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Lubbock In The Loop. Check out Lubbock In The Loop for all of your weekend plans and check out the the Fall 2019 page for all sorts of fall activities!
Countdown to Kickoff. Check out Countdown to Kickoff at Talk 1340 featuring your guys from the 23 Personnel podcast, Spencer Rogers and Michael McDonald, along with Rob Breaux and Karson Robinson, 3 hours before kickoff each and every game!
500 Mile Race. Via MentalFloss, back 1875 (cue ol’ timey piano) the country was all about competitive walking, also known as pedestrianism, and in the 1870s and 1880s was the most popular spectator sport in the U.S. of A.:
The first man to walk 500 miles would be declared the winner. Running was not permitted. Each competitor was required to keep one foot in contact with the ground at all times while on the track. Also, the race would take place on two concentric tracks made of pressed mulch, more commonly known as “the tanbark.” To a generation of Americans, the tanbark was the gridiron of its day.
The men had to adhere to one more rule: Under no circumstances could the race continue beyond midnight the following Saturday. At the time, Chicago, like nearly every other city in the United States, had blue laws that prohibited “public amusements” on Sundays. Six days was as long as any athletic event could last.
But the Tribune was forgetting a basic fact: People were bored. It’s hard to fathom now, but in the 1870s, Americans were desperate for entertainment. As leisure time boomed, most Americans spent their idle hours reading and storytelling, often by candlelight. Live entertainment outside the home—a play, perhaps, or a musical performance—was too pricey to be anything more than an occasional indulgence. (In Chicago, a theater ticket usually cost a dollar, twice the price of a ticket to this weeklong world-class walking match.) Watching people walk in circles for days was, if not “absorbingly entrancing,” at least an unobjectionable way to kill time.
Texas Tech Volleyball
Wednesday. @UnitedSpArena. 6 PM. Be there.
— Texas Tech Volleyball (@TexasTechVB) September 23, 2019
Texas Tech Soccer
The story of an exciting upset win on the road, told through the 🔝 photos of the night. 📸
— Texas Tech Soccer (@TexasTechSoccer) September 23, 2019
Texas Tech Track and Field
Check out the top 📸 from our home meet yesterday!
— Texas Tech Track & Field (@TexasTechTF) September 22, 2019
Texas Tech Golf
Solid play across the board on Monday as we finish 36 holes of stroke play in fourth place.
We’ll battle it out for third in tomorrow’s match play event.
— Texas Tech W Golf (@TexasTechWGolf) September 24, 2019
Ready to make our move on Tuesday.
— Texas Tech Men’s Golf (@TexasTechMGolf) September 24, 2019
Texas Tech Softball
𝐆𝐄𝐓 𝐓𝐎 𝐊𝐍𝐎𝐖: @moraeh315
— Texas Tech Softball (@TexasTechSB) September 23, 2019
Texas Tech Basketball
The Passing of Andre Emmett. Still so shaken of the news that Andre Emmett was murdered yesterday outside of his apartment. The out-pouring has been incredible as you would expect and people from all sides of the aisle have given their condolences. We could argue all day if he was the best player, but he is, without a doubt, the best scorer that ever played for Texas Tech.
Statement from Chris Beard: “RIP Dre. Tech Legend, loyal son, devoted father, and my friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.” pic.twitter.com/X78uFVCQTu
— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) September 23, 2019
I’d also check out this twitter thread from Statesman beat writer (currently the beat writer for Texas) tell this story about Emmett, about how he came back after being nearly booted from the team.
Just flattened by today’s news about Andre Emmett. Allow me to share with you a story from his days at Texas Tech.
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) September 23, 2019
Notice of Allegations for Kansas. Yahoo Sports is reporting that Kansas has received a Level 1 (which is supposed to be the most serious) notice of allegations for lack of institutional control regarding the recruitment of Billy Preston and Silvio De Sousa. Preston never played for Kansas and De Sousa was somewhat recently ruled eligible for Kansas (by the NCAA).
Texas Tech Football
Game Time for Oklahoma State. Prepare the ingredients for your mimosas because Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech kicks off at 11:00 a.m. on FS1.
Set your alarms now. ☕️🌇
— Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) September 23, 2019
Miscellaneous . . . Heartland College Sports’ Pete Mundo has his Big 12 power rankings and currently has Texas Tech 10th . . . via CollegeFootballTalk, Houston quarterback D’Eriq King and receiver Keith Corbin announced today that they are redshirting, but will be staying at Houston. This is a weird deal, and the initial thought was that Oklahoma is about to get themselves another transfer quarterback, but then King and Corbin agreed to return to Houston. Of course, this may be a situation where they graduate and then re-assess after the season once they’ve graduated and then they’ll be immediately eligible . . . Good news! Lindsey Thiry reports that Dakota Allen has been signed off the practice squad from the Okland Raiders . . .