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The Morning Stake: April 25th

Texas Tech Golf

Pretty crazy highlights and pretty crazy wind. The wind was blowing the ball into the cup on one occassion.

Texas Tech Track and Field

Texas Tech Baseball

Top 25 rankings.

  • D1Baseball dropped Texas Tech to #8 overall after goign 2-2 through the week and the series to Oklahoma State.
  • Baseball America has Texas Tech at #7, falling a couple of spots.

This is going to be an interesting series, and it gets more interesting from here on out as Texas Tech will take on TCU this weekend and then travel to Columbus, Ohio, to take on Ohio State in a 2-game mid-week series next week.

Texas Tech Football

Congrats to defensive end Talor Nunez, who was named as the recipient of the McAuley Distinguished Engineering Student Award presented by the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering:

The award is one of the top honors presented annually for engineering students at Texas Tech. It is named in memory of James A. McAuley, a distinguished alumnus in the field of engineering and a member of the Dean’s Council.

“I’m very honored and humbled to accept this award,” Nunez said. “I’m thankful for each person who has helped guide me to this position. I’m also thankful to the Dean’s Council for selecting me as the winner of this year’s award. It’s truly a blessing and I will always work to represent Texas Tech well in all that I do.”

 LAJ’s Don Williams tracks down Patrick Mahomes as he winds down his last few days befor the NFL Draft:

“He’s really had the most rigorous schedule in terms of travel that I can remember a player having in years,” Leigh Steinberg, Mahomes’ agent, said late last week. “He has now visited with or met with on campus 19 teams and the travel has been extensive.”

The reward could come Thursday night when the three-day NFL draft begins. Many pundits expect Mahomes to be a first-round draft pick, and Steinberg thinks Mahomes won’t have to wait long.

“Let me just say this: I think it’s most likely that he goes to a team that has an incumbent quarterback who’s nearing the end of his career,” Steinberg said, “and I think that his range is probably the 13th pick in the first round and up.”

Via the, an interview with Patrick Mahomes as he readies for the NFL Draft, which starts on Thursday at 7:00 pm. Nothing in there that you didn’t know, but still worth a look. He will be in Tyler for the NFL Draft:

[The decision to go to Texas Tech was based on] the respect I had for [Coach Kliff Kingsbury], the loyalty that he showed in me and just his track record with quarterbacks and how good he was at getting the best out of the guys he coached.

There are a lot of offenses that run similar offenses as Texas Tech. I feel like it’s the way of college football is now and a lot of that spread is coming to the NFL, as well.

Via FanRag Sports’ Wendell Barnhouse interviewed Texas TEch AD Kirby Hocutt about what it means to be the College Football Playoff chairman:

“Only until you experience it can you truly anticipate being the sole spokesperson for the selection committee,” Hocutt said in a telephone interview with FanRag Sports. “With that comes the analysis of each individual word choice you make. I felt certain I understood the role but until that first week, I didn’t fully understand the enormous interest.

“I’m not expressing my opinion, I’m speaking on behalf of 12 individual committee members. It’s unique because sometimes you’re giving an opinion you might not agree with 100 percent.”


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