Kirby Hocutt wasn't just the Texas Tech athletics director Thursday morning.

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 6:37am

According to multiple outlets, including ESPN and CBS Sports, Texas Tech officials flew to Las Vegas to meet with UNLV coach Chris Beard Thursday night. Beard, who recently signed a contract with UNLV, has a $1 million buyout according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal....

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:54pm

By 2 p.m. Wednesday, many Texas Tech fans were in a state of panic. Reporters from national news outlets said that Memphis had targeted the Red Raiders' Tubby Smith for its men's basketball head coaching vacancy.

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 9:11pm

Memphis interested in Tubby Smith

The 2016 Big 12 Coach of the Year might be on the move.

Memphis is currently interested in Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith to succeed Josh Pastner, who moved on to fill the vacancy at Georgia Tech a week ago.

According to a report made by USA TODAY Sports, Smith has informed Texas Tech officials that he is involved in the Memphis process. It is believed he would take an offer if it is made.

Memphis is expected to make a decision by the end of the week.

Toddrick Gotcher's jaw dropped the first time he saw Tubby Smith. Texas Tech and Minnesota were in Orlando, Florida, for the Old Spice Classic in November of 2011.

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 7:34pm

Fifty years ago, Tubby Smith was a freshman in high school. Integration and consolidation were taking place in schools in southern Maryland, and that spring Smith went from George Washington Carver to Great Mills High School.

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 4:18pm

Texas Tech men's basketball coach Tubby Smith picked up the NABC District 8 Coach of the Year award announced Thursday by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). For Smith, it marks his third coach of the year honor this season.

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 7:17pm

Ranking the Big 12 men's basketball coaches

By Monday evening, Oklahoma State and TCU had both filled their men's basketball head coaching vacancies by hiring Stephen F. Austin's Brad Underwood and Pitt's Jamie Dixon respectively. Not only were those hires great for the respective schools but they were also great for the league overall. They added to a conference with six coaches who have been to the Final Four. Furthermore, the only two coaches ever to take five different programs to the NCAA Tournament are in the Big 12.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Toward the end of September, Toddrick Gotcher sat in a chair the lobby of the United Supermarkets Arena as he discussed what he saw from his teammates during their Canadian Foreign Tour back in August.

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 6:20pm

RALEIGH, N.C. - As Texas Tech walked off the court at PNC Arena after a 10-point loss to Butler, the Red Raiders were disappointed. They couldn't hang on to overtake Butler and advance to the second round.

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 7:58pm