The Morning Stake | 2018.06.01

Leading Off

There’s nothing Texas Tech related to lead off this morning, so we’ll turn to The Ringer’s Matthew Polly, The Last Days of Bruce Lee, which is an exceprt from the recently released book, “Bruce Lee: A Life”.

Texas Tech Baseball

Texas Tech baseball officially has two All-Americans, Josh Jung and Grant Little were each named as All-Americans, Jung named as second team and Little on third team to Collegiate Baseball Newspaper (TexasTech) and both received second team All-American honors from Baseball America (TexasTech).

As an aside, we’ll have the STP Regional Preview up at 9:00 a.m. as first pitch for Texas Tech is at 1:00 p.m. for Texas Tech. If you ever wanted to know how much I love you guys and gals, it was 341 lines of code for me to type up to make everything look pretty. Let’s do this.

Texas Tech Basketball

BleacherReport’s Jonathan Wasserman has predictions for every pick and they’re also predicting Milwaukee to pick Zhaire Smith:

The Bucks can overlook Smith’s lack of production since his age, athleticism, raw defensive ability and flashes of shooting and passing suggest there is more to come. He would work from either wing position, though the goal would be for him to play 2-guard once his jumper improves and handle tightens.

San Angelo Standard-Times’ Paul Harris catches up with former Red Raider basketballer Brad Reese who is currently a graduate assistant at Angelo State University and his in his 7th year of the Brad Reese San Angelo Area Basketball Camp from June 11th through the 14th.

Both Gach will make his college choice today at 3:15 C.T., and he’s choosing between Utah, Texas Tech and San Diego State.

Texas Tech Football

You can now set your PalmPilots as times have been determined for the first three games of the season (TexasTech) (and also the TCU game):

9/1: Ole Miss (Houston) @ 11:00 a.m.
9/8: Lamar (Lubbock) @ 3:00 p.m.
9/15: Houston (Lubbock) @ 3:00 p.m.
10/11: TCU (Ft. Worth) @ 6:30 p.m.

As of right now, Dan, Brian and myself are all attending the Houston game, so you can expect the absolute best and slightly inebriated coverage of the Ole Miss game, win or lose.

BleacherReport’s Matt Miller writes that it is officially time to buy the hype on Patrick Mahomes (like we were even waiting on buying the hype):

“Oh, it’s real” said a member of the coaching staff. “We’ve been watching him for a year and he just keeps getting better and better. Sure, there are mistakes, but there are also plays I’ve never seen a quarterback make before.”

Something you hear a lot from people inside the organization: “He makes plays unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.”

Great quarterbacks are often defined by their ability to create, make plays and make the people around them better. One source in the scouting staff pointed back to how well Mahomes did against the Chiefs’ starting defense last year while “playing with a bunch of practice squad receivers” and noted “he’s torching [Marcus Peters].”

Ever wondered what colleges are associated with which apparel company? Well, FootballScoop has you covered. And in case you are curious, for all FBS programs, Nike has 52.8% of programs, Adidas has 30.2% and Under Armour has 17.1%.

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