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DTN Daily Diatribe | Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | 2012-07-12

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ODDS AND ENDS | Per the LAJ's Don Williams, longtime friend of the University, Bob Sweazy, passed away earlier this month. Condolences to the family.

Two stories from Outside Magazine: a story about a highway in Canada where people just go missing and whether or not Lance Armstrong is a victim of the USADA. #longreads

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS | You can buy the Football Outsiders college football preview for $5.00. If you have $5.00 burning a hole in your pocket, then this is a good place to spend it.

BASEBALL | The official site does a Q&A with OF Brennan Moore and catches up with LHP Trey Masek.

MEN'S BASKETBALL | LAJ's Nick Kosmider profiles C Kader Tapsoba, who sat out all of last year. Here's a bit:

"Playing hard," Tapsoba said, "that’s what it’s all about with Coach G. You can’t be slacking off, can’t be taking days off. It has to be a 24-7 commitment. At first it was kind of hard, especially when you’re not used to things like that. But then again, you have to go after what you want. You just can’t run away from it."

FOOTBALL | Meet the Two Deep is a series that the official site started last year and yesterday was the first day. This is the page that you might want to bookmark as I think this will be updated daily. They will also post the videos to YouTube and up first is LT LaAdrian Waddle:

Yesterday I mentioned that IR Austin Zouzalik and WR Eric Ward went to houses of some season ticket holders and here is a photo gallery.'s Stewart Mandel arranges football programs in order and thank goodness, Texas Tech is still a knight.

From CBS Sports Bruce Feldman, this is a scathing article from a successful JUCO coach against the NCAA. #worthyourtime