The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2019.02.12

Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech athletics.

Texas Tech Track and Field

Men #1 and Women #11. The new weekly team rankings came out and the men continue to hold their #1 spot and the ladies moved up 9 spots to #11.

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Texas Tech Baseball

Texas Tech Basketball

Khavon Moore to Seek Medical Redshirt. Texas Tech basketball released the following statement on forward Khavon Moore:

The Texas Tech men’s basketball program has announced that freshman Khavon Moore will not play in any remaining games this season and will seek a medical hardship.

This is interesting because Moore tweeted that he was fully healthy a week or so ago, which probably makes applying for a hardship waiver a bit more difficult. This is probably also Beard not wanting to ask questions about Moore for the rest of the season and concentrate on the guys who are playing. I hope Moore can get healthy and then go from there.

Up Next.

Hear from Jahmius Ramsey. Texas Tech commitment Jahmius Ramsey and Gonzaga commitment Drew Timme talk about their game in high school, Duncanville vs. Pearce. Spoiler alert, Duncanville won.

Miscellaneous . . . Two of West Virginia’s best players, Esa Ahmad and Wes Harris, have been dismissed from the team and West Virginia is probably going to have to hold tryouts to get a practice team together . . .

Texas Tech Football

Go Low.

Transfer Portal. Interesting story from ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg and Tom VanHaaren about how players and coaches feel about the new transfer portal, players feel like it is free agency in a good way, while coaches feel like the freedom of movement is a real problem:

“When I see the guy bragging about how many waivers [are approved], that’s not what this is about,” TCU coach Gary Patterson said. “In how many households are the teenagers making decisions? Why are we sitting here saying they need more leverage? This waiver thing, we’ve got to help people that truly have a problem, [like] their family is sick. It can’t be just because you don’t like somebody or somebody said something to you. We all have to live in a world that’s like that.

“How do we make a difference with all these guys so they can make them better?”

I think we’re essentially headed to a one-time transfer for each athlete so long as they’ve got their grades in order and are leaving in good standing.

S&P+ Projections. SB Nation’s Bill Connelly released his S&P+ Projections for 2019 and the numbers say that Texas Tech is 55th overall, which would be 8th in the Big 12, decidedly behind the next tier of teams. I’ll have a separate post on this later this week, but feel free to take a look. Texas fans are apparently very angry online about the numbers as they are predicting the Longhorns to finish 4th in the Big 12 and Texas is supposed to be back.

Miscellaneous . . . Ever wanted to know what happened to former Red Raider footballer linebacker Mike Mitchell . . .

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