Texas Tech Morning Links | WBB Wins; Beckie & Hinkle Honored; FB Recruiting Links

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The Lady Raiders get a relatively narrow win against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Janine Beckie and Jaelene Hinkle are named to an all region 1st team. And it is now recruiting season with some football recruiting news and links.

Links: Let's do this.

Women's Basketball: The Lady Raiders (4-3, 0-0) beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-6, 0-0), 58-50, but it didn't appear to be all that easy for the Lady Raider.  The official site has all of the box scores, quotes, and notes.  G Amber Battle was the only player in double-figures and she also had a double-double, scoring 17 and also grabbed 15 boards. The LAJ recaps the game and head coach Candi Whitaker wasn't real pleased:

"I’m glad we won but clearly we’re not playing at a high level on either end (of the floor)," Whitaker said after the Lady Raiders struggled to beat a one-win Arkansas-Pine Bluff team, 58-50. "(We have) a ton of room for improvement."

Soccer: Congrats to Janine Beckie and Jaelene Hinkle for being named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Central Region First Team!

Football: You all were all over this, but HC Kliff Kingsbury was at Tyler JC, checking out S Kenny Iloka and someone else and also talking with T Drew Sarvary, who is a Texas Tech commit.  One of the neat things I like to do, especially with JUCO guys, is to go to Sarvary's Rivals profile and then click on the name of the college to see the list of players that are available at that JUCO.  Obviously, the guys that are rated are probably pretty good, but then you sorta poke around with some of the guys that have lists and you run across Tyler JC defensive tackle, Justin Jeremy Miller, who is being recruited by Eric Morris.  Go take a look at his Hudl video and tell me what you think.  I don't really know which players they were looking at, but it's a good way to discover some different players.  It's essentially how Will Smith was discovered.

Also, per SB Nation blog, State of The U, a defensive tackle, Cory Johnson, isn't taking a visit this weekend, but intends to take a visit to Texas Tech relatively soon.  Johnson is currently at Brooklyn ASA College, so that's interesting and don't know if this has made it to any lists for Texas Tech folks, but Johnson says that Kentucky is his leader right now.

In bowl news, it appears, per the Wichita Eagle that the Holiday Bowl folks are all set to take Kansas St., which means that Texas Tech is most likely headed to the Texas Bowl, which again, is fine with me, but I did like the idea of sending players out to San Diego to hang out on the West Coast.  It seems like this group and some of the prior groups could use a school sanctioned vacation.

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