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The Morning Stake: June 8th

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Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech athletics, including game times for the Super Regional are announced and 3 former football players are indicted.

Photo via Kimberly Vardeman @ Flickr


Gutierrez Named All-American. Congrats to Eric!

Super Regional Times Announced.

Texas Tech will be playing East Carolina in this weekend’s Super Regional in Lubbock. Here are your game times:

* Friday, June 10th @ 7:00 p.m. on ESPNU
* Saturday, June 11th @ 2:00 p.m. on ESPNU
* Sunday, June 12th @ 2:00 p.m. on ESPNU or ESPN2 (if necessary)

And don’t even try to get tickets.

Track & Field


Another Offer. Coach Chris Beard continues to work on players, making late offers as he obviously wants to add a shooting guard type.


Castaneda, Ellison and Allen Indicted. LAJ’s Gabriel Monte writes that Robert Castaneda, Trace Ellison and Dakota Allen have all been indicted on charges of second degree felony count of burglary of a habitation:

A Lubbock County grand jury indicted three former Texas Tech football players accused in the burglary of a Southwest Lubbock home.

Dakota Allen, 20, Robert Castaneda, 21, and Trace Ellison, 18, are charged with a second-degree felony count of burglary of a habitation, which carries a punishment of two to 20 years in prison.

Strong & Weak. ESPN’s Jake Trotter takes a look at the strongest postition, quarterback, and the seakest position, linebacker:

On top of that, Tech must now replace its top two tacklers and linebackers from last year’s defense in Micah Awe and Dakota Allen. Awe graduated; Allen was booted off the team this spring.

The Red Raiders have a couple of up-and-coming linebackers they like, notably sophomore D’Vonta Hinton. But this is an inexperienced group that hasn’t encountered much success as a whole.

Freeze Him.

Baylor | Alleged Assault by Chafin; Chafin Responds. I think that Joe Schad no longer works for ESPN, so he reported on Facebook that former Baylor student Dolores Lozano alleged that former Baylor running back Devin Chafin assaulted Lozano and that Baylor head coach Art Briles knew as well as passing game coordinator Jeff Lebby, the son-in-law of Art Briles:

Baylor graduate Dolores Lozano says former Baylor running back Devin Chafin assaulted her three times and multiple coaches, including former head coach Art Briles and current passing game coordinator/running backs coach Jeff Lebby and multiple other Baylor employees, had knowledge, but did not take sufficient action.

According to a statement of facts prepared by Lozano’s attorneys, Chafin “slapped,” “kicked,” “slammed Lozano against the wall,” and “choked Lozano until she lost feeling in her body,” in March of 2014.

Lozano states in April of 2014, Chafin “slammed” her against a vehicle.

Later in April of 2014, Lozano alleges Chafin “forcibly and aggressively grabbed” her and “slammed” her “to he ground.”

Lozano has provided multiple photos that were also provided to police, allegedly taken at the time of incidents, which appear to show large bruises on her left arm and shoulder.

Chafin responded to Schad as well, stating that he grabbed Lozano, but never hit her and that Chafin did not discuss the situation with Art Briles:

Former Baylor running back Devin Chafin admits he “grabbed” Dolores Lozano “because she was fighting me” but claims he “never threw her to the ground, kicked her or choked her.”

Chafin told me: “The story has been falsely constructed. No one knows the entire story. This girl is not who she claims to be.”

Chafin said he never discussed the situation with former head coach Art Briles, but did with current assistant Jeff Lebby.

As FOX Sports’ Stewart Mandel noted, from March 16th, Art Briles said that Chafin would be back after a marijuana arrest:


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