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DTN Daily Diatribe | Texas Tech News, Notes and Links | 2012-08-31

ODDS AND ENDS | There are so many links, there's going to be little to no commentary this morning.

CROSS COUNTRY | The cross country team is set to start competition in New Mexico.

VOLLEYBALL | The volleyball team will also host a tournament this weekend, the Lonestar Showdown.

SOCCER | The soccer team will host Nevada tonight (also via the DT).

GOLF | The new clubhouse and team facility opened and it's really spectacular (also via the DT).

BASEBALL | Trey Masek and Blake Bass were named to summer league prospect list.

FOOTBALL | Here goes:

* LAJ with that hope new tone and fresh approach lead to better results on the defense.
* LAJ with the team aiming to improve on 5-7.
* LAJ has the All-Big 12 team.
* LAJ with the year in the Big 12.
* LAJ has their staff predictions for the Texas Tech 2012 season.
* LAJ also predicts the Big 12 standings.
* LAJ with a position-by-position breakdown.
* LAJ with a profile on freshman LB Micah Awe.
* DT previews the game.
* RP previews the Northwestern St. defense.
* DMN had voice of the Red Raiders, Brian Jensen, on for a chat.
* TheTownTalk talks with Northwestern St. head coach Bradley Dale Peveto about his history with Texas Tech.
* Student of the Game (Cody Davis) with a fall camp review.
* I thought this horrific music video, SEC Bound, was done by Aggies, but it was actually by Missouri fans. The Aggies did get a new blog, Good Bull Hunting. Third time's the charm.
* SBN's Bill Connelly with 100 steps to learning to love college football.
* Official site with a story on QB Seth Doege.
* Grantland's Chuck Klosterman proposes three new rules for the NFL.