Former Texas Tech women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings, who was fired after USA Today published a report detailing players' claims of physical and emotional abuse, has filed a lawsuit...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech softball coach Adrian Gregory resigned Tuesday, saying only that it was “best to part ways” amid a report that the program is the subject of school inquiry into...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech will eliminate 40 positions from its athletic department and reduce the salary of many remaining employees in the face of an expected $25 million reduction in...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt publicly apologized Friday to players on the women's basketball team for what they experienced under fired coach Marlene Stollings....
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech fired women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings on Thursday, a day after a scathing newspaper report alleging a culture of abuse in her program.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Though they would never admit it, Texas Tech coach Matt Wells and Iowa State's Matt Campbell might spend a moment thinking about Baylor when their teams meet...
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) — 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) — Texas Tech started its introductory news conference for coach Matt Wells as the Big 12 Conference championship game kicked off on Saturday.
Athletic director Kirby Hocutt used the timing to make a point.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech hired Matt Wells as its new football coach Thursday night after he was part of an impressive turnaround at Utah State, his alma mater.
Wells had a 44-34 record in six seasons as coach of the Aggies, who are 10-2 this year and headed to their fifth bowl in that span. He was an assistant at Utah State the previous two years, going to bowls both times, including a school-record 11 wins in 2012 when he was offensive coordinator.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Kliff Kingsbury was fired Sunday by Texas Tech after the former record-setting Red Raiders quarterback had a losing overall record in his six seasons as their head coach.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury's future was uncertain after the Red Raiders finished their third consecutive losing season under their former quarterback.
Kingsbury, who has a 35-40 record in six seasons, said he expected to sit down soon with athletic director Kirby Hocutt. The coach wouldn't provide any indication of what he expected to happen.
Gabe Rivera, the overpowering "Senor Sack" lineman for Texas Tech who was paralyzed in a car accident while a Pittsburgh Steelers rookie, has died. He was 57.
The university on Tuesday confirmed Rivera's death. He had been living in San Antonio with his wife, Nancy, who told KENS-TV her husband had taken ill last week and died Monday night.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — For a league generally lumped behind its Power Five counterparts in both statistical ranks and mere perception, the Big 12 is made up of schools that can hand out wads of cash to its athletic leaders.
Athletic directors at Texas Tech, Texas and Oklahoma are among the highest paid at their positions and account for three of 17 Power Five athletic directors that make at least $1 million, according to a database released May 14 by AthleticDirectorU.com.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Kliff Kingsbury is still popular at Texas Tech, five years after his hiring as coach unified a fractured football program at his alma mater.
As much as fans on the West Texas plains want one of their own to succeed, patience wanes with just two winning seasons and a losing overall record heading into the former quarterback's sixth year.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech coach Chris Beard was rewarded Monday with a new $19 million contract after leading the Red Raiders to 23 wins in the regular season and their best finish in the Big 12 Conference.
The No. 14 Red Raiders (23-8) go into this week's Big 12 tournament as the No. 2 seed.
Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens will become the new chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee starting next season, and three new Power Five ADs will join the 13-member panel.
Mullens will be the third chairman, replacing Texas Tech AD Kirby Hocutt, who has led the committee the last two seasons.
Clemson, Auburn, Oklahoma and Wisconsin will enter championship weekend positioned to earn a playoff spot with just one more victory.
But a potential Alabama-Ohio State controversy looms.
Clemson moved up to No. 1 in the final College Football Playoff rankings before the semifinals are set by the selection committee on Sunday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech's season was slipping away and with it perhaps coach Kliff Kingsbury's job.
The Red Raiders were trailing 23-13 in the fourth quarter when senior quarterback Nic Shimonek, benched for the last game of the regular season, walked over to his coach.
"I told him he was about to run out of time," Shimonek said. "And then he put me in."
NEW YORK (AP) — A couple of games played during week two of the season had a major effect on the first College Football Playoff rankings.
Georgia, Alabama, Notre Dame and Clemson were the top four teams in the selection committee's initial top 25 released Tuesday night.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Laird Veatch remembers driving to football practice with Kirby Hocutt near the end of their senior year at Kansas State, and they began to discuss what they would do after college.
The seed was planted in both their minds that day to pursue a career in athletic administration, and Hocutt was the first to land a top job, at Ohio. He would later become athletic director at Miami and then return to the Big 12, taking over the same job at Texas Tech nearly six years ago.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech will hold its spring game April 1 at the new headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys.
Athletic director Kirby Hocutt said Thursday that the game in the 12,000-seat indoor stadium that serves as a high school venue and practice field for the Cowboys "will be the perfect setting to showcase our program and our university."
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Former Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith and Robert Morris University President Chris Howard have been added to the College Football Playoff selection committee.
This is the time of year when teams fighting for spots in the College Football Playoff might be tempted to run up big margins in hopes of impressing the selection committee.
Whether that strategy actually makes a difference is up for debate.
Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt, who chairs the College Football Playoff committee, says the committee doesn't take margin of victory into account.
Ohio State moved into second in the College Football Playoff rankings behind Alabama, with Michigan and Clemson still in the top four after losing for the first time this season.
Louisville was fifth and Washington dropped from fourth to sixth after its first loss.
"The margin of separation between teams two and six was very small," selection committee chairman Kirby Hocutt, who is also the athletic director at Texas Tech, said.
Washington moved into fourth in the College Football Playoff rankings, putting the four remaining unbeaten teams from the Power Five conferences at the top of the selection committee's second top 25.
Alabama, Clemson and Michigan still hold the top three spots.
The committee's first ranking of the season caused a bit of a stir because the unbeaten Huskies were behind Texas A&M last week. The Aggies then went out and lost at Mississippi State to clear up the mini-controversy.