The Morning Stake | 2018.04.17

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The soccer team closed their spring with a 1-1 draw against LSU on Saturday (via official site).

The ladies golf team signed two new players yesterday, Maddie Goldberg from Hyde Park in Austin and Destiny Arenas from Lubbock High School (via official site).

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Texas Tech Baseball

Texas Tech (29-8) will take on on New Mexico (12-21-1) today at 2:00 p.m. in Albuquerque at Santa Ana Star Field (via official site). Ryan Sublette will get the start on the mound.

Congrats to Grant Little for being named the Big 12 Player of the Week (via official site):

Texas Tech moved up to #5 in the nation according to D1Baseball and also according to Baseball America.

Texas Tech Basketball

It appears taht Texas Tech is a finalist for South Dakota graduate transfer guard Matt Mooney and Mooney will visit Texas Tech after his finals (via Evan Daniels) and Texas Tech is one of the five finalists along with Creighton, Northwestern, Utah State and Arizona State (via Jeff Borzello). In fact, Mid-Major Madness’s Ellie Lieberman thinks that Mooney will be a Red Raider:

Matt Mooney (South Dakota): Mooney was in Mike Daum’s shadow in the Summit League, but it’s time he gets attention of his own. Mooney was South Dakota’s fearless leader the past two years, putting up a whopping 18.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. If he can hone his accuracy a bit more, he could thrive at a Power Five school.

Interest: Texas Tech, Oregon, Virginia, Creighton, Northwestern, Indiana, TCU, Arizona State, Stanford, Memphis, Texas, Michigan, Missouri

Prediction: Texas Tech

Texas Tech Football

Inside receiver Sterling Galban said on Twitter that he’s torn his ACL and will miss some time (via Twitter).

It’s been about one year since the Kansas City Chiefs traded up to grab Patrick Mahomes and they’d do it all again (via ESPN’s Adam Teicher):

The Chiefs made that clear this offseason when they traded longtime starter Alex Smith after the best statistical season of his career to Washington to clear the path for Mahomes.

“This was really more about Patrick,” general manager Brett Veach said last month shortly after the Chiefs made the Smith trade official. “The kid has immense talent.

“They give you signs and signals that they are ready. Sure, there will be bumps along the road and there will be some growing pains. We made a move to go up and get him for a reason, because his talent is unique and special. He is a special person.”

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