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DTN Daily Diatribe | Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | 2012-06-07

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SOFTBALL | A couple of Texas Tech signees are named to All-American status.

BASEBALL | There were nine players selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, which is a school record. That should be depressing. Nine players drafted, which also led the Big 12 and the team finished last. Congrats to those players drafted: Bo Altobelli, 21st round; Reid Redman, 23rd round; Daniel Coulombe 25th round; John Neely, 30th round; and Rusty Shellhorn, 31st round. LAJ's George Watson recaps, while AD Kirby Hocutt is disappointed as well and interim head coach Tim Tadlock doesn't know whether or not the signees will also sign Major League deals.

TRACK | Per LAJ's Don Williams, Gil Roberts advances in the 400m, but he ran his fastest time and still finished third.

Per the official site, All-American shot-putter Ifeatu Okafor has been nominated to the John McLendon Postgraduate Scholarship, which is a big deal for Ms. Okafor.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL | The official site has an extensive Q&A with new graduate assistant Layne Reeves, whose dad is former Texas Tech quarterback Don Ron Reeves.

MEN'S BASKETBALL LAJ's Nick Kosmider has a profile on PF/C Dejan Kravic, who was only 5'10" as a freshman in high school, has added 20 pounds over the past year and is at 240 and here is what head coach Billy Gillispie said about Kravic:

"He has a very unique skill set," Gillispie said. "He has changed his body a lot since he’s been here, for the better. He is very agile because of his strength, and he has fantastic size. He also has a very high basketball IQ."

FOOTBALL | Per DMN's Mike Graham, ATH Casey Gladney and LB Ryan Flannigan did not qualify. Gladney will go to Hargrave Military Academy and Flannigan will go to JUCO. I think that Gladney had said that he would qualify, but it's not surprising he didn't qualify. He wasn't expected to qualify. CB Bruce Jones is supposed to qualify, but won't arrive on campus until the second summer session.

Per DMN's Mike Graham, 2012 signee DL J.J. Loller (formerly Bynum) will have surgery on his eye next week and as a result, he will not be here on campus until January. Loller will intern at a high school near his home in College Station. Head coach Tommy Tuberville said that he would honor Loller's scholarship regardless of the outcome of his eye condition. I really hope Loller can play football at Texas Tech.

Beyond The Bets has predicted the favorites for every college football game and by doing this, they have predicted the record for every team. BTB is predicting a 3-6 conference record which means that Texas Tech is only favored in 3 conference games.

Dave Campbell's Jake Shaw looks at the replacements for LG Lonnie Edwards, Beau Carpenter, and DE Scott Smith, Branden Jackson.