Texas Tech Softball
We host Texas at the Rock Thursday-Saturday. Here is everything you need to know!
— Texas Tech Softball (@TexasTechSB) April 12, 2017
Texas Tech Tennis
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Texas Tech Baseball
Baseball America has Texas Tech as the 5th national seed with Arkansas, Nebraska and New Mexico State.
— Texas Tech Baseball (@TTU_Baseball) April 12, 2017
Texas Tech Basketball
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Texas Tech Football
There is a reception in honor Spike Dykes today, doors open at 1:00 p.m. which will air the memorial service on the video screens at the United Supermarkets Arena at 2:00 p.m. and then, following that is the aforementioned receiption to follow. The doors are open to everyone. Also, the students at The Daily Toreador have done as good a job as they can on covering the death of Spike Dykes.
— Texas Tech Athletics (@TechAthletics) April 12, 2017
Congrats to our own Chris Velasquez, who has been named the #Big12 Video Coordinator of the Year!
— Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) April 12, 2017
In a series of tweets, LAJ’s Don Williams noted that former Texas head coach Mack Brown would be in Lubbock today to speak at Spike Dykes funeral and speak at the Friday service at Horseshoe Bay:
He was one of my best friends, just like Coach Royal and Joe Jamail. He’d become a guy that was like an older brother.
LAJ’s Don Williams lists six players who have been pleasant surprises this spring: OL Travis Bruffy; DE Lonzell Gilmore; S Justus Parker; WR Derrick Willies; DT Zach Barnes; and CB D.J. Polite Bray. Here’s the bit about Parker, but go read the whole thing:
“Give him a bunch of reps and see what he can do,” Gibbs said. “But he’s not disappointed (coaches). The dude’s going to play half the game. It’s not even close. He doesn’t know what he’s doing half the plays, but he’s definitely got the ability to play, and he’s going to play a lot as long as he takes care of business.”
Parker offers some flexibility. He can play safety, and if he continues to emerge in the nickel-back role, it frees up Coleman to be a cornerback candidate again.
Kind of an interesting rule proposal by the NCAA, via FootballScoop, which would essentially requires college to hire that coach as an on-the-field coach or it cannot have recruited a player from that program for two years and for another two years after employment. It is intended to stop the situation where high school coaches are getting hired as a result of the star players on the team.
Land Grant Gauntlet’s Daniel Ross takes a look at the Texas Tech schedule:
In the “should win” category is Eastern Washington, Kansas, and Baylor. Yes, the Red Raiders “should win” just three games. That’s probably shocking to those fond of Lubbock, but it is the reality for a team that is trending down and who just lost their biggest weapon. And while Kansas and Baylor are probable wins, they aren’t guaranteed. It took Mahomes going out against Kansas to spark the Tech offense last year.