The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake: June 29th

Photo via Kimberly Vardeman @ Flickr

Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech, including Tim Tadlock is staying at Texas Tech, Matt Temple earns a scholarship.

Photo via Kimberly Vardeman @ Flickr

Baseball

Tadlock is Staying Home. reports surfaced yesterday that the Texas Longhorns had targeted Tim Tadlock as their next head coach. Well, the Longhorns struck out, or they were out at home, or something like that. The Longhorns have tried to lure away TCU’s Jim Schlossnagle, Oklahoma State’s Josh Holliday and a handful of other coaches without luck. My guess is that Tadlock may have gotten a raise yesterday, which I’m fine with.

Davis Continues Post Season Honors.

Lady Raider Basketball

Marsha Sharp Remembers Pat Summit. Marsha is one of the best, just best.

If you’d like to read, LAJ’s Nicholas Talbot writes about Sharp’s thoughts on Summit:

“It is a sad day for women’s basketball, but a good day for Pat Summitt,” Sharp said. “I am so grateful that she doesn’t have to struggle anymore. I know she was having a hard time and I am just glad it didn’t linger any longer than it did.

“When you get a job as a grad assistant and turn it into something like she did it is the most remarkable story in sports.”

Summitt led the Lady Vols to eight national championships and dominated the sport in the late 1980s and 1990s, winning six titles in 12 years. She had a career record of 1,098-208 in 38 seasons, plus 18 NCAA Final Four appearances.

“I think that competitive spirit and her work ethic was really important but then when you walked away she was always trying to help others to get to the pinnacle and I think that endeared her to others in her profession, her players and the fans,” Sharp said.

Basketball

Temple Earns Scholarship. Congrats to the big man!

Football

Most Versatile. ESPN’s Brandon Chatmon looks at the most versatile player for each team in the Big 12 and picks RB Justin Stockton:

Justin Stockton, Texas Tech running back: The junior will have an expanded role in the Red Raiders’ offense this fall, but Kliff Kingsbury would be wise to continue to use his pass-catching prowess to create problems for defenses. Stockton was exceptionally productive as a receiver with more receiving touchdowns and nearly as many receiving yards as rushing yards (367 rushing, 341 receiving). Time will tell if Stockton can handle the punishment of being a primary back like DeAndre Washington did during his time with the Red Raiders, but Stockton’s blazing speed and versatility will make him a big part of the offense either way.

Miscellaneous. USA Today has 12 quarterbacks to watch in 2016 (not a lot of substance here) . . . ESPN’s Brandon Chatmon predicts the Big 12 season and in week 2 he predicts a high-scoring affair between Texas Tech and Arizona State . . .

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