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The Morning Stake | 2020.03.24

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Stuck in Space. Via National Geographic, talking with NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy about being in a small space for a long time:

Social distancing is requiring many people to work from home for the first time. The ISS is arguably the most extreme work-from-home environment on or around Earth. Any advice for people?
(laughs) Well, setting a routine, I think, is the biggest thing. We have no choice in that matter; the mission control folks tell us what that routine is going to be. But I have experienced that in the military on deployment. There were times on my Navy deployments where I had a lull in operational activity, and we found that it was really healthy for the group to stay in some sort of normal routine.

If everybody just kind of lounges around and doesn’t get up until 11:00, and nobody’s brushing their hair or their teeth, not only do you look crappy and you feel crappy, but you just get in that funk. So sticking to a Monday-through-Friday routine is probably the most basic thing that I would recommend to folks.

Brittany Has More Post Season Accolades. Via Texas Tech, Texas Tech Lady Raider Brittany Brewer was named to the United States Basketball Writers Association All-America team as an honorable mention honoree and is the second All-American designation for Brewer. Congrats!

Top 25’s. ESPN’s Jeff Borzello his his way too early Top 25 and he’s got Texas Tech at #12 for next year:

We’ll never know if the Red Raiders’ struggles to end the season would have kept them out of the NCAA tournament, but it’s unlikely to come down to the final week next season. Even if Jahmi’us Ramsey heads to the NBA, which is likely, Chris Beard will still bring back three starters and has the program’s best-ever recruiting class bound for Lubbock. Kyler Edwards and Davide Moretti are back as double-figure scorers, and five-star guard Nimari Burnett should slot into the starting lineup. UNLV transfer Joel Ntambwe (11.8 PPG) sat out this season and has pro potential, while ESPN 100 wing Micah Peavy is another newcomer being counted on to make an immediate impact. Beard will need more from the interior next season, and he could hit the grad transfer market to address that issue.

For reference purposes, Borzello has Baylor at #4 and Kansas at #10.

The New York Post’s Zach Braziller has Texas Tech at #10:

Even in a down year, the Red Raiders were in the NCAA Tournament mix, and they shouldn’t have to worry about a bubble next March. Not with the return of rotation pieces Davide Moretti, Kyler Edwards, Terrence Shannon and Kevin McCullar, and the additions of McDonald’s All-American guard Nimari Burnett and UNLV transfer forward Joel Ntambwe.

Ramsey Earns All District Honors. Via Texas Tech, freshman guard Jahmi’us Ramsey earned National Association of Basketball Coaches Division I All-District 8 First-Team honors.

Football Spring Events Cancelled. Practice has NOT been cancelled (yet), but the Spring Game on April 10th and Fan Fest that was set for April 4th are both cancelled.

Typical Tech. This is the Typical Tech podcast. This is hosted by Robert Giovanetti and Matt Wells had the first segment and Rodney Allison had the second segment. It’s fine. I know that the idea is that there’s more information, but I think to accomplish that is difficult because people are naturally guarded and I can’t really see any breaking news on the Typical Tech podcast. I’d also advise that I’m absolutely against calling Texas Tech just “Tech”. I don’t know why I’m that way, but I always type out “Texas Tech”.


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