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Texas Tech Thursday Morning Notes - Catching the Ball Edition

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Double-T Nation News:

Around the blogosphere, we have a few items. KU blog Rock Chalk Talk takes a look at the teams that he thinks will finish 9 through 7 in men's Big 12 basketball while college basketball blog Rush the Court checks in on the Big 12 and thinks Texas Tech is a bubble team.

In football blogging, Flags Over Raiderland is trying to convince wide receiver recruits that you don't have to go to a big school to be a great wide receiver in the NFL. I seriously doubt that recruits read this, but think about what is the most important attribute of a receiver? Catching the ball. If you can catch the ball, which you will by the time you leave Texas Tech, then you are probably going to be successful. Click.

Texas Tech Football:

I'm a little bit late, but FWST's David Thomas looks back and the winners, losers, stars and goats of the bowl season and thought that the Gator Bowl was the 3rd best bowl. Also from the FWST, Wendell Barnhouse ranks Texas Tech as the 13th best team in the nation in 2008 and additionally muses that the plus-one is a certain shot at the BCS stronghold. A good read for sure.

Texas Tech Basketball:

The AP's Betsey Blaney writes about the potential of Coach Knight attaining #900 on Saturday. Don't forget that this game is at 12:30 p.m. on CBS.

Texas Tech Baseball:

Coach Hays has released the 2008 35-Man Roster and also had this note on 2 transfers who have joined the team mid-semester:

Texas Tech Head Coach Larry Hays also announced his 35-man roster for the 2008 season today that includes two mid-semester transfers. Joining the Red Raiders for the spring semester will be Owen Brolsma and Juan Rodriquez who are both expected to give the squad depth at two key positions. Brolsma, a RHP and native of Reno, Nev., transferred to Tech as a senior from the University of Nevada and will be enrolled in graduate school as he earned his degree from Nevada in Business Management. Rodriguez, a catcher and native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, comes to Texas Tech after spending last season at Lassen Community College in California.