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DTN Daily Diatribe | Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | 2011-07-21

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FOOTBALL
Big 12 football: Analyzing media poll | Berry Tramel's Blog
Texas Tech was picked to finish 7th in the Big 12 Media poll.  Luckily, NewsOK's Berry Tramel has your back Texas Tech.

Meet The Two-Deep: David Neill - TEXAS TECH OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
Neill wants you to stay classy (YouTube video).

‪Raider Power: Tech Football Grinding It Out‬‏ - YouTube
I was informed that some new footage was posted to this original video where you get to see the players during offseason workouts.  Good stuff!

RedRaiderSports.com - Roster Countdown: Nos. 79-70
Countdown continues with Kyle Clark, Beau Carpenter, Justin Keown, Mickey Okafor, Coby Coleman and Lonnie Edwards.

Evaluating Top-to-Bottom Football Conference Strength? Big 12 vs SEC, BIG 10, PAC 10, 1998-2010 (line graph) - Cowboys Ride For Free
It's too tough for me to explain, but it's interesting and excellent work from Cowboys Ride For Free.

MEN'S BASKETBALL
Sources: NCAA actively looking into Salinas case - CBSSports.com | Lute Olson releases statement on Salinas - CBSSports.com | Former 'Zona player talks Salinas and recruiting - CBSSports.com
There are conflicting reports on whether or not the NCAA will investigate the death of David Salinas, who was operated an AAU team and also was an investor with some notable coaches as clients, namely Billy Gillipie, who allegedly lost $2.3 million.  I really want this story to go away.

MISCELLANEOUS
When Did ESPN Lose Its Journalistic Integrity? | Awful Announcing
I think this is a pretty good look at ESPN, "journalism" and entertainment.

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