Davis Webb’s situation has changed immensely in the several weeks since the 2014 football season ended. The Texas Tech sophomore goes into spring as the unquestioned No. 1 quarterback with the mid-term transfers of Baker Mayfield, Michael Brewer and Clayton Nicholas. He’s got a shorter haircut and is carrying 210 pounds on his 6-foot-4 frame.
And he’s being noticed a lot more after throwing four touchdown passes in the Red Raiders’ first four offensive series of the Holiday Bowl.
“So far, I’ve gotten stopped at every single dinner,” Webb said Tuesday after the first session of spring ......
Ask any rabid Texas Tech baseball fan if they would have taken the results of this past weekend in Houston — and I did ask a couple of them that I know — and the overwhelming majority would likely have said yes.
Given the Red Raiders’ struggles over the last 20 years against Rice, most would trade losing to Sam Houston and Houston to beat the Owls, which Tech did, 2-1, on Sunday, to go 1-2 at the Houston College Classic and break a 15-game losing streak to Rice.
But being happy with the results doesn’t mean being pleased with how they came about.
Of course, the only perspective I have ......
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 ......
Texas Tech football coach Kliff Kingsbury kept up his reputation as one of the hippest coaches in the game by appearing at South by Southwest this weekend in Austin, starring in a one-on-one panel with USA Today’s George Schroeder.
During the session, Kingsbury touched on a number of topics, including the use of his name as a clue on Jeopardy, the recently overturned 10-second rule he has spoken out against and his lifestyle in Lubbock.
Regarding the rule that would have made college offenses slow down on the basis that the ultra-face pace leads to health issues, Kingsbury said: “The ......