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FOOTBALL
Big 12 coaches golf away in East Texas - KLTV 7 News Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville and Big visits from Big 12 | KETK
Some video of football coach Tommy Tuberville and men's basketball coach Billy Gillispie at Willowbrook Country Club in Tyler, Texas, yesterday. 

Terrell Daily Photo: Texas Tech football camp
The photographer for the Terrell Tribune A photographer from Terrell sent me an email yesterday where he took photos of the camp held in Rockwall over the weekend.  Terrell is where I stay.  Anyway, you can also find a ton of pictures on their Facebook page

% of Tackles Returning | Phil Steele
Not encouraging as Texas Tech is 99th out of 120 teams, returning only 53.5% of returning tackles.

Ranking Big 12 nonconference schedules - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Ubben ranks the Big 12 non-conference schedules and thinks that Texas Tech has the worst.  It's tough to argue when the slate includes Texas St., Nevada and New Mexico (although I'm interested in the Nevada game).

Twitter / @Joe Schad: Former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville said Monday the Tigers should be declared 04-05 national champs and Twitter / @Joe Schad: Tubs: "Someone should be awarded title. If not, the team that had to forfeit is not really punished.
At what point will Tuberville be the current Texas Tech head coach and former Auburn coach?

Mike Leach wants college football fans to stop overreacting - Dr. Saturday - NCAAF Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Those are some heavy tweets!

Students Now Have Additional Reserved Seating Options For Football - TEXAS TECH OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE

Introducing the SB Nation Conference Re-Draft Project - Cowboys Ride For Free
I'm going to be in Ethiopia when this really starts to shake down, but this should be interesting.  Essentially (as the link title says) this is a re-draft of all BCS teams.  You might be wondering how does this work when geography has such a big part of conferences, unless you're TCU, but the key to this re-draft is that they don't want you to consider geography when selecting other teams, but rather selecting teams based on all of the other factors. 

Scout.com: Retro Red Raiders: Houston '78
Joe Yeager takes a look at the 1978 team.

VOLLEYBALL
Dowdy Accepts Team USA Invite for European Global Challenge - TEXAS TECH OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
Congrats to Amanda for a terrific opportunity to play on an elite team and go to Europe for the summer!

TRACK & FIELD
Tech Track Picks Up Four Regional Awards - TEXAS TECH OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
Congrats to these players and coaches!

Julian Wruck and Ifeatu Okafor were named the USTFCCCA Mountain Regional Field Athletes of the Year while Dion Miller and Cliff Felkins collected the USTFCCCA Mountain Regional Assistant Coaches of the Year.

MEN'S BASKETBALL
Darvin Ham Being Looked At As Possible Denver Nuggets Assistant Coach - Ridiculous Upside
Good luck to Darvin, one of my favorite Red Raiders!

MISCELLANEOUS
The United States Is Not Catching Up To Mexico, The World - SBNation.com
I really love soccer and have really gotten into it over the course of the last few years, but reading this bothers me to no end.

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