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The Morning Stake: More Accolades for Clark, Robertson and Morales; MBB to Canada and Puerto Rico

More preseason accolades arrive for Le’Raven Clark, Pete Robertson and Alfredo Morales, plus, Tubby Smith and the men’s basketball team will be traveling this summer, to Canada, and fall, to Puerto Rico.

Photo via Charles Henry @ Flickr.


Traveling to Canada. I think I missed this last week as it appears that Texas Tech will play the Carlton Ravens on August 19th. That’s like in a month from now. Carleton is in Ottawa and the Ravens have won 11 of the last 13 national championships, so these guys are pretty good.

And Puerto Rico. Texas Tech will also face Utah on November 19th in Puerto Rico.

Previewing the Big 12. ESPN’s Myron Metcalf took a look at the Big 12 and not one mention of Texas Tech, so there’s that.


Robertson Named to Butkus Watch List. Congrats to LB Pete Robertson who was named to the Butkus Award Watch List which goes to the country’s best linebackers. Not sure I understand what’s going on here as Robertson is clearly a defensive end.

Clark and Morales to Lombardi Watch List. Congrats to Le’Raven Clark and Alfredo Morales have both been named to the Lombardi Award Watch List, which goes to the nation’s top lineman.

Overshadowed. ESPN’s Brandon Chatmon looks at some players that were overshadowed last year:

Why he could break out: Stockton is a big play waiting to happen. He had six plays of 20 yards or more as a true freshman, including 75- and 69-yard touchdown runs. A year in the Red Raiders system, along with added game experience, should help Stockton earn a bigger role in 2015. He could be too talented to keep on the sideline for extended stretches.

LAJ’s Starts Ranking. I don’t know how I missed this, but the LAJ has been ranking the positions for the Big 12 and Nicholas Talbot has ranked the following: quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and defensive line. Lots of Texas Tech mentions, so go check’em out.

Miscellaneous. ESPN’s Max Olson predicts at week 11 and that danged Wildcats . . .


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