The Morning Stake: February 8th


Laides Beat No. 13 Alabama. Another improbable win for the women’s tennis team as they whipped up on No. 13 Alabama, 4-1, moving their record to 6-1 on the year and beat two top 15 opponents (Alabama yesterday and No. 11 Miami on Saturday):

“This was a great match,” Texas Tech head coach Todd Petty said. “I have so much respect for Coach Mainz and the Alabama program. For me, that’s what made this a great win for our team. These young ladies played their most complete match today. They didn’t make excuses for being tired or worn out. They really brought a strong intensity level three days in a row, and I can’t be more proud.”

They’ll return to Wisconsin next weekend as well to continue play in the ITA National Indoor Championships.

Lady Raider Basketball

Oklahoma State Drops Texas Tech. The Lady Raiders kept it close for half the game, but couldn’t keep pace and fell to Oklahoma State, 70-57. In fact, Texas Tech really kept it close through the 3rd quarter, but was outscored in the 4th quarter, 18-10. Ivonne CookTaylor led Texas Tech with 17 points.

“I thought it was a good game and we battled hard,” Texas Tech head coach Candi Whitaker said. “I was proud to see better energy and better effort. Brittney Martin is really good. I thought we defended her well in man-to-man. We wanted to play more zone, but when we did, she carved us up.”

However, in the second quarter, the Lady Raiders battled back. Trailing 24-11, Tech scored on four-straight possessions, including back-to-back threes from Dayo Olabode, to cut the lead to seven, at 28-21. From there, OSU got a layup, but the Lady Raiders responded with a three pointer from Big 12 Freshman of the Year candidate Japreece Dean and a layup from Ryann Bowser to trim the lead to 30-26. It was still a four-point spread at the half, with OSU leading, 34-30.


Posted at 3:51 pm on National Signing Day. A) The tennis ball machines never left. B) I think that’s Derrick Willies, but it’s hard to see.

Spring Football Game and Practice. I forgot to post this after National Signing Day, but here we go. The spring football game will be Saturday, April 16th at Jones AT&T Stadium. The first day of spring practice begins on Saturday March 5th and Texas Tech’s pro-day is March 11th. The spring game will be televised on FOX Sports Southwest.

I was very much looking forward to going to the spring game and taking Fitsum with me, but as life would have it, I have a wedding on April 16th.

Vasquez Wins a Super Bowl. Congrats to former Red Raider, Loius Vasquez for pushing C.J. Anderson over the line over the goal line for that game-sealing touchdown. That’s Vasquez giving his guns up!

Baylor Releases Statement at Most Opportune/Inopportune Time. Yesterday, at 3:30 pm, Baylor president Ken Starr released a statement (read the replies in that tweet), you know, when it would get pushed under the rug, just like everything else Baylor has done regarding the recent reports of a rape culture at Baylor. Meanwhile, a a woman who was raped at Baylor wrote an incredibly detailed blog post about how Baylor dealt with her rape situation. This woman, she gives her own name at the bottom of the post, Stefanie Mundhenk, met with Starr in December and he promised a review of her case and she hasn’t heard a word from him since that December meeting. She posted this on February 4th:

But the Baylor Title IX office needs to recognize that while they put off addressing these cases, rapists walk Baylor’s grounds. They sit in class with your daughters. They sing in chapel next to innocent lives. They pick up girls at bars and try to take them home.

Meanwhile, emails to students at Baylor are written by Ken Starr that promises he is working diligently to resolve these problems. I keep screenshots of all of these emails. Like the one that said “We don’t harbor rapists.”

Ken Starr, you DO. You give them jobs and educations and leave me here to suffer, and you write these emails to our student population but your email to ME telling me what you’re going to do about my case, remains unwritten.


I’m tired of you issuing these platitudes while innocent students still suffer. I’m tired of adding students to the rape survivor group I started because it feels like writing them a death sentence. I’m tired of us struggling to keep going and then being told we didn’t act “victim-y” enough for you to believe us. I’m tired of a Christian university not having a passion for the hurting and covering it up to maintain a glossy image.
What is it that really matters to you? My rape, OUR rapes, or a “Christian” image?

Someone explain to me again why colleges are in charge of investigating rapes in the first place?

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