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Double-T Nation 17 hours ago

Sweet 16 Day 2: Schedule Of Play, How To Watch And Who Will Win

Day 1 of the Sweet 16 is in the books and Day 2 is here. Check out the schedule of play and all the ways you can watch so you don't miss any of the action. Day 1 of the Sweet 16 is down, but lucky for us there is still one more to go. Check out today's Sweet 16 game schedule and how to watch it all the action. I threw in my predictions again. Today's Schedule of Play & Channel Info:6:15pm: UCLA vs. Gonzaga on CBS6:37pm: Louisville vs. North Carolina State on TBS8:45pm Duke vs. Utah on CBS9:07pm: Oklahoma vs. Michigan State on TBS Other ways to watch*:You can watch the games on your mobile...
Double-T Nation 19 hours ago

What To Watch For: Texas Tech's Annual Spring Game

Texas Tech's Spring game is tomorrow in Midland. What should you be looking for when the Red Raiders take the field? It's exciting to have Red Raider football on TV even if it is only the spring game and not the real deal. The Red Raiders will hold their annual spring game tomorrow in Midland at 11am. Fox Sports Southwest will televise the game. The team will look to play 120-130 plays with the ones versus the ones and twos versus the twos. Going 4-8 leaves room for improvement in a lot of areas, but I will be focusing on three things. 1) Mike Mitchell/Breiden Fehoko: These two guys are...
Double-T Nation Mar 27, 2015

Texas Tech vs. Kansas Baseball Preview

The Red Raiders, losers of three straight games, will take on the Jayhawks this weekend and look to break the skid. Records:#17 Texas Tech Red Raiders: 16-9 overall, 1-2 Big 12. (13-3 at home)Kansas Jayhawks: 9-15 (1-5 on the road) Game Times:Game #1: Friday, March 27 at 6:30PM/ Rip Griffin Park/ Lubbock, TXTV: Fox College Sports- Pacific, Radio: Texas Tech Sports Network Game #2: Saturday, March 28 at 2PM/ Rip Griffin Park/ Lubbock, TX
TV: Texas Tech TV, Radio: Texas Tech Sports Network Game #3: Sunday, March 29 at 1PM/ Rip Griffin Park/ Lubbock, TXTV: Fox College Sports- Pacific, Radio:...
Double-T Nation Mar 27, 2015

Breaking Down David Gibbs's New Defense

I'm taking a break from strictly Texas Tech film this week to try and preview what I think we'll see out of our new defense. It's no secret that defense was an area of struggle for Texas Tech in 2014. Wallerstedt resigning, Mike Smith giving us a shred of hope, TCU annihilating that hope, and the hiring of David Gibbs made for one hell of a wild ride this past year. The difference between David Gibbs and the past 6 defensive coordinators that we've had over the past 7 years is that Gibbs comes in as an already experienced Defensive Coordinator with a system that has proven to succeed. From...
Double-T Nation Mar 26, 2015

Texas Tech's Zach Smith - A Year in Review

Over the course of the next few weeks I'll be providing my thoughts on the individual seasons in review for key returners to the 2015 squad. I'm focusing on conference play ONLY specifically the first 9 games vs. the final 9. I personally feel stripping out all pre-conference numbers tells a better story for a players season. Ideally you see an improvement from the first 9 to the final 9 conference games. #11 Zach Smith (Freshman) was a 3-Star recruit out of Plano (East HS), a suburb of Dallas, TX Conference MPG FG% FT% PPG RPG BPG 1st 9 games 30 30% 68% 4.7 4.7 1.3 Last 9...
Double-T Nation Mar 26, 2015

2015 NCAA Tournament: Sweet 16 Schedule, How To Watch & VTM's Predictions For Thursday's Games

The Sweet 16 is kicking off today! Check out the TV schedule and how to watch so you can be sure to catch all of the today's action! Hopefully your brackets are busted and you still have a chance to win your pool. I picked Virginia, so it hasn't been my one shining moment. But hey, it's March Madness and I am in it for the long haul. Check out today's Sweet 16 game schedule and how to watch it all the action. Just for fun, I also threw in my predictions. Today's Schedule of Play & Channel Info: 6:15pm: Notre Dame vs. Wichita State on CBS6:47pm: Wisconsin vs. North Carolina on TBS8:45pm...
Double-T Nation Mar 26, 2015

Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup, 3/26

This week I cover a recent commit, a DT who would pair nicely with Breiden Fehoko and a ball-hawking safety who we hope to keep dibbs on. Texas Tech landed its third commit for the 2016 in tight end Donte Coleman. Coleman committed to Tech this past Saturday after being offered last month. He has all the makings to be the next great Texas Tech tight end. I'll also take a look at a highly sought after Houston prospect that Tech has had its eyes on since 2013 and another Houston area recruit who is currently a Tech commit that we hope we can hang on to. Donte Coleman | Tight End West Mesquite...
Double-T Nation Mar 25, 2015

Texas Tech Returns A Lot Of Starters Next Season

The Red Raiders return 17 starters this fall which ranks #1 in the Big 12. Should this raise your expectations for the team? Phil Steele just released his 2015 Spring Football Guide. There wasn't a whole to glean from it but I found it interesting that the Red Raiders return 17 starters this fall, which is tied with Baylor for the most in the Big 12. 9 starters return on offense and 8 on defense for the Red Raiders. While he didn't list the actual players returning, I took my best shot to match up Steele's numbers to actual players. Offense:Devin Lauderdale - Jr.Jakeem Grant - Sr.Reginald...
Double-T Nation Mar 24, 2015

Texas Tech Sports Preview: 3/24-3/30

Baseball looks to get back on track after a tough week, Softball starts conference play, West Virginia & Oklahoma are the lone Big 12 schools remaining in the NCAA tourney. Texas Tech baseball and softball didn't have the greatest of weeks last week. Baseball only won 2 games out of the 5 they played. They lost a tough one to Oral Roberts in extras and lost 2 of 3 at Oklahoma. Tech dropped 6 spots in the Baseball America rankings going from #12 to #18. This week they look to get things turned around against two struggling squads in New Mexico and Kansas. The Lady Raiders traveled to Seattle...
Double-T Nation Mar 24, 2015

Texas Tech Midweek Baseball Preview

The Red Raiders look to get back to their winning ways and will host the New Mexico Lobos for one midweek game. Records: Texas Tech Red Raiders: 16-8 overall, 1-2 Big 12 (13-2 at home) New Mexico Lobos: 11-10 overall, 5-4 Mountain West (3-4 on the road) Game Time: Game 1: Tuesday, March 24 at 2PM/ Rip Griffin Park/ Lubbock, TX TV: Texas Tech TV, Radio: Texas Tech Sports Network Projected Starters: Game #1: TTU- Ty Damron (LHP); 3.20 ERA; W-L: 2-0. NM- James Harrington (RHP); 0.00 ERA; W-L: 0-0. Team Notes: Texas Tech: Tech traveled to OU this past weekend and...
Double-T Nation Mar 23, 2015

Texas Tech Agrees To A Home/Home Series With Arizona

The Red Raider football team be traveling to Tucson in 2019 to play the Wildcats. The following year, the Wildcats will visit Lubbock. There has been a rumor of a home/home series with a Pac 12 team whirling around the Red Raider fandom for some time now. Well it looks like it finally came to fruition, as ESPN is reporting that it will be taking placing with the Arizona Wildcats starting in 2019. This looks like a nice matchup for Tech to schedule. Arizona seems to be in a similar place as Tech, a Power 5 school currently struggling to pile up wins. They could be on the upswing though. Last...
Double-T Nation Mar 23, 2015

This Week In Texas Tech Sports: 3/16-3/22

An entire week of Texas Tech sporting news, all in one place. Texas Tech Baseball continued it's struggles, splitting a series with Oral Roberts and losing a series with Oklahoma 2-1 over this weekend. The Red Raiders are solid at home, but hold a losing record on the road. VTM's Wes Shaw wrote about the Oral Roberts series here, and Conner Crisp put out a preview of conference play, which started this weekend in Norman here. Tennis player Alex Buzelan made the news for something other than Tennis this week: sinking a half-court shot for $1000 towards books at a Bulls game. Enjoy that...
Double-T Nation Mar 22, 2015

