The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2019.03.08

Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech athletics.

Leading Off

Spring Break Reminder. One last reminder that I’ll be in San Diego next week for vacation, actually, we’re flying out tomorrow morning very early. Anyway, I’m still going to be blogging while away because that’s what I do and hopefully I’ll be writing some additional content and things (don’t ask me to clarify, it is intentionally vague).

Texas Tech Soccer

Texas Tech Track and Field

National Championship. I’m posting this again, the men are vying for an NCAA Championship, while the women probably don’t have enough participants to win a national title. Still, should be a ton of fun and good luck to all.

Texas Tech Tennis

Texas Tech Softball

Lady Raider Basketball

Texas Tech Baseball

Texas Tech Hosts Wichita State. I’ll have the preview and series thread going up at noon-ish. I still haven’t finished it as of this morning, so ya know, I’ll work on it and get it done.

Texas Tech Basketball

Fireside Chat.

Winning Edge Leadership Game Changing Retreat. Congrats to Malik for being chosen and this sounds like a terrific honor for the young man (who I think is going to play a ton next year)!

Things to Read. ESPN’s Myron Medcalf writes about the ESPN top 16 teams and why they will or will not make the Final Four and here’s the bit about Texas Tech:

Why they will: With its constricting defense, Texas Tech, which has allowed just 75.8 points per 100 possessions this season, will be a handful for any opponent it might see on the path to the Final Four. And Jarrett Culver (17.9 PPG, 3.7 APG) is a closer who will hit clutch shots on the big stage.

Why they won’t: If teams can record an above-average offensive effort and corral Culver, they’ll have a chance to stop the Red Raiders before the Final Four. Culver is an All-American who has made 46 percent of his shots inside the arc and 25 percent of his 3-pointers in his team’s five losses.

ESPN’s Jeff Borzello writes about how Kansas lost the streak. ESPN’s Joe Lunardi projects Texas Tech as a 3 seed in Tulsa, which would be very drivable for DFW Red Raider fans. Yahoo! Sports Pat Forde, Pete Thamel, and Dan Wetzel report on LSU head coach Will Wade caught on a wiretap about a recruiting offer for a player.

Texas Tech Football

I’d Like to Frame This.

Good. Better. Best.

Practice Reports. Well, this is the second straight practice where the official site has failed to post the post-practice scrum with the media. You can catch up on those things with RedRaiderSports’ Jack Densmore, InsideTheRedRaiders’ Jarrett Johnson, and A-J Media’s Don Williams have recaps from the media scrum.

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