The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake: April 29th

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Your daily dose to all things Texas Tech athletics.

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Campus Photos

More Bubble Demolition. TTURed at Totally Texas Tech has new campus photos, including lots of photos of the demotion on the north side of Jones AT&T Stadium, the bubble is now just a hole.

Rodeo

Texas Tech Women’s Rodeo Team to National Finals. Via the LAJ’s Brett Hoffman the women’s rodeo team will advanced to the College National Finals Rodeo after advancing in their region:

Throughout the year, Texas Tech thrived on stellar performances from Kellie Collier who won the region’s women’s all-around title after earning 1,200 points in multiple events. Collier also snared the regional barrel racing title and finished fifth in the break-away roping race.

The team also benefitted from Kynzie Rae McNeil who finished second in the regional women’s all-around race with 762.5 points.

Other competitors who will represent Texas Tech at the Casper championships are Jessica Dunbar and Tamara Tunink. Last year, Tunink won the NIRA break-away title at the College National Finals when she competed for Western Texas.

Also mentioned in that article is a mention of Stetson Vest, brother to Sawyer Vest and both Texas Tech grads.

Golf

Tennis

Softball

Baseball

Football

Depth-Chart Breakdown. ESPN’s Jake Trotter breaks down Texas Tech’s depth chart and there’s nothing there that you haven’t seen before in looking at the depth chart from last week.

Miscellaneous. This is pretty fascinating and it’s a long-read. Mercury News’ Jon Wilner has a fantastic look at the relationship between Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott, the state of the Pac-12 conference and Scott’s relationship with the members of the Pac-12, in particular the athletic directors and the presidents. Things may not be all that awesome for Scott . . . Via CollegeFootballTalk Laremy Tunsil had a wild-arsed draft night, including his Twitter account being hacked showing him smoking a bong with a gas mask and then on his Instagram account text messages have him asking for money from a coach to pay his mom’s rent. Tunsil was eventually drafted by the Dolphins . . .

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