The Morning Stake: January 26th

Track & Field

Men Climb to #15 in Rankings. The Texas Tech men have climbed to #15 in the USTFCCCA Rankings, two spots from the last week.

Men’s Basketball

Quick Preview. LAJ’s Krista Pirtle has a quick preview of tonight’s game against Oklahoma in Norman. Head coach Tubby Smith knows that winning in Norman is going to be tough:

“It’s going to take a great effort, real poise and patience,” Smith said. “Obviously we can’t outscore them. They’re one of the best in the country, averaging 83 points per game.”


Washington and Clark to Participate in Reese’s Senior Bowl. Congrats to RB DeAndre Washington and LT Le’Raven Clark for being selected to participate in the Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, Saturday, January 30th. Game starts at 1:30 pm, so go set your DVR’s.

Recruits React to Visit. RRS’s Will McKay has reaction from the recruits after their visit and most of that stuff doesn’t interest me because most of the time the players have a great time on an official visit. In any event, I did like this one quote from Houston Miller about new strength and conditioning coach Rusty Whitt:

“It’s a whole new game now. Coach Whitt, he’s crazy smart when it comes to all this. He’s a great coach. I don’t even have words to explain him and what they’re doing. He’s really intense. He knows what it’s like to be blessed, and he made sure we knew what it was like and understood that every day we have a job to do, and if he has to get into us to do it, then we don’t understand that. The program is going to completely change from here. It’s a new game.”

There’s more there, so go check it out.

Five Breakout Players.

Miscellaneous. This list of players to watch at the Senior Bowl from Sports On Earth’s Matt Brown doesn’t have any Red Raiders mentioned, but does mention Louisiana Tech RB Kenneth Dixon, who was coached by Jabbar Juluke, Texas Tech’s new running backs coach . . . DMN’s Mike DuPont has his five breakout player candidates for 2016 . . .

Football Social Media Updates:

Recruiting Social Media Updates:

Texas Tech did end up offering Louisiana athlete, Douglas Coleman, and he will be headed to Lubbock for a visit this weekend:

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