Texas Tech will start two true freshmen in the secondary Thursday against Texas. February signee Justis Nelson will get his second start in a row at field (wide-side) cornerback, defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt said Monday, and walk-on Tanner Jacobson from Southlake Carroll will make his third start at strong safety.
Both positions have been a revolving door lately. Olaoluwa Falemi started the first eight games at field corner. Derrick Mays made two starts, and then Nelson started and played 90 snaps in Tech’s last game against Baylor.
Tech has started four players at strong ......
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The rain has stopped, the tarp has been pulled and the ballpark groundscrew are working feverishly to get the field ready.
The Big 12 just announced a 12:30 p.m. first pitch for No. 4 seed Oklahoma vs. No. 5 seed Baylor. There will then be 35 minutes in between games.
That means No. 8 Texas Tech and No. 1 Kansas State likely will start somehwere between 3:30 and 4 p.m.
Sometimes, you get the feeling that Mother Nature is telling you not to play baseball.
Just three days after an EF-5 tornado destroyed parts of Moore, Okla. just to the south of Oklahoma ......
I wasn't sure we were in the right place when our Avalanche-Journal staff pulled up to Grande Communications Stadium in Midland on Saturday afternoon.
The air was filled with the tantalizing smells of the kind of smoky BBQ I've come to know and love during my time in West Texas. We're not talking a couple hot dogs being cooked on a mini charcoal grill.
This was full-blown tailgating, campers lined up in droves with thousands taking in the game-day atmosphere, complete with bouncing castles and cooperative sunshine.
The thing was, this wasn't a game. It was a scrimmage, a glorified ......
Former Texas Tech women's basketball coach Kristy Curry finalized her staff at Alabama, bringing along two additional staffers from her time at the Lady Raiders.
In a move that was expected since Curry left for Alabama on May 11, Shereka Wright -- an assistant under Curry at Tech -- and Director of Ops Grant Faussett were both hired for similar spots at 'Bama.
Wright and Faussett join Curry's husband, Kelly, on the staff. Kristy Curry also snagged Terry Noonan of Kansas to round out her staff.
Here's a link to the news ......
Time for another Big 12 rankings, and with only two conference games left, the pecking order is pretty well-established. And kudos to the Big 12 schedule-maker. The top four teams are playing in these final two games. OU at OSU, and Texas at Baylor.
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