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The Morning Stake: May 28th

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Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech athletics.

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Track & Field



Texas Tech Falls to Oklahoma, Done with Big 12 Championship. Texas Tech was run ruled by Oklahoma, 17-4, and Texas Tech has been eliminated from the Big 12 Championship.


Castaneda Arrested. Via the LAJ, former Texas Tech football player Robert Castaneda was arrested on burglary of habitation charge. Castaneda was kicked off the team earlier this spring for, “failure to uphold student-athlete expectations.”

Additional Thought on Baylor. I had this thought rolling around in my head and what if the Baylor board of regents leaked to the public, via Chip Brown, that they would fire Ken Starr and then Starr went all-in, probably knowing exactly what the Pepper-Hamilton would entail, which is that it was damning all the way around in regards to the football staff. Starr wasn’t going to be the lone fall guy for the program and with the entire report released, Briles would have been absolutely skewered. And I should be clear in that what was released the other day was not the full report, but a summary. The full report hasn’t even been written yet. And I also have heard that Starr being removed as President to Chancellor is a move as a result of Starr being a tenured law professor, i.e. that it’s nearly impossible to fire a tenured professor.

Miscellaneous. Via NewsOK, the Big 12 is set to vote on whether or not a player should lose a year of eligibility for non-recruited walk-ons and as you probably can guess, this affects Baker Mayfield and I’m telling you right now that you should care even a little bit . . . via CBS Sports, Ole Miss released their Notice of Allegations and it’s pretty damning in terms of what the football program did, including ACT fraud . . .


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