By: Don Williams on March 2, 2014 - 6:14pm - Add new comment

Texas Tech football players Derreck Edwards and Dee Paul are two-sport athletes at the moment, and both scored points at the two-day Big 12 indoor track and field championships that concluded Saturday in Ames, Iowa.

Edwards got sixth in the triple jump with a mark of 47 feet, 2 1/2 inches. The winning jump was 51-2 1/4 by Baylor sophomore Felix Obi, a former El Paso Franklin standout who competed in Lubbock at regional in high school.

By: Don Williams on February 25, 2014 - 4:14pm - Add new comment

Who is Kliff Kingsbury?

That could be the correct response during an episode of “Jeopardy” this week.

The Texas Tech football coach and his administrative assistant, Kirstie Sherman, said the show has informed them they intend to use a clue about Kingsbury. The episode is scheduled to air in Lubbock at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

 

By: Don Williams on February 16, 2014 - 12:35am - Add new comment

Texas Tech football signee Dakota Allen from Humble Summer Creek lost a title match Saturday night at the UIL wrestling state tournament in Garland.

Defending champion Jace LaCaille from Georgetown outpointed Allen 10-6 in the finals of the Class 4A boys 220-pound weight class. Allen and LaCaille each won three matches Friday to reach the championship round in the bracket of 16.

Allen’s semifinal win was a  16-8 major decision over Frisco Centennial’s Sam Ehmke, who came into the match 43-0.

By: Don Williams on February 14, 2014 - 5:21pm - Add new comment

The back-and-forth between Texas Tech and former Red Raiders quarterback Michael Brewer continued Friday on Twitter regarding the schools Tech denied permission to contact Brewer.

On his Twitter account, Brewer posted a letter from Tech compliance indicating that he could not transfer to schools in the Big 12, other Division I programs in Texas or any school coming up on the schedule. The letter signed by compliance director Megan Graham listed each of the schools individually, a total of 21 programs, that were denied permission to contact Brewer. 

By: Don Williams on February 14, 2014 - 4:42pm - Add new comment

Texas Tech nose tackle Bennett Ofor had surgery after the season for a torn anterior cruciate knee ligament and will miss spring practice, Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said Thursday.

The 6-foot-3, 255-pound Ofor, from Friendswood Clear Brook, played in nine games last season, being used mostly as a nose tackle in pass-rush situations. He was credited with five tackles, including 1 1/2 tackles for loss.

Ofor will be a senior next season.

Center Jared Kaster also will be out or limited to light work in the spring after he underwent shoulder surgery.

By: Don Williams on February 13, 2014 - 6:43pm - Add new comment

Texas Tech on Thursday rejected quarterback Michael Brewer’s appeal to transfer without restriction, almost a month to the day after denying a similar plea by quarterback Baker Mayfield.

Brewer, who left the program at the beginning of the spring semester, was denied permission to contact Texas and TCU and sought to have that overruled.

Tech released the following statement after making its ruling:

By: Don Williams on February 13, 2014 - 3:45pm - Add new comment

Texas Tech assistant Eric Morris has been promoted to offensive coordinator and receivers coach, Red Raiders head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Thursday, a significant upgrade to his duties.

The 28-year-old Morris was co-offensive coordinator and inside receivers coach last season. Now he’ll also take on the responsibilities of former co-offensive coordinator and outside receivers coach Sonny Cumbie in overseeing all four receiver positions.

By: Don Williams on February 7, 2014 - 5:39am - Add new comment

Over the past decade, as Texas Tech built its Football Training Facility and built on to Jones AT&T Stadium, it whetted Tech fans' appetites for more. Maybe their thirst is closer to being quenched.

Tech athletic spokesman Blayne Beal announced Thursday on Twitter that the athletic department is "in early stages of a project based capital campaign totaling over $100 million." 

Tech officials used the occasion of a recruiting review Thursday night in Dallas to make the announcement to a crowd of fans.

By: Don Williams on February 7, 2014 - 5:10am - Add new comment

Texas Tech will start spring football practice on March 5 and play its spring game on April 12, The Dallas Morning News' Chuck Carlton posted Thursday night on Twitter. 

That means the Red Raiders will wrap spring ball around the campus' spring break, which is scheduled for March 15-23.

Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury was in Dallas on Thursday night for the first in a series of recruiting reviews presented for Red Raiders fans.

 

By: Don Williams on February 6, 2014 - 7:55pm - Add new comment

Texas Tech outside linebacker Austin Stewart, who didn’t travel with the team to the Holiday Bowl, is still in the program, defensive coordinators Matt Wallerstedt and Mike Smith said. He’ll be a leading candidate to replace 2013 senior Terrance Bullitt, for whom he was the backup last season.

That could be a spirited competition. Also in the mix are Chris Payne, Jacarthy Mack and Zach Winbush, Smith said.