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Double-T Nation 23 mins ago

Gameday Open Thread - (1) Texas Tech vs. (3) West Virginia

The Red Raiders continue their quest for the Big 12 Title and an automatic invite to the postseason with a game against West Virginia. After winning their 1st opening round game of the Big 12 conference tournament in over a decade, Tech is looking to make a push for the title with a matchup against the Mountaineers. 4 teams will be facing elimination in the losers bracket, and it is great that Tech is not one of them. A win today would push the Red Raiders to the Division 1 title game on Saturday morning and a day off tomorrow. First Pitch: 4:00pm, CST, however if a prior game lasts longer...
Double-T Nation 5 hours ago

Six Ways to Make it to Football Season

If you just can't wait until football season, here is a list of things that may help the new season come quicker. Fall is arguably the best time of the year. It is a time of good weather, the season premiere of Walking Dead, and most importantly football season! Now summer isn't bad by any means. It is a season to enjoy the outdoors (if you can beat the Texas heat), maybe go swimming, have some BBQ's, shoot fireworks, and eat watermelon. The problem is that after the NBA Finals are over the sport world goes dormant. So I have compiled a list of things that will help make football season...
Double-T Nation 21 hours ago

Texas Tech DB Nigel Bethel To Transfer

One of Texas Tech's top cover men is leaving the South Plains Nigel Bethel was one of Texas Tech's top DBs, if not the top DB. Now, he's headed elsewhere. Bethel announced his intent to transfer today via Twitter. First and foremost I would thank to thank God! Without him I would never have been a RED RAIDER! pic.twitter.com/ElotppknOM — Nigel Bethel ll (@_NigelBethel) May 25, 2016 Bethel finished the 2015 season with 12 passes broken up and 1 interception. He was routinely lined up on the opposition's best receiver, and came out of the 2015 season as the best pass defender in the...
Double-T Nation 23 hours ago

Texas Tech Rebounds To Beat Kansas State, 8-5

Texas Tech takes the W in the first round of the Big XII tournament BOX SCORE: Score Hits Errors Texas Tech 8 17 2 Kansas State 5 6 1 RED RAIDER OF THE GAME: Stephen Smith. At a time when we needed our bats to be big, Stephen Smith showed up with three consecutive hits. Those hits advanced runners and kept the pressure on a hurting Kansas State pitching staff. PLAY THAT IMPACTED THE GAME: Ty Damron tagged a batter in the top of the 1st, setting up a double steal from Kansas State. This snowballed into a 3-0 start for the Wildcats, and it ended up being huge. The quick Kansas...
Double-T Nation May 25, 2016

Gameday Open Thread - (1) Texas Tech vs. (8) Kansas State

Today is the day. The Texas Tech Red Raiders have already won the Big XII Regular Season title. Today they begin their quest to win the Big XII tournament. They square off against the Kansas State Wildcats in what *should* be a relatively easy opening round. Let's hope the Red Raiders are rested and come out swinging. FIRST PITCH: 12:30 PM, CST HOW TO WATCH: The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest, and will obviously be available to listen to on 97.3 and other internet radio outlets. PREVIEWS: Our own Jon Althaus has a great preview of the tournament and Kansas State up. If...
Double-T Nation May 25, 2016

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF GUS JOHNSON

VTM's completely and totally real investigative team spent a day with Gus Johnson. This is how that day went. Editor's note: The following scenarios are completely fictional and definitely did not happen. At least we don't think they did. 6:00 AM [Gus Johnson erupts out of bed, startling his wife awake. Johnson sprints to the bathroom to brush his teeth] Johnson: *gargled speech* "Hemuph goesh fer da recowrd! Hemuph culd pesibly maek it!" [Spits out toothpaste] Johnson: "HE DID IT! WOW! HOW ABOUT THAT! 60 SECONDS FROM BED TO BRUSHING COMPLETION" 7:35 AM [Skip Bayless pulls into the FS1...
Double-T Nation May 25, 2016

POLL: Texas Tech Uniform Tournament, First Round: #7 vs. #10

#2 Black/Red/Black vs. #15 White Ombre Yesterday’s results: It was a tie! Exactly 50% to 50%, 965 votes each for #7 Black/White/Red and #10 White/White/White. A tie will go to the higher seed, so the Black/White/Red will advance to the second round to face today’s winner. The first round of our uniform tournament concludes with a battle between an awesome home uniform and arguably the most hideous road uniform ever worn. The #2 seed is the uniform worn against TCU this past season; a black helmet, red jersey, and black pants. This was the first time we truly saw red during the...
Double-T Nation May 25, 2016

Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup: When And Where Are Summer Camps Happening?

