Saturday Morning Links on VTM | Spike Dykes Tournament; Harrell Passing Camp

The peloton in action during stage thirteen of the 2013 Tour de France, a 173KM road stage from Tours to Saint-Amand-Montrond on July 12, 2013 in Saint-Amand-Montrond, France. - Bryn Lennon

Update on the Spike Dykes Golf Tournament. Graham Harrell is in Lubbock for his passing camp. Ty Damron and Ryan Moseley turn down the MLB.

1. Spike Dykes Charity Golf Tournament | I was lucky enough to be asked to attend a reception (last night) and the dinner (tonight) for the Spike Dykes Golf Tournament. I helped publicize it last year and this year, never expecting anything. So last night was a get together with the former players, coaches and administrators and it was very cool to be in the room with so many Texas Tech folks.

I am not the type of person that can interject themselves into conversations. These were people who were old friends and they were catching up on their lives. I didn't really fit in that respect. I was really a fly on the wall and that's cool enough.

I was going to go to the golf tournament today, but I have a good friend that needs help moving. This friend has helped me move twice and helped paint my old house. I haven't done anything like that for him. But I'm still going to the dinner. I should have some terrific stories for the next week or two weeks. I won't be live-tweeting anything tonight. I want to soak it in and I'll tell you all about it next week.

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2. Harrell's Passing Camp | The LAJ writes about former QB Graham Harrell's passing camp held in Lubbock this week.

3. Damron and Moseley Turn Down MLB | Pitchers Ty Damron and Ryan Moseley turned down MLB offers to play for Texas Tech. Damron was a 13th round draft pick while Moseley was a 36th round pick. Welcome to Texas Tech!

4. More on Adams to Deaflympics | I think I linked to this last week, the LAJ has a new story on G Luke Adams who will represent the good old U.S. of A. in the Deaflympics in Bulgaria. Really terrific honor and happy for Adams.

5. 7-on-7 State Championship | I don't really keep up with a lot of this stuff, but 24/7 Sports has an update on the 7-on-7 state championship and it is good to see that Texas Tech commit Ian Sadler get some recognition:

Texas Tech seems to have gotten a perfect slot wide receiver for its offense in Sadler. He is short but pretty thick and and he has great speed. He pretty much single-handedly beat Houston Kinkaid with several deep receptions for scores. He is a solid route-runner and caught almost everything thrown his direction.

I think that commit QB Patrick Mahomes is also playing but I didn't see anything in an article.

6. Volleyball Roster Finalized | Volleyball coach Don Flora released the volleyball roster yesterday. Really hoping that Flora can get a few more wins this year as he seems like a good guy.

7. Where Are the Quarterbacks? Barking Carnival asks where all of the quarterbacks are for the Big 12 media days, especially after being such a quarterback-heavy conference in recent years.

8. Stadium Renovation and Video Board | TTU Red and Totally Texas Tech have more photos of the stadium renovation and video board.

9. Realignmentpalooza, Part III | BON talks with Frank the Tank about realignment and grades the Longhorns.

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