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Double-T Nation Jun 26, 2017
Red Raiders in the Pros: Tyler Neslony

Red Raiders in the Pros: Tyler Neslony

Looking in on Braves Farm Hand Tyler Neslony Tyler Neslony was an integral part of the Red Raiders success in the 2016 season. Helping Tech to a 47-19 record, a Big 12 Regular Season Championship, as well as helping advance the Red Raiders to their 2nd College World Series appearance in 3 years. As a senior, Neslony had a slash line of .306/.400/.536 to go with 10 HRs and 58 RBIs. His sweet, Chipper Jones-esque swing from the left side of the plate led him to be picked in the 9th Rd by the Atlanta Braves. The Braves are in the middle of a rebuild that has seen them stack up with young...
Double-T Nation Jun 23, 2017
Texas Tech had no draft picks, and that’s fine

Texas Tech had no draft picks, and that’s fine

How the NBA Draft applies to Red Raider basketball Some Texas Tech fans may not realize that the NBA Draft took place last night, and for good reason. Unlike with the NFL Draft, Red Raiders have had no reason to tune in to the basketball version of prospect picking over the last several years. Even the most passive hoops fan could have predicted that players from Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, UCLA and Kansas would headline the event. College basketball hit the one-and-done apex this year with 16 freshmen being selected in the first 30 picks. Many of these players simply use the allure of...
Double-T Nation Jun 23, 2017
Texas Tech addresses defensive line in the 2018 recruitment

Texas Tech addresses defensive line in the 2018 recruitment

As we discussed in this other article, June has been, until now, very busy for the Red Raiders recruiting staff, with 10 players who decided to commit to the football team. This is an analysis of some of them, the five who signed from June 12th to 17th. The order of the list will follow the commitment date. 6/12/2017 Cameron Valentine / 6’3”, 250 lbs / Defensive End Foster High School (Richmond, TX) 24/7: *** / Rivals: *** / Scout: ** While the other recruits are mainly from the Dallas area, Valentine is from the Houston area and despite missing the first four games of the season...
Double-T Nation Jun 22, 2017
Matador Mailbag 6.21.17

Matador Mailbag 6.21.17

We answer your Tech questions. Mail Call! Ask your Tech questions in the comments section below. #TexasTechPosted by Viva The Matadors on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Good question, Zach! It is pretty sad to see that our last men’s basketball player was drafted in ‘04 to the Seattle SuperSonics. And the Texas Tech women’s basketball draft resume stops in ‘06 with Erin Grant. Zach Smith entered the NBA draft to get some experience in the process and get his name out there, and although he is returning to school, he made an impression on the scouts. Several mock drafts have him going...
Double-T Nation Jun 22, 2017
Red Raider Pros: What’s the future hold for Jakeem Grant?

Red Raider Pros: What’s the future hold for Jakeem Grant?

We took some time to chat with The Phinsider’s Kevin Nogle about how Grant is fitting into Miami During the offseason, we’re looking at some former Red Raiders in the NFL and talking about their futures with partner SB Nation blogs. This week, we chatted with Kevin Nogle of The Phinsider about Jakeem Grant. Enjoy. 1. What role do you think Grant will play this upcoming season? Kevin Nogle: I think the Dolphins are expecting him to take a couple of steps forward this year. They really want him to be a punt returner, and he did it some last year, but having not done it at Tech, he was...
Double-T Nation Jun 21, 2017
An in-depth look at some of the 2018 commits

An in-depth look at some of the 2018 commits

Tech is loading up on skill position talent in its 2018 class Football never sleeps and while we are approaching the 2017 season, the Red Raiders are working hard to build a brighter future. Recruiting coordinator Zac Spavital and his staff landed 10 recruits in June, bringing the total of hard commits to 13. In a series of articles that will be developed within the end of June, we will take a deeper look at these prospects in anticipation of their Texas Tech debuts. The order of the list will be in line with the commitment date. 10/5/2016 Gabriel Douglas / 6’2”, 195 lbs / Wide...
Double-T Nation Jun 20, 2017
Texas Tech lands eight recruits in last week

Texas Tech lands eight recruits in last week

An influx of commitments over the last week has boosted the Red Raiders 2018 football recruiting class. After a dry spell, the commitment of Grapevine quarterback Alan Bowman seems to have set off a wave of enthusiasm among other Tech targets. Bowman is the most noteworthy addition based on the position he plays. Securing a QB early could prove vital in recruiting other offensive weapons down the road. Though he doesn’t hold many other big offers now, his commitment to play for Kliff Kingsbury will surely gain the interest of schools across the country. Bowman’s decision was followed...
Double-T Nation Jun 19, 2017
Davide Moretti’s journey out of his father’s shadows

Davide Moretti’s journey out of his father’s shadows

Discovering the new Red Raiders Italian guardia As we reported few days ago, the latest recruit of the Red Raiders in this 2017 offseason is the Italian guard Davide Moretti, who committed after a trip in the US to decide where to play. He also had offers from Indiana, Utah and UConn and follows other Italian players who decided to play basketball in US colleges like, among others, Daniel Hackett (USC), Amedeo Della Valle (Ohio State) and current St. John’s point guard Federico Mussini. Let’s have a look at this new acquisition and try to better understand what he brings to the current...
Double-T Nation Jun 17, 2017
State of the program: Offensive Line

State of the program: Offensive Line

A unit that is under construction Throughout the summer, we will be taking a look inside the state of the Texas Tech football program. We will analyze each position as a whole and look at the players that have left the team, the current starting players, and how each position is set up for the future. This week, it’s time to get to the big boys in the trenches. Past Along with the wide receivers, this group has been Tech’s strongest position. The Red Raiders are one of the few programs that highlight their star linemen from Pat Holmes to Brandon Carter to LaAdrian Waddle. Tech has...
Double-T Nation Jun 16, 2017
What Red Raider will make a splash in the pros this season?

