Former Ohio State linebacker Mike Mitchell, a Texan who was one of the nation’s top recruits in 2013, attended the Texas Tech spring game Saturday, a source confirmed.
Mitchell signed with Ohio State in 2013, redshirted last season and then decided to transfer back closer to home. He has not committed to any school after being given permission in February to contact other programs. He attended Plano Prestonwood Christian.
In July 2012, the 6-foot-4, 220-pound linebacker set the national record for SPARQ rating, a score that quantifies — and stands for — speed, power, agility, reaction ......
Counting this week, just six weekends remain in the college baseball regular season for 2014.
So you know what that means, right?
Yep, time to start those regional projections.
And for the first time in 10 years, the Red Raiders are solidly in the two media organizations doing projections.
Baseball America on Thursday released its midseason projection, which usually signfies the beginning of them doing one once every week or two. BA had nothing but good things to say about the Red Raiders, making them a No. 2 seed in the Gainesville, Fla. regional hosted by Florida.
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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.
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Kliff Kingsbury can't just watch one episode of Breaking Bad on Apple TV. He must “bang out as many episodes as I can,” preferably five or six at a time.
Texas Tech's coach can't take just notes when watching football video in his office. He must use three different colored pens -- blue or black for run or pass, depending on the day, and red for mental notes.
The purveyor of all things college cool doesn't buy suits in Lubbock. There's “a guy that comes from out of town” to produce his skinny-everything look. That guy is Yaneev Benami with Elevee out of Los Angeles.
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