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The Morning Stake: Men’s Golf 4th After Day 1; Women’s Tennis to Play #1 USC; Baseball Loses Game 1

Lots of news this morning. Men’s golf is sitting 4th after day one of the NCAA Lubbock Regional. The women’s tennis team is set to play #1 USC and the baseball team lost to West Virginia in game 1 of their three-game series.

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Hotchkiss Officially Hired. Texas Tech made it official yesterday as they hired Greg Hotchkiss, previously at Pitt, as the Associated Athletics Director for Communications. Hotchkiss was previously at Texas Tech way back in 1997-1999 and here’s your athletic director Kirby Hocutt:

“I am excited to welcome Greg back to the Red Raider family,” Hocutt said. “He has established himself as a nationally-respected leader in college athletics communications. Greg’s experience and leadership will be a great addition to our athletics programs as we continue to educate, serve and grow Fearless Champions.”


Texas Tech to Face Arkansas in Big 12/SEC Challenge. Well, Texas Tech will see a former player in Dusty Hannahs as the Red Raiders will travel to Arkansas to take on the Razorbacks in the Big 12/SEC Challenge, which will take place on January 30th.


Red Raiders to Face USC. Perhaps the biggest challenge of the program as Todd Petty and the #16 women’s tennis team will play #1 USC Trojans at 7:00 pm at the Hurd Tennis Center in Waco, Texas.


Men’s Golf at 4th. The men’s golf team is sitting at 4th overall at the NCAA Lubbock Regional, shooting a 6-under and trails Texas, who leads, by 5 strokes. Head coach Greg Sands said the guys are disappointed:

“I think the guys are a little bit disappointed, but at the same time I told them `hey it’s just a start.'” Sands said. “They aren’t handing out trophies right now. This is where this tournament starts is on day two and day three. I’ve been doing it a while and know that this is when everyone is going to feel a little bit more(pressure) and it’s going to get tougher. This tournament is just beginning.”


Baseball Falls to West Virginia. I’ve updated the series thread, but the bad news is that Texas Tech lost to West Virginia, 6-4. There is no good news (well, sorta, Stephen Smith hit his 10th home run of the year and Gut hit his 3rd).


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