Texas Tech has released its plans for summer camps. The Red Raiders landed commit number 5 this past Saturday with WR Bronson Boyd. I originally wrote about Boyd back in April which you can find here. Boyd recently committed to Houston, but he must've really liked something about the Red Raiders because he flipped his commitment within a week. As of now Texas Tech stands at 5 commits for its 2017 recruiting class and it looks like that's the number the team will roll into summer with. Since summer is fast approaching, Texas Tech football released their schedule for the camps that will be...
Double-T Nation May 24, 2016

This Week in Texas Tech Baseball - Tournament Preview

The regular season is over. The postseason starts this week in Oklahoma City with the Big 12 Tournament. This is where the fun begins. Big 12 Tournament Format The Big 12 has 10 teams (because that makes sense), and 9 field a baseball team (Iowa State being the odd school out). Of these 9, the top 8 are invited to the baseball tournament at the end of the year in Oklahoma City. This year, Kansas did not make the cut, with a 6-17 conference record, winning just 3 games at home, and losing the last 6 of the year, 5 of which were conference games. The remaining 8 teams have been seeded by...
Double-T Nation May 24, 2016

POLL: Texas Tech Uniform Tournament, First Round: #7 vs. #10

#7 Black/White/Red vs. #10 White/White/White Yesterday’s results: The #3 Black/Black/Black avoided an upset at the hands of the #14 White Lone Star Pride uniforms, 51% to 49%. The first round of our uniform tournament continues with a battle between a pair of road uniforms. The #7 seed is the road uniform worn against Baylor this past season; a black helmet, white jersey, and red pants. This was the first time we saw this look during the Kingsbury era, and it seemed to be fairly well received by the fans. The #10 seed is the all white uniforms consistently worn in various road...
Double-T Nation May 24, 2016

How Football Saturdays Have Changed in Lubbock

Generations pass with one constant, Saturdays spent in Lubbock cheering on the Red Raiders. However, my college days looked different than those that came before, and are much different than those that came after. Let's find out how Lubbock has changed over the last 10 years. There is little doubt that football Saturdays in Lubbock are some of our strongest memories as students at Texas Tech. There is nothing better than cheering on the Texas Tech Red Raiders in Jones AT&T Stadium with fellow alumni, students and fans. These weekends shaped our college lives and created moments that we'll...
Double-T Nation May 23, 2016

Jordan Jackson To Transfer From Texas Tech

The son of Sheryl Swoopes is headed elsewhere to continue his college career Well, we can't expect to have a new coach and retain all of our players. Earlier today, Jordan Jackson announced his intent to transfer from Texas Tech via Twitter. TTU will forever be special to me. pic.twitter.com/yptbJO5lmX — Jordan Jackson (@JayJack_22) May 23, 2016 Jackson is the son of former Texas Tech legend Sheryl Swoopes, and had a solid freshman year off the bench for Texas Tech. He played particularly well in the Canadian Tournament, leading the team in scoring off the bench a couple of times....
Double-T Nation May 23, 2016

2016 Texas Tech Football Position Preview: Defensive Line

Continuing this week and going through the next couple of weeks, I will be previewing different position groups for the upcoming 2016 Tech football team. This week, we will be previewing defensive line. This week kicks off our first look at the defensive side of the football for the Red Raiders. It’s going to be very difficult to have complete positivity about this side of the football team. Speaking on the whole of the defense, they have nowhere to go but up. That’s quite the white flag waving of saying this defense was not good last year. I know that. You know that. The...
Double-T Nation May 23, 2016

The Air Raid Podcast: (Brian Holland)

