Sold Out! That's right, Texas Tech has sold out all of their season tickets for the year, all 38,502 and head coach Kliff Kingsbury is real proud you guys:
"This is a tremendous achievement from the best fans in the country," Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury said. "I want to thank all the fans who have made the commitment to invest in our program. There is nothing like game day at Jones AT&T Stadium and our team and coaches feed off your enthusiasm."
Bustin Named to Lou Groza Award Watch List. Congrats to K Ryan Bustin for being named to the Lou Groza Watch List!
Men's Basketball Has Low APR and That's Not Good. Too low to be honest as Texas Tech is very much in danger of having some issues with their APR score if the team and the players don't all stick around this next year and continue to make their grades:
The trouble for Texas Tech is that it drops a perfect score of 1000 but has to carry an awful score of 877 for another year. The 913 from the most recent APR cohort is also not helping at all. Two departures might not seem like a lot, but losing just two points out of the maximum of 52 possible for men's basketball gives you a score of 961. That might not be enough for the Red Raiders.
If you click on over, you'll note that you average the scores from the past four years and Texas Tech must maintain a score of 900 over a four year period and a 930 over a two year period. At some point, Texas Tech will not be able to include the 1,000 score and can't score 1,000 this year because of the transfers of Jordan Tolbert and Dusty Hannahs. Even if every player sticks around and sticks to the program, it may not be enough. The penalty could be a post-season ban, loss of scholarships and practice time and things like that, although the loss of scholarships seems drastic.
If you wanted to know why Texas Tech is in this situation, you could high-five Billy Clyde and Pat when you see them out and about.
Petty to Lead USTA Girls Championships. Congrats to head coach Todd Petty for being named the USTA 18's girls championships at the end of July!
Aucoin to Transfer. Texas Tech's best player, freshman P Gretchen Aucoin, is set to transfer to Tennessee, saying that part of it is because the major isn't offered at Texas Tech, but is upset at the termination of Shannon Hays. I still don't get this move, firing Hays, even after having time to reflect on the situation.
Miscellaneous. I suppose any sort of rivalry is tough to really quantify when the players really don't play all that much, but here's a story on the difference between Texas and California quarterbacks . . . Crimson and Cream Machine is looking at the running backs and thinks Texas Tech has the 7th best runners . . . The DMN takes a look at the defensive line options this year for Texas Tech . . . Cowboys Ride For Free has some thoughts on their Big 12 preseason poll . . . Frogs 'O War are thinking about potential rivalries . . .