Seth C: Site Manager for Staking the Plains and has been writing about Texas Tech on Viva The Matadors (formerly known as Double-T Nation) since November 16, 2006. Married since 2005 to a wonderful woman, Miranda, and we have two children, Fitsum and Youssouf. I am a 1996 graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelors of Arts in English and a minor in Education. I am also a 2001 graduate of The University of Tulsa College of Law. I’m always running from the bear.

MeestahRogers: Follower, husband, father, marketing professional and 2012 Texas Tech College of Media & Communications, Public Relations grad. There is no such thing as soft tacos – those are just little burritos.


DanSwany: Graduated from the Whitacre College of Engineering at Texas Tech and currently lives in Houston, TX. Obsessed with everything to do with Red Raiders athletics, and thinks basketball is the greatest sport ever created. Loves family, friends, and his daughter Maddie & little doggie Taco!

Michael_LSRR: Husband, engineer, and Red Raider who enjoys cooking meats with fire. Bourbon and beer enthusiast.

BrianDC: Brian is the son of two Tech alums and graduated from there in December ’09. Living as an architect in Houston, he spends his days drinking good beer and lamenting his decision not to go to culinary school.


Travis Hale: Travis is a freelance writer who has written for NBC Sports, and various NBA sites. He is a member of the PBWA and lives in San Antonio with his wife and three children.

Michael LaBarre: Graduated from Texas Tech University in May 2018 with a B.S in Mathematics and minor in Economics. Born and raised in a town right outside of Dallas called Irving but currently live in Lubbock. Outside of Tech athletics, I watch Boston sports, watch television comedies and movies, listen to all kinds of music and play with my dog, Apollo.


Keith Patrick: I’m a 2007 & 2012 Tech graduate with a B.S. in HDFS and an M.S. in Ag. Comm. My wife Kristin is a teacher and we have one daughter, Emerson. I’m a fly fisherman, ’76 Bronco driver, and bbq enthusiast. I do some sports radio for the Frenship Tiger football and baseball broadcasts and I’m a proud Goin’Band alum. I host the Dinger Derby podcast 100% devoted to Texas Tech Baseball. I believe in the designated hitter, that Nolan Ryan is the greatest of his generation, that state and national parks are precious and important, and that Robert Duvall, John Wayne, and Kevin Costner are as good as it gets. I’m a live music lover, Blue Light regular, and I’m glad to be here on Staking the Plains.


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