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Double-T Nation 4 hours ago

Texas Tech Royal Rumble

Who would win a Royal Rumble match amongst Texas Tech athletes? Yesterday, WWE's Daniel Bryan retired and it was covered by everything from ESPN to the Los Angeles Times. Although everyone knows that pro-wrestling is scripted, the man was one of the most likable characters in WWE history because he was very genuine in everything he did. Heck, ESPN even had Bryan's retirement on the Breaking News ticker at the bottom of the screen. After all the wrestling talk across TV and the Internet last night, I got to thinking "Who would win a Texas Tech Royal Rumble match?". For those of you who...
Double-T Nation 8 hours ago

The Air Raid Podcast: Basketball Edition (Iowa State)

We celebrate the win over OSU, break down the loss in Austin, and everything in between After a split this past week, and 8 games left until the Big 12 Tournament, Odiase needs to return and every game counts. We break down everything including looking back on the Marcus Smart incident 2 years ago. Enjoy.
Double-T Nation Feb 8, 2016

Behind the Rider's Mask

VTM caught up with the current Masked Rider to learn more about her background and what the position means to her. Whenever most people think about the Masked Rider they only think about the kickoff at football games. While that is the biggest stage, the Masked Rider is so much more than just a person and pony show at sporting events: the Masked Rider embodies the essence of Texas Tech. I was lucky enough to get a chance to peak behind the mask and sit down to chat with the current Masked Rider Rachel McLelland about the coolest job in Lubbock. Growing up in Albuquerque New Mexico, Rachel...
Double-T Nation Feb 8, 2016

Marcus Smart and Jeff Orr's Two Year Anniversary

Two years ago today, Marcus Smart shoved a Texas Tech fan during a game at the Spirit Arena. Two years ago today, the second best temper tantrum in Spirit Arena history took place between Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart and die hard Texas Tech basketball fan Jeff Orr. Brittney Griner punching a Lady Raider in 2011 remains number one in the history books. My friends and I were at the game that night as Texas Tech faced off against the #19 Cowboys. Attendance was great, and the crowd was blacked out which made the atmosphere even more awesome. It was a tight game all the way through....
Double-T Nation Feb 8, 2016

Louis Vasquez Is A Super Bowl Champion

The former TTU OL got himself a ring with the Broncos last night Texas Tech has sent many quality offensive linemen to the NFL. Last night, one of those men played on the best team in the the best professional football league in the nation. Congrats to Red Raider Louis Vasquez on his #SB50 Championship! #WreckEm pic.twitter.com/4xVCIadh8z — Texas Tech Athletics (@TechAthletics) February 8, 2016 Louis Vasquez has been an integral part of the Broncos offensive line since he was traded to the Broncos from the Chargers in 2013. In college, Vasquez was awarded with either all-conference...
Double-T Nation Feb 8, 2016

Red Raiders Expecting A New Look On The Offensive Line

One of the most veteran-heavy units from 2015 will look rather different in 2016 Going into the 2015 season, one of the strengths of the Red Raiders was predicted to be the offensive line. A solid group led by an All-American left tackle surrounded by members who had been with the team for a while plus a newcomer with a lot of potential. Unfortunately in 2016, most of the line will be made up of different members. After back to back 1,000-yard rushing seasons, how will this new look impact Tech's style of play? The best thing about having the new group is a quarterback in Mahomes that seems...
Double-T Nation Feb 7, 2016

Moral Victories, Expectations, And Texas Tech Basketball

No matter your emotions after a "disappointing" conference run, Texas Tech is either matching or exceeding everyone's expectations. It seems that these days the most common sentiment that we hear in the postgame interviews of Texas Tech athletes is that we can't just have moral victories. In a sense that's true. No one remembers who got second place, the winner receives the crown. Not everything can be a moral victory. We blew a two possession lead to a top ten ranked West Virginia, we allowed a wide open three in the waning seconds against Baylor, and we forced overtime at a hostile road...
Double-T Nation Feb 7, 2016

