Texas Tech freshman strong-side linebacker Pete Robertson has missed the last four weeks with a shoulder injury and may not return this season.
Coach Tommy Tuberville said Tuesday that if Robertson isn’t ready after Tech’s Nov. 5 game at Texas, the Red Raiders may seek a medical hardship waiver for the true freshman. The waiver would restore Robertson's freshman-year eligibility.
Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville said Tuesday he was a bit surprised that West Virginia is the likeliest candidate to replace Missouri in the Big 12 Conference.
The fans and the football program are good, he said, but traveling there is difficult — particularly for Tech’s other sports. Tuberville said the only way to get to Morgantown, W.Va., is to fly into Pittsburgh.
Texas Tech right tackle Mickey Okafor didn’t play Saturday against No. 3 Oklahoma, as he's still dealing with an ankle injury he suffered against Nevada. But coach Tommy Tuberville said he’s getting healthier and should play some Saturday against Iowa State.
“He’s going to have to play this week,” Tuberville said. “He’s our next man up. I would have liked to get him some (snaps) last week but things were going so well. Not being 100 percent against those guys can give you some problems.
Sophomore cornerback Tre Porter and freshman linebacker Pete Robertson will miss the remainder of the 2011 season, Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville said Monday.
Porter, who suffered a head injury against Iowa State, did not travel to Austin last weekend.
Robertson suffered a shoulder injury against Nevada on Sept. 24 and hasn’t suited up since. Tuberville said Robertson will apply for a medical hardship waiver, which would restore his freshman-year eligibility.
Texas Tech likely spoiled Oklahoma’s national title hopes with a 41-38 victory in Norman, Okla., on Oct. 22.
The Red Raiders will have the opportunity to play spoiler once more against No. 2 Oklahoma State at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium.
The Cowboys are 9-0 overall and 6-0 in the Big 12 Conference. They moved up to No. 2 in The Associated Press poll after Alabama’s loss to LSU last weekend.
Texas Tech senior defensive tackle Donald Langley and sophomore wide receiver Aaron Fisher were injured Saturday against Oklahoma State and will miss the rest of the season.
Langley suffered a broken ankle, and Fisher tore his anterior cruciate ligament. Both will have surgery in the coming days, Tech coach Tommy Tuberville said.
“Aaron was was pretty much our team captain on special teams, and he had made some crucial third down catches this year,” Tuberville said. “He’s really coming on his own. He had hurt his elbow a couple weeks ago and tough to lose him.
Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville disputed a claim Monday that center Justin Keown was tipping off Oklahoma State defenders about the Red Raiders’ play calling.
“He calls plays at the line of scrimmage,” Tuberville said of Keown. “He calls fronts and stuff like that. I’m sure what they did is they might have picked up on some things that he was saying as they were going and running.
Texas Tech spokesperson Blayne Beal said Monday that ESPN never threatened the university to air its Big 12 Conference football game against Texas on the Longhorn Network.
In a July 21 email from Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne that was published by the Dallas Morning News on Nov. 18, Byrne claimed ESPN "Threatened Tech."
Texas Tech backup quarterback Jacob Karam said Wednesday that he will transfer at the end of the semester.
Karam, a redshirt sophomore, appeared in five games during the 2011 season as Seth Doege’s backup. He was 9-of-17 passing for 104 yards and two touchdowns. He tossed a 43-yard touchdown to Darrin Moore on Saturday in Tech’s finale against Baylor.
Texas Tech junior point guard Monique Smalls suffered a hip pointer injury during Wednesday's game against Texas State.
Smalls practiced with limited mobility Thursday morning and is listed as day-to-day.
The injury occurred early in the second half. Smalls came out 2 1/2 minutes into the half and remained out the rest of the game.
The No. 19 Lady Raiders host No. 16 Penn State at 1 p.m. Saturday.