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Texas Tech Football Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury and Texas Tech Lady Raiders Head Coach Candi Whitaker address the reinstatement of freshman defensive back Nigel Bethel in a press conference on Wednesday. (Shannon Wilson/AJ Media)

Red Raider football notebook: Texas Tech, Oklahoma State square off for recruiting territory  updated 8:23am

Texas Tech and Oklahoma State battle each other every other year in Lubbock and Stillwater. More and more, the Red Raiders and the Cowboys might be squaring off in places like Lufkin and Tyler.

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Pirtle: Big 12 top offensive linemen: Tech's Clark leads Red Raiders' line 07/23/14 - 6:26pm

The Big 12 is known as an offensive league with air raid offenses and hard-nosed run attacks. While the quarterbacks, receivers and running backs get all the credit, the offensive linemen are actually responsible for their success.

Recruiting notebook: Former Tech CB Dee Paul will transfer to Tarleton State 07/23/14 - 7:37pm

Former Texas Tech cornerback Dee Paul has found a new home. After leaving the football team last week, Paul has decided to transfer to Tarleton State. He recorded one tackle in three games in his lone season with the Red Raiders.

Williams: Former Tech offensive coordinator Holgorsen says things looking up in West Virginia 07/22/14 - 7:47pm

DALLAS - Having already coached in the Big 12 Conference for nine seasons, Dana Holgorsen couldn't have had any illusions about the challenge facing West Virginia when the Mountaineers left the Big East for the Big 12.

Red Raiders notebook: Kingsbury's watch was a gift - priceless 07/22/14 - 7:39pm

Lobbying for Mayfield

DALLAS - Kliff Kingsbury's watch that stirred up an Internet buzz after his Monday appearance at Big 12 football media days was given to him as a gift several years ago, Tech spokesman Blayne Beal said Tuesday.

The Big 12's top receivers 07/22/14 - 10:38pm

10. Mario Alford, Sr., West Virginia

Seven of the Big 12's top receivers are gone. From Jace Amaro to Josh Stewart, their impressive numbers made up only 19.5 percent of the conference's 31,820 total passing yards on the season.