The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2019.05.31

Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech athletics.

Leading Off

The Best. 13-year old Olivia Moultrie is supposed to be the best women’s soccer player (she’s only 13, but she is a professional in that she’s signed a deal with Nike and a professional contract after giving up her North Carolina scholarship) and SI’s Chris Ballard looks at her age, youth sports, women’s soccer, and so many other topics. Her footwork is absolutely ridiculous, which isn’t the lede, but still.

Youth sports is very odd and having a kid that is sort of a unique athlete (Yoyo is 7 years old, weighs 80 pounds of solid muscle, wears a men’s 6.5 shoe, and is the fastest kid on his team, a team made up mostly of 9 year old kids), even at the age of 7, is very interesting, even with just the local club team he’s on, the dynamics of youth sports is just a weird world.

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Texas Tech Baseball

Lubbock Regional. Well, it all starts today. First pitch is today at 3:00 p.m. with Army and Texas Tech hitting things off with Florida and Dallas Baptist starting at 7:00 p.m. All games are on ESPN3 or WatchESPN. My series thread will go up at noon.

Jung = All-American.

Texas Tech Basketball

Top-25. With the NBA Draft declaration deadline having passed (i.e. you have to decide if you’re going to stay in the draft — yes, you) and SB Nation’s Mike Rutherford has Texas Tech at #7 and NCAA’s Andy Katz has the Red Raiders at #5. This is from Rutherford:

As long as Chris Beard is back in Lubbock, a preseason top 10 spot feels justified. Beard loses four starters from his national runner-up team, including star Jarrett Culver. He’s countered that by bringing in a strong recruiting class and landing some key transfers, including Virginia Tech’s Chris Clarke and Stephen F. Austin’s T.J. Holyfield, who should be able to start from day one.

Texas Tech Football

Schedules. For Humans. The Big 12, Texas Tech, and their television partners announced a handful of game times:

Montana State: August 31st @ 3:00 p.m.
UTEP: September 7th @ 7:00 p.m.
Arizona: September 14th @ 9:30 p.m.
Texas: November 29th @ 11:00 a.m.

I typically don’t have a ton of opinions about game times. I know that early games aren’t necessarily fun, but these four games somewhat cover the gamut of times, from early to very late. I am sure that for the Arizona game, I’ll be in bed by game-time and just wake up early to watch it because there’s no way I’m staying up that late.

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