The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2019.06.04

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Busy Morning. It’s going to be one. A busy morning. Get ready.

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Texas Tech to Face Oklahoma State. Last night, Oklahoma State defeated UConn to advance to the Lubbock Super Regional. As of this morning, no game time or dates have been announced.

This is just terrific from over the weekend.

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Mooney to Visit Spurs. Via the sportstacular Pete Christy, Matt Mooney is set to meet with the San Antonio Spurs.

More Top 25. WatchStadium’s Jeff Goodman has his most recent top 25 and has Texas Tech ranked #10, behind Big 12 counterparts Kansas at #2 and Baylor at #7. I know that there’s been plenty of chirping about how could Baylor be ranked ahead of Texas Tech and well, Texas Tech did graduate a boatload of players, have almost no returning experience, and right now, Texas Tech’s #10 ranking is really based on a really terrific head coach (and a few players, but it is largely the head coach). I’m not worried about how it will all play out in the end, it’s a dumb preseason ranking and I’m not going to waste time worrying about it or chirping at a writer for having an opinion.

25-1. Via CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish, your Red Raiders are 25-1 odds to win a national championship, with Kansas at 20-1, Texas at 40-1 and Baylor at 100-1.

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Pancotti & Murphy to Houston. Via NBC Sports, most recent Texas Tech offensive lineman Giovanni Pancotti and Justin Murphy, via UCLA as a graduate transfer last year (not sure) and now apparently as a graduate transfer in 2019, will both transfer to Houston. Pancotti is one of the handful of players to transfer this spring, while Murphy retired from football and then I think took a year off, then went to UCLA with Chip Kelly for a year and now is going to Houston. Murphy cites his mother being at MD Anderson for cancer treatments as part of the reason.

3rd Quarter. I mentioned yesterday that starting today, the entire team is participating in off-season workouts and I think after the spring is deemed to be the first quarter, the time from the spring game until now is the second quarter, this is the third quarter, and the fourth quarter is the season. It’s a metaphor so just go with it.

Hanspard, Cawthon, and Carlen on Hall of Fame Ballot. Congrats to former Red Raider footballers running back Byron Hanspard and former coaches Pete Cawthon and Jim Carlen for being named as part of the 2020 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot.


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