As they unveiled a $185 million athletic building campaign Friday, Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt and president Duane Nellis used the word "bold" to describe their plans for the department's future.

September 2, 2014 - 10:27pm

Texas Tech has already started preparing for Saturday's late kickoff. On Tuesday, the Red Raiders training staff reminded its players of the importance of good nutrition and told them to start going to bed later.

September 2, 2014 - 10:12pm

Two days later, Texas Tech is still upset about its 42-35 win against Central Arkansas. Sure, Davis Webb threw for 452 yards, 10 short of his career high, and Bradley Marquez caught 11 passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns.

September 1, 2014 - 9:57pm

Texas Tech noseguard Rika Levi is day-to-day, coach Kliff Kingsbury said Monday, with the right knee injury he suffered in Saturday's season opener. "It wasn't as bad as initially thought, which was good," Kingsbury said.

September 1, 2014 - 9:52pm

'Nonexistent' outside receivers unit misses Ward's production, blocking

Texas Tech expected to feel the loss of Eric Ward this season. Not only did he catch more than 80 passes three years in a row, but he played a rough, physical style when a teammate had the football.

The Red Raiders felt his absence right away Saturday.

Tech to give Batson shot at outside receiver after group's lackluster opener

Texas Tech offensive coordinator Eric Morris said freshman receiver Cameron Batson will have a chance this week to play on offense, but at different positions than the ones at which he’s been projected.

Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury and Morris weren’t pleased with the play of their outside receivers in Saturday’s 42-35 win against Central Arkansas and said they’ll plug in Batson there — at split end or flanker either one. 

Batson started preseason practice training behind Jakeem Grant and Jordan Davis at "H" inside receiver.

Why Matt Wallerstedt chose the fourth quarter of close game to break in two new safeties

Texas Tech defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt picked a conspicuous stretch to insert safeties Jalen Barnes and Josh Keys for their first career defensive snaps: virtually the entire fourth quarter of a game that hadn’t been decided.

Barnes, a redshirt freshman, and Keys, a junior college transfer, went in with 12:58 left Saturday and Tech up 35-21. They played every snap the last two series, during which Central Arkansas drove 15 plays to get within 35-28 and nine plays to cut it to 42-35.

Wallerstedt said he wanted to get both some playing time.

Tech LB Payne enrolled for fall, possible late-season help

Texas Tech linebacker Chris Payne is enrolled in school for the fall semester, defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt said Monday, and could be a candidate to help the team late in the season.

Payne was on the sideline in jersey and shorts Saturday night during the Red Raiders’ 42-35 victory against Central Arkansas.