The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2018.12.07

Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech athletics.

Leading Off

I’ll have an open thread for Saturday at 2:00 p.m. for the Army vs. Navy game, one of my favorite games of the year. It’s one that I actually DVR.

Texas Tech Soccer

Texas Tech Softball

Lady Raider Basketball

Texas Tech Baseball

Head coach Tim Tadlock announced the 2019 schedule, which has 34 games at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park:

The schedule includes 21 contests against 2018 NCAA Tournament teams, including four Super Regional teams, two NCAA Regional hosts, two national seeds and two College World Series teams.

Texas Tech, coming off its third College World Series appearance in the last five years, will square off with three different conference champions for a total of six games.

MLB’s Jonathan Mayo has a very early mock draft for the MLB 2019 draft and he has Josh Jung going #4 to the Marlins:

The Marlins have been much more high school heavy at the top, taking a prepster No. 1 five years running. But the chance to add an advanced bat with pop like Jung’s could be too difficult to pass up as he could quickly advance to play the hot corner in Miami.

Texas Tech Basketball

SI’s Emily Caron writes about the remaining undefeated teams and wonders when they will lose, including Texas Tech, which she thinks will lose against Duke in a couple of weeks:

The Blue Devils are going to break another team’s undefeated run when they take on the Red Raiders later this month. Although Texas Tech is another team with a lockdown defense, it’s not strong enough to contain Duke’s potent (albeit a bit undisciplined) offense. The Red Raiders are also a little lackluster on the scoring front, putting up 78.4 points per game—especially when compared to Duke’s 94.2—so it’s unlikely they’ll be able to match the production of their opponent in this one. Tech has two more games before it meets the Blue Devils in neutral territory at Madison Square Garden—but those should be easy wins unless Texas Tech has fooled us all. Nebraska is the toughest test it has had so far this season, but Duke is the only other serious non-Big 12 competitor the Red Raiders will face before they open conference play against West Virginia. Even if by some miracle they manage to escape MSG with a win over Duke, the Big 12 has enough threats that Texas Tech wouldn’t remain undefeated for much longer.

Texas Tech Football

The coaching staff is out there continuing to visit recruits (I’m sure if you follow things closer than I do, you know where they’re at) and they’ve offered Coffeyville C.C. cornerback Brion Murray (6-0/180).

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