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Monday Morning Matador: the World Series has begun

Tech also continues to move up the rankings on the 2019 recruiting board

Summertime for a number of colleges can be a boring affair, but for the Red Raiders it means the College World Series. Read on for a quick recap of what’s been going on for Texas Tech and its athletic programs.

Texas Tech routs Florida despite delay

After a near three-hour delay from lightning during the Texas vs. Arkansas game, the Red Raiders took the field against the defending champions, Florida. Tech did most of its scoring between the fourth and sixth innings: earning five of their six runs and seven of their 12 hits. Four Red Raiders produced multi-hit bids at the plate, with sophomore Grant Little leading the count with three. Little racked up two doubles, an RBI and two stolen bases. This made him the first Red Raider in program history to compile three hits in a CWS game and the second to steal two bases in a CWS game. The six runs produced by Tech marked the most in school history in a CWS game, besting the 2016 game vs. Coastal Carolina. Up next Texas Tech will look to stay in the winner’s bracket by facing Arkansas Tuesday night at 6 p.m. on ESPN.

Tech’s 2019 recruiting class stacking up

After receiving some flak for their lack of recruiting prowess, Coach Kingsbury and crew have accumulated nine commitments for the 2019 season. Steven Parker, La’Vonte Shenault, Simon Gonzales, Tyrique Matthews, Cameron Cantrell, Keeyon Stewart, Trey Cleveland, Bryce Robinson and Trevor Roberson all intend to have the scarlet and black in their college resume. Most notable of these commits is Trevor Roberson, a 6’11 offensive tackle that had been receiving interest and offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Houston, Iowa State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, TCU, USC, Virginia, Arizona, Duke, Georgia, Louisville, Michigan State, Missouri, Ole Miss, and Washington State and a few more... You get the picture. This was a huge nab for the Texas Tech football program and Kingbsury is looking to notch a few more before the summer is up.

Ric Flair visits Tech football

The indisputably best and best dressed wrestler of time, Ric Flair took some time out of his celebrity lifestyle to visit Texas Tech. See the tweet below!

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