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The Morning Stake | 2017-10-21

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Texas Tech Sports Performance Center

  Yesterday, the Texas Tech Sports Performance Center was officially opened yesterday under much pomp and circumstance. In fact, I received a private message from one blackbeard who said it was “freaking awesome”. You can check the photographs of Totally Texas Tech (just click on his name to roll through his feed).

 A-J Media’s Don Williams writes about the event:

“At a moment like this, in a facility like this, you should say something profound,” Schovanec told a crowd assembled inside the 156,000-square-foot building. “As I look around, all I can really think is, ‘wow.’ It is really most amazing, so impressive.”

Schovanec said, when shown on television, the Sports Performance Center will “make a national statement” about “the progress at Texas Tech, the vision we have and also the programs that merit the support that made this possible.”

The project was approved by the Tech Board of Regents in December 2015 and built over the past year and a half. Friday was the first time Tech allowed the general public inside.

“We’re not quite complete, but we’re complete enough to celebrate a huge day for the athletic department,” said Michael Molina, who’s overseen the project as Tech’s vice chancellor for facilities planning and construction.

Also be ready for November 8th when Texas Tech is set to announce the $23 million practice facility. Additionally, there were be four more projects that will be underway (I’m guessing soon if they are ready to discuss them):

Hocutt told the crowd “we’re going to raise that bar” with four more projects: a standalone basketball practice facility west of United Supermarkets Arena, a Football Training Facility renovation, a standalone athletic dining hall to be situated between the Frazier Alumni Pavilion and Rip Griffin Park; and addressing future space needs of the Marsha Sharp academic center.

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