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Double-T Nation 21 hours ago

Enjoyed the Ride

Instead of being upset that it's over, I hope you look back and appreciate the ride. Ferris Bueller was a pretty smart fellow. If you’ve ever seen the movie, you obviously know the quote “Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” Insightful words from a kid that skipped school every single day. College (and pro) sports fans tend to miss out on this opportunity often, because of our obsession with winning, our constant need to be able to talk trash to our coworkers and friends and most importantly, our inability to deal with...
Double-T Nation 23 hours ago

Top 5 Texas Tech Football Games of 2016 (#1)

We've finally reached the end of our countdown of the top 5 most intriguing games for Texas Tech football this coming season. Here's number 1! 1. Texas Tech vs. Texas 11/05 Most of us Tech fans are still thinking about the 2015 game. On a rainy night in Austin, Texas, a place the Red Raiders had not won at since 1997, Kliff Kingsbury led his team to a win over its biggest rival. From the Devin Lauderdale/Jakeem Grant immaculate reception, to Tech's putrid defense giving away the lead in the 4th quarter (again), and the fumblerooski play by Grant to seal the win, this was a game Red...
Double-T Nation Jun 24, 2016

Why The Olympics Should Be Moved From Rio De Janeiro To Lubbock

To be honest, Lubbock may be a more attractive destination than Rio at the moment. Before you say, "WHAT!? Lubbock could never hold the Olympics! This guy is a moron!", I'm quite aware that Lubbock, TX will in fact never ever host the Olympics. But for the sake of argument, I'm going to tell you why Lubbock would be a better host than Rio. 1) Zika This is a pretty straight forward reason, Brazil has Zika and Lubbock does not. Zika seems to be the main concern for many athletes and visitors on the eve of the Summer Games and for good reason. Below is an explanation of what Zika is from the...
Double-T Nation Jun 23, 2016

5 Thoughts on Texas Tech 5, Coastal Carolina 7

1. This season is still a success. The Red Raiders are the Big XII regular-season champions, and no amount of disappointing losses in the College World Series can take that away. They went 19-5 in conference, beat the two teams most likely to be facing off in the CWS final, eliminated the #1 seeded team in the nation, and only lost one conference series: to Texas. This loss hurts, but let’s not miss the forest for the trees. This season has been a lot of fun, from beginning to the bitter end. We didn’t make it all the way, and there’s no shame in that. We were in the top five or six...
Double-T Nation Jun 23, 2016

GAMEDAY OPEN THREAD: Texas Tech (1-1) vs Coastal Carolina (1-1)

It’s another do or die game for Texas Tech. Unless the Texas Tech Red Raiders come to play, their season is over. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are a formidable opponent, beating the Florida Gators as well. They’re 50-17 overall, and they went 2-0 on LSU to make it to the CWS. They haven’t been playing pushovers. Fortunately, neither have we. Despite Florida’s starting pitcher not allowing a single walk the Gators needed a huge comeback in the 9th to have a chance. Let’s settle in for a great game of baseball. PAST GAME: If you missed the last game, here’s a quick recap of...
Double-T Nation Jun 23, 2016

Is Texas Tech Ready For a Championship?

What if every "what if" played out perfectly for the Red Raiders? The Cleveland Cavaliers recorded history this past Sunday by becoming the first team in NBA Finals history to erase a 3 to 1 deficit to win the series. The team brought a major professional sports championship to Cleveland for the first time since 1964. In sports culture, there are some similarities between Cleveland and Lubbock. Texas Tech has only brought one national championship title back to Lubbock, and that was in 1993. Right now, the Red Raiders are on a run for their lives in the College World Series. After a...
Double-T Nation Jun 23, 2016

A Junior Close Up: Dylan Cantrell

A short biography of Cantrell, the progress he has made since his first appearance, and a look at what to expect from the junior this coming season. This week we are taking a look at Dylan Cantrell, a redshirt junior wide receiver for the Red Raiders. Since Cantrell's arrival in Lubbock he has dazzled fans and opponents with his big leaps and gutsy catches. He has made a strong offensive impact as a receiver since taking the field his freshman year and could definitely be a player to keep an eye on this year. Let's take a look at what Cantrell has accomplished and what he may have in store...
Double-T Nation Jun 22, 2016

