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Amid Coaching Scandal, Texas Tech Wins Shootout

Fans boo receiver Adam James, call for Mike Leach's return

(Newser) - Texas Tech backup quarterback Steven Sheffield eked one out last night in a thrilling Alamo Bowl victory that fired head coach Mike Leach would've loved, rallying the Red Raiders to beat Michigan State, 41-31. "I looked up in the stands and I saw signs about Team Leach. Bring Leach... More »

Are College Coaches Spinning Out of Control?

Leach, Mangino, and Leavitt hint at disturbing trend

(Newser) - College football’s bowl season has been overshadowed by a rash of player abuse allegations that paint a disturbing portrait of big-time coaches. First there was Mark Mangino, who threatened to send a player home to “get shot with your homies,” then Jim Leavitt, who was accused of... More »

Texas Tech Fires Coach Over Abuse Allegations

Mike Leach is out after player claims mistreatment

(Newser) - Texas Tech fired football coach Mike Leach today following a player's accusation of mistreatment. The school delivered the news to Leach's attorney just before a hearing to determine whether the suspended Leach could be reinstated, reports the Houston Chronicle . “He’s not thrilled,” says his lawyer. The move... More »

Texas Tech Suspends Coach Over Abuse Allegation

Mike Leach allegedly had injured WR isolated in dark, empty room

(Newser) - Texas Tech has suspended football coach Mike Leach after allegations from a player that Leach ordered him placed in dark, solitary confinement in the wake of a concussion. A source tells ESPN that after sophomore receiver Adam James—son of Craig, a standout college and pro running back and now... More »

Rebels Rise Up in Cotton Bowl

(Newser) - Ole Miss isn't just the team that handed Florida its only loss. These Rebels are seriously on the rise. Behind Jevan Snead's passing, Dexter McCluster's squirming runs, and some big returns by Marshay Green, No. 20 Mississippi overcame an early deficit and beat No. 7 Texas Tech 47-34 today in... More »

Texas Tech Upsets No. 1 Texas

(Newser) - Graham Harrell fired a 28-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree with one second left as No. 6 Texas Tech stunned No. 1 Texas 39-33 tonight in a wild shootout. Texas had stormed back from a 19-0 deficit to take a 33-32 lead when Vondrell McGee scored on a 4-yard run... More »

Seniors for No. 5 Kansas Go Out in Style

Jayhawks in final home game hang 58-point loss on Texas Tech

(Newser) - Kansas' five seniors, working on their fourth straight Big 12 title, celebrated their final home game in style, each getting on the scoreboard during a 109-51 humiliation of Texas Tech, reports the Kansas City Star. Russell Robinson led six players in double-figures with 15 points as KU finished the season... More »

Memphis Claims 3rd Straight C-USA Title

Texas Tech upsets No. 5 Texas, Arkansas does same to Vandy

(Newser) - No. 2 Memphis clinched its third straight Conference USA regular-season title with a 76-67 win over Southern Mississippi today, reports the Associated Press. Derrick Rose led the Tigers (28-1, 14-0) with 24 points as they won their 37th consecutive conference game. The Tigers have been in the top two in... More »

No. 2 Duke Makes It a Dozen Straight

Knight gets first win for Texas Tech, Xavier survives Charlotte

(Newser) - No.2 Duke won its 12th straight last night with a 77-55 ACC win over Maryland, reports the Associated Press. Freshman Kyle Singler led the way with 26 points and Greg Paulus added 20 for Duke (22-1, 10-0). The Blue Devils almost blew a 16-point lead before an 11-2 run... More »

Knight's Out: Coach Resigns

All-time wins leader calls it a career, leaves Texas Tech midseason

(Newser) - The NCAA Division I men’s basketball all-time wins leader, Bob Knight, has resigned from Texas Tech. It is unclear why the legendary coach left the team midseason, but he had become noticeably wearier and was recently said to be contemplating retirement. Knight won his 900th game just last month,... More »

Collison, Love Rocket Bruins Past Beavers

Elsewhere in NCAA hoops, Texas blasts Tech, Marquette edges out DePaul

(Newser) - With Darren Collison back in top form, UCLA seems to be even more of a threat than before. The junior point guard had a career-high 33 points in the Bruins' 85-62 thumping of Oregon State, reports the Los Angeles Times. Amid boos and worse, native son Kevin Love scored 16... More »

Texas Tech Win Is Knight's 900th

He's 'glad it's over' as 68-53 defeat of A&M draws season's largest crowd

(Newser) - With a 68-53 upset of No. 10 Texas A&M, the Texas Tech Red Raiders also secured a record 900th win for coach Bob Knight. The first men's Division 1 coach to hit the 900-win milestone chalked his achievement up as "a mark of longevity," and admitted, "... More »

Texas Tech Wins Gator Bowl

(Newser) - The Red Raiders rallied from a 28-14 fourth-quarter deficit to beat Virginia 31-28 in the Gator Bowl today, the AP reports. The comeback was capped by Alex Trlica's game-winning 41-yard field goal with 7 seconds left on the clock. QB Graham Harrell broke multiple Gator Bowl records with his 407-yard,... More »

65-51 Upset by FSU Snaps Florida's Streak

No. 6 Louisville and No. 14 Gonzaga also toppled unexpectedly

(Newser) - The Florida State Seminoles easily subdued the young but powerful Florida Gators, breaking the No. 25 team's 15-game win streak with a 65-51 beating.  The more experienced Seminoles raced to an early lead to score 36 points in the paint and 15 on fast breaks, the AP reports. Other... More »

Feisty TX Tech Coach Hit With Record Fine

Leach must pay $10k for questioning ref's bias in close calls

(Newser) - The Big-12 has handed down its biggest-ever fine to Mike Leach, the Texas Tech coach who lashed out at game officials following a hotly contested loss last weekend. Leach got a bill for $10,000 and a public censure for suggesting that a referee favored his hometown Longhorns and calling... More »

Frat's "Vick 'Em" Shirts Banned

Texas Tech rally shirt depicted Aggies' mascot dog being choked

(Newser) - The Texas Tech administration was not amused by a t-shirt distributed by a fraternity depicting a Tech player choking Texas A&M's mascot, a dog named Reveille, on a leash. Als on the shirt: the words "Vick 'Em," a play on the Aggies' slogan "Gig 'Em."... More »

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