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Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | 12 Things

No reason for the photo, feel free to caption.  Also, there's a recruiting profile on Delvon Simmons coming up later this morning.

1.  Q&A with Texas Tech head coach Tommy Tuberville | There's a lot of good stuff here so just click on through.  Here's your morning assignment, pick the quote that you find most intriguing about Tuberville's comments.

2.  81 Minutes With Mike Tyson -- New York Magazine | I don't know what you tell you here other than I found this a fascinating look at Tyson and his pidgeons.  

3.  Justice Department Is Asked to Probe Bowl Championship Series - and PlayoffPAC | I'm a little late on this news, but there's a lot of people that think the BCS is nothing more than a cartel.  I don't know how the BCS can continue to take a beating in the public and survive.

4.  Texas Tech Volleyball Adds Four in Spring Signing Period - TEXAS TECH OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE | I cannot imagine trying to do what new volleyball head coach Dan Flora is trying to do, which is build his team from the bottom up and make this team competitive.  Good luck to Dan and the new signees.

5.  Big 12 Gets Lucrative Cable Deal With Fox | Barking Carnival and Aggies AD weighs in on Big 12 Network - Big 12 Blog - ESPN | Two interesting things here.  BC compares the new Big 12 television deal with Fox (keep in mind that this is just the 2nd tier rights) with the Big 10, the SEC and the Pac-10.  Also, interesting that Byrne mentions that the remaining 9 teams should look to securing their 3rd tier rights as a unit and if you had to bet which is more successful, BevoTV or the Remaining9, who do you have?

6.  Where are they now? Donny Anderson is on the golf course | I'm sure I've told this story before, but Donny is a member at Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas and my old man was the golf course superintendent at Royal Oaks and used to play racquetball with Anderson 3 or 4 times a week.  My dad said that Anderson would whip his rear just about every time, but also said it was a lot of fun.

7.  Paiz getting to pitch at home as Red Raiders visit 'Horns | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal and Freshmen arms lead Red Raiders into series with No. 5 Longhorns - The Daily Toreador: Sports | This is a huge series and it's on the road.  It is interesting that the freshmen arms are the ones that are getting all of the action.  Would love to win this series, but this seems like a really tough hill to climb.

8.  How Twitter Was Founded | I know that not everyone is into Twitter, but thought this was interesting.

9.  Fall academic woes could mean sitting the following season - NCAA Football - Sporting News | Nothing wrong, as far as I'm concerned, with having some consequences to athletes who don't do their school-work that will then affect their playing time the next year.  I think I like this possible change.

10.  The Big 12's 1000-yard receivers in 2011 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN | Ubben thinks that WR Alexander Torres will be one of the Big 12's 1,000 yard receivers and I too think that he's due.  Is there anyone else that you think is a possibility?

11.  Tuberville, Gillispie To Attend Abilene Red Raider Club Event - TEXAS TECH OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE 

12.  Photo exhibit sends Red Raiders back in time - The Daily Toreador: La Vida | I'd love to know if anyone has had the opportunity to check this exhibit out.