Thursday Morning Links on VTM | M.Golf Falls to 23rd; Masek Q&A; Scott Commits to Smith; TTU and Ark. Renew Series

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Men's golf falls to 23rd in the NCAA Championship. Kaufman named 2nd Team All-American. Trey Masek Q&A. Cory Scott commits to Texas Tech. Texas Tech and Arkansas renew their series.

Golf

I think the men's golf team had a decent round yesterday, but they actually moved down a spot yesterday and are currently sitting 23rd after two rounds at the NCAA Championships. The LAJ has a recap.

Congrats to Kim Kaufman who was named the second team All-American for the second straight year!

Baseball

Brew Crew Ball did a good Q&A with P Trey Masek as he gets ready for the MLB draft.

Men's Basketball

Hey, what do you know. I speculated last week that Cory Scott, a high jumping basketball player from Copperas Cove, might be a commit to Texas Tech. He apparently wasn't an actual commit last week, but according to KDHP, Scott is a Red Raider as of yesterday. Scott initially signed his letter of intent with SFA, but when their coach left, Scott was let out of his LOI and now has signed with the good guys, where he'll play basketball and has the option to continue his high jumping career as well. Here is Scott:

"I loved everything about it," said Scott, who traveled to Lubbock on Wednesday to sign his financial aid paperwork. "I love the gym, their coaching staff, and coach Smith, to me, is a hall-of-fame coach. He is a great coach, who has sent a lot of players to the NBA. … They just have a great program there right now, and I couldn’t be happier."

Football

Some of this stuff was posted in the links yesterday. The Orlando Sentinel has Texas Tech as the 89th best football team next year. I don't know what to think about that, but that seems a bit low. That means that he thinks that there are only 36 teams that Texas Tech is better than.

Per CBS Sports, good on OU coach Bob Stoops, who helped the cleanup effort in Moore, Oklahoma, and did so relatively anonymously.

Per BrazosSports, J.J. Loller is going to attend Lamar and if you read the quotes, it's not pretty. According to Loller, the coaching staff just told him that his scholarship wasn't going to be renewed even though he had been asked to move to offensive line. The Texas Tech coaching staff most likely will not comment on the situation so don't expect a rebuttal and there is most likely nothing that the coaching staff can say that will make this sound better. This is the ugly side of college athletics and all coaches in all sports do this.

The official site has their official release of the Texas Tech and Arkansas series being renewed in 2014 and 2015. RRS has an article with additional quotes from AD Kirby Hocutt with a sick burn (emphasis mine):

"Rivalries are such an important part of college football. At least they used to be," Hocutt said, laughing. "I believe they still should be so we're excited. I think it's important for the game of college football. I'm excited for this rivalry to have a two-game series."

We have some K-State things, including the Blatant Homerism podcast and Frogs O' War look at the Wildcats. Don't forget, that I did a podcast with Blatant Homerism last week if you want to give that a listen.

Per the SAEN, Big 12 Commish Bob Bowlsby says that the Alamo Bowl is set to sign an extension and speculation is that the Alamo Bowl will replace the Cotton Bowl.

The Iowa Gazette has FOIA requests of emails about how angry the Big Ten coaches were not pleased about the recruiting changes. NCAA President Mark Emmert also refers to Rice as not a mainstream university. The Mob is about to get ahold of Emmert. I'd be willing to bet that plans are being made now.

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