Kingsbury to be featured at Red Raider Luncheon

The Red Raider Club will be hosting a luncheon, which will feature Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Reagor-Dykes Auto Group Headquarters. Kingsbury will headline the event in the afternoon and address the audience on the Red Raider football team’s 4-2 start, as well as hosting Iowa State […]

Matador Mailbag: I would give my right leg for a kicker

Prologue: The response to the mailbag after the West Virginia has been overwhelming. I honestly don’t know where to start. One-hundred and eighty four comments on the Facebook post alone. Some are just comments. Fan outrage over a missed opportunity looking for anyone and everyone to blame. But even if half of those comments are […]

Big 12 power rankings: TCU looking like the favorite, Tech’s loss devastating

1. TCU Horned Frogs (-) Not only is TCU in prime position to win the Big 12 Conference, the Horned Frogs have a legitimate shot at making the College Football Playoff this season. 2. Oklahoma State Cowboys (-) The Cowboys took care of business and smacked the heck out of Baylor on Saturday, but have […]

Mother grateful for support after LCU player seriously injured in accident

Deb Wehr and her younger daughter were planning to make their second visit to Lubbock on Thanksgiving weekend to enjoy the holiday with her other daughter, Jordan. Now Deb Wehr’s in Lubbock and giving thanks Jordan’s alive. Jordan Wehr, a Lubbock Christian University softball player, was seriously injured Sunday afternoon in a one-vehicle rollover near […]

West Virginia corrections officer fired over racist remarks

Editor’s Note: There is use of vulgarity “n—–” in the article. After the football game between Texas Tech and West Virginia, redshirt freshman wide receiver T.J. Vasher tweeted a screenshot of a racist message he had received on Facebook, allegedly from a West Virginia corrections officer. Vasher recorded two touchdowns in the 46-35 loss to […]

Double duty, anyone?: Kingsbury, Tech players ponder Red Raiders’ two-way candidates

Iowa State’s leading tackler spent two full seasons playing quarterback for the Cyclones and still dabbles in it. Joel Lanning has gotten a lot of attention for being the atypical two-way player this season, emerging almost overnight as one of the Big 12’s most productive linebackers while still being involved in certain packages at quarterback. […]

DIG THIS: Red Raiders host defending national champion Texas

The Texas Tech volleyball team will see the competition ramp up with a trio of matches against the upper-echelon of the Big 12 standings in the next week. The Red Raiders, coming off a four-set win over the weekend, host No. 3 Texas at 6 p.m. Wednesday inside United Supermarkets Arena. “We prepare the same […]

Red Raiders to take on nationally ranked Longhorns

The Texas Tech volleyball team will continue Big 12 Conference play against No. 5 Texas at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the United Supermarkets Arena. The Red Raiders are 13-6 overall and 6-1 at home, according to Tech Athletics. The team most recently came out on top against TCU, 3-1, in four sets of […]

BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK: Texas Tech’s Temple denied extra year of eligibility

Despite a long battle, it appears Matthew Temple’s college basketball playing career is over. Temple, a senior forward for the Texas Tech men’s basketball team, had his initial appeal officially denied by the NCAA, head coach Chris Beard confirmed Tuesday at a media day press conference. “The NCAA did not give him another year to […]

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Texas Tech football is in full swing and a promising basketball season is also on the horizon. The Red Raider football team has a chance to make a decent bowl game and the basketball squad is poised for a breakout year. There’s a lot of work to do on the field and on the court […]

Defensive Player of the Week: Desmon Smith tries to lift the secondary

In what was a difficult day for the secondary, Desmon Smith showed to be a bright spot. Smith received the lone turnover of the game in the second half when it looked like the team was going to turn it around and regain momentum. Smith’s interception was one of the most incredible you will see […]