The Morning Stake: Record Revenue for the Big 12

The Big 12 will distribute record revenue for year, while two more student-athletes punched their tickets to Oregon. The men’s golf team struggled in day 1 of the NCAA Championships and look to make a run.

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Track and Field

Two More Punch Their Tickets. Congrats to Cierra White and Monetene Speight who will go to the NCAA Championships. White will go for the 100m, at the very least, as she has also qualified for the finals for the 200m. Speightqualified in the 400m run. Here’s head coach Wes Kittley:

“I’m so happy for Mo [Speight],” Texas Tech head coach Wes Kittley said. “This will be her first time to go to NCAA’s as an individual. That, along with all of her academic honors makes for such a great year as a student-athlete. She is a great Red Raider. I thought Cierra [White] was great in the 100 meters today. Four straight years to nationals is a great accomplishment. I also thought she had a smooth race in the 200 meters, winning her heat easily. That really sets her up well for the quarterfinal, where I think she’ll have a good lane.”

Dauphine Runs Fast. Corey Dauphine is currently running in Oregon and I don’t know if this is just a heat or the finals, but he’s pretty fast.

Nigel Bethel ran a 21.28 yesterday.


26th After Day 1. Not the best first day as the men’s golf team is 26th overall, shooting 304 in the first day of the NCAA Championships. they’re 18 strokes behind the leader, Illinois. The men are gonna need a good day. Here’s head coach Greg Sands:

“I think we played good enough, however, we did not score well,” head coach Greg Sands said. “But I do think we played well enough to do so unfortunately the score does not reflect that. But you know, that’s golf sometimes. To be a champion, you have to battle back from some bad scores. I think the golf is there, just hopefully the scoring is there tomorrow.”


$252 Million in Revenue for Big 12. Via FOXSports; David Ubben, the Big 12 announced yesterday that the Big 12 will distribute $252 million in revenue for the past year and Texas Tech will receive $27 million. As an aside, this does not include tier three revenue, and the SEC and Big Ten numbers do include those tier three numbers. As Ubben noted, most schools earn around $2-3 million, while Texas earns $15 million with the Longhorn Network.

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