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Double-T Nation 23 hours ago

Tailgate Essentials: The Playlist

Every good tailgate needs a fun soundtrack. Here at VTM we want to help you with that fun soundtrack. Tailgating is a science. It's pretty hard to mess up grilling and having a couple of beers outdoors. However, the level of enjoyment can skyrocket due to a few simple things. One of those things is having a great playlist to go along with your time outdoors. We've taken the initiative to make that playlist for you, through having all of our writers give 3-5 songs to the master playlist. We hope y'all like it, because we sure as heck do. Jonathan Althaus: "Alcohol" - Brad Paisley "Friends...
Double-T Nation Jul 2, 2015

Texas Tech's 2015 Nightmare Season

Could it actually get worse for the Red Raiders before it gets better? The 2014 season was an extremely tough season to sit through for Red Raider fans. Most of us saw it as the bottom and this football team would start to turnaround it soon, but is that the truth? Could 2015 possibly be worse? I reviewed what a dream season would look like last week. This week, I look at the possibility of things getting worse. Similar to the dream scenario season article, I will keep my nightmare scenario realistic. Yes, we could go 0-12 which would be the ultimate nightmare season, but I don't think it...
Double-T Nation Jul 2, 2015

Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup, 7/2

This week I take a look at a few guys who have Texas Tech ranked highly in their lists of top schools. For the first time in a while now the Red Raiders didn't receive a commit last week. Over the past few weeks though some recruits have been narrowing down their lists of prospective schools. I'll take a look at a linebacker out of Louisiana, a JUCO offensive tackle, and a defensive back from the DFW area who have all recently narrowed their top choices of schools to include the Red Raiders. Kevin Moore | 6'0", 190 lbs | Linebacker Acadiana High School (Lafayette, LA) 24/7: 86 | Rivals:...
Double-T Nation Jul 1, 2015

Houses of the Enemy - Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium

In this week's stadium series, Jonathan looks into the "Palace On The Prairie", Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium Tech's third away game this upcoming football season (not counting the neutral site game vs Baylor) takes place in Norman, Oklahoma at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. A storied football program, the Sooners are top 10 in 11 of 12 major historical categories in football, including the most weeks as the AP Number 1 team. Tech has only won twice in Norman, although they only played for the first time in 1992. Oklahoma first played an organized game of football at...
Double-T Nation Jul 1, 2015

Win #1 - Texas Tech tops #1 Texas at The Jones

Definitely the top victory in the past 10 years. Perhaps the greatest victory in program history. I won't bore you with the details because honestly was there ever any doubt that this was the #1 game in this series?Beyond that, this game would probably be the #1 of game of all-time for our beloved Red Raider football team in most people's estimation. I was lucky enough to be there in person and see all firsthand. I have never seen a crowd like that before, during or after a game. Everything about being there was surreal. This game ranks as the #1 sporting event that I have attended and...
Double-T Nation Jun 30, 2015

Texas Tech In The News

All the news from the past week in one place. While we may be in the throngs of the summer offseason, there is plenty of news to keep our minds somewhat occupied until football season. Football: This is a cool video breakdown of Tech's Le'Raven Clark matchup versus Oklahoma State's Emmanual Ogbah. Whoever takes over the left tackle spot next year will have big shoes to fill. Having said that, ESPN lists Clark as Tech's most indispensable player. Link Impressive is the only word that comes to mind for this. Dylan Cantrell showing off some skills! The Arkansas News is previewing...
Double-T Nation Jun 30, 2015

Lubbock Eats: #2 vs #7 Matchups

This week the 2 seeds and 7 seeds meet up in our Lubbock Eats bracket. Last week the 1 seeds and 8 seeds squared off in the Lubbock Eats bracket. #1 Spanky's and #1 Chimy's received 58% of the vote to move on to the second round. This week the 2 seeds and 7 seeds meet up to see who will advance. Again, the voting will end Monday at noon. #2 Blue Sky Texas vs #7 J&M BBQ Blue Sky Texas has some of the best burgers around, plain and simple. They hand-cut their fries, hand-batter their onion rings, chile sticks, and onion rings, and use homemade ranch dressing. If you can't tell, their main...
Double-T Nation Jun 29, 2015

