TEXAS TECH RUMORS & GOSSIP

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 Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Texas Tech DB announces transfer to Eastern Kentucky

Nigel Bethel II, who was set to be the top returning defensive back for the Red Raiders in the fall, will suit up for Eastern Kentucky this upcoming season.Because he's dropping to the FCS level, he'll be eligible to play immediately as a junior. He made the announcement via Twitter on Tuesday.Bethel spent two seasons at Texas Tech before announcing his decision to transfer out in...
Via SportsDay
6 days ago

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
7 days ago  |  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 Associated Press
7 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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

Video: 5’7 Texas Tech WR Jakeem Grant Somehow Lands Ridiculous 6’1 Box Jump

College football produces some ridiculously talented athletes that can successfully pull of a number of impressive feats, but Texas Tech wide receiver Jakeem Grant pulled off something seemingly impossible.  At 5-foot-7, Grant manages to land a 6-foot-1 box jump – a full six inches taller than he measures in at. Now that’s explosive. Here’s the video, posted to Twitter by...
Via College Spun
January 26, 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
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