What Red Raider will make a splash in the pros this season?

Which former Red Raiders will make an impact in the NFL? We can go as far back as ‘09 because former Texas Tech guard Louis Nicholas Vasquez (30) is a free agent still playing in the NFL. Vasquez could absolutely make an impact with a new team looking to strengthen their offensive line after playing for the Chargers and Broncos. But for argument purposes, let’s draw the line with Jace Amaro being drafted in 2014 by the New York Jets. Currently, Amaro is with the Tennessee Titans after being cut from the Jets, which is better than landing in the Canadian Football League ... looking at...
Double-T Nation Jun 15, 2017
Trevor Rogers is going to go to the big leagues

Trevor Rogers is going to go to the big leagues

For the Red Raiders, this isn’t all bad. Huddled around a table with his family, state championship trophy, and Carlsbad Caveman flag, Trevor Rogers sat with pen in hand ready to sign his NLI. Wearing a Texas Tech baseball shirt, Rogers signed his intent letter on November 14, 2016. It all seemed like he was set to be the next great Red Raider pitcher, that is until the June 12, 2017. Today is the day my dream becomes a reality.— Trevor Rogers (@T_Raw1691) June 12, 2017 Leading up to the MLB draft, Rogers went from mid-tier to can’t miss prospect. His senior year, Rogers went...
Double-T Nation Jun 13, 2017
Texas Tech basketball reloads its roster

Texas Tech basketball reloads its roster

Coach Beard adds two more stud commitments to his resume Red Raider Nation got a welcome surprise to start the week as we welcomed two new commitments. Davide Moretti, the 6’3” guard from Bologna, Italy committed to the Red Raiders over the weekend after taking a US college trip to decide where he would be playing. 2017 Italian guard Davide Moretti ('98) has committed to Texas Tech— Eurohopes (@Eurohopes) June 10, 2017 The Italian guard chose Tech over storied college basketball programs like Utah, UConn, and Indiana. The 19-year old was the youngest member for Universo...
Double-T Nation Jun 6, 2017
Guide to which teams to root for in the NFL

Guide to which teams to root for in the NFL

Based off our Texas Tech ties With the draft concluded and training camp set to begin, we are only 93 days away from the start of the NFL season. It will be time for Red Raiders to decompose from the eventful Saturday of watching Tech and relax while watching the pros play. Most of us will use this time to cheer on the local team or the team we grew up watching, however what about the rest of us? How about the casual fan that strictly bleeds red and black and does not have a rooting interest in the NFL? We have a guide to show just who you should root for on Sundays this fall. Dallas...
Double-T Nation Jun 5, 2017
Lubbock Regional Final Gameday Thread

Lubbock Regional Final Gameday Thread

Tech and Sam Houston State battle it out for the right to go to the Super Regionals It’s do or die time in Lubbock. Coming into the regional final, SHSU had to beat Tech twice, and last night they hung on to win 9-8. The game turned into a battle of who would capitalize more, and Tech lost in that regard, even though they did come back in the 9th to almost tie it up. Game Info First Pitch: 2:00 pm Pitching Matchup: Seth Ballew (6-3, 4.08 ERA) vs Davis Martin (4-2, 2.95 ERA) Radio: 97.3 FM and the TuneIn app Broadcast: WatchESPN Join us as we cheer on our Red Raiders towards victory, more...
Double-T Nation Jun 5, 2017
Millinghaus exit creates opportunity

Millinghaus exit creates opportunity

The Red Raider rotation is coming together Texas Tech shooting guard Shadell Millinghaus confirmed his release from the basketball program this weekend. The former JUCO standout averaged 3.9 points and 2.1 rebounds per game last season in a reserve role for the Red Raiders. This news comes nearly two months after South Plains College shooting guard Jordan Brangers announced that he will not be attending Texas Tech in the fall. These moves have suddenly shaken up the outlook of the Tech backcourt and given several newcomers a window to more playing time. Keenan Evans and Niem Stevenson will...
Double-T Nation May 29, 2017
Lubbock Regional Announced as Red Raiders Earn #5 National Seed

Lubbock Regional Announced as Red Raiders Earn #5 National Seed

Tech welcomes in Arizona, Sam Houston State, and Delaware to start the postseason Last night Lubbock was announced as one of sixteen host sites for the NCAA regional’s, and today the full field was announced, including the National Seed that Tech been projected to earn most of the season. How the Red Raiders Got Here Tech finished the year at 43-15, with a 17-10 record in the Big 12. Their strength of schedule was not that great, ranked 32nd overall, and just 106th in non-conference. However, the Big 12 was the #1 RPI conference in the nation, with 6 teams finishing in the top-25, not...

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