The Morning Stake: June 27th

The Chilton

I’ve spent a decent amount of time in Lubbock and had never heard of a “Chilton”. Texas Monthly sent someone out there to investigate how the name originated and to tryout a few Chilton’s at some different spots.

Texas Tech Baseball

Baseball America released their all freshman team and Josh Jung and Grant Little each both made the first team.

Texas Tech Football

Get to know newcomer Dwayne Johnson.

Buy your very own Staking The Plains t-shirt at the Staking The Plains Threadless Shop. Click on that danged shirt (or the link).

 LAJ’s Don Williams writes about 2018 quarterback commit Alan Bowman and why he chose Texas Tech and his development:

With more game experience than most quarterbacks at big high schools, Bowman’s had plenty of time to get better.

“I definitely think it’s my mind and my sense for the game — my brain and everything I can see and do,” he said. “It’s all really slowed down for me.

“Obviously, I’m getting bigger, I’m getting stronger, getting faster, so my arm strength’s better. The more I throw every year, I get more accurate. But I think what sets me apart is my mindset and how I see the game.”

Via the NFL, Kansas City Chief’s running back Charcandrick West thinks that Patrick Mahomes has a cannon for an arm:

“Man, this kid can throw the football,” the Chiefs running back said of the team’s newest quarterback on NFL Total Access on Friday. “Man, I mean, I ran I think a slant route and I was like, woah. It was crazy. He’s got a cannon on him.”

ESPN’s Jake Trotter is guessing as to the 1,000 yard receivers and Keke Coutee makes the list:

Keke Coutee, Texas Tech: Coutee emerged as Tech’s go-to receiver late last season. With 2016 leading receiver Jonathan Giles having transferred to LSU, Coutee should take over as the clear-cut No. 1 target for new Tech quarterback Nic Shimonek.

Yesterday, via the AP, it was confirmed that the NcAA is conducting an ongoing, pending investigation into the sexual assault scandal. The article notes that ESPN had reported in May that the NCAA had conducted interviews with Baylor officials, former employees and alleged victims, but no formal notice of investigation. This article also mentions something from the Waco Tribune where Baylor is going to release the information on the sexual assaults in a spreadsheet that will include quite a bit of information.

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