LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has given athletic director Kirby Hocutt a two-year contract extension into late 2027 that includes annual raises.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — McLane Mannix will be able to play next season for Texas Tech after an NCAA waiver that made the Nevada transfer immediately eligible.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has made Chris Beard one of the nation's top-paid coaches in college basketball after he led the Red Raiders to their first national championship...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A 24-year-old man sought in the shooting of a Texas Tech University football player and a woman has turned himself in to Lubbock police.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Authorities and school officials say a Texas Tech University football player was one of two people shot following an altercation in Lubbock.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Big 12 player of the year Jarrett Culver declared for the NBA draft Thursday after helping lead his hometown Texas Tech Red Raiders on the two deepest NCAA Tournament runs in...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has added three graduate transfers in running back Armand Shyne from Utah, defensive back Zech McPhearson out of Penn State and former California linebacker Evan...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Race will no longer be factored into admissions at Texas Tech University's medical school following an agreement with the Trump administration, potentially previewing how...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Police say fans celebrating Texas Tech's Final Four win near the school's Lubbock campus caused damage that included flipping a car and setting several scooters on...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the championship game of the NCAA Tournament between Virginia and Texas Tech (all times local):
Hometown standout Jarrett Culver was the first recruit Chris Beard reached out to when he got to Lubbock as Texas Tech's head coach three years ago.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate has preliminarily approved a bill allowing social workers, attorneys and others with state-issued licenses to deny services because of religious beliefs —...
Woman sues Weather Channel over storm chaser son’s death
DALLAS (AP) — A mother is suing The Weather Channel for $125 million over the death of her son, who was killed in a crash with storm chasers who worked for the cable network.
Weather Channel sued for $125M over storm chasing crash
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A mother is suing The Weather Channel for $125 million over the death of her son, who died in a crash involving storm chasers employed by the cable network.
Felony charges dropped against bounty hunter
CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Felony charges against a bounty hunter accused of kidnapping a subject from Clovis in 2017 have been dropped.
The Eastern New Mexico News reports Bradley Smith, of...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Jarrett Culver finally heard something from Texas Tech coach Chris Beard about the eighth-ranked Red Raiders having a two-game chase for the Big 12 regular-season...
Texas Tech looks for home win vs Texas
Texas (16-13, 8-8) vs. Texas Tech (24-5, 12-4)
United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, Texas; Monday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Texas Tech looks for its fourth straight win over Texas at...
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No. 11 Texas Tech shares Big 12 lead after 84-80 OT win
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech got an unexpected sneak peek at March Madness and found a way to survive against an Oklahoma State team that's playing for pride in a season of...
Carleton rallies No. 20 Iowa St. women past Texas Tech 64-62
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Bridget Carleton scored all of her 27 points in the second half, including a layup with 3.1 seconds left, as No. 20 Iowa State rallied late to beat Texas Tech 64-62 on...
Oklahoma St. looks to knock off No. 11 Texas Tech
Oklahoma State (10-17, 3-11) vs. No. 11 Texas Tech (22-5, 10-4)
United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, Texas; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 11 Texas Tech looks to give Oklahoma...
No. 14 Texas Tech hits 16 3s in 91-62 win over No. 12 Kansas
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Jarrett Culver made a layup, a fast-break dunk and a 3-pointer in less than a minute early on for No. 14 Texas Tech.
Kansas, Texas Tech meet in crucial Big 12 title tilt
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has spent the better part of the past 15 years presiding over the Big 12.
Whether that streak continues could come down to 48 hours.
Ranked teams meet as No. 14 Texas Tech hosts No. 12 Kansas
No. 12 Kansas (20-6, 9-4) vs. No. 14 Texas Tech (21-5, 9-4)
United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, Texas; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two ranked teams battle as No. 12 Kansas visits...
No. 15 Texas Tech breezes past short-handed Baylor 86-61
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — In the 18-game grind of the Big 12 schedule, Texas Tech couldn't avoid a rough stretch. What the Red Raiders have done since then has become the story of their season so far.
Jarrett Culver scored 18 points and Davide Moretti added 17 as No. 15 Texas Tech cruised past short-handed and turnover-prone Baylor 86-61 on Saturday, the Red Raiders' biggest margin of victory over the Bears since 2002.
No. 18 Texas Tech routs cold-shooting West Virginia 81-50
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech kept making plays and scoring points while West Virginia went more than 15 minutes without a field goal in the first half.
The No. 18 Red Raiders were well on their way to another big Monday win, this time 81-50 to match their most lopsided Big 12 victory in school history, and only two days after a 16-point loss at No. 13 Kansas.
12 arrested in Lubbock anti-gang sweep for drugs, guns
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a dozen people have been arrested in a West Texas law enforcement sweep for drugs and guns as part of anti-gang efforts.
