Things were already going well for Texas Tech athletics when the No. 19-ranked Red Raider basketball team defeated the No. 1 Baylor Bears Tuesday in Waco, ending the defending national champions’ 21-game winning streak.
Texas Tech junior wide receiver Erik Ezukanma announced Thursday he will forego his final two seasons of eligibility and declare for the 2022 NFL Draft. Ezukanma will not participate in the upcoming AutoZone Liberty Bowl against Mississippi State.
The Matadors are led by an experienced group of management executives, Texas Tech Alumni, soccer entrepreneurs, Lubbock business owners and community leaders. The team will be a combination of top players recruited from around the country as well as local players.
Texas Tech has entered the Associated Press Men’s Basketball Top 25 for the first time this season at No. 25 after earning a 57-52 overtime win over Tennessee last week at the Jimmy V Classic in Madison Square Garden.