Bracket Challenge. Don’t forget to join the Staking The Plains Bracket Challenge. If you’re not part of the group from last year, I apparently have to add you manually which is a real pain in the ass, but I love you all, so it’s no problem. I added a bunch of people yesterday and will do so again today. You can reply to my comment below or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All I will need is your email address and I’ll get you added, but I need you all to do it today because tomorrow I’m pretty booked in terms of having time to add people and the NCAA Tournament starts tomorrow.
Texas Tech Soccer
— Texas Tech Soccer (@TexasTechSoccer) March 19, 2019
Texas Tech Golf
Sandy Scott, No. 10 Red Raiders earn runner-up finish at Lake Charles Invitational in Louisiana.
NEXT UP: Aggie Invitational (April 6-7, College Station)
— Texas Tech Men’s Golf (@TexasTechMGolf) March 19, 2019
Texas Tech Tennis
Lady Raiders are No. 2⃣7⃣ in the latest #OracleITARankings.
Felicity Maltby moved to No. 4⃣8⃣ in the singles rankings.
— Texas Tech Women’s Tennis (@TexasTechWTEN) March 19, 2019
We’ve jumped inside the top-30 to No. 29 in this week’s rankings. Parker improves to No. 99 in singles, while he and Bjorn maintain their top-10 status at No. 9!
— Texas Tech Men’s Tennis (@TexasTechMTEN) March 19, 2019
Texas Tech Softball
We’re ranked in the Top 1️⃣5️⃣ heading into Big 12 Conference play!
— Texas Tech Softball (@TexasTechSB) March 19, 2019
Lady Raider Basketball
FEATURE | After one season under Head Coach Marlene Stollings, the Lady Raiders have a bright future ahead of them. https://t.co/y1cE9YZwtk
— Lady Raider WBB (@LadyRaiderWBB) March 19, 2019
Texas Tech Baseball
Our throwback hat auction has gone digital. Bidding opens Thursday!
Info ➡️ https://t.co/YWNfWHPVvA
— Texas Tech Baseball (@TTU_Baseball) March 19, 2019
Texas Tech Basketball
Coaches as Players. Kinda funny exercise, ESPN’s Tony Moss ranked the coaches as actual players among the 68 teams part of the NCAA Tournament and your guy Chris Beard ranked 64th:
64. Chris Beard, Texas Tech Red Raiders — Beard was a regular for McCullough High School in The Woodlands, Texas, but did not play college basketball at Texas. Then-Longhorns coach Tom Penders gave Beard a managerial job, and he’d eventually become a student assistant at the school.
This prompted Abilene Christian head coach Joe Golding to tweet this at Beard:
— Joe Golding (@CoachGoldingACU) March 19, 2019
Highly Draftable. Take your pick. YahooSports’ Pete Thamel, NBCSports’ Ben Standing, and SB Nation’s Ricky O’Donnell all think that Jarrett Culver is highly draftable, Thamel and O’Donnell think he’s a top 10 player. Here’s a bit from O’Donnell:
Culver has been the best offensive player on college basketball’s No. 1 defensive team during a breakout sophomore season. This is a do-it-all wing with few holes in his game, showing the ability to carry the Red Raiders as an isolation scorer, a facilitator, or as a key cog in the defense. Culver brings so much to the table while taking almost nothing off of it. That’s a big reason why he’s projected to be a top-10 pick in June’s NBA Draft.
Texas Tech Football
CIRCLE UP x BUCKLE UP
— Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) March 19, 2019
Suspensions. I’ll have a separate post to discuss the four suspensions.