Double-T Nation News:
There are a ton of good things happening out on the internets this morning, I just don't have time to get to them. If you visit other SB Nation websites you'll probably notice that they are all being converted over to the new platform. DTN is headed in that direction relatively soon, more on that next week.
Texas Tech Football:
LAJ's Don Williams talks with the 7th commit for the Red Raiders, DeAnthony Sims, a 6-3/307 defensive tackle from Houston Westbury. Williams reports that on the way back from Sims visit at the Red-Black game, his appendix burst and was hospitalized from Sunday (game was on Saturday) through Friday.
Here's Sims' head coach Keeath Magee on Sims:
Magee said Sims has good work habits, showing for 6:30 a.m. weight-room workouts, and thinks the Red Raiders will like his character.
"He's as good a kid character-wise as you'll ever be around, especially having been through what he's been through,'' the coach said. "His mother passed away when he was 11, and he really didn't know his father. He's had every reason to throw up his hands and say, You know what? I'm not going to do it.' His grandmother's his guardian angel. He's a joy to be around.''
Nice job by Buckeye Commentary, who compiled and averaged the current MSM preseason rankings, with your Red Raiders checking in at #12.
Texas Tech Basketball:
Jaye Crockett committed to Texas Tech earlier this week and cnjonline.com talked with Crockett and Crockett's current head coach, J.D. Isler. Here's Isler on Crockett:
And Crockett on what he liked about Texas Tech:
Texas Tech Baseball:
|Date||Texas Tech||Oklahoma State||Result|
|Fri. 05/09/08 @ 6:35 p.m.||Zach Stewart (2-2, 6.02)||Andrew Oliver (5-2, 2.10)||Boxscore|
|Sat. 05/10/08 @ 2:00 p.m.||Chad Bettis (4-3, 4,65)||Tyler Lyons (8-2, 3.42)||Boxscore|
|Sun. 05/11/08 @ 1:00 p.m.||Nate Karns (2-6, 8.06)||Matt Gardner (5-2, 4.76)||Boxscore|
Every series is a big series, especially at this point, where the Red Raiders are fighting to be a part of the Big 12 Tournament. Here's the official press release (pdf).
LAJ's George Watson previews this weekend series and takes a look at second baseman Willie Rueda, who not only does a stand up job in the field, but is also hitting at a robust .342, leading the team. Here's Hays on Rueda: