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Double-T Nation 4 hours ago

Possible Red Raiders: A Weekly Recruiting Update - 12/22/2014

The Football team gets 4 commitments, Tyron Johnson narrows his list, Tech offers several 2016 recruits and baseball gets a commit. Plus a look at Trey Hansen and Dusan Kovacevic Trey Hansen - Lone Snapper (Cedar Falls HS, Cedar Falls, IA) Height Weight 40 time Shuttle Vertical Bench Squat 6'2" 210 lbs 4.70 3.96 34" 255 lbs 440 lbs Ratings: NR by 247 / NR by ESPN / NR by Rivals / NR by Scout Interest: Texas Tech (Warm), Minnesota (Warm), Nebraska *(Warm) Yes, you all read that correctly, Texas Tech has offered a preferred walk-on spot to a  long snapper. This past Tuesday, Texas...
Double-T Nation 9 hours ago

Four Additional Texas Tech Quarterback Targets

With the decommitment of Jarrett Stidham and Ben Hicks choosing SMU, we consider four additional possibilities at quarterback for Texas Tech. In the wonderful world of following folks on Twitter it has come to my attention that some of the Texas Tech coaches have followed some quarterbacks over the last few days. Namely Eric Morris and Trey Haverty are the two coaches that I keyed on and you should know that Morris has also followed Buddy the Elf, and I'm guessing that he's the most under the radar dual-threat quarterback in the nation. One thing to keep in mind. If a scholarship...
Double-T Nation 22 hours ago

WBB: Lady Raiders vs. Houston Cougars

WBB: Lady Raiders vs. Houston Cougars today 2pm at "The USA" Go Lady Raiders!!! RAIDER !!!!   POWER!!!! Game: Lady Raiders vs. Houston Cougars Date: Sunday, December 21, 2014 Time: 2:00pm CST Location: "The USA" Lubbock, TX Radio: Texas Tech Sports Network (97.3 FM Lubbock) Gametracker: www.texastech.com/gametracker Streaming video: TexasTechTV.com
Double-T Nation Dec 20, 2014

WBB: Lady Raiders vs. UT-San Antonio Roadrunners

WBB: Lady Raiders vs. UT-San Antonio Roadrunners today 2pm at "The USA" Go Lady Raiders!!! RAIDER !!!!   POWER!!!! Game: Lady Raiders vs.  UT-San Antonio Roadrunners Date: Saturday, December 20, 2014 Time: 2:00pm CST Location: "The USA" Lubbock, TX Radio: Texas Tech Sports Network (97.3 FM Lubbock) Gametracker: www.texastech.com/gametracker Streaming video: TexasTechTV.com
Double-T Nation Dec 20, 2014

Recruiting on the South Plains: S Darreon Jackson Player Profile

Texas Tech has their 16th commit of the 2015 class in safety Darreon Jackson, from Derby Kansas. Texas Tech secures it's second defensive back commitment in Kansas' safety Darreon Jackson. Jackson joins Christian Taylor as part of the 2015 recruiting class and Jackson is the 16th commit for the 2015 class. DEFENSIVE BACKS DARREON JACKSON SAFETY HT/WT: 6-1/190 FORTY: 4.48 HIGH SCHOOL: Derby (Derby, KS) VIDEO: Hudl RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.5 | Scout | ESPN 73 | 24/7 Sports 83 CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8184 VTM PROFILE DATE: December 20, 2014 OFFERS: Boise State, Army, Kansas,...
Double-T Nation Dec 20, 2014

Recruiting on the South Plains: DE Lonzell Gilmore Player Profile

Spring defensive end Lonzell Gilmore was Texas Tech's third commit of Thursday, a talented defensive end, who specializes in making plays and rushing the passer. Commitment #3 of the Thursday was Spring weakside defensive end Lonzell Gilmore, a sort of a hybrid player, but we're going to go with defensive end as he has his hand on the ground rushing the passer while at Spring. And this is good because this is the second defender of the day and this class needs some more defensive bodies. DEFENSIVE LINE LONZELL GILMORE DEFENSIVE END HT/WT: 6-3/220 FORTY: 4.70 HIGH SCHOOL: Spring...
Double-T Nation Dec 20, 2014

Five Thoughts on Texas Tech 71, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 51

The Red Raiders have a sluggish first half, but end up winning by 20 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, behind a dominating defensive second half. Texas Tech started out real slow, but eventually turned it on in the second part of the first half and kept the pressure up in the second half as the Red Raiders rolled to another victory. Perhaps they were thinking about going to Vegas baby. Vegas baby. Texas Tech defeated the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions, 72-51 and moved to 9-1 on the year. Starting on Monday, Texas Tech will play Loyola (Ill.) and will play again on Tuesday night, both games...
Double-T Nation Dec 19, 2014

Quick Reaction: Texas Tech gets 3-star S Darreon Jackson

After a monster commitment day yesterday. Tech keeps the momentum going with a 3-star commitment from Darreon Jackson for morning. Here is your reaction thread After a monster day yesterday in recruiting, Texas Tech keeps the momentum going by adding Darreon Jackson, a 3-star S from Derby, Kansas. He becomes the 16th commit of the 2015 class and just the 2nd DB commit (with Christian Taylor committing yesterday). Here is my review on Jackson from November: Darreon Jackson - Safety (Derby HS, Derby, KS) Height Weight 40 time Shuttle Vertical Power Throw Bench Squat 6'1" 190...
Double-T Nation Dec 19, 2014

WBB: Lady Raiders vs. Nicholls State Colonels

WBB: Lady Raiders vs. the Nicholls State Colonels today at “The USA” Go Lady Raiders!!! RAIDER !!!!   POWER!!!! Game: Lady Raiders vs.  Nicholls State Colonels Date: Friday, December 19, 2014 Time: 5:30pm CST Location: "The USA" Lubbock, TX Radio: Texas Tech Sports Network (97.3 FM Lubbock) Gametracker: www.texastech.com/gametracker Streaming video: TexasTechTV.com Listen: TexasTechTV.com The Lady Raiders (6-2) host and play in the "Athletes in Action Classic" basketball tournament this weekend. Up first is the Nicholls State Colonels (3-3) at 5:30pm CST today in The...
Double-T Nation Dec 19, 2014

Recruiting on the South Plains: S Christian Taylor Player Profile

Jersey Village safety Christian Taylor's commitment to Texas Tech was a bit of a surprise yesterday and was the second of three commits. Jersey Village safety Christian Taylor was the second commit for yesterday and, for a lot of us, a surprise commit for the day, as Taylor ended up as the 14th member of Texas Tech's 2015 class and the first member of the 2015 secondary, a position that ended up being decimated by injuries last year. DEFENSIVE BACK CHRISTIAN TAYLOR SAFETY HT/WT: 6-1/185 FORTY: 4.75 HIGH SCHOOL: Jersey Village (Houston, TX) VIDEO: Hudl RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals ...
Double-T Nation Dec 19, 2014

Recruiting on the South Plains: WR Tony Brown Player Profile

Texas Tech had a huge day, gaining three commits, started by La Mirada wide receiver Tony Brown, who is the 13th player of the 2015 class and the 5th receiver. Here we go. The first of three commitments today, starting with receiver Tony Brown, from La Mirada California. Brown ranges from a low three to a four star receiver and I think that’s in part to a very solid senior season. The problem is that I can’t find those stats for the 2013, so I’m relying on chatter about this. Still, This is a solid pickup and it’s pretty much rounding out Texas Tech’s receiver class. ...
Double-T Nation Dec 19, 2014

Preview: Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Texas Tech looks to continue their winning ways, going for their 8th win in a row and their 9th on the year as they host the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions. Game Details: Date: Friday, December 19th Time: 8:00 pm Good Guys: Texas Tech Red Raiders (8-1, 0-0) Bad Guys: Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions (2-8, 0-0) Location: United Supermarkets Arena | Lubbock, TX TV/Stream: FSSW Plus / FCS Central Radio/Stream: Broadcast Affiliates and TuneIn App Anything Can Happen. In yesterday’s post game thoughts, I wrote that Arkansas-Pine Bluff is the last creampuff on the schedule. I do want to...
Double-T Nation Dec 19, 2014

Red Raider Gridiron: Welker is GOAT; Marquez and Williams to Play in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl; Amaro's Christmas Cards

A terrific ESPN article on former Red Raider Wes Welker as he is the greatest of all time. Bradley Marquez and Kenny Williams are set to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and Jace Amaro's Christmas Cards. Busy Day. Well, yesterday was a busy day.  One of my biggest responsibilities as a blog manager person is scheduling. My job is to make sure that everyone has a good amount of time in the front spot and on the top of the fold on the page. This is probably a silly concern, but it's the one commodity that I have that I can give to the writers who give their time to you and me.  When a day...
Double-T Nation Dec 18, 2014

