Paul Lyle

Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn

By: Paul Lyle | Blog: Closing Argument

War looks different to me now than it used to. Could it be that my vision has changed as these old eyes have aged? Or is it more likely that the change lies behind these old eyes, somewhere in the gray matter? Changes have surely taken place there. As a child of the 40's my life was carefree on the surface—when I was playing outside or just swinging on the front porch, or even when playing with my tiny toy soldiers.

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Inside Oregon State's scouting report on Texas Tech

By: Anonymous | Blog: Men's Basketball

Greetings, Tech basketball fans. Sorry for the dead air on the ol' blog these days.

Adam Zuvanich

Tech still has the Stillwater blues

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

STILLWATER, Okla. - There must be something about Boone Pickens Stadium that brings out the worst in Texas Tech. The Red Raiders suffered their fourth consecutive loss here Saturday night, falling 24-17 in a game they had every opportunity to win but couldn't for one reason or another.  There were three interceptions - the last of which resulted in Oklahoma State's game-clinching score - a missed field, dropped passes and unnecessary penalties at inopportune times. There also was a bruising, clock-consuming running game that Tech simply could not stop in the second half.

Adam Zuvanich

It's over, folks: Tech falls short

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

STILLWATER, Okla. - Taylor Potts tried to rally the Red Raiders one more time, but they couldn't get past midfield. Tramain Swindall dropped a pass right to him on fourth down with 16 seconds left, sealing Oklahoma State's 24-17 win. I'll have more later, but now I've got to hustle down to the postgame interview room.

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Adam Zuvanich

Tech still has a chance thanks to big hit by Wall

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

STILLWATER, Okla. - Just when it looked like Oklahoma State was about to put the game away, senior cornerback Jamar Wall made a huge play for Texas Tech. OSU quarterback Zac Robinson scrambled to the Tech 5-yard line, where Wall delivered a huge hit that jarred the ball loose. Brandon Sharpe recovered at the 12 for the Red Raiders, who have 1:39 to try to tie the game. Wall's hit was so big that it left both he and Robinson on the turf for a few minutes. Both eventually got up and appear to be OK.

Adam Zuvanich

Maybe Leach should have stuck with Potts

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

STILLWATER, Okla. - There's been yet another surprising turn of events, folks. Taylor Potts, who was benched midway through the second quarter, has sparked Texas Tech upon his return. He just led a five-play, 80-yard touchdown drive, completing a 24-yard scoring pass to Edward Britton that cut Tech's deficit to 24-17 with seven minutes remaining. Baron Batch and Eric Stephens helped set up the score with back-to-back runs of 13 yards apiece. So the Red Raiders are still in this one, assuming they get another defensive stop.

Adam Zuvanich

Sticks is done, and so is Tech

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

STILLWATER, Okla. - Well, so much for Steven Sheffield leading a comeback. He just threw an interception to Patrick Lavine, who returned it 21 yards for a touchdown to give Oklahoma State a 24-10 lead with eight minutes left. Taylor Potts re-entered the game on the ensuing possession, so now it's up to him again.

Adam Zuvanich

Defense finally gets it done, so now it's Sheffield's turn

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

STILLWATER, Okla. - The Texas Tech defense just got its first stop of the second half, so the Red Raiders are very much in this one with 8:38 remaining. But Steven Sheffield and the offense must snap out of its funk, and in a hurry. Regardless of what happens, it's been a gutsy performance by Sticks. He's cleary uncomfortable on his injured left foot. The fact that he's still playing also says something about Mike Leach's confidence in Taylor Potts. Clearly, he doesn't have much at this point.

Adam Zuvanich

Not looking good for Raiders

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

STILLWATER, Okla. - Texas Tech's offense managed only one first down on its first possession of the fourth quarter, so it's worn-out defense is now back on the field with 10 minutes left and Oklahoma State leading 17-10. Even worse, Steven Sheffield appeared to aggravate the left foot injury that caused him to miss two games. Sheffield went down hard as he tried to throw a desperation pass - he was called for intentional grounding on the play - and he hobbled off the field shortly thereafter.

Adam Zuvanich

Toston puts Pokes on top

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

STILLWATER, Okla. - Three straight runs by Keith Toston, the last from the 1-yard line, have given Oklahoma State a 17-10 lead with 12:57 remaining. The Cowboys converted two third downs and a fourth down during a 15-play, 66-yard drive that took more than six minutes off the game clock.