The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2018.05.22

Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech athletics.

Leading Off

Congrats to Sabrina Federici who received the Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award and the Most Improved Senior award and Gabriela Talaba who received the Texas Region Senior Player of the Year (official site).

Texas Tech Baseball

D1Baseball left Texas Tech at #15 after sweeping Oklahoma State on the road (kinda odd), while BaseballAmerica moved the Red Raiders up to 7 (from 10) after said sweep. Texas Tech is still a top 5 RPI team, 5th overall. With all that being said, D1Baseball moved the Red Raiders up to a national seed:

We have one change in our projected top eight national seeds: Texas Tech replaces Clemson after sweeping a road series at Oklahoma State. Texas Tech’s six-spot edge over Clemson in the RPI is the big difference there; TTU is No. 5, Clemson is No. 11.

Congrats to Josh Jung for being named on the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist (official site).

Texas Tech Basketball

Ari Rosenfeld (via Twitter) stated that Towson guard Zane Martin has received his release and will transfer. Martin averaged nearly 20 points a game last year and would need to sit 1 and then have two to play. In addition to Texas Tech, Martin is hearing from Auburn, UMass, La Salle, Maryland, Kansas state, Gonzaga, Ole Miss, Cincinnati, Louisville and Loyola (Chicago).

Texas Tech Football

Remember when I was all confused about whether or not Duron Lowe was a 2018 signee or a 2019 commit? Well, he’s apparently signed his letter of intent and RedRaiderSports’ Ben Golan has a quick Q&A with Duron, so let’s go ahead and add Duron, who I think was just a freshman last year, to the mix of defensive backs.

BetOnline released some first game spreads, which include Mississippi vs. Texas Tech and the Rebel Black Bears are favored by 1.5.

This doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with football, but Kansas fired their athletic director, Sheahon Zenger, and there’s already a list of potential candidates from KUSports, where former deputy athletic director at Texas Tech Joe Parker, currently the AD at Colorado State. I think this probably also means that David Beaty will be gone by the end of the year.

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