Quick Reaction: Texas Tech reels in 3-star S Christian Taylor

Christian Taylor surprised everyone today by ending his recruitment and committing to the Red Raiders, becoming the 3rd commitment of the day. Here is another damn reaction thread I was waiting for commits, with the class only being 12 deep and Tech losing 2 commits recently. However, I didn't think we would get 3 in a 5 hour period. Christian Taylor ended his recruitment and announced he would become a Red Raider via Twitter. He becomes the 15th commitment of the 2015 class and the first DB. Here is my review of Christian Taylor from back in June: Christian Taylor - Safety (Jersey...
Double-T Nation Dec 18, 2014

Quick Reaction: Texas Tech adds 2-star DE Lonzell Gilmore

Lonzell Gilmore shut down his recruitment Thursday night and choose to become a Red Raider. Here is your reaction thread. Texas Tech gets it's 2nd commitment of the day after a month of no activity. After a month of recruiting, Lonzell Gilmore ended his recruitment just a short while ago and choose the Red Raiders over Nevada via Twitter. He becomes the 14th commitment in the 2015 class and the 4th D-linemen commit. Here is my review of Gilmore earlier this month Lonzell Gilmore - Defensive End / Outside Linebacker (Spring HS, Spring, TX) Height Weight 40 time 6'3" 230...
Double-T Nation Dec 18, 2014

Quick Reaction: Texas Tech grabs 3-star WR Tony Brown

Tony Brown decided on Thursday to pick Texas Tech over Colorado to become the 13th commitment and 4th Wide Receiver in the 2015 class. Here is your reaction thread Tony Brown decided  to end his recruitment on twitter  and commit to  the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Thursday over Colorado. Brown becomes the 13th commit of the 2015 class and 4th Wide Receiver. Here is my review of Tony Brown from back in September: Tony Brown - Wide Receiver (La Mirada HS, La Mirada, CA) Height Weight 40 time Shuttle Vertical Power Throw SPARQ 6'1" 180 lbs 4.41 4.25 35" 33.5' 78.96 Ratings: 82 by...
Double-T Nation Dec 18, 2014

Red Raider Gridiron: Joseph Clark Joins Texas Tech; Breiden Fehoko's Senior Highlights; Ben Hicks to Decide Friday; Tony Brown to Decide Today

Mid-term signee Joseph Clark joins the Texas Tech football family. Breiden Fehoko's senior highlights. Plus, we have updates on a few players who are set to decide on their college choice, QB Ben Hicks & WR Tony Brown. Bowl Game Picks. Hey! I failed to set up a college bowl pick'em because of stuff, but thankfully we had someone set up a Viva The Matadors bracket.  You have straight picks and confidence picks.  The password for both are "vivalosmatadors". Get signed up and brag to all of your friends. Welcome Joseph Clark! This has been a year in the making and a huge congratulations to...
Double-T Nation Dec 18, 2014

Five Thoughts on Texas Tech Red Raiders 101, South Carolina State Bulldogs 39

The Red Raiders were part of their biggest blowout of the year, blowing out the South Carolina State Bulldogs. Everyone had a huge game, including freshman Justin Gray. This is the first game that I think I've missed in quite a while, due to not being able to find it on my DirecTV, so all of my thoughts are based off of the box score and highlights (by the time I realized that I wasn't going to get the game, it was too late to ask someone to cover my rear). Maybe it was on, but I just didn't see it. The Texas Tech Red Raiders obliterated South Carolina State, 101-39 and it wasn't even...
Double-T Nation Dec 17, 2014

Red Raiders in the NFL 12.17.14

Our offensive linemen in the NFL, Manny Ramirez and Louis Vasquez, have done well, but LaAdrian Waddle suffered a season-ending injury. Jace Amaro - New York Jets Amaro was finally cleared to play against the Titans this Sunday, and he caught the one pass thrown his way for 20-yards in the Jets' win. Hopefully he will get a few more opportunities against the Patriots this week. Michael Crabtree - San Francisco 49ers Michael Crabtree had 3 catches for 19 yards in the 49ers loss to the Seahawks. Manny Ramirez and Louis Vasquez - Denver Broncos The Broncos' offensive line continues to gel. Our...
Double-T Nation Dec 17, 2014

Texas Tech Hoops | Becoming a 2nd Half Team

Over the last 5 games the Red Raiders have improved significantly in the 2nd half of their games. This is a promising stat that needs to be explored in more detail. The Texas Tech men's basketball team has done something in their past few games that has stood out to all of us fans. They are finishing games strong by pulling together runs in the 2nd half to close out play. This is leading to victories and a 7-1 overall record; the best start to a season since the 2009-10 campaign. Let's take a look at the field goal percentage in the last 5 games broken down into the 1st and 2nd half... vs...

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