Not What I Expected. Yesterday I posted an interesting link to a 500-year experiment and part of this was that there was no certainty what the English language would be like in 500 years, so the instructions would be updated every 25 years. I also posted an opinion about Braum’s (that it’s meh) and I don’t think I got any pushback on that. You all never fail to surprise me with what you’ll talk about.
I hope you all have a terrific weekend.
Texas Tech Soccer
Spring Schedule. For those of you in Houston, the ladies will be playing the Houston Dash on March 30th and I expect a full report from our Red Raider Houstonians.
Our spring game schedule is here! 🙌
— Texas Tech Soccer (@TexasTechSoccer) January 31, 2019
Texas Tech Track and Field
— Texas Tech T&F/XC (@TexasTechTF) January 31, 2019
Texas Tech Tennis
Another opportunity tomorrow.
Read about our matchup with Texas A&M at the link below.
— Texas Tech Men’s Tennis (@TexasTechMTEN) January 31, 2019
Texas Tech Baseball
Preseason #1. Well, Texas Tech baseball is not the underdog because Texas Tech was picked as the #1 Big 12 preseason team (first-place votes in parentheses):
1. Texas Tech (6) 61
2. Baylor (2) 58
3. TCU (1) 48
4. Texas 40
5. Oklahoma State 39
6. West Virginia 31
7. Oklahoma 23
8. Kansas 16
9. K-State 8
For the second-straight year, we’ll start out as the preseason favorite in the Big 12.
— Texas Tech Baseball (@TTU_Baseball) January 31, 2019
Roster Updated. This is always strange to me in that the roster for the baseball team doesn’t get updated until right before the season and the roster has officially been updated. So many new faces and I’ll get to know them as we go along, while your guys Keith and LaBarre already know the roster back and forth.
Texas Tech Basketball
Kansas Up Next. Tomorrow at 3:00 p.m., the Red Raiders travel to Kansas. I’ll have a preview and GDT going up tomorrow morning.
— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) January 31, 2019
Unnecessary Censorship. Hat-tip to David Collier as Texas Tech made Jimmy Kimmel’s “This Week in Unnecessary Censorship”:
Back in the day @jimmykimmel had fun with video of a Saddle Tramp ringing Bangin’ Bertha.
— David Collier (@CollieronTV) February 1, 2019
Texas Tech Football
Allen and Wesley to NFL Combine. Congrats to linebacker Dakota Allen and wide receiver Antoine Wesley for being invited to the NFL Combine. Huge honor and a huge opportunity for those two young men. And good to see how the official site created a graphic for each of them to post on Twitter. There’s been more of the players or former players being more involved with the social media rather than coming from the official site. A really interesting move.
Dreams ➡️ Reality
So blessed and thankful for this opportunity! pic.twitter.com/4WByUsayxG
— dakota allen (@dakota_allen40) January 31, 2019
So thankful to be invited to the NFL Combine!🙌
Can’t wait to prove myself… 🎒 pic.twitter.com/YWsLv8FPWp
— Antoine Wesley (@antoine_wesley) January 31, 2019
T.J. Up next is T.J. Vasher with the official site video tweeted out by the player.
Who got next at #WRU? 🤔
— R.I.P. 2Mama (@VashForSiXX) January 31, 2019
Mannix. Now, you get to know McLane Mannix, the Nevada transfer.
Excited to be able to play close to home!
— McLane Mannix (@mclane28) February 1, 2019
Preferred Walk-On Linebacker Commits. RedRaiderSports’ Ben Golan talked to newly committed linebacker Ethan Frasier, who is a preferred walk-on from Thunder Ridge, Colorado:
“So I was actually pretty close with the old coaching staff, coach Kingsbury recruited me initially and I visited back in October. But since the new staff has taken over I’ve been in contact with coach Luke Wells. He offered me the preferred walk-on, and he said he watched my tape and liked me as an inside linebacker, that I play downhill, I’m physical and I like to play with a chip on my shoulder.”
Miscellaneous . . . The NCAA handed down punishment for a former tutor who completed courses for 12 student-athletes and the punishment was the same punishment that was handed down by the NCAA for Dave Bliss covering up a murder at Baylor (that’s two Dave Bliss references in consecutive days in the Morning Stake), which seems absurd. Missouri fully cooperated with the NCAA as CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd writes that North Carolina pushed back and was essentially not punished and the NCAA is horribly inconsistent . . .