Brian Hanni To Call Games For The Kansas Jayhawks

The voice of the Red Raiders is headed back to his alma mater. The voice of Texas Tech basketball and baseball and host of "The Bottom Line" is headed back to his alma mater. We welcome Brian Hanni back to Lawrence as the Radio Voice of the Jayhawks https://t.co/ph41bQxGm7 #RockChalk pic.twitter.com/eyqB3BEIj2 — Kansas Jayhawks (@KUAthletics) June 21, 2016 Brian Hanni was a 2002 graduate of Kansas and a radio announcer for the Jayhawks from his graduation date until 2012, so this move makes a ton of sense. Hanni created "Rock Chalk Sports Talk" in Lawrence in the summer of 2002 and...
Double-T Nation Jun 22, 2016

Nigel Bethel To Transfer To Eastern Kentucky

The former Texas Tech DB will transfer to EKU Nigel Bethel will continue his college career with the Eastern Kentucky Colonels. I have decided to transfer to Eastern Kentucky Univ. Can't wait to start school July 5th. #EKU18 pic.twitter.com/UFTbVczKfQ — Nigel Bethel ll (@_NigelBethel) June 21, 2016 Bethel saw the field in 9 games for Texas Tech, starting 5 of them. He recorded 12 PBUs and a fantastic INT against Texas. Bethel was set to be a cornerstone of Texas Tech's defensive backfield and a key member of the defense in general in 2016. Bethel was also on the Texas Tech 4x100...
Double-T Nation Jun 22, 2016

Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup, 6/22

The fans voted and they want more defense for the 2017 class. Last week Texas Tech picked up two more defensive back commits with Adrian Frye and Kamren Curl. Frye is from the Houston area and attended the Houston satellite camp. Curl hails from Oklahoma and holds 16 other offers at the moment. The 2017 recruiting class now sits at 12 with Frye and Curl being the 3rd and 4th DB commits. The class has 6 OL, 4 DB, 1 WR and 1 QB at the moment. Last week I added a poll for the viewers to vote on what position group they wanted to see focused on and with 46% of the vote defensive line won. So...
Double-T Nation Jun 21, 2016

Five Thoughts on Texas Tech's 3-2 Win vs. Florida

A recap of Texas Tech's historic victory in Omaha... *LOUDLY EXHALES A SIGH OF RELIEF* 1. History!: With the win, Texas Tech earned its first College World Series victory in program history. In their 2014 campaign, the Red Raiders went 0-2 in Omaha. 2. Die by the sword, live by the sword: Texas Tech was five outs away from starting the tournament 1-0 when TCU’s man-child Luken Baker hit a three run homer to give the toads a 5-3 win. Today, the baseball gods smiled upon Texas Tech, as one swing of Eric Gutierrez’s bat gave the Red Raiders a 2-0 lead. It’s hard not to imagine what...
Double-T Nation Jun 21, 2016

GAMEDAY OPEN THREAD: (0-1) Texas Tech vs. (0-1) Florida

Well, Sunday didn’t turn out as many of us had hoped it would. Our Red Raiders fell in the 9th inning due to a massive 3-run dinger from TCU’s Luken Baker. When it came down to it, there isn’t much more that the Red Raiders could have done. They played their hearts out against a very good ball club in the Horned Frogs. Now, we have to focus on the #1 overall ranked Florida Gators. The loser’s season is over. Let’s play baseball. FIRST PITCH/HOW TO WATCH: This game can be found on ESPN2, and will begin at 4PM CT. There will be online radio and Double T 97.3 coming in hot with...
Double-T Nation Jun 21, 2016

Texas Tech Faces Florida In CWS Elimination Game

#5 Texas Tech vs #1 Florida 4:00pm, ESPN2 This is it. Win or go home. Its simple, all you have to do is beat the top-seeded team on the nation. The team that has allowed a mere 14 runs in the past 7 games, with a record of 52-14. This will not be an easy game, however it is baseball, and anyone can win at any given time. We’ve seen how bad bounces can affect games. We’ve seen how pitchers can be lights out in one game and a week later leave a ball in the zone that turns around a game. Nobody is unbeatable. Going into the World Series, we knew we’d have to beat Florida to advance to...
Double-T Nation Jun 20, 2016