Brian Holland joins the podcast to discuss the Big 3 sports at Texas Tech It was supposed to be a baseball pod. It kinda is. But it is also an epically long podcast with special guest Brian Holland from KAMC- Lubbock to talk all things Texas Tech. Including, Tech baseball and post-season, new basketball HC Chris Beard, football projections for 2016 and even a brief discussion in the world of movies. Pace yourselves. It's good.
Double-T Nation May 23, 2016

POLL: Texas Tech Uniform Tournament, First Round: #3 vs. #14

After taking a day off, the Texas Tech uniform tournament returns: #3 Black/Black/Black vs. #14 White Lone Star Pride Saturday's results: #11 Black Lone Star Pride defeated #6 Grey/Grey/Grey, 76% to 24% The first round of our uniform tournament continues today with a battle between black and white. The #3 seed is Texas Tech's all black uniforms, the standard home uniform during the past few seasons. The #14 seed is the all white Lone Star Pride uniforms worn against Texas on Thanksgiving in 2013. Most fans are glad we haven’t seen them since, but some liked the twist on the road...
Double-T Nation May 23, 2016

Monday Matador Mailbag 5.23.16

The Mailbag answers all of your questions no matter what they are @vivathematadors who steps up on D this year? — Tye Hardin (@TyeTexasTech) May 23, 2016 I'd love to see D'Vonta Hinton play well. We just lost Dakota Allen, most likely forever. We haven't had a linebacker step up and play truly well since Will Smith. Awe and Eguavoen were good but not great. I really think that Hinton has what it takes to be a great run stopper in the Big XII. He has the leverage and the quickness to be good between the tackles. I think we see him step it up considerably this...
Double-T Nation May 22, 2016

Texas Tech Hoops: A New Commit, a Decommit, and a Player Leaves The Team

More changes for the Red Raider basketball team. Here's your Recruiting Round up for this week and the latest changes to the roster. So the total count this week was a net loss, with regard to roster spots, but in all reality probably a net gain for the program. This week Coach Beard signed Anthony Livingston, but lost commit Keon Clergeot and it is rumored that current player Rokas Ulvydas left the program. I am really excited about the signing of Livingston. Check out VTM's Isaiah Lopez's thoughts on him yesterday here. The departure of Ulvydas, if true, should not come as a...
Double-T Nation May 22, 2016

West Virginia Drops Texas Tech in Finale, 8-7

Red Raiders come up short in the regular season finale 1. Red Raider of the Game In his final regular season game in Lubbock, Eric Gutierrez did not disappoint. Gute went 3-5 with 2 runs, a solo shot that jump started the Tech offense, and was perfect at 1st base. He also had a 2-out single in the 6th, scoring on Hargrove's 2-run double, putting the Red Raiders on top 7-6. Eric has been a fan favorite, starting every game of his 4-year career for Tech, and is a strong contender for Big 12 player of the year honors. Watch: Gutierrez crushes a leadoff HR to start the 4th, his 12th HR of...
Double-T Nation May 21, 2016

Texas Tech Flips Houston Commit

Texas Tech steals a recruit from the Houston Cougars. Texas Tech adds to its 2017 recruiting class again, this time with a flip from Houston. ... pic.twitter.com/jwmBJvmZIM — Bron$on Boyd (@liveactionbbb) May 22, 2016 WR Bronson Boyd is now an official Texas Tech commit, following in the footsteps of his mother (an alum) and his coach (Carlos Francis). Boyd is a tall, rangy wideout, measuring 6'3 while only weighing 185 lbs. Some very big names were looking at him as well, as Boyd held offers from Arizona, Houston, Utah, Miami, and Oregon as well as others before settling on...
Double-T Nation May 21, 2016

Texas Tech Beats West Virginia Again, Securing 40-win Season

West Virginia's best efforts not enough, as Tech takes the series with a 4-2 victory 1. Red Raider of the Game As great as Hargrove's home run was, pitcher Ryan Moseley was effective in a high pressure situation again. These first 2 games against West Virginia have felt more like postseason games, low scoring, with teams jumping on others mistakes. Moseley was able to get both saves, and appears to have been able to get past the disastrous inning against TCU earlier this season. The team will need him to stay strong as the games start to mean so much more. Watch: This will help you get...