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Matador Mailbag 2.28.17

Lauren Bogle answers your questions about Tech athletics

Losing five out of the last six games pretty much closes the door on the NCAA Tournament for Tech, despite the fact most of them were close losses. They have to run the table in the Big 12 tourney and get the automatic bid to make the tournament. No doubt about it. Being 5-8 in Big 12 play is not enough. Take a couple games back like Kansas or their first matchup with Baylor and their fate might look sweeter.

South Carolina is an SEC powerhouse baseball program with MLB talent sprinkled all over its roster. That’s why they were ranked so high to begin the season. Two losses by one run each are seemingly forgivable this early in the season. There’s a lot of baseball games to be played, and the true contenders will sort themselves out as the season progresses. No need to get too caught up in rankings right now.

Two College World Series appearances in the last three years. Texas Tech = baseball school.

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Posted by Viva The Matadors on 27hb Februari 2017

That is a dicey question. Tone deaf is an understatement at this juncture. The death penalty for Baylor is an absolute real conversation. Even though Baylor is hurting the Big 12, getting rid of Baylor would also hurt the conference. If Baylor gets the death patently, that affects expansion, TV contracts and sharing money. Baylor will be the new SMU. However, there are schools in line. The benefits they bring have to outweigh Baylor’s notoriety. Unfortunately, it’s all about the money.

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Posted by Viva The Matadors on Monday, February 27, 2017

Maybe DB Octavius Morgan can make an immediate impact, but enough of an impact for Kliff to sit comfortably? Highly doubt it. Morgan could force potential turnovers, nevertheless, Texas Tech desperately needs strong linebackers to stop the run.