Four Days in June

Four Days in October is one of my personal favorite 30 for 30’s. The ESPN documentary dialogues the extraordinarily impossible story of the 2004 Boston Red Sox coming back from a 3-0 deficit in the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees and axing the “Curse of the Bambino.” Texas Tech is now facing a similar situation, needing four wins in the next four games otherwise their 2016 season will come to a close. Granted, the stage is obviously not as big as the ALCS, and there is no known curse on the line, but the situation and the dilemma that the Red...
Double-T Nation Jun 20, 2016

Texas Tech Snags 4th DB For The 2017 Class

DB Kamren Curl is headed to Texas Tech. After the departure of Nigel Bethel and with the general subpar play of our defense, Texas Tech has shifted their recruiting focus to the defensive backfield. Texas Tech now has 4 DB commits in the class of 2017. This time around, the Red Raiders picked up a composite 3* safety, Kamren Curl. 2️⃣ pic.twitter.com/vb6wwYD6f1 — Kamren Curl #2 (@KamrenCurl) June 20, 2016 Curl is a Muskogee, Oklahoma product who held offers from Houston, Cincinnati, and Illinois before committing to Texas Tech. He comes in to help out a defensive backfield that...
Double-T Nation Jun 20, 2016

Things You Can’t Spell Without “TCU”

Fun with words... It’s the offseason so we’re running on empty in terms of ideas to write about. Couple that with the fact that TCU just won’t leave Texas Tech alone, and you wind up with an article like this. Everyone remembers TCU ripping the hearts out of 60,000 Red Raider fans at The Jones this football season, scoring late on a 4th and goal as Texas Tech was on the verge of an incredible upset. Then TCU knocked Tech basketball out of the Big 12 tournament, likely damaging our seeding in the NCAA tournament. And yesterday, two outs away from winning the first College World...
Double-T Nation Jun 19, 2016

Five Thoughts on Texas Tech's 5-3 Loss to TCU

A recap of Sunday's loss in the College World Series opener 1. Tanner Gardner is the man. The CF scored Texas Tech's first run of the afternoon on a Corey Raley double. Gardner motored around the bases all the way from first, barely beating the tag. He drove in the second run of the day, scoring Tyler Floyd on a double down the right field line. He battled through an apparent hamstring injury as well, which hopefully doesn’t linger into Tuesday’s matchup. 2. Missed opportunities. In the 4th inning, a few fielding mistakes led to a TCU run. Floyd lost a pop up in the sun, and the...
Double-T Nation Jun 19, 2016

GAMEDAY OPEN THREAD CWS EDITION - TEXAS TECH VS TCU

Welcome to Omaha, Red Raiders. For the 2nd time in 3 years, the Red Raiders and the Horned Frogs meet up in the opening round of the College World Series. Both teams will be looking to get off to a good start, and a win puts you in good position. Lose and you get relegated to the losers bracket on Tuesday at 4:00. Win and you play again Tuesday night at 8:00 in the winners bracket. Watering the tree before BP here in Omaha. #WreckEm #CWS2016 pic.twitter.com/s8pTuyzfc2— Texas Tech Baseball (@TTU_Baseball) June 19, 2016 The game is scheduled for a first pitch at 2:00pm, broadcast on...
Double-T Nation Jun 18, 2016

Tyler Floyd wins Elite 90 Award

The Red Raider catcher was honored for his academic success at the College World Series. Yesterday, the Texas Tech baseball team had a relaxing, fun day at the College World Series pre-ceremony. There was one Red Raider who took home a huge honor. Congratulations, Tyler Floyd!The 2016 Elite 90 Award winner with a 4.0 GPA! #CWS pic.twitter.com/1kd6qLQZad — NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 18, 2016 Tyler Floyd won the Elite 90 award, an award given to the player at the College World Series with the highest individual GPA. The Personal Finance graduate student has a perfect 4.0 in his...
Double-T Nation Jun 17, 2016

Texas Tech Gets Another One For 2017

The Red Raiders are now at 11 commits for the 2017 class. Texas Tech gained its 11th commit for the 2017 class this afternoon. I've talked to my family and I'm blessed and proud to say that I'm committing to Texas Tech University #WreckEm — Adrian Frye (@frye_adrian) June 17, 2016 Adrian Frye committed to the Red Raiders after picking up an offer earlier in the day. Texas Tech was his 8th offer and first Power 5 offer. Frye is a defensive back from Houston and attended the Red Raiders camp held there this week. He must have showed out since the coaching staff extended an offer...