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The Monday Morning Matador

Texas Tech stories you need to check out this morning

NCAA Baseball: College World Series-Coastal Carolina vs Texas Tech Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, and welcome to the first edition of the Monday Morning Matador, a collection of links to keep you informed on what’s going on in Raiderland to start the week.

Texas Tech trajectory check: Why Red Raiders will -- or won't -- bounce back in 2017

The Kingsbury era has come with its share of successes and failures. If history tells us anything, it’s that Tech will bounce back after a substandard year and have a productive season in 2017. This article gives three reasons why the Red Raiders will or won’t have success in the upcoming year.

Texas Tech's Pat Mahomes is most talented QB in 2017 Draft Class

Hot take or not, Mahomes is a gifted athlete with unrivaled arm strength in this year’s draft class. Check out some of the tape on the 6’3 quarterback here and let us know if you think he’s worthy of such praise in the comments section.

Hargrove’s grand slam leads Texas Tech to 11-2 win over California

If you haven’t been paying attention to what Texas Tech baseball has been doing, you have been missing out on a phenomenal start to the season. The Red Raiders are now 8-1 coming off a four-game sweep of the Cal Bears, who, to be fair, are just a percentage of what they were a year ago. In any case, Tech is sizzling heading into its Tuesday matchup against New Mexico, and then it’s the series marked on everyone’s calendar: the Shriners Children’s Hospital College Classic in Houston. Tech will get to measure itself up against blueblood baseball programs LSU, Ole Miss and Texas A&M. A good showing there will set the tone for the conference schedule.

Tech basketball got beat up in Stillwater, but at least someone was able to salvage some highlights on Twitter

That’s it for today. Let’s have a great week, everyone.