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ODDS AND ENDS

Inside a Wave: Awesome Photography by Clark Little | awesome-elephant.com
There are some links and photos at the bottom of the page that are probably a little NSFW, so when you get to the photo of the guys signing books, then stop scrolling.  But given the title, photos inside of waves, it's pretty cool.

TRACK AND FIELD

Rose Tanui Qualifies for NCAA Cross Country Championships - Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site
Congrats to Rose!

LADY RAIDER VOLLEYBALL

Tech travels to Kansas State looking to snap 5-game losing streak - The Daily Toreador: Sports
Good luck and hope to get a 2nd conference win.

LADY RAIDER BASKETBALL

Smalls intimidates on defense | Red Raiders
Excellent profile of PG Monique Smalls and the defensive pressure she brings each game.  Love this type of attitude:

"You can tell that they’ll start dribbling further away (from the key), or they’ll start losing control," Smalls said. "You can just look at their eyes to see if they’re freaking out, or sometimes they’ll start yelling at their teammates. I know I’m in their head because they are starting to yell at their own teammates.’"

Football links are after the jump.

TEXAS TECH FOOTBALL

Red Raiders football notebook: Three staying home | Red Raiders
Oh hi!  Moar injuries.  CB Shawn Corker is out for the rest of the year, RB Ben McRoy is out with an illness and LB Blake Dees continues to be out.  Also, IR Austin Zouzalik is on the travel roster, but won't play.

Texas Tech At Missouri: Beyond The Box Score Preview - Rock M Nation
The numbers say that Texas Tech loses by 18 and so does Vegas.  Bill Connelly always does fantastic work and I highly recommend this post, but here's a portion:

So basically, Tech's offense has played at a better-than-average level six times in ten games; their defense has done so just once. The defense has trended toward poor, but their offense has almost literally gone up and down, then up again, each week. Their last two road games, however, have seen two of their best (opponent-adjusted) offensive performances, so the trip to Columbia does not automatically mean they will lay an egg. (Evidently this is the year to play them at Jones-AT&T Stadium, eh?)

Multiple bowls give struggling Red Raiders incentive | Red Raiders
I do want Texas Tech to go to a bowl game because they could use the extra practice time, but I also want the season to end today.  It's quite a conundrum.

Up against the wall: Mizzou deals with RB injury, coach suspension - The Daily Toreador: Sports and The perfect time to break out - The Daily Toreador: Sports
The DT previews.

ASU FOOTBALL: Rumph on All-LSC first team " Standard-Times
Remember how we talk about the team lost DT Myles Wade and DT Pearlie Graves along the line?  Well, I forget about DT Lawrence Rumph who also could have helped as he had 9.0 sacks and 13.5 TFL for the year for Angelo State.  Don't let me forget about Rumph when we talk about roster management.

Pinkel suspended one week without pay Tiger Extra - Mizzou Sports | ColumbiaTribune.com
Pinkel made a mistake, but he seems like he's taking responsibility this is from CT's Dave Matter on what he's giving up this week:

Also, Pinkel will donate the following week's salary to the MU Wellness Resource Center, a total of $40,769, which comes from his base salary and guaranteed incentives.

In addition to the suspension without pay, Pinkel's salary will be frozen for one year.

He will be required to complete 50 hours of community service by June 30, 2012.

He will not be eligible for his $75,000 salary bonus if MU qualifies for a bowl game this season.

He will not be eligible for the $100,000 social/academic responsibility bonus that's part of his salary package.

The financial impact of the suspension terms equals $306,538 if the Tigers qualify for a bowl.

Nine Football Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Big 12 Honors - Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site
Congrats!

Texas Tech placed nine student-athletes on the first and second teams. Earning first-team accolades were Cody Davis, Seth Doege, David Neill, Mickey Okafor and Austin Zouzalik. Second-team honors were collected by Donnie Carona, Ryan Erxleben, Alex Torres and Eric Ward.

Mizzou simply hasn’t been the same on defense - KansasCity.com and Senior Day gets harder for Pinkel after suspension - KansasCity.com
Mizzou links!