The Morning Stake: May 12th

Staking The Plains Stuff

Will try to give you all a heads-up over the next few days as I’m going on vacation next week on Wednesday through Sunday and I’ll probably be a bit slow getting back into the groove of things on Monday, but I’ll do my best. I’ll have some things that will be posted and scheduled and I’ll also have a daily open thread where you all can post things during the day.

Texas Tech Tennis

Lots of tennis news today, including Gabriela Talaba being named the Player of the Year in the Big 12 and head coach Todd Petty being named the Coach of the Year! Huge honors for the entire team.

Texas Tech Track and Field

Texas Tech Softball

Texas Tech Baseball

Texas Tech Football

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LAJ’s Don Williams reports that Tony Brown is set to transfer from Texas Tech. Brown was sitting third on the depth chart at the Y-receiver position. If I had to guess, I’d think that Brown might move further west as he’s from California and I wonder if Darrin Chiaverini, the co-OC at Colorado, would be a landing spot for Brown.

ESPN’s Jake Trotter ranks the Big 12 receivers and what was a position of strength is slipping a bit and has Texas Tech 5th, behind Oklahoma State, TCU, Iowa State, and Texas:

5. Texas Tech (3): The Red Raiders took a hit here when 2016 leading receiver Jonathan Giles announced last week that he would be transferring. Still, Tech has the next top three receivers from last season returning in Cameron Batson, Dylan Cantrell and Keke Coutee — the latter having particularly established himself in recent weeks. If the Red Raiders can finally get physical specimen Derrick Willies going on the outside, they could have four different receivers finish with more than 50 catches for a second straight season.

I’ve been meaning to report this, but the APR scores were released recently and Land Grant Gauntlet has the details. Texas Tech’s football program has an APR of 947, which is 8th overall in the Big 12 and really not all that great of a score. It’s not terrible, but you need to have a four-year average of 930 in order to stay in the NCAA’s good graces.

Miscellaneous . . .

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