Texas Tech Red Raiders Articles

It was a rather eventful first weekend of action for the Big 12.  Oklahoma, Baylor, Texas, Kansas State and TCU were picked to finish in the upper half of the league and each did nothing in Week 1 prove anything otherwise.  The...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
Oklahoma State Cowboys
Bob Stoops has been fighting the good fight all offseason long but the rubber meets the road now that the season is starting. Both Oklahoma State and West Virginia played in BCS bowls in the last few seasons but both are heavy underdogs to...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Predicting the success of college football coaches on a year-to-year basis is nearly impossible. There’s a baseline of results and history to use, along with a program track record, but good coaches can raise the profile of a team in a short...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Big 12 Football
Visit Football Study Hall to get in-depth team previews, advanced stats and features for the 2014 season .Baseball has sabermetrics. Basketball has KenPom’s efficiency rankings. What does football have? When it comes to advanced...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Bryce Petty
The Big 12 heads into 2014 looking to rebound on the national stage. Oklahoma is coming off a huge Sugar Bowl victory against Alabama, and Baylor is likely to rank as a top 10 team by most this preseason after winning the conference title last year...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Oklahoma Sooners
Many believe that the Big 12 is a two-horse race in 2014. While that is likely true, the rest of the conference is going to be extremely entertaining. Kansas State, Texas, TCU, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State all believe they can step into that...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Texas Longhorn
The beauty of college football lies in its unpredictability and volatility. Roster turnover is largely responsible for the tremendous amount of variability from year to year within the sport. Key graduations, early entries into the NFL Draft,...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
USC Trojans
Do most SEC fans know who Taylor Kelly is? That he is the only other player in the nation other than the great Johnny Manziel to throw for at least 3,000 yards and rush for at least 500 in each of the last two seasons? Because if not, they...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Texas Longhorns
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Texas Tech Red Raiders
Official school logos have been and will always be the simplest and most important way for a college program to classify and separate itself from its peers. Some change dramatically over time while others are literally set in stone for decades....
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
With nearly every major conference operating its own television network — we see you, SEC Network, finally joining hands with DirecTV — fans have unprecedented access to their favorite college teams.There’s one area, though, where...
David Fox
4 months ago
Jhajuan Seales
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Whether it’s a true freshman playing for the first time, a junior college recruit stepping into the lineup or a...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Trevor Knight
Using the past to project the future has major flaws but in the case of the Heisman Trophy, the past can be extremely useful. There are a few numbers college football fans need to know when it comes to the Heisman Trophy and how to handicap...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Ali-Frazier. Manning-Brady. Magic-Bird. Mariota-Hundley? Okay, maybe I’m over doing it a bit. But as far as college football fans are concerned, there will be no bigger quarterback matchup in 2014 than when UCLA’s Brett Hundley and...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Here are Athlon Sports' favorite, most important and most interesting Big 12 statistics you need to know about in 2014: 3: Players who declared early for the NFL DraftA record 98 underclassmen declared early for the 2014 NFL...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Pat Fitzgerald
As Steve Sarkisian packed up his boxes in Seattle to take the USC job, the former Washington coach closed the door on another part of his life — his 30s.Sarkisian attained one of the best positions in college football before his 40th...
David Fox
5 months ago
Oklahoma Sooners
The importance of scheduling in college football cannot be overstated. Sure, coaching, rosters and even a little bit of luck play bigger roles in determining championships in the NCAA ranks. But scheduling in college football plays as big a role as...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Texas Longhorns
Ranking anything in sports is subjective. We may all agree on certain things — like Michael Jordan is better than Kobe Bryant or that Lambeau Field is better than the Edward Jones Dome — but for the most part, beauty is in the eye of...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
Bryce Petty
The 2014 college football season kicks off on Aug. 27 and concludes in Dallas with the first four-team playoff in the FBS ranks on January 12, 2015. Since it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming college football season,...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Scheduling played a huge role in Kliff Kingsbury’s first season as the head coach at Texas Tech. He began his career with seven straight wins but didn’t win a single game over a team who went to a bowl game last season. Then Texas...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
Oklahoma Sooners
There are some concerning trends in Big 12 football these days. Elite recruits aren’t signing with the league like they used to, they aren’t getting drafted into the NFL and this league took it right on the chin in the non-conference a...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
Trevor Knight
2014 Big 12 Predictions Big 12Overall1. Oklahoma (No. 4)8-111-12. Baylor (No. 10)7-210-23. Texas (No. 17)7-29-34. Kansas State (No. 20)6-38-45.  Oklahoma State (No. 37)5-47-5 6. TCU (No. 39)4-57-57. Texas Tech (No. 41)4-57-58. Iowa...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Davis Webb
The start of the college football season is less than 100 days away, and Athlon Sports is counting down the top teams for the upcoming year.Florida State is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Athlon Sports continues its series looking back the best players of the BCS Era (1998-2013). Today, the staff ranks the 10 best tight ends to play at least one season during the BCS Era.Note: Florida's Aaron Hernandez was No. 5 initially but...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Athlon Sports continues its series looking back the best players of the BCS Era (1998-2013). Today, the staff ranks the 10 best tight ends to play at least one season during the BCS Era.Note: Florida's Aaron Hernandez was No. 5 initially but...
Braden Gall
7 months ago

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