Texas Tech History Lesson: Kal Segrist

Red Raiders around the land mourn the loss of former Texas Tech Head baseball coach, Kal Segrist. This past Friday night, June 26, Texas Tech baseball lost one of it’s most influential head coaches. Kal Segrist died at the age of 84. Originally, this week’s History Lesson article was going to be about the 2014 College World Series team. Last year, Kal was seen at many of the games during Tech’s postseason run. More than 30 years had passed since he had been the skipper for the Red Raiders, but he was there supporting the team he loved. Not only was Kal a member of the 1950...
Double-T Nation Jun 29, 2015

Air Raid Podcast: Talking All Things Texas Tech

Drew, Jonathan and Wes discuss recruiting and the 2015 season. In Episode #4, we discuss the coach's recruiting approach, our favorite recruit and the 2015 season. Enjoy! Air_Episode__4.0.mp3 Don't forgot to let us know if there is a topic you want us to cover. Hit us up in the comment section below. Wreck 'em!
Double-T Nation Jun 26, 2015

Texas Tech's Dream Scenario For The 2015 Season

What does a dream yet realistic season look like for the Red Raiders in 2015? In my dream scenario the Red Raiders surprise everyone and beat Ohio State in the National Championship Game on a last second hail mary that would make Kordell Stewart and Michael Westbrook jealous and all Red Raider fans ask the question "What Crabtree Catch?" In reality the ceiling is much lower for the Red Raiders. Let's run through the schedule and put together a dream (yet realistic) scenario for the 2015 season. Sam Houston State: They are far from a pushover. They are ranked #2 in the FCS preseason poll....
Double-T Nation Jun 25, 2015

Texas Tech Visual History: 1993 NCAA Champions

A visual look at the Lady Raiders' 1993 National Title and the 20 year anniversary of the title! What a great memory for Tech! I have enjoyed going back and watching videos of our only national championship. Luckily, there are some fellow Red Raiders and basketball fans that have posted great video on the game! The National Championship game itself. This is a true treasure for any Red Raider fan out there. Watching the team play so hard, and the celebration that followed was awesome. It was my first time to see much of this footage. When can we get another celebration like this going??? ...
Double-T Nation Jun 25, 2015

Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup, 6/25

This week I take a closer look at Jordyn Brooks and two other recruits who could end up being Red Raiders. Last Friday Texas Tech picked up their 19th commit of the 2016 recruiting class in Jordyn Brooks. Brooks is from Stratford High School in Houston and plays outside linebacker. He is the 9th defensive commit for the class and it's great to see the class balancing out on both sides of the ball. Along with Brooks I'll take a look at two DFW area recruits, Southlake's Lil'Jordan Humphrey and Irving's Noah Spears. Jordyn Brooks | 6'1", 225 lbs | Linebacker Stratford High School (Houston,...
Double-T Nation Jun 24, 2015

The Real Reasons Why Texas Tech Should/Shouldn't Allow Alcohol In The Jones

Breaking down the true debate in a recent campus issue It's an argument that has been raging for years. It has many facets. On one hand, insane financial possibilities. On the other, potentially dangerous conditions. Should Jones AT&T Stadium serve alcohol? I'll be honest, the idea has serious potential. It could potentially bolster many struggling athletic departments and schools. However, no one has really dove into the true issues surrounding this fiery debate. Until now. The Arguments For: 1. We Could Hire A Small Army Of Butlers I don't know about the rest of y'all, but I like my...
Double-T Nation Jun 24, 2015

