Super Bowl 51: Betting on More Than the Spread

For many, sports are about watching games they love played by teams they love. But, for millions more, it could mean wagers involving serious amounts of cash. Sports gambling is a big business in the United States. Over the years, Americans have thrown more and more money into what has become a goliath of an industry. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NBA Playoffs, Told in GIFs

By Preston Derrick Now that the college athletes have completed their playoff basketball tournaments, it is time for the professionals to take the stage. The NBA Playoffs have begun. Tyler Maloney, a recent Texas Tech University psychology graduate, is rooting for his favorite team, the Oklahoma City Thunder. He is not alone. A Twitter interactive […]

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