Kliff Kingsbury wanted a role model. After 10-year NFL veteran and former Texas Tech standout Manny Ramirez retired just a few months after signing with the Chicago Bears, Kingsbury got his wish.
A storm was brewing Sunday evening across West Texas. So, a match originally scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Walker Soccer Complex had to be put on hold for an hour-and-a-half as lightning strikes put the game in doubt.
Patrick Mahomes II is well-rested. Oh, the junior quarterback is busy, but it's not like it used to be. In the spring of 2015, Mahomes was racing from one practice to the next, exchanging a helmet for a baseball cap.
Texas Tech's second appearance in three years at the College World Series brought the program another dose of the national spotlight. That and the threat of losing Tim Tadlock is making the Tech baseball coach a wealthier man.