— Texas Tech Tennis (@TexasTechTennis) January 26, 2017
Special visitors tonight. The Florida State Men’s Tennis Team brought Luke a Dalvin Cook jersey and some posters. pic.twitter.com/6yLNz7N3XJ
— Tim Siegel (@TimSiegelTTU) January 27, 2017
— Texas Tech Softball (@TTUSB) January 26, 2017
— Texas Tech Baseball (@TTU_Baseball) January 26, 2017
Also announced is that Texas Tech will be on TV just once in the Big 12 season, against TCU and on FS1. If you ever wanted to hate the Big 12 television package, it’s college baseball where Texas Tech is incredible, but this is it for a top 25 team. Meanwhile, the SEC Network has baseball on all of the time (this is not a technical term, but it doesn’t make it any less true). The Big 12 will have 12 total games while the SEC will have 98.
We’re going to have a new-look playing surface in 2017. Take a peek.
— Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) January 26, 2017
LAJ’s Don Williams reports that the field isn’t the only thing that is going to change. In addition to the double-t logo being bigger, the font is a bit different. Also, the artificial turf practice field is going to be replaced because of the sunlight that would hit the grass field and the IPF blocking that precious sunshine. Also, Williams reports that the locker room in the football training facility will be renovated, hasn’t been started yet, but will be ready when the summer workouts start (Don refuses to call it fall practice and I’m cool with that). The locker room will happen quickly apparently. And as far as the IPF, Hocutt was that things are under budget and on time (sorta):
“If anything, we’re under budget right now,” he said. “It will be on time, on budget as we sit here today. I say on time … If you ask them over there now, they’d say they’re seven to 10 weeks behind, but we’ll work on the schedule and our goal will be to make those days up as we go forward — weather dependent, of course.”
Hocutt also mentions a new scoreboard for the softball team, expansion of the golf team’s practice facility, renovation of the Garst Pavilion for the tennis team.
LAJ’s Don Williams reports that the schedule that is presented for the 2017 will be the schedule. Texas Tech AD Kirby Hocutt attempted to move some games around, but to no avail:
“Sometimes when you look to move a game or two, there’s an easier solution out there,” Hocutt said Thursday. “What we were attempting to do with this year’s schedule just proved to be much more complicated. It involved a number of parties. And so it’s not going to change this year.”
LAJ’s Don Williams (he’s been busy) is also reporting that ticket prices are not increasing, a decision made way before the 5-7 season.
— Matt Clare (@MattClareRivals) January 26, 2017
It’s always good to see Texas Tech’s coach Jones on campus. Thanks for showing interest in our student-athletes. Go Cowboys🏈🏈🏈 pic.twitter.com/zNlJsdtLrT
— Carter HS Recruiting (@DallasCCHS) January 26, 2017