Saturday Morning Links on VTM | Masek Drafted in 5th Rd.; 3 T&F Finish as All-Americans; F.Ball Betting Lines

A man performs an overhead kick as he plays football on Ipanema beach ahead of the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 on June 5, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. - Michael Regan

Masek was drafted in the 5th round by the Cubs. Three track and field athletes finished as All-Americans. College football betting lines released. Final tennis rankings.

1. Masek Drafted in 5th Round by Cubs | Congrats to P Trey Masek for being drafted in the 5th round in the MLB draft! The LAJ talks with Masek about his new opportunity.

2. Three Finish in Top Eight | Congrats to Jacorian Duffield (high jump), Cierra White (100 m dash) and Isaiah Gill (400 m hurdles) for finishing in the top eight of their respective events yesterday. Again, I have a hard time keeping track of this, but Duffield finished 7th overall, White finished 6th overall, and Gill was 7th overall, which means that they all receive All-American status. The LAJ has quotes. Terrific work!

3. Final Tennis Rankings | The Lady Raiders tennis team finished ranked 18th and the Red Raiders finished ranked 50th on the year.

4. College Football Betting Lines | Over 200 college football betting lines were released yesterday and SB Nation has your details, including three games where Texas Tech is an underdog.

5. Counting Blessings | AAS Kirk Bohls writes that TCU and West Virginia are counting their blessings for being in the Big 12.

6. Alamo Bowls Moves On Up | Per NBC Sports, here are the details:

The Alamo Bowl will extend its partnership with the Big 12 and Pac-12 for another six years through the 2019 season, and will now match the No. 1 teams (outside the CFP group) from both the Big 12 and Pac-12. The bowl previously selected the first available Pac-12 team and second available Big 12 team.

The Alamo Bowl will replace the Cotton Bowl on the Big 12 postseason pecking order as the Cotton Bowl will now be part of CFP’s rotating semifinal sites.

7. Mississippi St. Stripped | Team Speed Kills details the Mississippi St. loss of scholarships and probation.

8. Harrell on Morning Drive | Former Red Raider Graham Harrell was on The Morning Drive and talked about his passing camp, Harrell Passing, and that he loves the Kliff Kingsbury hire. Check the link if you want to send your kiddo to this.

9. Dave Campbell Thinks A Lot of Brewer | Travis Stewart and Greg Tepper of Dave Campbell's Texas Football think a heck of a lot about QB Michael Brewer (really just Tepper):

10. Schneider Wants to Bring in Post Players | The LAJ talks with with new assistant coach Brett Schneider and head coach Candace Whitaker and Schneider wants to bring in post players with "hunger".

11. Critical 20 | RP with #10 in their Critical 20 is Beau Carpenter.

12. Abbott in the Dallas Observer | The Dallas Observer profiles country music guy Josh Abbott.

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