Not the First Time: Social Protesting in Sports

By Billy Ingle Currently in the National Football League, there are many players and coaches that have decided to join the social protest of taking a knee during the national anthem. There has been debate whether the protest is disrespectful or justified, what is not up for debate is how sports have been a useful […]

Athletic Fees Could Increase To Improve Game Day

A proposal to raise the athletic tuition fee for Texas Tech students could make its way onto billing statements as soon as Fall 2018. The Student Athletic Fee Committee, comprised of five students and four administrative staff members, are discussing a future increase of the fee $12.80, from $57.20 to $70 per semester. Since becoming […]

Sports Nutrition: More than Just Feeding Athletes

By Laura Ragsdale The pressure to perform well at the collegiate level is at the forefront of every athlete’s mind. However, something that seems to be the foundation of their performance, is properly fueling their bodies. Director of Texas Tech University Sports Nutrition Program, Dayna McCutchin, said she was the school’s first registered dietitian when […]

Stock Watch: NFL Draft Experts’ Take on Mahomes

By Jonah Tuls A day when dreams become a reality. The first round of the 2017 NFL draft begins at 7 p.m., April 27, and according to some draft experts, former Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II could hear his name called on the opening night. Marcus Mosher, a featured columnist at Bleacher Report, said […]

Duffield Jumping Back into Action

“Stay off of high jump competing and rest for six months or go ahead with surgery.” No athlete wants to hear these words — especially one who is training for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials. After a month of resting, the training resumed and the pain returned. By December 2015, JaCorian Duffield could no longer […]

Tuning into Tech Sports Media

For fans of sports, there are countless places to go for sports coverage, news and commentary. But, often times, people do not realize how many outlets on campus fill this need. From the latest topics in the mainstream sports media to the lesser known sports organizations on campus, these outlets bring it all. Here are […]

Sports Concussions: A Lasting Impact

Sydney Cook remembers waking up in the hospital, with no recollection of how she got there. After watching a video with her mom sitting next to her, it became clear. During a Wylie High School soccer game, Cook went up for a header against her opponent, was hit in the back of the head and pushed […]

Intramural Spotlight: Technique Overpowers Strength

You may have seen it in movies, TV shows, or attempted to physically fight your sibling at some point. Many know martial arts, but not the specific forms behind the sport. JUDO Judo originated in Japan and was used by the samurai and feudal warrior class for over hundreds of years to hurt, maim or kill […]

Intramural Spotlight: Modern Dueling

Growing up, it would be hard to name a daredevil who did not want to try sword fighting or spend their days playing with sharp objects. Fencing roots travel back to duels and self-defense, but a modern twist to the popular sport developed with collegiate fencing in 1941. Compared to other sports, there are not […]

Intramural Spotlight: In It to Quidditch

  No longer just a magical game inspired by J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series, Quidditch is becoming a popular sport amongst college students. In watching a game, you will see a field full of players running with brooms between their legs at all times. The objective is for the chasers to score a volleyball through […]

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