Viva The Matadors | 2012-12-03 Morning Links

Links on women's and men's basketball as well as links on Texas Tech accepting to play Minnesota in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.

I promised more content and I'll deliver. Just not today. Soon, just not today. I'm still trying to kick that cold. It's all congestion at this point, but it's fighting like no other cold I have had.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

* Second Half Surge Leads Tech To Win Over Lamar - Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site

* Energy allows for Lady Raider victory against Wildcats - The Daily Toreador: Sports

MEN'S BASKETBALL

* Walker eager to use lopsided loss as teching tool | Red Raiders

* No. 9 Arizona ends Texas Tech winning streak in rout - The Daily Toreador: Sports

FOOTBALL

* A couple of very good explanations as to why Northern Illinois is playing in the Orange Bowl | BCS Realpolitik: Don't blame Northern Illinois. Blame the lame Big Ten and Big East. - Sunday Morning Quarterback | College football's bowl season a jumbled mess - Yahoo! Sports

* This is from the official site, which is the only place I've been able to find a quote from head coach Tommy Tuberville. There are a lot of quotes to read into, but please don't read anything into a meaningless quote after accepting a bowl game named after Meineke. | Texas Tech Accepts Meineke Car Care Bowl Invitation - Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site

"We are excited to accept an invitation to play in the Meineke Car Care Bowl," Texas Tech Head Football Coach Tommy Tuberville remarked. "The opportunity to play another game in Texas is huge for our team, our fans and for recruiting. Minnesota is a talented football team and we will have our hands full the next couple of weeks in our preparations."

* Texas Tech earns bid to Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas vs. Minnesota | Red Raiders

* And these are just a few links from this morning: Minnesota Gopher football will play Texas Tech in Meinke Car Care Bowl - The Daily Gopher | Five thoughts on Texas Tech’s trip to the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas | College Sports Blog | Meinecke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Minnesota vs. Texas Tech - SB Nation Houston

* Congrats to Coach Moore on a long and distinguished career. Hopefully, he can now relax and retire | Moore out at App State after 24 years, three titles | Red Raiders

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