Lubbock police on Saturday announced the arrests. A police statement says investigators with the Texas Anti-Gang Center and the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office helped locate and arrest suspects on charges including possession of a controlled substance and possession of firearms.
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No. 16 Texas Tech ends 3-game Big 12 slide 84-65 over TCU
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Jarrett Culver had an emphatic dunk to punctuate a much-needed big Monday performance for No. 16 Texas Tech.
Culver had 12 of his 18 points after halftime, including the thundering slam on a lob pass from Davide Moretti for a 20-point lead late as the Red Raiders snapped a three-game Big 12 losing streak with an 84-65 win over TCU.
Moretti, No. 14 Texas Tech top Arkansas 67-64
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Jarrett Culver got some help on offense, and then made a big defensive play for No. 14 Texas Tech.
Davide Moretti scored a career-high 21 points , including two game-sealing free throws after Culver helped create a turnover, and the Red Raiders beat Arkansas 67-64 in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Saturday night.
No. 12 Longhorn women rally past Texas Tech 78-71
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Jatarie White scored four straight points and Sug Sutton hit a go-ahead jumper to start a 14-4 surge in the final quarter as No. 12 Texas rallied past Texas Tech 78-71 in a Big 12 clash on Saturday.
The Lady Raiders, who had not beaten Texas in 10 meetings, banged home an astonishing seven of 10 3-point shots in the first quarter, a school record, putting Texas in a 27-16 hole.
Police investigate video of hair pulling at Texas day care
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The owners of a Texas day care say staff members have been fired after a video circulated on social media showing a person pulling a child's hair at the facility.
Missouri hires former Tech DC David Gibbs, promotes McGee
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri has hired former Texas Tech defensive coordinator David Gibbs as an assistant coach.
Gibbs spent the last four seasons in Lubbock and the Red Raiders in 2017 led the Big 12 and ranked sixth nationally with 29 forced turnovers. From 2013-17, Gibbs' defenses at Tech and Houston forced a combined 140 turnovers, which was tied for most in the nation during the span.
Iowa State hands No. 8 Texas Tech 1st Big 12 loss, 68-64
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — No. 8 Texas Tech had pulled even when Iowa State guard Nick Weiler-Babb pulled up from just above the free throw line and put the Cyclones back in front.
Marial Shayok scored 20 points, Michael Jacobson had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Weiler-Babb knocked down the go-ahead jumper inside two minutes as the Cyclones handed the Red Raiders their first Big 12 loss with a 68-64 victory Wednesday night.
Texan faces up to 5 years for cyberstalking California woman
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors say a Texas man faces up to five years in prison for cyberstalking a California woman he once dated online and posting nude photos of her that were viewed more than 1 million times.
Lubbock County jail records show 22-year-old Isaiah Alexander Allen of Lubbock was being held Saturday pending federal sentencing. Allen was indicted Nov. 14 and pleaded guilty this month to cyberstalking in a plea agreement over harassment since September 2017.
Texas Tech hires Oklahoma’s Kerry Cooks as assistant
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has hired Oklahoma assistant and former NFL defensive back Kerry Cooks to be safeties coach.
The school in Lubbock on Friday announced the hiring of Cooks, who's spent nine seasons at Oklahoma and previously was an assistant at Notre Dame.
Cooks, who was an All-Big Ten selection as a senior in 1997 at Iowa, was selected in the fifth round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings.
No. 8 Texas Tech rallies for 66-59 win over 23rd-ranked OU
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Whenever Texas Tech needed a big play against Oklahoma, Jarrett Culver had plenty to offer.
Culver scored 23 points, grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds and scored seven straight Texas Tech points to break a tie late in the second half, leading the No. 8 Red Raiders to a 66-59 win over 23rd-ranked Oklahoma on Tuesday night.
No. 8 Baylor women win Big 12 opener to follow UConn victory
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — No. 8 Baylor is back in Big 12 play, and a familiar role after taking down top-ranked UConn.
"We're the UConn in the Big 12. We know that we have a target on our back, we've won eight straight years," coach Kim Mulkey said. "Any off night for us is a win for somebody else."
Queen Egbo had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and the Lady Bears followed their victory over UConn with a 73-56 win against Texas Tech in their Big 12 opener on Sunday.
New Texas Tech coach hires DL coach and recruiting director
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Paul Randolph has been hired as defensive line coach at Texas Tech after the past three seasons at Memphis.
Randolph became the eighth member on the coaching staff of new coach Matt Wells, who initially brought seven assistant coaches and coordinators with him from Utah State to Lubbock after taking the Red Raiders job.
Wells also announced his first three off-the-field hires, including Katharine Sawyer as director of recruiting.
