Double-T Nation News:
First and foremost, think a good thought for K-State guard Clent Stewart. Stewart's mom passed away last week after a battle with cancer.
If you've read this far then you've already noticed the preview and open game day thread posted above. Make sure and check out Bring On The Cats for the latest on K-State.
I also noticed that the Red-Black Game is at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2008 and there's also a baseball game at 3:00 p.m. at Dan Law Field. So, if you're planning on going to the game from out of town then you should definitely go check out the baseball team.
In no particular order, DTN's Top Four:
- What? The NCAA is about to announce some major NCAA violations with Kelvin Sampson and Indiana? Inside the Hall reacts.
- The Quad runs down your NCAA brackets, none of which include Texas Tech, but remember, you need to study up so you can win some brackets.
- Oh my. Uncommon Sports (a SB Nation creation) brings you dwarf weight lifting. This is amazing and worth you clicking over just to see the picture of Romeo. You won't be disappointed.
- This is paint, but I think this is just so excellent (Girls in bikinis, thus possibly NSFW).
Texas Tech Football:
The Wiz is reporting that according to the premium Texas Tech Rivals message board (Red Raider Sports) that it was LSU that wanted nothing to do with the potential matchup with Texas Tech:
"After speaking with Head Coach Mike Leach just moments ago, we can confirm that there's actually more to the story:
"'I never talked to the guy at LSU,' said Leach. 'We needed a home game and I never heard of anything about LSU planning to come here. I never heard anything about that. I never talked to anybody from LSU. We needed a home game, and all I heard was that they wanted it up there.'
"It seems that the Tigers were a little more one-sided in the short talks with Tech than Ausberry would like to admit. Of course, the LSU and Tech talks did not last long as the Red Raiders filled the August 30th home opener with Eastern Washington."
Who would have thought that a non-game would be so interesting? As expected, I believe Leach on this deal.
ESPN's Mark Schlabach has updated his 2008 top 25 and Texas Tech is #12:
Schlabach also has OU at #2, Missouri at #5, Texas at #6, and Kansas at #15. The Big 12 looks strong to very strong.
Texas Tech Basketball:
LAJ's Jeff Walker has a few articles this morning, starting with a preview of today's game against the Wildcats. Up next, Walker takes a look at uber-freshman Michael Beasley and PK had this to say about Beasley:
"What we have to do is come up with a defensive scheme that will keep those two guys (Beasley and Walker) uncomfortable," Knight said. "... There are things you can do to take things away from them, but you cannot lose sight of those guys at any time. They have got to be your focus. They're in first place (in the Big 12) right now and Frank has done a great job at Kansas State. He kind of got pushed into the fire himself a little bit having to take over for Huggins."
K-State Coach Frank Martin also had some nice things to say about PK:
"I don't think there can be anybody that's better prepared for what's getting ready to come to him more than him because of who he's worked for. He's worked with the best his whole life. Pat's going to be great."
Walker also writes about the new responsibilities of PK and his expectations of this basketball program:
DMN's Brandon George writes about Martin Zeno's inconsistent senior year and I think George gets it right here:
On the road, Zeno has settled for mid-range jump shots instead of attacking the basket. He's not a great perimeter shooter (he's 3-for-19 from 3-point range this season). He followed his game against Missouri with a thud on the road in a loss at Texas, shooting 3-for-12 from the field and finishing with nine points.
A really nice article from George this morning, make sure and check out the whole thing.
Kansas City Star's Howard Richman notes that K-State is glad they aren't having to face RMK.
Texas Tech student Sports Nation looks at the attendance issues at the United Spirit Arena.