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1.  Red Raiders Drop Pitchers Duel 2-1 in Opener at Kansas State - TEXAS TECH OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE | The pitching was fantastic, only 2 runs, but the offense continues to be in a slump.

2.  Totally Texas Tech: New TTU Campus Pictures - 4/21/2011 | The always fantastic TTURed with some new campus pictures.  Go check them out.

3.  Dykes named 'Distinguished Texan' at NFF banquet | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal | Always good to catch up with Spike.

4.  No. 7 Baylor Beats Tech Tennis 6-1 - TEXAS TECH OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE | Am also really pulling for the Lady Raider tennis team.  I think they have UT up next.

5.  Red Raider tennis travels to play No. 38 Nebraska in season finale - The Daily Toreador: Sports | This is the men's tennis team and as noted above, it is the season finale, but there is still the conference tournament.

6.  Tech Track Hosts Final Home Meet of Season - TEXAS TECH OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE

7.  Gillispie, Tuberville bring optimism to Red Raider Club luncheon Abilene " Abilene Reporter-News | Not a lot of quotes here, but it's a little bit.  Would be interested if any DTN readers went to this luncheon.

8.  Neely Named To NCBWA Midseason Stopper of the Year Watch List - TEXAS TECH OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE | Congrats to John!

9.  In Response to CRFF: Why the Longhorn Network Won't Destroy College Football - Bring On The Cats | Nice response from TB of BOTC about why the Longhorn Network will not destroy college football.  Definitely go head over there for a good read on this Friday.

10.  The Big 12's 3,000-yard passers in 2011 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN | Ubben definitely thinks that QB Seth Doege will be a 3,000 yard passer, continuing a long tradition:

Texas Tech has had a 3,000-yard passer for 11 consecutive seasons, the longest streak in college football. Coach Tommy Tuberville wants to run it more, but not that much more. Doege looks likely to slide into a spot as the next in line for two seasons.

11.  Harvey Updyke To Paul Finebaum Transcript: 'I'm A Crap-Stirrer,' 'Too Full Of Bama' - SB Nation Atlanta and Harvey Updyke On Finebaum: In Which The Auburn Tree Poisoner Feels Sorry For Himself And Tells Us All About It - SBNation.com | This is whole thing is full of crazy.  Go read both links.

12.  The Amateur: Australian Rules Football, Yet Another Metaphor For Life - SBNation.com | Excellent work by SB Nation's Spencer Hall.  I love Aussie Rules Football, it's a joy to watch.  Go Adelaide Crows!