The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2019.07.11

Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech athletics.

Leading Off

National Champions x 9. It happened again.

Dark Peak Fell Runners. This was a pretty fun watch, basically this is a running club in Sheffield, England and, well, they like to run all over the danged place. I think I mentioned previously that in a lot of countries in Europe, there is this “free reign” concept where people can run wherever they want, as long as they leave the property like they found it, which pretty much everyone does because they want to keep hiking or running on the property. Anyway, this was a fun watch. Drinking and running.

Dark Peak Fell Runners; ‘Excellence Through Misadventure.’ from Pertex on Vimeo.

Texas Tech Soccer

Texas Tech Golf

Texas Tech Baseball

Jung Homers in First At Bat. Former Texas Tech baseballer Josh Jung has been assigned to the Arizona rookie league and he homered in his first at bat, then had a couple of singles before being taken out from the game.

Texas Tech Basketball

Lefevre to Timberwolves. How awesome is this? As Director of Player Development, Max Lefevre, originally from France, has been an integral part of the staff, most likely in helping recruit players like Davide Moretti, Andrei Savrasov, and Clarence Nadolny, both from Europe, and now he’ll join Jarrett Culver with the Minnesota Timberwolves. What a climb for Lefevre. Here’s head coach Chris Beard on Lefevre:

“I’ve been really fortunate in my career to work for and with a lot of elite people, but I put Max at the top of that list,” Beard said. “Going from a graduate assistant at Angelo State to video work at Little Rock and then player development at Texas Tech, he is simply one of the best guys I’ve ever worked with. He has a special ability to relate to players where they gravitate to him and trust him. His work ethic is second to none.”

Congrats to everyone around!

Texas Tech Football

Big 12 Media Poll.

The Big 12 announced their preseason Big 12 media poll and your Red Raiders are picked 7th:

1. Oklahoma (68) — 761
2. Texas (9) — 696
3. Iowa State — 589
4. TCU — 474
5. Oklahoma State — 460
6. Baylor — 453
7. Texas Tech — 281
8. West Virginia — 241
9. Kansas State — 191
10. Kansas — 89

These are always just best guesses and I suppose that any guess is as good as any other. Based on what happened last year, this is probably a pretty good estimate.

Mahomes Wins ESPY. I am bored by this, but good for Patrick Mahomes who won an ESPY for being the best NFL player (because he is and he was the MVP of the league).

Top 50 in Texas. Dave Campbell’s Shehan Jeyarajah ranks the most important 50 players, not necessarily the best, but players that if a team lost would be in a really bad shape. Texas Tech has four players on the list, Jordyn Brooks (50), Adrian Frye (30), Jack Anderson (26), and Alan Bowman (8).

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