No. 11 Texas Tech beats K-State 63-57 for 2-0 Big 12 start
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Davide Moretti made a handful of big offensive plays at opportune times, including a big personal run, to spark No. 11 Texas Tech in a matchup of two great defensive teams.
Moretti scored a career-high 19 points and Matt Mooney added 14 to give the Red Raiders enough of an edge to hold off Kansas State 63-57 on Saturday.
No. 11 Texas Tech eases past Texas Rio Grande Valley, 71-46
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Some rust was inevitable for 11th-ranked Texas Tech after eight days off, and the Red Raiders looked sluggish for a half against Texas-Rio Grande Valley.
Then Texas Tech flipped the script in the second half with defense, something it's done plenty this season.
Texas Tech adds 11 in early signing for new coach Wells
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech added 11 players on the first day of the early signing period Wednesday, less than three weeks after Matt Wells became the new Red Raiders coach.
Among the signees were quarterback Maverick McIvor and defensive back Alex Hogan, early commits to the Red Raiders who initially de-committed after Kliff Kingsbury was fired Nov. 25 before meeting with the new coaching staff. Wells was named Tech's coach on Nov. 29.
Texas APSE Class 5A all-state football team
The 2018 Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Class 5A all-state high school football team, released Wednesday. Voting based on regular-season performance. Players are listed in alphabetical order at each position.
— CAMERON CALLAWAY, Aledo, Sr. — 95%, 42 Pancakes, 52 Knockdowns
— CHRIS CASSIDY, Angleton, Sr. — 82 pancakes, 98% grade
— AARON CASTRO, Hutto, Sr. — No sacks allowed, 41 pancakes
West Texas man pleads guilty in 2016 slaying of stepdaughter
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A West Texas man has pleaded guilty in the death of his 18-year-old stepdaughter who authorities say was repeatedly subjected to sexual abuse before she was fatally stabbed and her uterus was cut from her body.
Forty-two-year-old James Holland was sentenced Tuesday in a Lubbock courtroom to life in prison after pleading guilty to capital murder in the 2016 death of Holli Jeffcoat.
No. 11 Texas Tech thumps ACU to close out Coliseum
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech said goodbye to its longtime home with a blowout victory.
Jarrett Culver scored a career-high 30 points, Matt Mooney added 14 and the 11th-ranked Red Raiders raced past Abilene Christian 82-48 in the final game at sold-out Lubbock Municipal Coliseum.
Texas Tech (10-0) called the Coliseum home from 1956-99, and Saturday was the second throwback game in the building. It will close next summer after a rodeo event.
New Texas Tech coach Matt Wells gets $18.8M, 6-year contract
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — New Texas Tech coach Matt Wells has a six-year, $18.8 million contract, with Utah State getting an $800,000 buyout.
The school released details of the contract Thursday. Wells, who replaced Kliff Kingsbury after the former Texas Tech quarterback was fired, could earn incentives of up to $1 million and will owe 20 percent of the deal's remaining value if he leaves for another job.
No. 11 Texas Tech goes up big at half, beats NW State 79-44
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Some down time did 11th-ranked Texas Tech well.
Coming off a six-day break for final exams, the Red Raiders rolled past Northwestern State 79-44 on Wednesday night, ignited by a dominant first half.
Jarrett Culver scored 15 points, Tariq Owens had 14 points and eight rebounds and Tech bolted to a 43-point halftime lead.
Texas Tech WR Antoine Wesley skipping final season for NFL
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Receiver Antoine Wesley is skipping his final season at Texas Tech to enter the NFL draft, marking the third straight year an offensive star of the Red Raiders left early to turn pro.
Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes, an MVP candidate this year, did it two seasons ago and was drafted 10th overall by the Chiefs. Receiver Keke Coutee made the move after the 2017 season and was taken in the fourth round by the Houston Texans.
Storm dumps more than 10 inches of snow in parts of Texas
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Residents in parts of West and North Texas continue digging out of a winter storm that dumped more than 10 inches of snow in some locations.
The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports Lubbock received more than 10 inches of snow from late Friday through Saturday.
Texas high school football playoff scores, pairings
CLASS 6A DIVISION I
Southlake Carroll (13-0) vs. Duncanville (12-0), 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Frisco's Ford Center
Allen (13-0) vs. Waco Midway (11-1), 2 p.m. Saturday, Waco's McLane Stadium
Galena Park North Shore (13-0) vs. Cypress-Fairbanks (11-2), 6 p.m. Saturday, Houston's NRG Stadium
Lake Travis (11-1) vs. Converse Judson (12-0), 2 p.m. Saturday, San Antonio's Alamodome
Southlake Carroll-Duncanville winner vs. Allen-Waco Midway winner, TBD