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Tech Students Making Massive Gains

Lifting weights and staying healthy can be more than just a hobby. For some Texas Tech students, it is a lifestyle. Bodybuilding, exercising to increase muscle size and and strength, is more than just lifting weights day and night. For serious body builders, it is a juggling act between training, school, dieting and trying to have a social life. According to Richard Choueiri, a bodybuilding expert on About.com, the sport has experienced a … [More]

The Chase to Nationals Runs Through Lubbock

The regional club soccer tournament comes to Lubbock this weekend. Texas Tech University’s men’s and women’s teams will be facing off against colleges from all over, with the top two teams going to nationals in November. According to the NIRSA Region IV South Tournament website, there will be a total of 20 teams competing in the regional tournament this year, with 12 men's teams and eight women's teams. Matt Prewett, University of Texas … [More]

Gambling, It’s No Fantasy

Although college students are known to be short on cash, many participate in fantasy football leagues, making a risky short-term investment for a potential gain at the season's end if their team performs well. In Texas, it is illegal to place a bet on the partial result, final result or on a participant in a game or contest. Defenses to this prosecution are if the act is in a private setting, or no economic benefit is gained by anyone other … [More]

Greeks Fall on Intramural Field

Until this semester, the Texas Tech Greek Intramural Program allowed fraternities and sororities to compete exclusively on the same field. Because this league has been eliminated, Greek students now compete in the open intramural league with all other students. There are multiple intramural sports to play, in different kinds of leagues, according to the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center. Don Davis, associate director of the rec … [More]

Game Day on a School Night

When Texas Tech University's football team plays The University of Kansas Thursday night in Lubbock, some students and faculty will take the day off to attend the 7:30 p.m. game. Others will be working through the nationally televised contest, administering and taking tests. Students and faculty received an email last Thursday making them aware of the football game and the process involved to set up for it. The email sent out last … [More]

Club Sports Offer Fun, Competition

Not every student-athlete in college is a part of an NCAA program. Thousands of students across the country, and hundreds across campus, are keeping their competitiveness alive through club sports. According to club presidents, unlike intramural sports, club sports require dues payments and more time commitment. Club sports also travel and play against other colleges. There are club teams for familiar sports like volleyball and tennis … [More]

Empty Seats, Empty Victories

By Preston Derrick Think about an event you participated in: a choir concert, a band performance, a football game or a presentation. Imagine the event is completely full. Friends, family and supporters are pouring in like crazy. Your heart fills with joy. But now imagine the event space is mostly empty. All the hard work you put in seems wasted.  You will be able to show off your prowess to hardly anyone. That is what most women’s … [More]

Catching Bass and Grabbing Cash

By Joseph Marcades Catching bass around Texas can earn you more than a great story for your buddies. Bass Champs’ website features a schedule of tournaments throughout Texas, with prizes of up to $20,000 for first place. These tournaments cost each competitor an entry fee of $300. Layne Bynum, the president of the Texas Tech Bass Anglers Association and a member of the Texas Tech Bass Fishing Team, said these tournaments are not for … [More]