Texas Tech Looks to Rally. With Texas Tech's 3-2 loss to TCU yesterday, Texas Tech is now in the loser's bracket and will face Ole Miss at 2:00 pm on Tuesday (On the post linked, I originally had 3:00 pm and that was EST, the game is actually at 2:00 pm CST.). Head coach Tim Tadlock knows that his team can't look too far ahead and just has to focus on beating Ole Miss:
I think the simple thing we'll have a decent starter on Tuesday. Johnny is the one guy that pitched today out of the bullpen. We had two other guys up, so those guys should be fine. And really just, I don't think you can go through the losers bracket talking about winning the whole losesers bracket. We've need to come out and play a solid baseball game on Tuesday.
Tadlock also talked a bit about the error of Alec Humphreys and this has been Tadlock's mantra all year, which is that this game can sometimes be a close game, one of inches:
At the same time, like Tyler said, we got all the confidence in the world in Jonny, and it's kind of a game of inches there. The first single, I mean, it just bounces over him and it's a chopper. And then the next one, the one Humphreys goes and gets, if he's holding the runner a little more, if Keaton Jones -- if we thought he was going to run, you hold the runner, and it's probably an out. So just kind of an unpredictable game and a game of inches.
In facing Ole Miss, a writer for the Clarion-Ledger writes that Texas Tech is good, but beatable. Well yeah, that's exactly what Texas Tech and Ole Miss both are because they both won their way to the College World Series and lost a close game.
Track and at the NCAA Championships. The NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon came to a close and Le'Tristan Pledger finished 8th in the 100-meter hurdles and Cierra White finished 8th in the 200-meter dash. Meanwhile, one of my favorite people, Kennedy Kithuka finished up his career at Texas Tech by finishing 4th in the 10,000-meter run and 8th in the 5,000-meter run:
"I give thanks to them and everybody." he said Friday night. "I will always be a part of Texas Tech, wherever I go."
Big 12 Breakthrough Players. From the NFL, 10 possible candidates and we love lists, because we love lists, with Jakeem Grant a possible breakthrough player for Texas Tech:
Buzz: Texas Tech's high-flying offense produces some great receivers, and that's one way a player who had 796 yards last season could possibly be termed a breakout star. With Jace Amaro and Eric Ward gone, Grant figures to be the top passing target in an offense perfectly suited to his size, speed and quickness. He'll put up big numbers and has a chance to challenge Antwan Goodley and Tyler Lockett for first-team All-Big 12 in 2014.
Campus Photos. Some terrific campus photos, after a thunderstorm rolled through Lubbock, from our friend at Totally Texas Tech. Also, if you ever thought you'd love to have a coffee table book of these great photos, TTURed has a way for you to save 25% on those coffee table books.
Ramirez Continues to Work. Denver Bronco Manny Ramirez continues to work after earning the center position for the Broncos:
"Even if you're not the No. 1, even if you're No. 2, that's your mindset," Ramirez said. "You have to make sure that you're ready to go no matter what the situation is. I was just making sure that I was prepared for whatever the situation might present."