CFB Matrix. Hey! I helped the folks over at CFB Matrix write the Texas Tech previews for their digital magazine preview of the Big 12. If you want to purchase it and you're an iPad or tablet person, it is supposed to be great. My tablet hasn't been able to download or update in 6 months for some reason, maybe because I bought it for $100.
Women's Clinic. Texas Tech and Kliff Kingsbury are holding their annual women's clinic on July 30th at 5:00 pm at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion that will benefit the Jenny Bailey Fund. More details are at the link and sorry, no cameras.
Kravic Signs with OEM Rethymno Aegean. Congrats to Dejan Kravic who signed a contract with OEM Rethymno Aegean of the Greek ΕΣΑΚΕ League! I also appreciate the SID that typed up those Greek letters because I just copied and pasted that here.
TTU vs. WVU on NSCAATV. The Red Raider soccer team will play West Virginia on NSCAATV.com. These are two of the best teams in the Big 12 and this is one of five to be televised, so this is a cool opportunity for both programs.
Vegas Baby. The men's basketball team will play in the Las Vegas Classic with Abilene Christian, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Loyola Texas Tech, Boise State, Houston, Loyola-Chicago, South Carolina State and Southern Utah.#
Stoops Thinks Mayfield Should be Eligible. Now, Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops think that QB Baker Mayfield should be eligible immediately. Stoops argues that because he doesn't have a scholarship, he should be able to play now without restriction. The rule, which is at Texas Tech's option is for there not to be any poaching. Generally, Stoops doesn't restrict players and let's them transfer to wherever. Allen Kenney at Blatant Homerism reminded us that Stoops took the opposite side of things last year when he thought that Oklahoma St.'s Wes Lunt should have to sit out a year in transferring to Illinois. I'm sorta tired of discussion, but c'mon Bob.
Congrats to Double-T Insider. Congrats to the good folks (i.e. students) that run and operate Double-T Insider, who have been picked up by Fox Sports Southwest! This is really just something that I "discovered" last year, but they've been around for a bit and they do good work.
#33. The Orlando Sentinel always ranks the teams, from #128 (or whatever) to #1 and they have the Red Raiders pegged at #33 in their countdown. The article starts off by saying that Kingsbury had an embarrassment of riches in terms of quarterbacks last year and I was sorta thinking that Texas Tech was shorthanded all year. Still, the general outlook is good:
Outlook: Young and dynamic, Kingsbury has injected enthusiasm and talent into the Texas Tech football program. We all know his history in developing quarterbacks like Keenum and Manziel, and if he can accomplish the same feat with Webb, the sky's the limit for the offense. If the offense can help take pressure off the defense, it could be a strong year for Texas Tech.
Big 12 Media Day Anonymous Survey. I promised myself that I'd do a bit more with this given some more time, but last night I ran out of time. In any event, David Ubben asked the players, anonymously, some questions about the Big 12 and the results are in, Texas Tech leads the Big 12 in battery-throwing. Also, Kingsbury was tabbed as the #2 head coach that the players would want to play for, garnering 25% of the votes.
Miscellaneous. The good folks at Frogs O' War analyze the Big 12 preseason poll . . . Crimson and Cream Machine is ranking the offensive lines and have your Red Raiders at #5 . . . thank goodness for David Ubben, who helps me, which helps you, summarize the best and worst from day 2 of the Big 12 meetings . . . TCU has separated themselves from DE Devonte Fields, who allegedly pointed a gun towards and assaulted his girlfriend . . . the LAJ is ranking receivers and they have Jakeem Grant at #3 and Bradley Marquez at #6 . . . Texas Tech baseball signee Donivan Lopez was named 2nd team 3A all-state (Congrats!) . . . Mason Reed, from Cisco, scored the winning touchdown in last night's THSCA game. Reed is going to walk-on at Texas Tech this upcoming year . . .