The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2018.07.11

Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech athletics.

Leading Off

Some members of the volleyball team and women’s basketball team went to Haiti earlier in the summer and here’s a short video of what they did and coming back. As some of you may know, going to Haiti today is not an option as there is significant unrest as a result of an increase of gas prices (gas is now $20 per gallon and that’s a problem for a poor country) and there have been riots in the street. Places in the world like this can change on a dime. What was once really great can become very dangerous very quickly. Heck, you can’t even adopt from Ethiopia right now and that may change with the new prime minister, but there’s no guarantees (I have an adopted son from Ethiopia from about 6-1/2 years ago).

Texas Tech Baseball

All Josh Jung knows how to do is hit the ball (I know he knows how to do other things).

First thing Steven Gingery does when he gets his signing bonus is pay off his mom’s credit card debt. Terrific.

EverythingLubbock’s Baillie Burmaster talked with Gabe Holt’s dad about Gabe’s freshman year at Texas Tech.

Texas Tech Football

Head coach Kliff Kingsbury announced that safety Jah’Shawn Johnson, linebacker Dakota Allen, receiver Ja’Deion High and left tackle Travis Bruffy would represent Texas Tech at the Big 12 Media Days, with Texas Tech’s day set for July 16th, which is Monday.

LandGrant Gauntlet’s Josh Cowan ranks the Big 12’s offensive line and has your Red Raiders 4th overall, behind Oklahoma, West Virginia and Kansas State.

CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodds has his hot seat rankings, which really aren’t rankings, they’re really ratings. Last year, Kliff Kingsbury was given a 4, which means that he has to “start improving now” and was one of ten coaches who got this rating.

GoPowerCat’s Riley Gates has been comparing Kansas State’s apparel deal with Nike with other institutions and this comparison is with Texas Tech, with the bottom line being that Texas Tech makes more money with their deal and has more guaranteed money than Kansas State. It’s a good break-down, so check it out.

San Angelo Standard-Times’ Paul Harris breaks down 5 high school San Angelo quarterbacks to watch out for and Texas Tech commit Maverick McIvor is the first one on the list:

There’s no question who tops this list. The Bobcats’ 6-foot-3, 195-pound signal-caller lived up to all the hype and then some in 2017 when he threw for 3,371 yards and 43 touchdowns, while rushing for a team-high 860 yards and eight TDs. He received 16 offers from NCAA Division I schools before committing to Texas Tech University over the summer. Despite a largely new cast of playmakers around him, McIvor is primed for a huge senior season.

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