ESPN's HoopGurlz website has a couple of tidbits about Texas Tech on the recruiting trail.
According to ESPN, Tech has made an offer to Mikayla Reese, a 2014 combo guard out of Colorado Springs, Colo. She's 5-foot-8 and, according to the article, also has offers from UTEP and Oklahoma State.
Diamond Lockhart, the 42nd-ranked player in the 2013 class by HoopGurlz, is planning a visit in the coming months, according to the article. Lockhart, a 5-foot-6 point guard out of Red Oak, plays for the DFW Elite AAU team.
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Texas Tech leading scorer Kierra Mallard did not join the women's basketball team on its trip to Kansas on Wednesday because of an undisclosed injury.
Mallard has started all 18 of Tech's games this season, averaging a team-best 13.1 points.
Her performance had slipped in recent weeks. Mallard was held scoreless on 0-for-9 shooting in Sunday's 66-49 loss at Iowa State. She was also held scoreless in the second half of Tech's 71-68 loss at Oklahoma, which was the first of the Lady Raiders' four-straight defeats.
Texas Tech has received a signed letter of intent from La'Darius Newbold, a cornerback from Lancaster.
Newbold, at 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, had about 15 scholarship offers, including Arkansas, Baylor, Boise State, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M.
He was a member of the A-J's top 100 recruits in Texas.
Newbold also played wide receiver at Lancaster his last two years, catching 21 passes for 313 yards and five touchdowns as a junior.
New Texas Tech defensive line coach Terry Price is excited about what the team is adding up front in its 2012 class.
The Red Raiders have a pair of defensive tackles expected to sign letters of intent today, including J.J. Bynum and Anthony Smith.
Price said the first thing he did when he was hired last month was catch up with them.
Texas Tech mid-term signee Will Smith, an outside linebacker from Riverside Community College (Calif.), said he's anxious to help the struggling Red Raiders' defense.
"They went 5-7 and I've been hearing a lot about that," Smith said. "All the players are frustrated. We can only go up from there. It’s very exciting to see where we can be this year.
Snyder's Keenon Ward has officially signed his letter of intent to attend Texas Tech in the fall.
Ward played quarterback for the Tigers but is expected to play inside receiver for Tech.
Inside receivers coach Sonny Cumbie, also a Snyder native, loved what he saw from Ward during the past year.
Texas Tech defensive backs coach John Lovett wasted no time expressing what it is he believes the Red Raiders need on defense.
"We see a lot of three and four wide receiver sets," Lovett said, "play after play after play that you need guys that can have ability to stay close to receivers so you can get some rush on the quarterback.
Texas Tech got one surprise signee on Wednesday, picking up wide receiver Casey Gladney, who decommitted from Alabama and signed with the Red Raiders.
Gladney, from Columbia, S.C., is a three-star recruit per Rivals.com and is listed at 6-foot-1, 177 pounds.
Texas Tech offensive coordinator Neal Brown was excited about the signing.
ESPN's Mechelle Voepel put together this story about Texas coach Gail Goestenkors, Texas Tech coach Kristy Curry and Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson, all of whom have teams on the bubble this year.
Here's a snippet about Curry:
ESPN is counting down the top 40 female athletes of the last 40 years and ranked former Texas Tech star Sheryl Swoopes at No. 16.
The network is announcing one player every weekday and will announce No. 1 on June 22, one day before the 40th anniversary of Title IX.
Swoopes was preceded in the top 20 by Michelle Kwan, Lindsey Vonn, Lisa Fernandez and Ann Meyers Drysdale.
Former Texas Tech coach Marsha Sharp is quoted in the ESPN announcement.