3 AM Thoughts Ranks Things Arbitrarily

I have clinical Insomnia, which means I barely ever sleep. Sometimes my mind goes to weird places. These are those weird places. BEERS: 1. Shiner Cheer 2. Coors Light (I'M A REAL WEST TEXAN) 3. Shiner Bock 4. Alaskan Amber 5. Arrogant Bastard Ale 6. Anything From Deep Ellum 7. everything else (all beers have their own merits.) SONGS FEATURING AKON: 1. Club Rockin' - Chip Tha Ripper ft. Akon 2. I Just Had Sex - Lonely Island ft. Akon 3. Soul Survivor - Young Jeezy ft. Akon 3. Snitch - Obie Trice ft. Akon 4. Kush - Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg and Akon ... 23987123874234. Bartender - T-Pain...
Double-T Nation Feb 6, 2016

No sweep this year. Texas Tech loses to Texas, 69-59.

The Red Raiders go on the road and lose decisively. Tech is now 13-9 (3-7 Big 12). We all know it is hard to win on the road and today was no exception. For me the only thing worse than losing to Texas, is losing to Texas on the sorry Longhorn Network. That is all I will say about that. Tech came out aggressive and energetic in the first half. Both teams looked comfortable playing at a fast pace and Tech had no problems handling the full court pressure. Even though the Red Raiders trailed 36-30 at the half it felt like the game was going to be close all the way to the end. As it turned...
Double-T Nation Feb 6, 2016

TEXAS TECH VS TEXAS GAMEDAY OPEN THREAD

BEAT THE STUPID LONGHORNS Hello and welcome to another day on the wild roller coaster of emotions that is the institution of Texas Tech Athletics! Your very own Texas Tech Red Raiders have already defeated the 'Horns once this season, and are looking to do so again. It's too bad that the game's on the Longhorn Network, because now the collapse of Texas's basketball program will be shown on their collapsing network (hopefully)! In serious terms, Texas is a good team that has been playing very well lately. In order to win, Texas Tech is going to have to play a lot better than they did against...
Double-T Nation Feb 6, 2016

Texas Tech Basketball Tale Of The Tape: Texas Longhorns (15-7, 6-3)

The Red Raiders and Longhorns tip off at 1:00 PM in Austin. The Red Raiders picked up a much needed last second win against Oklahoma St and look to keep the momentum going against Texas. Speaking of momentum, Texas has a ton right now. Since losing to Texas Tech the Longhorns have gone 7-2 and are receiving votes in the polls. Can Tech complete the regular season sweep though? Unfortunately, to watch the game you have to watch it on the Longhorn Network at 1:00 PM. Texas Key Players Category Stat Name Points/Game 15.4 G Isaiah Taylor Rebounds/Game 10.0 C Cameron...
Double-T Nation Feb 5, 2016

Big XII Moves Texas Tech vs. Kansas Football To Thursday Night

The Red Raiders are getting the Thursday night football treatment A whole lot of us complained a lot about the Big XII not giving Texas Tech any primetime coverage at all in 2015. Now, we've got a Thursday night slot... against Kansas #Big12FB: Two game shifts for 2016 to accommodate TV have been announced -KU at TTU moves to Sept. 29TCU at UT moves to Nov. 25 — Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) February 5, 2016 Despite Kansas's Football futility, the Jayhawks have played the Red Raiders close as of late. In 2012 the Jayhawks took a Seth Doege led team into an overtime game that...
Double-T Nation Feb 5, 2016

Signing Day Superlatives

Which new Red Raider has the most potential? Which one has the most to prove? Find out here! Most likely to make an immediate impact: Derrick Willies, WR This one is pretty straightforward. Willies is a 6’4" 205 pound wide receiver with the speed and hands to constitute the whole package. Combine that with the fact that he already has collegiate level experience since he’s a JUCO transfer, and Texas Tech is looking for a go to outside wide receiver for the offense, it isn’t hard to see why Willies is likely to make an impact the moment he steps on the field. Also, Pat Mahomes says...
Double-T Nation Feb 5, 2016

