the Red Raiders.  Stidham, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound prospect, committed to Texas Tech last March. Last Saturday, Stidham announced on Twitter that he was de-committing from the Red Raiders.  Friday morning...
Via College Spun
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes Throws For Nearly 600 Yards Against Baylor

Heading in to Saturday night's game against Baylor Texas Tech already knew it had a pretty solid passer in freshman quarterback Patrick Mahomes. With three starts under his belt since taking over for an injured Davis Webb the youngster had averaged over 300 yards a game.So the fact that he had a good game against Baylor was not a surprise. The fact that his good game was really...
Via FatManWriting
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Texas Tech To Wear Ridiculous Uniforms That Fade Red To Black vs. Oklahoma

We’ve seen a lot of ridiculous uniform patterns in college football over the last few seasons, but Texas Tech is breaking new ground today. Against Oklahoma, Tech will be wearing new Under Armour jerseys that fade from red to black, along with a black helmet with a red “masked rider” logo, and bright red cleats. This look will certainly get some attention around the sports...
Via College Spun
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Texas DB Quandre Diggs Knocks Texas Tech's QB Senseless and Out of the Game

Texas Tech was already a little behind the 8-ball heading in to Saturday's game against Texas with first string quarterback Davis Webb out. Patrick Mahomes has a lot of promise, but when you are playing a good defense like the Longhorns you need to have your best guy out there.You certainly don't need the opposition (that's you Quandre Diggs) taking out your No. 2 quarterback and...
Via FatManWriting
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Tech Alternate Uni's Look Like What Captain America Would Wear (if he played football)

It is not unusual to hear football players equate their exploits on the field to being 'super human.' it is also not unusual for fans to refer to their favorite player as being a super hero. Heck, while they would never admit it there is not a coach in the country (any level) that hasn't thought at some point in time how nice it would be to have just one Clark Kent on his roster...
Via FatManWriting
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Tech to wear new 'Lone Star Pride' uniforms against Texas

Texas Tech will wear a new version of its "Lone Star Pride" uniforms when Texas visits Lubbock on Saturday.  The last few seasons against the Longhorns, the Red Raiders have sported some interesting looks. But this year, they've gotten even more creative with the state flag.  Despite the fancy uniforms, Texas Tech hasn't beaten its in-state rival since 2008.  Follow me on Twitter @LouisOjedaJr
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Tech WR Devin Lauderdale has career game in misspelled jersey

Texas Tech wide receiver Devin Lauderdale caught three passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to West Virginia on Saturday. The two touchdowns were the first of Lauderdale’s career. His best game at Texas Tech was a three-catch, 43-yard performance in the first game of the season. So what was the secret...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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