DTN Daily Diatribe | Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | 2011-08-02

REMEMBERING JACK DALE
# Some Vintage Jack Dale Calls [VIDEO] - SportsRadio 1340 The Fan
# Jack Dale, Forever’s Voice. | Williams and Hyatt On Demand
# Remembering Jack Dale - Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site
Both of these links are worth your time.  The first link are YouTube videos of some of Dale's calls.  If you're a youngster, like myself, and you don't know who Jack Dale is, then I'd encourage you to learn a little about Texas Tech sports history.  I also really appreciated Hyatt's thoughts on Dale.

TEXAS TECH FOOTBALL
Meet The Two-Deep: Blake Dees - Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site (and via YouTube)

RedRaiderSports.com - Roster Countdown: Nos. 29-20
RRS.com continues with their roster countdown, including RB Ronnie Daniels, RB DeAndre Washington, CB Jarvis Phillips, TE Jace Amaro, DB Jared Flannel, LB Dion Chidozie, RB Ben McRoy, RB Eric Stephens, LB Blake Dees, P Ryan Erxleben, LB Zach Winbush, CB Junior Osunde and S Russell Polk.

Individual Tickets On Sale For Tech Football - Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site
Red Raider Club Football Kickoff Luncheon Set For Aug. 18 - Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site

Texas Tech Football Recruiting Information and Message Boards
The 247 Sports recruiting website launched yesterday. 

Breaking It Down: Ranking The Big 12 Coaches - Crimson And Cream Machine
CACM ranks the coaches and Tuberville checks in at #6. 

A bird's-eye view of each Big 12 position - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
The Ubbenator reviews each of his positional rankings to come up with an average and the Red Raiders check in at #6.

BARON BATCH: Update!
Former Red Raider checks in from the Pittsburgh Steelers' training camp.  It's like your own kiddo getting all growns-up.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
A Tribute To Your Joe Morgan Memorial Tournament Winner... Craig James | Awful Announcing
There is not a more deserving winner.  Congrats Craig!

Mike Leach’s "Swing Your Sword" | Smart Football
Chris Brown of Smart Football reviews Leach's book and has thoughts on Leach and his offense.  Definitely worth your time this a.m.

LONGHORN NETWORK AND BIG 12 REALIGNMENT
# Big 12 Athletics Directors Meet in Dallas - Big 12 Conference - Official Athletic Site
# Big 12 nixes high school football on Longhorn Network - KansasCity.com
# "Big 12 puts one-year hold on high school games on LHN" - Behind the Stripes - ColumbiaTribune.com
# Big 12 puts hold on UT TV | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

This appears to be over . . . for now, although I don't really think it's over.  For one year, the Longhorn Network will not broadcast high school football games and no Big 12 game will be on the Longhorn Network without the consent of the other eight teams and a distribution of the revenue.  The Big 12 links has the official press release.  The LAJ link has quotes from Texas Tech AD Kirby Hocutt on the possibility of Texas Tech playing their game on the LHN:

"We would much prefer to be on a neutral broadcast with neutral announcers and neutral branding and advertising," Hocutt said. "Red Raider fans don’t want to watch the Texas Tech-Texas football game on the Longhorn Network, so it’s that simple."

This makes me happy.

TEXAS TECH BASKETBALL
Salinas' assets ordered frozen by authorities - CBSSports.com
Not surprised by this, and would guess that the next step could possibly the creditors seeking the appointment of a temporary administrator to secure Salinas' assets, which would then be turned over to a receiver (I think).#

TEXAS TECH BASEBALL
Red Raiders in the Major Leagues: Week 7 Update - Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site

MISCELLANEOUS
Totally Texas Tech: New TTU Campus Pictures - 8/1/2011
The new campus pictures are here!

Planning & Executing the Mission to Get Bin Laden : The New Yorker
I haven't read this, but I can't wait to do so.

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