HOUSTON - It certainly didn't seem like Christmas Eve on Monday at Rice Stadium, where Texas Tech continued its preparations for Friday's Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas against Minnesota.

December 24, 2012 - 7:10pm

Texas Tech players Cornelius Douglas, Leon Mackey and Chris Payne aren't with the Red Raiders in Houston and won't play in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas, Tech spokesman Blayne Beal said.

December 24, 2012 - 7:00pm

LUBBOCK - As they prepare for Friday's Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas at Reliant Stadium, Texas Tech fans greet Christmas morning with visions of Kliff Kingsbury dancing in their heads.

December 25, 2012 - 1:33am

HOUSTON - Keanon Cooper's final game as a Minnesota Golden Gophers linebacker will unfold Friday under unusual circumstances: On one sideline will be the team with whom he's spent his entire college career.

December 24, 2012 - 8:54pm

Wes Welker has passed Jerry Rice in the NFL record book - at least on one list. Welker, a former Texas Tech player, caught 10 passes for the New England Patriots on Sunday in a 23-16 win against the Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla.

December 24, 2012 - 6:41pm

HOUSTON -- The Texas Tech football team will be without cornerback Cornelius Douglas, defensive tackle Leon Mackey and linebacker Chris Payne for Friday's Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas, Tech spokesman Blayne Beal said. Acting head coach Chris Thomsen said two of the players missed practices this mo...

December 24, 2012 - 11:54am

HOUSTON -- The New York Times reported late Saturday that Mike Smith is leaving the New York Jets to join Kliff Kingsbury's new staff at Texas Tech.

December 24, 2012 - 1:27am

On the week of Christmas, Texas Tech athletics gets to sleep on the exciting thought of $16 million in new presents at Jones AT&T Stadium....

December 22, 2012 - 10:49pm

Only 12 years ago, Mike Smith was a terrific high school football player who generated probably less interest than he deserved from college coaches. Now he's a coach who, over the last month, has been wanted coast to coast.

January 20, 2012 - 1:16am