MIDLAND — Business owners, alumni and casual fans filled the seats at the Midland Country Horseshoe Arena, dressed mostly in business casual or nicer to enjoy a barbecue dinner and learn about the next group of Red Raiders at the Texas Tech Recruiting Review. Before offensive coordinator Eric Mor...

February 11, 2014 - 10:25pm

Mahomes' potential to be a high Major League Baseball draft pick and give up football is a risk the Red Raiders are taking on

February 6, 2014 - 6:59pm

Report: Tech spring game set for April 12

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.


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.

February 7, 2014 - 12:08am

Austin Stewart's still around -- and at a competitive position this spring

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.

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury had far more time to build his second recruiting class than his first. He hopes some cornerstones will come from the newest crop, players on which he and his staff spent a full year pursuing.

February 5, 2014 - 7:30pm

Texas Tech assistant recently turned down chance to go back to the NFL

Texas Tech co-defensive coordinator Mike Smith said Wednesday that newly hired Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine offered him a job as the Browns’ linebackers coach, but Smith declined.

“I think everybody’s thinking I’m out of my mind, but I love Tech,” Smith said. “There is no other place I’d rather be than here. If I was at any other job, I would have gone in a heartbeat.”

Member of Avalanche-Journal Fabulous 44 list of the state's top prospects. . Named player of the year in Texas by The Associated Press. . Threw for 4,597 yards and 50 touchdowns as a senior with six interceptions. .

February 5, 2014 - 11:37pm


February 5, 2014 - 10:32pm

Tech line coach ponders position switch for Le'Raven Clark

Texas Tech offensive line coach Lee Hays said Wednesday he’s had a conversation with Le’Raven Clark about possibly moving from left tackle to right tackle or back to guard, the position Clark played as a freshman.

Hays said Dominique Robertson, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound signee fromRiverside(Calif.)CityCollege, has played left tackle virtually his entire football life and was promised the chance to compete for the spot when he arrives at Tech. Robertson’s comfortable on the left side, and Hays has high hopes for him.