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The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) regional awards following the outdoor season saw three Red Raider coaches lifted up. Head Coach Wes Kittley was named the Mountain Region Men’s Coach of the Year, making this the fourth time he has won the award but first time as a result of the outdoor season. As they entered the NCAA Outdoor Championships, the Red Raiders men’s program held onto the No. 2 ranking for most of the season and captured the program’s first-ever Big 12 Indoor Championship title. They also won the Big 12 Outdoor Championship title with a record-setting 165 points. Coach Calvin Robinson earned the Mountain Region Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year. Under the guidance of Coach Robinson, the sprint and hurdles squad had one of its most prolific seasons to date. 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay school records were toppled during this season. Even more notably, his sprint group scored 70 points which led the men’s program to the Big 12 Outdoor title. Finally Associate Head Coach James Thomas was named the Mountain Region Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year, marking his third women’s region award and seventh in total.
If you didn’t get enough 11 a.m. kickoffs in 2017, we’re starting off with another in 2018. From NRG Stadium in Houston, the Red Raiders are set to take on the Rebels of Ole miss at 11 a.m. with coverage provided on ESPN. The AdvoCare Texas Kickoff (Tech versus Ole Miss) announcement was one of four game time and television selections released Thursday by the Big 12 Conference. Tech’s other two non-conference games against Lamar on Sept. 8 and Houston on Sept. 15 will kick off at 3 p.m while the Oct. 11 road game at TCU kicks off at 6:30pm. The first four games of Tech’s 2018 conquest will help prove/affirm a few things for fans who are sitting patiently on their hands during the offseason.
The Texas Tech baseball team claimed game one of the 2018 NCAA Lubbock Regional with a 9-2 victory over New Mexico State on Friday afternoon. The Red Raiders used a three-run first inning and a four-run seventh to help minimize the Aggies’s damage for the third time this season; Tech also faced New Mexico State on Feb. 20 in Lubbock and April 3 in Midland. Then on Saturday, the Red Raiders scored multiple runs in four different innings against Louisville. The final score mapped out to be 10-4, moving the Red Raiders to 2-0 in the 2018 NCAA Lubbock Regional. Up next they will take on the winner of today’s elimination match between Kent State and Lousville - looking to capitalize on opponent exhaustion and home field advantage.