3 Takeaways: Texas Tech Loses 2 of 3 In Norman

The Red Raiders took the opening game of the series, but Oklahoma came back to win the series behind two strong pitching performances on Saturday and Sunday. The series started off great, seeing the Red Raiders down the Sooners 6-1 in the opener. However the offense spurted the next two games leaving the Red Raiders to head back to Lubbock with a 1-2 Big 12 record. Here are my 3 takeaways from the series. 1) Offensive Offense - The Red Raiders offense was inept the entire series. 17 hits, a .178 average and 10 runs over the course of 3 games is makes me feel lucky we left Norman with one...
Double-T Nation Mar 20, 2015

Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma Baseball Preview

The Red Raiders travel to Norman to take on the Sooners. Both teams will be opening Big 12 play with this weekend series. This will be the only regular season matchup between these two teams. Records: Texas Tech Red Raiders: 15-6 overall (2-4 on the road) Oklahoma Sooners: 15-8 overall (6-4 at home) Game Times: Game #1: Friday, March 20 at 6PM / L. Dale Mitchell Park/ Norman, OU Game #2: Saturday, March 21 at 2:02PM/ L. Dale Mitchell Park/ Norman, OU Game #3: Sunday, March 22 at 1PM/ L. Dale Mitchell Park/ Norman, OU Projected Starters: Game #1: TTU- Ryan...
Double-T Nation Mar 20, 2015

Playing Loose: Texas Tech vs. Baylor

It may seem cliche, but against Baylor we played fast, we played loose, and we nearly came out with a victory. Let's find out how in this week's Film Room Friday post. I don't think anyone could have predicted the game we played against Baylor in our season finale. The Bears were picked to win by over three touchdowns, and looked poised to erupt in order to secure a spot in the first BCS playoffs. Fortunately for us, we played a heck of a game, smashed the spread, and gave the top ten ranked Bears a serious run for their money. Here's the link to the full game if you have the three hours...
Double-T Nation Mar 20, 2015

Video: Texas Tech's Tennis Player Alex Buzelan Hits A Half-Court Shot

Texas Tech tennis player Alex Buzelan hits a half-court shot at a Chicago Bulls game to win $1,000. Watch it here.
Double-T Nation Mar 19, 2015

Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup, 3/19

This week I take a look at some offensive playmakers who could make an impact at Texas Tech for the years to come. Texas Tech and running backs, sounds weird right? DeAndre Washington showed that Texas Tech isn't all about passing nowadays. Washington rushed for 1,103 yards and averaged close to 6 yards a carry last season which was good enough to land him All-Big 12 (2nd Team) honors. Tech is starting to get looks from high-profile running backs here lately and I will take a look at two of them. Even though running backs are starting to recognize that Tech is developing a more balanced...
Double-T Nation Mar 19, 2015

3 Takeaways: Texas Tech Baseball Split Series with Oral Roberts

After losing the first game of the series in 11 innings, the Red Raiders bounce back and win yesterday to split the series with the Golden Eagles. Going into this series, I thought a sweep was a given against an average Oral Roberts team. Unfortunately, the Golden Eagles of Oral Roberts took advantage of the opportunities we gave them to win the first game of the series. The Red Raiders bounced back with a win yesterday in the series finale. Here are my 3 takeaways from the series. #1) 1 Bad Inning: Not sure how much stock I put into the series split with Oral Roberts, considering it was...
Double-T Nation Mar 19, 2015

Absurdly Early 2015/16 Texas Tech and Big 12 Basketball Preview

If it's ok to do NFL mock drafts year round there is no reason I can't write about the upcoming basketball season! Sure it might be in the distant future but we're only 8 months away from listening to Dickie V go apesh*t at a Kentucky midnight madness. We've suffered long enough as Texas Tech basketball fans.  We haven't had much to cheer about since The General called it quits.  Surely Tubby's third year is THE year we make some noise and knock on the postseason door, right? The Glass is Half Full: There isn't a single fan of our men's hoops program that isn't excited about at least a...
Double-T Nation Mar 18, 2015

Texas Tech & Big 12 Baseball Conference Play Preview

With Texas Tech opening up conference play this weekend against Oklahoma, we at Viva The Matadors thought it would be a good idea to give you things to look out for in the Big 12 conference! When spring rolls around each year, you are assured of hearing two things in Texas. The first being the talk of will we finally have a wet enough rainy season to end the drought that our great state seems to be constantly stuck in. The second is the sounds of the ballpark; the crack of a bat, roar of a crowd, and the countless renditions of "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" sung from every big city and...