I am doing my best to do a general football link article every morning and then, once I can get ahead of things, I'll do another link post (maybe once or twice a week depending on my time and the number of links) of the other sports to get caught up on those other fall sports.
1. Soccer Links | I think I missed this last week, but the official site has been counting down the best moments from this past year's soccer team and the #1 moment was advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
The soccer team will also be opening their fall practices, which is really cool, and had their first practice this week. I've never had the pleasure of being around head coach Tom Stone, but from all reports, he's a fantastic speaker and an even better coach. I would think if you love soccer, this is an awesome opportunity.
The LAJ spoke with some of the players about starting practice and despite last year's first ever NCAA tournament appearance, they are not resting on their laurels. Here's Stone:
“I know there’s no complacency here, because even though we had a great season, we didn’t accomplish any of our ultimate long-term goals,” head coach Tom Stone said. “We’re still in pursuit of those, which are to bring some trophies to this campus and give these seniors and this group something great to go out on.”
And College Sports Madness named their Preseason All Big 12 team and there were four Red Raiders represented.
2. Volleyball Links | The official site is doing the same thing with the volleyball team and they have the #3 moment, which was sweeping West Virginia, #4 moment, beating Boston College, and the #5 moment, Rachel Brummitt's 27 digs against San Jose St.
The Big 12 preseason team was announced and freshman Victoria Hinneburg was named the Big 12 Preseason Co-Freshman of the Year!
3. Lady Raider Basketball Links | Lady Raider head basketball coach Candace Whitaker has rounded out her staff with the hiring of Kiel Unruh as the team's video coordinator. Kiel looks incredibly young and this means I'm getting old. Welcome Kiel!
4. Congrats to Twirlers | The Texas Tech Twirlers won the National Baton Twirling Championship last month. Congrats!
5. If You Like GIF's | SB Nation has an awesome resource for any and all GIF, including GIF's of guys just getting hit in the nether-regions.