The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2023.06.30

An All-Star.

Congrats to Josh Jung for earning his way to the MLB All-Star Game!

Head coach Joey McGuire announced the attendees for the Big 12 Media Days on July 13th:

QB Tyler Shough
WR Jerand Bradley
RB Tahj Brooks
DL Tony Bradford, Jr.
DL Jaylon Hutchings

If you like to tune in for this thing then I think it is broadcast on ESPNU:

McGuire is currently slated to join the ESPNU set at 9:50 a.m. that morning and will meet with the media in attendance minutes later around 10:10 a.m. from the main stage. ESPNU will have exclusive television coverage throughout the two-day event, while Big 12 Now on ESPN+ will broadcast each head coach press conference live in its entirety.

College Football News has their annual preview of Texas Tech football. They break it into a few links: offense, defense, and top players, keys and what will happen.

Texas Tech announced a new expanded partnership with Sidearm Sports, which includes this new TexasTech+:

TexasTech+ is poised to become the ultimate destination for all Red Raider content, seamlessly merging live, original and premium programming into one centralized hub. The platform grants fans immediate access to captivating content, including the upcoming season two of the docuseries, THE BRAND, produced by LEARFIELD Studios. Additionally, the newest docuseries from LEARFIELD Studios, The McCasland Era, launches this week on the upgraded platforms giving fans an inside look at the Red Raider men’s basketball program under recently hired head coach Grant McCasland.

The word “premium” is a word I really don’t like and although I’m hoping for the best, but thinking that more content will be behind a paywall and TexasTech+ will be a subscription service, like Netflix or Hulu, and want your $5.99 or whatever they choose. And highlights won’t be on YouTube where it is so easy to access and watch press conferences. I get that Texas Tech wants to keep things in-house, but YouTube has been such a good place to watch and embed video.

Texas Tech has also updated their website, which happens every 5 years or so. It’s fine.

CBS Sports’ Shehan Jeyarajah rates the Big 12 in terms of strength of schedule with Texas Tech with the 5th toughest schedule:

Former Oregon starting quarterback Tyler Shough welcomes his former team to the desert as Texas Tech hosts the Ducks in Week 2. The Red Raiders also get all four other Texas schools, with games against rival Baylor and Texas each happening on the road. The home schedule doesn’t leave much leeway either with TCU, UCF and Kansas State all coming to Lubbock. The good news is that a revitalized Texas Tech crowd could help lead to a classic night game victory against any of those opponents.

Texas has the toughest schedule and Oklahoma the easiest.


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