Double-T Nation Daily Diatribe | 2011-02-22

ODDS AND ENDS

LEGRAND SPEAKS

You're probably tired of me posting updates on paralyzed Rutgers offensive lineman, Eric LeGrand, but he spoke this past weekend and as mentioned last week, he has movement in his uppper body.  Think a good thought for this young man.

LANDING ON A PITCHING DECK

I don't do many requests, but TTpilk645 asked that I link to a couple of YouTube videos from a series by PBS, "Carriers", specifically landing on a pitching aircraft carrier (i.e., a aircraft carrier deck that is moving as a result of the ocean creating a 30 foot drop and rise).  Here's Part I and Part II

TRICK SHOT QUARTERBACK DUEL

We have dueling trick-shot quarterbacks as UConn's Johnny McEntee posted a video last week and Monmouth's QB Alex Tanney has thrown his hat into the ring (hat-tip Kegs 'n Eggs).  Give me Tanney.

TEXAS TECH FOOTBALL

SPRING FOOTBALL UPDATES

The official site has updates to the spring football practice dates as well as finalizing the date for the spring football game, which is March 26th @ 1:00 p.m.  Admission is $5.00 (as it was last year) and the stadium will open at 11:00 a.m.  I'm almost positive I'll be there and we need to probably start getting a head-count as to who might want to get together and how many DTN'ers we'll have.  Here's head coach Tommy Tuberville on the spring game's weekend events:

"I hope everyone across the area and the state will mark their calendars for March 26 and plan on being in Lubbock for the Spring Game," said Texas Tech head coach Tommy Tuberville. "It will be a great weekend to bring the family out to the game and get an early look at your 2011 Red Raider football team. Our baseball and softball teams will both be in action on Saturday and our men's tennis team has a match on Sunday so it will be a perfect weekend to spend cheering on the Red Raiders."

Yesterday, Tuberville was on the radio with Pollack & Bell on 790 The Zone in Atlanta.  Give it a listen.

I didn't catch this yesterday, but the DT's Jose Rodriguez posted an article late on Monday about the weekend's spring practice and the DT's Andrew Nepsund has an excellent video summarizing the day (although QB Scotty Young is incorrectly identified as QB Michael Brewer, but other than that, I thought it was terrific).

 

TEXAS TECH BASKETBALL

SINGLETARY PLANS TO PLAY AGAINST COLORADO

This is interesting.  LAJ's Courtney Linehan writes that SF Mike Singletary, who has been out for three games with a calf injury (although head coach Pat Knight acknowledged last week that the trainers checked him out and said Singletary was fine) plans to play on Wednesday against Colorado:

"It was awful," Singletary said. "It’s tough watching a game. I was jumping around, freaking out at every single play."

Singletary returned to practice Monday and expects to play in Wednesday’s game against Colorado (16-11, 5-7 Big 12). He said the calf is now pain-free and his knee feels about 85 percent well.

Singletary was hit in the back of the leg during the first half against UT. The pain in his calf began before halftime, but he didn’t notice a problem with his knee until he got off the team plane and began limping.

Linehan also has quotes from PK on freshmen SF Jaye Crockett and PG Javarez Willis on their improved play as well as PK reminiscing about the win against Baylor reminded him about the lost opportunities this year:

"It bothers me every single minute," Knight said. "Even though it’s a really good win for you, what it does is it makes you frustrated because you start thinking about the ones that got away from you."

MISCELLANEOUS

Get caught up on last week's action and look for previews for the Big 12 from our good friends at Big 12 Hoops . . .  Rush The Court's Owen Kemp checks in on the Big 12 (Texas Tech has moved up from #11 to #10!) . . . I ran across this note this morning, tomorrow night's Colorado vs. Texas Tech game will be on Fox Sports SouthWest Plus and the DMN College Blog has some details . . .

TEXAS TECH BASEBALL

TOMLINSON WINS NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK

Congrats to SS Kelby Tomlinson, who was given the season's first Big 12 Newcomer of the Week Award for his work in contributing to his team's 4-0 start from this past weekend:

Kelby Tomlinson, Texas Tech, SS, Jr., 6-3, 175, Elgin, Okla./Seward County CC
Tomlinson was named the Red Raider Classic's Most Outstanding Player after leading Texas Tech to a 4-0 start. He batted .583 (7-for-12) with three runs, five walks and a Big 12-leading five stolen bases (six attempts) with a .667 on-base percentage.  The Seward County Community College-transfer reached base safely in 12-of-20 plate appearances.  Tomlinson also had a pair of multi-hit games over the weekend including a 4-for-5 performance on Sunday against Northwestern. He became the first Red Raider with four base hits this season and posted the first four-hit performance for TTU since April 30, 2010.  The junior shortstop also went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two stolen bases against the Wildcats in the first contest on Saturday.

Congrats to Kelby, who I didn't even mention this weekend, who obviously was freaking awesome!

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