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Wednesday Morning Links on VTM | Whitaker Presser; Adams and Kilgo Set; Baseball Ready

New campus photos; WBB Candace Whitaker press conference today; Adams and Kilgo set for NCAA Doubles Championships; Baseball set for Big 12 Championship

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Odds and Ends

Totally Texas Tech has some new campus photos.

Women's Basketball

The press conference announcing Candace Whitaker as the head coach is set for today at 11:00 am. Let's consider yesterday's post as the open thread for the presser.


Samantha Adams and Kenna Kilgo are set to play in the NCAA Doubles Championships against a higher ranked Vanderbilt doubles team in Illinois, I think, later this week or this weekend. The LAJ has an article on Adams and Kilgo.


The Big 12 Championship format has changed and will now be a pool tournament rather than a double-elimination tournament. The play is set to start on Thursday, rather than today, as all of Oklahoma is helping Moore recover from the terrible tragedy. The LAJ has an article on the mood of the team in light of the tragedy.

Congrats to 3B Jake Barrios for being named the All-Big 12 Second Team!

Men's Basketball

Texas Tech will play in the Legends Classic in Brooklyn in November of next year's basketball season. Pittsburgh, Stanford and Houston are also in the Classic and that's very interesting. I think you could sell that to some recruits.

1340 The Fan had Joe Esposito on the radio yesterday and he is a really excitable guy and if you ever needed someone to sell something and be positive, it is Esposito. He's a machine, always Tweeting positivity and his interview is the same. Very positive. He's also tweeted about how the men's basketball weight room is being renovated. Cannolis in Lubbock.

24/7 Sports has an article on former Red Raider Martin Zeno who helped his team in Finland win their 2nd championship. Good stuff, go check it out.


No real Texas Tech links. I have somewhat stumbled on Big12Recruit, which is a blog dedicated to football recruiting and I have enjoyed reading it. It helps me keep up of who is committing within the Big 12. Yesterday they had the best available offensive linemen and their current rankings. In other recruiting news, 24/7 Sports has a Big 12 roundup which includes Baylor going on a run over the last few days.

Speaking of Baylor, I always enjoy CBS Sports Bruce Feldman's annual list of athletic freaks. No Texas Tech players on the list, although TE Jace Amaro might qualify as an athletic freak if he could stay healthy as I think that was probably the biggest issue why he might have been left off the list.

Pretty interesting post from Crystal Ball Run on ESPN analyst Ed Cunningham who is trying to fund a documentary on a foot left in a BBQ pit. This is not a made-up story.