The Morning Stake | 2020.06.23

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Texas Tech announced yesterday that they would move to all-mobile ticketing for football and men’s and women’s basketball. Kind of like of what you’ve seen when people use their phones to board a plane, this is the same sort of deal. This means that there will be no physical tickets to these sports:

* All tickets will be distributed via mobile delivery, including:
* Football season, mini-plan, and single game tickets
* Men’s basketball season, mini-plan, and single game tickets
* Women’s basketball season, mini-plan, and single game tickets
* Baseball season and single game tickets.
* There will be no physical ticket books for season ticket holders.
* Print at Home (PDF) tickets will no longer be available.
* Season ticket holders will have access to My Account 2.0 to manage their tickets beginning with the 2020 football season.

I’ve done the mobile tickets for the airline and I like that a ton better than physical tickets. I’m always afraid I’m going to lose them. From a nostalgia standpoint, I use old ticket stubs as bookmarks through the various things that I read and when I think on that particular game, it brings up those memories.

Dallas Morning News’ Chuck Calrton reports that the Big 12 is considering moving back the Big 12 Champoinship game from December 5th to December 12th. I am not surprised that this is something that’s happening, flexibility is probably a good thing in today’s trying times:

“I think trying to build in flexibility makes sense. That’s not the decision we’ll make this kind of year,” Bowlsby said. “I hope the season is orderly enough that those kinds of options can be viable. I suspect that we won’t have that luxury.”

Bowlsby said a decision may not even come until sometime into the regular season and would carry all kinds of complications and potential dominoes — from consulting with the Cowboys and AT&T Stadium to ESPN.

Sometimes I just don’t notice or keep up with things. This is one of those times. I did not know that Dave Campbell’s Texas Football had released their 2020 Whataburger Super Team. From perusing that list, it appears that there are two incoming freshman who made that team, Loic Fouonji from Midland Lee and defensive end LB Moore from Tascosa. So you get to see a little bit about Moore and his head coach and what he thinks about Moore.

The big news that dropped yesterday was that incoming Oklahoma State freshman guard Cade Cunningham, a top 5 player in the 2020 class, decided that he will stick with the Cowboys and play his freshman year in Stillwater despite Oklahoma State being under a post-season ban. This makes Oklahoma State really dangerous, and they were already pretty darned good before, at least getting better. Watch Stadium’s Jeff Goodman has his updated top 50 and as far as the Big 12 is concerned, here’s how he sees things shake out:

1. Baylor
7. Kansas
10. Texas Tech
15. West Virginia
22. Texas
26. Oklahoma State
40. Oklahoma

This isn’t the entirety of the Big 12, just who is listed in Goodman’s top 50 list.

I would also remind you that Georgetown transfer guard Mac McClung is not yet eligible to play for Texas Tech and if he becomes eligible, then this should affect Texas Tech’s preseason ranking of 10.

Here are some tweets.

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