TEXAS TECH RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
4 hours 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
21 hours 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 Associated Press
2 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
4 days ago

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
4 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
5 days ago

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
6 days ago  |  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 Associated Press
June 21, 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

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 Associated Press
June 12, 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 Associated Press
June 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Standout LB among 3 Red Raiders kicked off team, charged with stealing guns

LUBBOCK, Texas — A West Texas grand jury on Tuesday indicted three former Texas Tech football players on charges that accuse them of stealing seven guns worth more than $14,000 from a Lubbock home.Robert James Castaneda and Dakota Devon Allen, both 20, and Trace Keaton Ellison, 18, are accused of breaking into the home between Dec. 20 and Jan. 9 and stealing a gun safe containing...
Via Associated Press
June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

3-Star OT Casey Verhulst Announces Texas Tech Commitment

Plano (Tex.) East three-star offensive tackle Casey Verhulst has committed to Texas Tech, he announced on Twitter moments ago.  I’m coming home. #WreckEm pic.twitter.com/M5tP5zex09 — Casey Verhulst. (@CaseyVerhulst) June 7, 2016 The 6-foot-6, 280-pound Verhulst holds over a dozen scholarship offers and is the No. 96 offensive tackle in the class of 2017 according to 247Sports’...
Via College Spun
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Tech WR Devin Lauderdale’s suspension lifted

The Texas Tech Red Raiders certainly seem like a team that could quietly be on the rise in the Big 12. They will try to compete this year and they will get some help from wide receiver Devin Lauderdale. The rising senior was suspended indefinitely last December, missing the last three games of the season. It looks like Lauderdale has worked his way out of the deep end of the pool...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Dismissed Texas Tech LB Dakota Allen charged with felony burglary

Last month, Dakota Allen was one of three players suspended from Texas Tech “due to a failure to uphold student-athlete expectations.” The other two players, sophomore offensive lineman Robert Castaneda and redshirt freshman offensive lineman Trace Ellison, were arrested in connection with a burglary in January and the linebacker joined them on Friday. Now, all players involved...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch Patrick Mahomes throw a 65 yard pass from his knees

We knew Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes has some skills. What we may not have known was how strong his arm is….. @PatrickMahomes5 working at @teamAPEC today & throws it 65yards from his knees on a dare.. @ESPNCFB @espn #GunsUp pic.twitter.com/nMHqDc6Z1d — Bobby Stroupe (@bobbystroupe) June 3, 2016 Mahomes is hoping to build on his solid sophomore campaign where he completed...
Via The Student Section
June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

UNLV not happy after Chris Beard leaves for Texas Tech after one week

UNLV is not happy after recently-hired head basketball coach Chris Beard accepted the Texas Tech position just one week after being formally announced at the school. Beard, who led Arkansas-Little Rock to an upset of Purdue in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, had his UNLV contract ratified less than a week ago. When the Texas Tech job became available, however, Beard bolted, and UNLV athletic...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Tech forced to call off spring game due to inclement weather

Texas Tech’s spring game was set to be held at noon this Saturday at Jones AT&T stadium. It has since been canceled due to Lubbock’s severe weather forecast this weekend. The small town is expected to receive 2-4 inches of rain, coupled with severe thunderstorms, large hail, damaging winds, and even the possibility of a tornado. Texas Tech Senior Athletic Director told sources...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Chris Beard considering leaving UNLV for Texas Tech

Chris Beard may soon become the most traveled head coach in college basketball. Reports circulated on Thursday saying that Beard was offered the head coaching job at Texas Tech and had accepted the position, although that has not been confirmed. What we do know is that Beard met with Texas Tech officials on Thursday. UNLV confirmed the meeting and sent a statement saying they...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Tech Receiver Derrick Willies Jumped Onto a 60-Inch Box While Wearing a 10-Pound Weight Vest, Is Probably College Football's Newest Freak

Who is Derrick Willies? He's a 6-foot-3, 225-pound wide receiver who recently transferred from junior college to Texas Tech. Why should you care about him? Because he's one of the biggest athletic freaks in college football. Willies recently tweeted out a video of himself performing a 60-inch Seated Box Jump while wearing a 10-pound weighted vest. 60" sitting box...
Via Stack
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Texas Tech WR shows off insane 60-inch box jump

Texas Tech wide receiver Derrick Willies is an impressive athlete – all 6-foot-4, 205-pounds of him. The newly-enrolled Red Raider is a JUCO transfer out of Trinity Valley Community College, who turned out to be the highest-rated member of Tech’s 2016 recruiting class. Sunday morning, he showed why. With a 10-pound vest strapped to his chest, Willies effortlessly lands a 60...
Via College Spun
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Tech vs. Butler – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Twitter/@ButlerMBB The Big 12 was a grueling conference this season, and coming in seventh place out of the 10 teams launched Texas Tech into the NCAA Tournament as an eight seed. The Red Raiders will open their Big Dance with Butler, which finished fourth in the Big East this season. A huge February run helped Texas Tech make the field. From February 10 to 23, Tech picked up wins...
Via College Spun
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jakeem Grant breaks 40-yard dash record at pro day

Texas Tech receiver Jakeem Grant torched the track Friday during his pro day workout, running his 40-yard dash in 4.10 seconds. The number isn’t official, but Luke Rodgers of 247 Sports is reporting the New Orleans Saints clocked Grant at that number, which is a record-breaking time: Texas Tech WR Jakeem Grant just clocked a 40 yard dash in the 4.1 range. #Saints scout had...
Via Sportsnaut
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the quarterbacks drafted in the 2003 NFL draft ahead of Tony Romo

Tony Romo went undrafted in the 2003 NFL Draft. Can you name the 13 quarterbacks drafted ahead of him? Clue: Draft position-Team
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Tech wins a classic mid-February bubble game

Wednesday night’s game between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Oklahoma Sooners wasn’t a classic in the sense of being the best basketball you’ve ever seen. This was not a remarkable showcase of hoops at the highest level, with Buddy Hield struggling (he’s human, ya know) and Texas Tech making only 10 of 17 foul shots. Combined, the two teams hit roughly 40 percent of...
Via The Student Section
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss
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