The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2019.06.25

Your daily dose of all things Texas Tech athletics.

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No Baseball News. This always sort of marks a time when we sort of have to turn the page on a season, when there’s no news after having some sort of baseball news for what has been months. Cue Greenday’s “Time of Your Life.”

NCAA Threat to California. USA Today’s Steve Berkowitz reports that the NCAA has sent a letter to the California legislature and telling them that California teams won’t be allowed to participate in NCAA Championships if a current California bill passes that permits student-athletes from earning compensation from their own name, image or likeness. Awful Announcing’s Andrew Bucholtz has a very good post about the implications of this potential California bill.

Texas Tech Soccer

Heartbreaking. Yesterday Canada lost to Sweden 2-1 and former Red Raider footballer Janine Beckie had a penalty kick in the box to tie the score, but the Swedish goalie made a fantastic save. This was Beckie answering the bell after the game. Just an absolute gut punch and Beckie was one of the best, if not THE best to ever play soccer for Texas Tech.

Texas Tech Track and Field

Texas Tech Softball

Lady Raider Basketball

Texas Tech Basketball

Camp Season. Toddrick Gotcher takes you on a quick tour as camp season has arrived.

Ramsey #26. SI’s Jeremy Woo ranks the 2019 class and your guy Jahmius Ramsey is ranked as the 26th best player right now:

It’s possible Ramsey follows in the footsteps of Zhaire Smith and Jarrett Culver and becomes Texas Tech’s latest under-the-radar guard prospect. He’s a well-built ball-handler with thick shoulders and some natural explosiveness. Noting the college program he chose, expect him to defend, and defend a lot. His body type and tough-minded approach are appealing from a long-term perspective, and he does a good job of finishing through contact. He’ll have to keep refining his off-dribble game, jump shot, and playmaking, but Ramsey has a good base skill set and should be impactful out of the gate.

Texas Tech Football

Defensive Backs & Tight Ends. In previous years it was always the position coaches that hosted these dinners, but now they appear to be hosted at head coach Matt Wells house.

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