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The Morning Stake | 2017.11.09

Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech athletics.

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All of the spring sports (and volleyball) had their early signing day yesterday, so volleyball, track and field, softball, baseball, men and women’s basketball, tennis, etc. and probably some others that I’m forgetting. You can check out their respective Twitter pages for links to players and I’ve linked to the two programs that have write-ups on their players. I’d guess that baseball gets a write-up sooner rather than later just to see how the class compares in terms of national rankings.

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USA Today’s Eddie Timanus previews the Big 12 and doesn’t think much of Texas Tech:

Bottom line: If a whole lot of moving parts fit together right away, the Red Raiders could win enough RPI boosters in the rugged Big 12 to earn an invitation to the NCAAs. But a finish in the lower half of the league seems more likely.

Meanwhile, ESPN’s Myron Medcalf thinks that Texas Tech goes to the NCAA’s (along with every Power Five program and SMU):

7. Don’t mess with Texas! Every Power 5 program from the Lone Star State (and SMU) will make the NCAA tournament
That’s right. You get a bid, Mohamed Bamba and Texas. And you get one too, Texas A&M, Baylor and Texas Tech. We didn’t forget you, Shake Milton and SMU. And we see you, NIT champ TCU, home of Slovakian superstar Vladimir Brodziansky (14.1 PPG, 2.1 BPG). You’re going, too! Should be a fun year for the whole state. In college basketball, at least

It should also be noted that ESPN’s Joe Lunardi thinks that Texas Tech is an 11 seed in the NCAA’s to start the season.

Texas Tech Football

Yeah, that’s right, I couldn’t really find any football news so talk amongst yourselves!

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