The biggest game of the season so far is set to happen right here in Lubbock as the Texas Tech Red Raiders face the top-ranked Texas Longhorns on ESPN at the United Supermarkets Arena this Sunday at 2 p.m.
In accordance with the Big 12 Conference Principles and Standards of Sportsmanship, the Conference has issued a public reprimand and $50,000 fine of Texas Tech University for the field storming incident that occurred at the conclusion of Saturday’s overtime victory against Texas.
Friday night a special moment took place in the final seconds of Andrews 64-14 win over Lubbock High. On the final play of the game, 5′3 100 pound Senior Evan Sparks of Andrews, who has special needs, came in and made a big tackle to end the game.
After trailing 14-0 at the half to the Eagles, it seemed like the win streak would end, but the Bulldogs proved to “have that dog in them” as Tahoka outscored Ropes 22-3 in the second half to win 22-17 and extend the win streak to three games.
Despite a pair of good looks in the second half for the Red Raiders, Texas Tech’s four-match unbeaten streak came to a halt at the hands of No. 25 Texas, 2-0, Sunday afternoon at the John Walker Soccer Complex.
Powered by an opening round 66 from sophomore Chiara Horder, the No. 24 ranked Texas Tech women’s golf program sits tied for sixth at the Dick McGuire Invitational hosted by the University of New Mexico at the UNM Championship Course.
“This was the kind of win we needed,” head coach Tom Stone said. “Not only to get a road win against a really good opponent, but to hold onto a win. We needed to get ahead and hold onto it. That bend but don’t break mentality. These kind of games need to be layered into every season to prepare you.”
Naaji Gadsden ran for three touchdowns and Bryan Ponder threw for two as Wayland Baptist opened the Sooner Athletic Conference play; they opened with a convincing 37-14 win over Lyon College (Ark.) on Saturday at Greg Sherwood Memorial Bulldog Stadium.