The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake: June 27th

Photo via Kimberly Vardeman @ Flickr

Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech including Dylan Cantrell exhibiting some serious ups and the defense is under pressure to perform.

Photo via Kimberly Vardeman @ Flickr

Track & Field

Competing for Team USA. Congrats to Vincent Crips, Charles Brown and Kaylee Hinton!

Lady Raider Basketball

Renew Season Tickets.

Football

Cantrell Can Jump Too.

Under Pressure. Sports On Earth’s Matt Brown writes about the players and things under pressure, which includes the Texas Tech defensive line:

There have been problems everywhere, so we might as well start with the line, given that the Red Raiders had just 19 sacks in 13 games and allowed 300 rushing yards seven times. It’s likely to be a new-look unit, with sophomore tackle Breiden Fehoko the lone returning starter and newcomers like Notre Dame transfer end Kolin Hill, juco transfer tackle Mych Thomas and Michigan transfer tackle Ondre Pipkins vying for playing time in a revamped unit. Texas Tech is a dangerous team behind QB Patrick Mahomes, but the defense has prevented significant growth and needs to show it is capable of getting stops every once in a while.

There are some other Big 12 related items, like Barry Sanders Jr. at Oklahoma State, transferring in from Stanford and Shane Buechele at Texas.

Serious Shortcomings. On Friday at 7:00 pm, Baylor and Art Briles released a statement stating that Briles and Baylor had officially parted ways:

“Both parties acknowledge that there were serious shortcomings in the response to reports of sexual violence by some student-athletes, including deficiencies in University processes and the delegation of disciplinary responsibilities with the football program,” the news release said. “Baylor is addressing these shortcomings and making ongoing improvements.

“Baylor wishes Coach Briles well in his future endeavors. Coach Briles expresses his thanks to the City of Waco and wishes the Baylor Bears success in the future.”

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