Big XII Breakdown: NSD with @MarkRogersTV

Talking Big XII recruiting, gritty 2-star linebackers, and Bill Snyder Talking everything Big XII. Enjoy!
Double-T Nation Feb 4, 2016

The Best Star Wars Jokes From Star Wars Night

Texas Tech had Star Wars Night at the USA yesterday. Here are the best Star Wars/Tech Basketball crossover jokes Star Wars night and some insane basketball always makes for a good time. Here are the best Star Wars/TTU Basketball jokes from the VTM Slack chat and social media. Brice Paterik: Brice: We're looking like Battle Droids out there. Rigid, unoriginal, and occasionally comically bad. Ryan Smith: more like battle droids playing Jar Jar Brice: at least Jar Jar had some sick hops I wish I could get proton torpedoed in the face to put me out of my misery (first half blues) Eric...
Double-T Nation Feb 4, 2016

The OSU/TTU Basketball Game Only Had One More Total Point Than The Football Game

haha holy crap how did we forget about this So last night's basketball game was a riot. It's always fun to get a big win, especially in Overtime in a game that's crucial for your post season survival. After taking a peek at the stats, I noticed a freaking crazy fact from the final score. The total score of Texas Tech and Oklahoma State's basketball game was 124 (61+64). The total score of Texas Tech and Oklahoma State's football game was 123 (70+53). Here's a video in case you want to be reminded of how we choked the football game away. God dang this one hurt. We had heroics from Toddrick...
Double-T Nation Feb 4, 2016

The Effects Of Dabbing

We all know the dance celebration made popular by Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton. But how do is affect the life and game of recipients? The "dab" is a dance move made popular by Cam Newton from the rap group Migos. The dance is generally performed by athletes who have completed a fantastic or crucial play and is executed by pulling ones left elbow over the face (Not to be confused with sneezing). Anyone who completes it is displaying to the world that they are the shit. But what happens when the dab ends? While more studies are needed to confirm the long-lasting implications of the dab,...
Double-T Nation Feb 4, 2016

The Air Raid Podcast: National Signing Day 2016

We talk the full class for Texas Tech and have a special guest join the Air Raid The staff breaks down immediate impact players and those who look to be redshirted in the class of 2016. We also have a special guest and NEW Red Raider, joining the Air Raid which turns into an epic interview. Most of which you won't hear... haha. Enjoy! Don't for get to subscribe on iTunes and listen from any mobile device, anytime, anywhere.
Double-T Nation Feb 4, 2016

Texas Tech Wins In Overtime Over OSU, 63-61.

Devaugntah Williams makes the final shot as the Red Raiders find a way to win in OT. They are now 13-8 (3-6 Big 12). Finally! Finally, this group found a way to win a close game. The win felt fabulous, but I was even more excited for the team. They have been searching for a result like this all season and last night it was found. If you watched the game you know it was not our finest performance and at times it was some of the worst of the season. But Tech kept battling, like they always do, and found a way to win. The late game offense relied heavily on Aaron Ross and Toddrick Gotcher....
Double-T Nation Feb 3, 2016

OPEN THREAD: OK STATE VS TEXAS TECH

CROOTING HAS COME AND CROOTING HAS GONE IT'S TIME FOR SOME HOOPS Basketball will not be upstaged by National Signing Day tonight. Recruiting is fun and it's nice to see the future of your program solidified, but there are real time sports happening right now in front of your face. Texas Tech is at a crossroads. To say that we need this conference win if we're going to have a shot at postseason play is an understatement. The Red Raiders are lethal at home, and they need to finish off an underwhelming Oklahoma State squad to keep the dream alive. HOW TO WATCH TV: ESPN 3, ESPN U - 8 PM...