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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 opponents in actual field battle. Techniques were modified and do not include kicking, punching or striking of any kind. The sport … [More]

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 many NCAA fencing teams, but many schools have club teams that participate in nation-wide tournaments, including Texas … [More]

Intramural Spotlight: In It to Quidditch

  https://youtu.be/mWo-lt_MLZQ 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 one of the three hoops. The beaters use kickballs to disrupt opponents, and if … [More]

Red Raider Toddrick Gotcher is Now Balling in Greece

By Steven Rodriguez For most collegiate student athletes, the journey to the professional leagues is nothing short of impossible. This was not the case for Texas Tech basketball alumnus Toddrick Gotcher. Gotcher started his five-year career at Texas Tech in 2011 and has never looked back. He has now left United States to continue his dream of playing professional basketball in the Greek Basketball League for ASA Koroivos Amaliadas. “I … [More]

Not Your Average Recreation Center

One of the first things incoming students see on their school tour of Texas Tech is the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center. The facility has many things to offer students besides a good workout. According to Texas Tech Rec Sports, the student recreation center offers a variety of services to students, including fitness classes, team sports and even jobs for students. Peewee Roberson, director of recreation sports, has been in his … [More]

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]