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1.  Clutch Hitting Gives Texas Tech Sweep Over Michigan - TEXAS TECH OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
Last night was the 30th win for this team!  Woot!  Robbie Kilcrease gets the win last night and 5 additional pitchers finished the game, while Jamodrick McGruder his a 2 run home run:

Neely pitched the final 1.2 innings and ended the game despite allowing two runs on three hits with one walk and three strikeouts.  McGruder (2-for-5) and Redman (2-for-5) combined for four of Tech's five hits in the game while Whitehead's bunt single was the only other hit for the Red Raiders. Texas Tech's road swing continues with a trip to Columbia, Mo., taking on Missouri for a three-game series, May 13-15 at Taylor Stadium at Simmons Field.

2.  2011 All-Big 12 Tennis Teams And Awards Announced - Big 12 Conference - Official Athletic Site and Petty Named Big 12 Coach of the Year - TEXAS TECH OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE and No. 22 Tech Clashes with No. 43 Rice in NCAA First Round - TEXAS TECH OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
Congrats to Texas Tech's women's tennis coach for being named Big 12 Coach of the Year!  There were a handful of players named to the All Big 12 Team and the men's team plays in the NCAA First Round on Friday.

3.  Tech Track Focused for Big 12 Championships - TEXAS TECH OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
The outdoor championships start tomorrow at noon in Norman, OK and there are link has a ton of information about where the Texas Tech track athletes are rated in the Big 12.

4.  Fox Sports Southwest | Get the scoop on Texas Tech's Seth Doege as he talks about his journey to get back on the field.
This was part of the FSSW half hour spring review and I would love it if someone could dig around the FSSW website and find the all of the videos from the review and post them in the comments.  A couple of things from the video, I do think that Doege's teammates like him, I get the impression that Alexander Torres and Shawn Corker are being honest.  Also, I get why Torres was asked to comment on the team, but it was interesting that Corker was chosen to comment on the team as well.  And it was good to see Corker as I don't think I saw him at all last year and it looks like he's filled out quite a bit and that's good.

5.  Breaking Down the Big 12 Schedule: November - Turfburner
A look at the Big 12 November schedule and the big games.

6.  Linebacker Play: Key Reading - Shakin The Southland
Good stuff here.  For football junkies that want to learn, otherwise, don't click the link.

7. The Elite 18 - No. 17 Donnie Carona
There is no doubt that Carona has a lot on his shoulders, which is why yesterday's news that Ryan Bustin would be transferring to Texas Tech after being at Kilgore College last year.  I don't think we trust Carona and that's a shame because he does have a big leg, but I think kicking field goals is in his head.  When DTN reviewed the special teams, the only kickers on the team are Carona, Kyle Fyfe and Bradley Hicks.  If Hicks and Fyfe haven't supplanted Carona, then maybe this tells us something.  

8.  Heat on new NCAA president Emmert to get tough - College Football -
Always enjoy Wetzel's take on the NCAA.

9.  Red Raiders' special teams outlook: field goals a huge concern | College Sports Blog | Sports News | News for Dallas, Texas | The Dallas Morning News
Lots of talk about special teams this morning and we'll vote on the special teams MVP tomorrow, along with figuring out kicker, Tuberville will need to figure out who will return punts.  There's always Austin Zouzalik, but Graham seems to think that incoming freshman Derek Edwards could do the job along with Ronnie Daniels.  I don't know about Edwards as this would mean that Edwards would need to warrant enough time to play receiver as I can't imagine that Edwards would have his redshirt removed just to be a returner.  Maybe Ben McRoy should be the primary returner?

10.  Soft: A Novel About Pau Gasol, Dirk Nowitzki, And Understanding NBA Superstars -
I thought this was a good sports-debate and I'm a Maverick fan, so it's been pretty interesting to see Nowitzki mature over the course of his career.