Big 12 WBB conference schedule announced (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

The Big 12 has released its 2015 women's basketball conference schedule.

The season begins on Jan. 3 and ends on March 3.

Dates may be adjusted after the television schedule is released.

Texas Tech women's basketball opens up conference play on Jan. 3 against TCU in Lubbock.

The first four of Texas Tech women's basketball's 12 non-conference games will be played at home, starting with a Nov. 14 game against Jacksonville State, Texas Tech athletics announced Monday.

August 11, 2014 - 3:32pm

There were a handful of point guards Texas Tech coach Candi Whitaker admired when she was younger. Becky Hammon was one of them.

August 7, 2014 - 10:43pm

Texas Tech on Saturday announced the resignation of women's basketball assistant coach Brett Schneider, who spent one season with the Lady Raiders. Women's basketball spokesman Travis Cram said he did not know specifics of why Schneider resigned.

August 3, 2014 - 12:41am

Bethel, as part of his punishment, will miss the first three games (25 percent) of his first season at Texas Tech if he chooses to return to the university.

July 17, 2014 - 12:27am

The Lady Raiders' leading scorer is suspended for the month of November for her involvement in the altercation

July 5, 2014 - 10:47pm

Nigel Bethel II wished his sister Taylor a happy birthday via Twitter on Thursday. The freshman cornerback, who was enrolled at Texas Tech for the summer session, sent out a message he got a 94 on his last exam at Texas Tech on Friday.

June 30, 2014 - 11:02pm

Three Lady Raiders leave team (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

Texas Tech confirmed that former Lady Raider basketball players Marina Lizarazu, Diamond Lockhart and Jasmine Caston asked for releases. 

Tech will grant their releases to any school outside the Big 12. 

Freshman point guard Lizarazu started 21 of 30 games for Tech and showcased her behind-the-back handle while averaging five points per contest.  

Lockhart, another freshman point guard, started 11 of 30 games. She averaged 4.3 points in 17.4 minutes per contest. Lockhart shot 30.5 percent from the floor while recording only 39 assists on the season.

Minta Spears nominated for 2013-14 Big 12 Female Sportsperson of the Year (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

Minta Spears is one of 10 nominated for 2013-14 Big 12 Female Sportsperson of the Year. 

As a redshirt freshman last year, the Lady Raider guard is the youngest nominee this year.

Spears received Academic All-Big 12 First Team accolades and was voted team captain as a redshirt freshman.

She speaks to students in the Lubbock School District about leadership and responsibility. 

Spears is also active in the community with the South Plains Food Bank, Thank-athon and Angel Tree as well as working with special needs people at the High Point Village. 

After going winless through Big 12 play last season, Texas Tech women's basketball had a lot of needs that could only be filled through recruiting.

April 16, 2014 - 6:58pm