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Thursday Morning Links at Viva The Matadors | 2013-01-17

The Lady Raiders beat the Longhorns. The men's basketball team fall to Oklahoma. The tennis team notches a couple of early wins. The football staff gives out some more offers and more visits to high school players.

Congrats to the Lady Raiders on beating Texas!


* Totally Texas Tech: New Jones Stadium Video Board and Expansion Pictures - 1/16/2013 | Terrific work as always. Will love watching this progress.


* Tech men’s tennis kicks off season undefeated - The Daily Toreador: Sports


* Tech Baseball Alumni Game & First Pitch Dinner Set for Jan. 26 - Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL | Woot! Nice to get a conference win on the road!

* Texas Tech Holds Off Texas in Austin - Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site

* Brown, Morris lead Lady Raiders to win at Texas | Red Raiders

* Lady Raider notebook: Morris hits rare four-point play | Red Raiders


* Texas Tech Falls to Oklahoma, 81-63 - Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site

* Oklahoma pounds Texas Tech inside en route to runaway win | Red Raiders

* Texas Tech notebook: Foul problems prove costly for Red Raiders in loss to OU | Red Raiders

* Marshall Henderson Is College Basketball's Newest Madman - The Triangle Blog - Grantland | Woot! VTM got linked by Grantland!


* Coach Jinks finds the 'right fit' at Texas Tech - San Antonio Express-News | From new RB coach Mike Jinks:

"There are all kinds of stereotypes," he said. "To me the toughest situation to get out of, knowing what I know from personal experience, is your environment. Coming from the inner city is hard. I know because that's where all my relatives come from, the inner city in Fort Worth.

"It's an unbelievable cycle. If inner-city kids see me and I look like them — or even if they're Hispanic or white — and that gives them hope that they can succeed, too, that gives me great joy."

* 2013 Football Recruiting Reviews Announced - Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site

* THE STATE OF THE BUSINESS CARD GAME - Every Day Should Be Saturday | Well, of course:



* Old Dominion WR commit Carlos Thompson offered by Texas Tech | You can read about Thompson on an early Scout article, check out a video, read his senior stats (70 receptions, 1,397 receiving yards and 20 receiving touchdowns) or check out his Rivals or 247 Sports profiles.

* Tight end De'Marieya Nelson will visit Texas Tech Jan. 18 | I am almost postive I've mentioned Nelson before. He's a pure hybrid player, part running back, part quarterback, part receiver. You can watch Nelson's Hudl video or check out his Rivals and 247 Sports profiles.