The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2018.07.16

Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech athletics.

Texas Tech Baseball

Via San Angelo Standard-Times’ Amy McDaniel Wall senior Dryden Virden will accept a scholarship offer and play for Texas Tech, finishing 7-1 last year, a 1.575 ERA, striking out 93, giving up 14 hits, 11 runs in 40 innings last year. He also hit the heck out of the ball, slugging .822 last year. Virden was originally going to be a preferred walk-on, but Weatherford College offered a full ride and with so many players leaving for Texas Tech, some scholarship money opened up.

Texas Tech Basketball

Congrats to Justin Gray who has signed a one year contract with the Bristol Flyers. Bristol is on the west coach of England, near the River Avon.

Davide Moretti is playing in Italy for his U20 National Team and in a loss today, Moretti had 29 ponts on 9 of 16 plas 3 steals yesterday.

Texas Tech Football

Heartland College Sports has their preseason poll (just hitting all of the bases here) and as a group, they picked Texas Tech 9th overall, just ahead of the Jayhawks.

InsideTheRedRaiders’ Jarrett Johnson has a Q&A with Travis Bruffy, one of the four players set to go on today’s Big 12 Media Day in Frisco at the Star. Go check it out. I’ll have an open thread at 8:00 this morning for today’s events.

Remember Carlos Thompson? He was a receiver that was on Texas Tech’s roster and guess what! He’s going to be one of the feature players on this year’s Last Chance U. The Undefeated’s Jerry Bemry previews the season where it will follow Independence Community College in Kansas. And if you want to know why Thompson didn’t make it at Texas Tech, well, it was for his off-the-field issues.

You want to throw up your breakfast? Read this article from Waco Tribune’s Phillip Ericksen about how a former student ended up settling her case against Baylor:

The lawsuit contained explicit descriptions of the alleged gang rape. Players yelled, “Grab her phone! Delete my numbers and texts!” following the rape in an off-campus apartment, and the plaintiff recalled glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling, according to the complaint.

Freshman football players were tasked with bringing women to the parties, where they would be drugged and gang raped, “or in the words of the football players, ‘trains’ would be run on” the women, the plaintiff, referred to as Jane Doe, alleged.

It’s horrific.

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