TEXAS TECH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Recently dismissed Texas Tech lineman arrested on burglary charge

Former Texas Tech offensive lineman Robert Castaneda faces a charge of burglary of a habitation, according a report in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. An arrest warrant for Castaneda was issued Tuesday carrying a count of second-degree felony burglary and he was booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center at 1:28 p.m. on Friday, according to jail records. Texas Tech...
Via SportsDay
3 days ago

Texas Tech adds late 2016 commitment from JUCO OL Jack Reichel

Texas Tech made a big, late addition to its 2016 class on Friday morning.American River C.C. offensive lineman Jack Reichel gave the Red Raiders a commitment just three days after receiving an offer.He announced his decision via Twitter.Texas Tech was the first and only school to offer the JUCO product.At 6-foot-5, 292 pounds, Reichel will have four years to play three.Reichel is...
Via SportsDay
3 days ago

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield could regain year of eligibility he lost following transfer from Texas Tech

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield will have another chance to get back the year of eligibility he lost when he transferred from Texas Tech.The issue is on the Wednesday agenda for the Big 12's faculty representatives at conference meetings next week in Las Colinas, commissioner Bob Bowlsby confirmed.Under Big 12 rules, Mayfield was forced to sit out a year when he transferred following...
Via SportsDay
3 days ago

Texas Tech DB Nigel Bethel announces plans to transfer

Texas Tech's' post-spring depth chart did not account for Nigel Bethel while the junior defensive back participated as a member of the Red Raiders' track and field team. But Bethel won't return to the football program in the future.Bethel spent two seasons with the Red Raiders before announcing his decision on Wednesday, thanking coaches Kliff Kingsbury and Wes Kittley along with...
Via SportsDay
5 days ago

No. 1 seed Texas Tech beats K-State in Big 12 tournament

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Tyler Neslony drove in the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning, four Texas Tech relievers combined to hold Kansas State to one hit over the last five innings and the Red Raiders came from behind to win 8-5 in the Big 12 tournament on Wednesday. The top-seeded Red Raiders (41-14) trailed 5-2 in the fifth before tying it on RBI singles by Corey Raley, Eric Gutierrez...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Texas Tech’s prestigious pregame entrance is state’s best college football tradition

Sure, tossing tortillas on the field might make an appearance on ESPN.An edited rendition of Texas Tech's fight song likely leads to uncomfortable conversations between parents and their children either during or after the spirited contests.But the school's most heralded pregame tradition stems from a mascot that has lasted unofficially through eight decades, officially through...
Via SportsDay
6 days ago

Texas Tech dismisses linebacker Dakota Allen, two others

As the Texas Tech Red Raiders prepare for the upcoming college football season, Kliff Kingsbury and company will have to find a way to fill a big void on the defensive side of the ball. On Thursday, it was announced that Texas Tech has dismissed three players; two on offense and a key contributor on defense. Kingsbury announced the dismissals of  sophomore offensive lineman Robert...
Via Campus Sports Net
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Tech introduces Chris Beard; says he bolted UNLV to come 'home'

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Texas Tech basketball coach Chris Beard says he couldn't resist returning home to the school where he spent 10 seasons as an assistant. Beard bolted UNLV after less than two weeks in Las Vegas to take the Texas Tech job that opened when Tubby Smith left for Memphis. Texas Tech held a campus news conference Saturday to introduce Beard, who calls the Big 12 school...
Via Associated Press
April 16, 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

UNLV isn't happy Chris Beard is heading to Texas Tech after 1 week

Chris Beard, introduced as UNLV’s new men’s basketball coach a week ago, will be leaving that position for the same job at Texas Tech -- and to no one’s surprise, the Running Rebels are a little miffed.The Texas Tech job opened up when Tubby Smith left that spot for Memphis earlier this week. The Memphis job opened up when Josh Pastner left for Georgia Tech last week, and now...
Via Fox Sports
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Chris Beard leaving UNLV for Texas Tech

Former Arkansas-Little Rock coach Chris Beard can now call himself the former UNLV coach, as Jeff Goodman of ESPN is reporting that Beard will leave the Runnin’ Rebels and instead succeed Tubby Smith at Texas Tech despite not even coaching a single game for UNLV. Beard was hired by UNLV to succeed interim coach Todd Simon late last month, and was given a five-year deal that would...
Via Campus Sports Net
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

Memphis Reportedly Close To Hiring Tubby Smith, Per CBS

Tubby Smith to Memphis looks like it’s going to happen.  The Tigers are reportedly close to hiring the Texas Tech coach and, per CBS’ Gary Parrish, it could be finalized pretty soon.  The 64-year-old has been with the Red Raiders since 2013.  UPDATE: Tubby Smith to Memphis could be done as early as this afternoon, a source told @CBSSports. — Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS...
Via College Spun
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Tubby Smith being targeted by Memphis

Texas Tech Red Raiders head men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith is being targeted by the University of Memphis as a potential successor to Josh Pastner, who left last week to become the head coach at Georgia Tech. Memphis’ interest in Smith was reported by Dan Wolken of USA Today, and Smith has alerted Texas Tech administrators that he is involved in Memphis’ process. Hiring...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 13, 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

Texas Tech Fans Storm Court After Red Raiders Record Third Upset Win In A Row With Win Over Oklahoma

Texas Tech is not having a stellar season, but the Red Raiders seem to have a knack for winning the ones that matter most lately. After starting the season off right with an 11-1 record a dreadful stretch in January saw them drop seven of nine games. With three wins in a row over ranked teams they certainly appear to have righted the ship.First came a three-point overtime over No...
Via FatManWriting
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Tech beats second straight Top 25 team, routing No. 21 Baylor

WACO, Texas — No. 21 Baylor is suddenly struggling at home in Big 12 Conference play.And the Bears' frustration almost boiled over late in Saturday night's 84-66 loss to Texas Tech when coach Scott Drew got a technical foul and Rico Gathers later was ejected for a flagrant foul."I wish we would have done some things different," Drew said. "As far as me with my technical, I deserved...
Via Associated Press
February 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Tech’s Norense Odiase out 6 weeks with broken bone in foot

Texas Tech’s front court sustained a major blow this week as it was announced starting big man Norense Odiase has a broken bone in his foot, sidelining him for six weeks. The 6-foot-9 Odiase broke his fourth metatarsal in a win over TCU this week and he is expected to spend the next three weeks in a cast before being reevaluated. A starter for all 17 Red Raider games this season...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Tech QB Davis Webb announces plans to transfer

Texas Tech junior quarterback Davis Webb’s career with the Red Raiders is over. Wednesday night, a day after his team fell to LSU in the Texas Bowl, Webb announced that after graduating this spring, he’ll transfer to another program. Webb threw for over 5,000 yards during his Texas Tech career, but lost his starting job to Patrick Mahomes this offseason. Webb announced the news...
Via College Spun
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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