The Key To Improving Texas Tech's Defense

Let's look back at the 2014 defensive stats to find the key for defensive improvement in 2015. Like I did with the 2014 offensive stats, I reviewed the defensive stats to see if there were any particular stats that would improve our team the most. Unlike offense, almost every defensive stat was ugly. That was bound to happen when we had the coaching turmoil that we had last season and for the last several years for that matter on the defensive side of the ball. I defy anyone to uncover a team with a successful defense when changes at the defensive coordinator level happens for several...
Double-T Nation Jun 24, 2015

Houses of the Enemy - WVU Coliseum

In this week's stadium series, Jonathan looks at the home court of the West Virginia basketball teams As one of the newer members of the Big 12 conference, West Virginia and Tech do not have much history on the basketball court. A Sweet 16 meeting in 2005 turned out to be a fantastic matchup that the Mountaineers narrowly won. The home court for West Virginia is the 14,000 seat WVU Coliseum. Built in 1970, the first game played was against the Red Raiders of Colgate in front of a crowd of 10,000. Just a week later, Kentucky was almost defeated in front of 13,000 fans. Concrete is heavily...
Double-T Nation Jun 23, 2015

Lubbock Eats: Sweet 16

This week I kick off a new series, which local spot will reign supreme in the Lubbock Eats bracket? We're in mid-summer now and there's not a lot of football to talk about. So what is the second best thing right behind football? Food, of course. I picked 16 of the top eateries in Lubbock that most college kids get to know while they're at Tech. Each week our viewers will be able to vote from when the article goes live until the following Monday at noon. I will update the bracket each week until we have a winner. The viewers will have two matchups to vote on each week for the first round of...
Double-T Nation Jun 23, 2015

Texas Tech Weekly News

All the news from the past week. Here's the news for Texas Tech from the past week. Coachsearch.com interviews Coach Kingsbury. The biggest takeaway from this article is that it sounds like he is learning. No real surprise. I think we all should understand this will take some time. Link ESPN's Max Olsen talked with Tech's incoming freshman D'Vonta Hinton. Link The Dallas Morning News projects Texas Tech's starting defense. Link The Lubbock AJ spoke with Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins' relationship with Tech quarterback Pat Mahomes. Link Texas Tech-Arkansas will be broadcast on...
Double-T Nation Jun 22, 2015

Texas Tech History Lesson: 1993 NCAA Champions

Nothing beats the first time! Join Conner as he recaps Texas Tech's first, and only, NCAA title! When asked, most athletes who have won multiple championships say that the first one was the most special. It was the culmination of years of hard work, pain, sweat, tears, film study, Gatorade, and getting chewed out by coaches. In those moments when the confetti is raining down, the trophy being raised, and the cheering from the fans an athlete realizes that all their hopes and aspirations as an athlete in that sport have been realized. Some athletes will go on to win more titles, but that...
Double-T Nation Jun 21, 2015

Point/Counterpoint - Should Conference Games Be Played At Neutral Sites?

Many teams play at least one game a year at a neutral location. Jonathan and Wes look at whether conference games should be at neutral sites, or stay at their respective schools. Wes' Point I will take a very biased perspective and base my answer on only this argument's impact on Tech. I think you should be able to play your games whenever and wherever you want. If your school wants to make more money, play closer to a large fan base or lose a home game off of your schedule, it should be their right. Let's start with more money....For a school like Tech to compete with schools like Texas,...
Double-T Nation Jun 19, 2015

Texas Tech Lands A Linebacker

Stratford High School's Jordyn Brooks committed to the Red Raiders Thursday evening. Texas Tech keeps racking up the commitments. Yesterday evening Jordyn Brooks committed to the Red Raiders. He is from Stratford High School in Houston and plays outside linebacker. Brooks is a 3-star recruit via 24/7 and both Rivals and Scout have him listed as a 2-star. Below is his highlight film, so you be the judge. I will have a more in depth look at Brooks next Thursday in my weekly recruiting article. 2016 Football Commits Da'Leon Ward: Running Back, Skyline High School (Dallas, TX) Donte Coleman:...

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