The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2019.08.07

Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech athletics.

Texas Tech Soccer

First Practice Media Availability.

Preseason No. 22.

Texas Tech Softball

Lady Raider Basketball

Texas Tech Basketball

Get to Know.

Top Transfers. CBS Sports’ Kyle Boone ranks the top college basketball transfers and Virginia Tech transfer Chris Clarke is ranked as the second best transfer:

His impact: While Blackshear, his teammate at Virginia Tech, was pumping up his stock last season, Clarke was on the pine, the result of a year-long suspension. Before the season, though, he was a breakout candidate after putting up stellar numbers — particularly from the 3-point line — in a smaller role. With Texas Tech losing four starters from its national runner-up team, Clarke should slot in as an instant contributor, the latest in a long line of successful Chris Beard reclamation projects.

Hosting Agbo. A-J Media’s Carlos Silva, Jr. writes that Texas Tech is hosting 2020 forward Chibuzo Agbo (6-7/220) from San Diego, California, has Arizona, Marquette, San Diego State, Texas Tech, and USC in his top five programs.

Texas Tech Football

Bull in the Ring.

Hinton’s Rankings. Matt Hinton is maybe the least known college football writer, but he’s one of my favorite. I think Hinton does a lot of freelance writing for Saturday Down South. In any event, Hinton ranked all 130 teams and has Texas Tech 44th overall and his predicted Big 12 finish would be:

Oklahoma
Texas
Baylor
TCU
Oklahoma State
West Virginia
Iowa State
Texas Tech
Kansas State
Kansas

Miscellaneous . . . Heartland College Sports’ Pete Mundo is ranking the top 25 players and this is 10 through 6 (no Red Raiders, just keeping you up with the top 25) . . . CBS Sports is ranking all of the teams, all 130 and they believe that Texas Tech is the 73rd best team in the nation, and they don’t have a lot of love for West Virginia (71) and Kansas State (76) . . . Sports Illustrated has their top 25 if you want to check that out . . .

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