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    Football: Texas Tech v Texas Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 47:44


    It has been fourteen years since Texas Tech to beat Texas in Lubbock, and this game made it worth the wait. Albie and Jeramey sit down to cover the incredible nature of this emotional rollercoaster and how Texas was able to squander their 98% win probability with Bijan Robinson's first fumble of his career.

    Football: Texas Tech v Texas Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 45:03


    Texas Tech returns home this weekend to open conference play against in-conference opponent, Texas, with hopes of getting back on track after a tough loss in Raleigh. The last time the Red Raiders beat Texas was in 2008. Will Coach McGuire be able to break the mold in his first year as head coach and give Texas a royal send off to the SEC? Albie and Dylan discuss.

    Football: Texas Tech v NC State Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 37:50


    After a blitzkrieg of a trip to Raleigh, the crew is back home and ready to talk the game. Albert and Jeramey reminisce about the atmosphere, fans, and drinks of our opponents while trying to get past the tough outcome of the game.

    Football: Texas Tech v NC State Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 39:13


    The crew is heading down east to Raleigh, North Carolina! Albie and Dylan look at this ranked NC State Wolfpack with critical eyes and wonder, can Joey McGuire beat Top 25 ranked opponents in back to back weeks? It hasn't been done since 2008.

    WBB: Talking Body Positivity with Zuri Sanders

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 34:24


    An alumna of Texas Tech Women's basketball, Zuri Sanders, has been increasingly vocal on social media regarding stereotypes and aggressions in collegiate athletics. We had to get her on to the pod to help us understand one of the more difficult elements of being a woman in sports: body positivity.

    Football: Houston vs Texas Tech Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 46:56


    Donovan Smith led the Red Raiders to a wild double OT win over Houston to give Tech it's first non-conference victory over a ranked opponent since 1989! Albie & Jeramey recap the exciting showdown.

    Football: Houston vs Texas Tech Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 23:48


    After a great week 1, the Red Raiders now test their chops against a top 25 Houston Cougar team that Tech has had recent success against. Albie previews the game and takes a look into whether or not Houston is as fearsome as they seem.

    Volleyball: The Undefeated Non-Con Update

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 24:17


    Texas Tech Volleyball is 6-0! Jeramey wrangles Kenzie from the high of her team advancing to the WNBA Finals and redirects it towards the stunning performance of Coach Graystone's volleyball team hot off a strong performance in Athens, GA. Ahead lies a dangerous tournament in Houston against Texas A&M-CC, Brown, and Rice. Does this team have what it takes to reach 9-0?

    Football: Murray State Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 37:42


    Texas Tech boat raced the Racers in Lubbock, capping off Coach McGuire's inaugural game as Head Coach with a 63-10 victory. Albie and Jeramey get together to talk about the impact of the Shough injury, the strengths and weaknesses of each side, and what this could spell for the remaining non-conference games.

    Football: Murray State Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 34:06


    Week One! Texas Tech kicks off the 2022 season against the Murray State Racers in Lubbock. Albie, Dylan, and Jeramey gather together for this inaugural blessing of the Fall and talk about what we're really looking for in - what should be - an extended practice with pads.

    Football: Interviewing 2023 S Jordan Sanford

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 13:06


    Texas Tech remains Top-20 in the 2023 recruiting rankings and a large piece of that is four-star commit Jordan Sanford from Arlington, Texas. Sanford talks about the growing appeal of Texas Tech for defensive players, the importance of learning under Marcel Yates, and the impact he's looking to make in the 806.

    Football: Tortillas & Takes' 2022 Season Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 44:46


    After reviewing the facts, figures, and opinions of our friends across the conference it is finally time to sprinkle our branded-level of realism for this upcoming season. Does Coach McGuire have what it takes at the collegiate level to irk out a bowl appearance? Is the offensive line really that bad? Are we going to be looking at the best Texas Tech defense in a decade? That and more from the law firm of Albie Shore, Dylan, and Jeramey.

    Football: Previewing the Texas Tech Defense with Ben Golan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 34:33


    Kickoff is now only ten days away and if there's one thing Texas Tech fans are coming around to it's defense. We brought on RedRaiderSports' Ben Golan to get us excited for a DeRuyter led defense in an ever changing Big 12 horizon.

    Football: Previewing the Texas Tech Offense with Chris Level

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 43:45


    Kickoff is just twelve days away, and we're looking at this season with eagerness. We bring on RedRaiderSports' Chris Level to talk about the strengths of this years' offense under the guru, Zach Kittley, and which positions are ready to make the difference.

    Football: 2022 West Virginia Season Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 31:21


    To round out the last of the Big 12 teams, Albie invites on the illustrious Brandon Phoenix of the Raspy Voice Kids Podcast to talk about whether or not this is "the most important season of West Virginia Football." Stay tuned to learn about the weapons that the Mountaineers are bringing into 2022.

    Football: 2022 TCU Season Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 44:28


    On the horizon of the new Big 12, TCU has taken steps to rustle the Texas Tech hive into a deeper rivalry - but do the Horned Frogs have the power to back it up? Albie brings on Parker, more recognized as StatsOWar, to talk about this year's TCU team and what we can expect when Tech travels to Amon G Carter in November.

    Football: 2022 Texas Season Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 44:42


    We continue our Big 12 team previews by connecting with Kyle Carpenter of the Longhorn Republic Podcast to talk about the most reviled - I mean recognized - brand in the land. Texas was left out of the preseason Top 25 for the first time in a while; will they have the components to crawl back in? Tune in to find out.

    Happy Half Hour: win or lose, we booze!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 40:37


    We're poppin' bottles again ahead of the fall semester! This time talking about the impressive NIL deal for the Lady Raiders (shout out Level 13), why Air B&Bs are trash, and the importance of the phrase "win or lose, we booze" for Red Raider fans this year.

    Football: 2022 Oklahoma State Season Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 43:25


    Oklahoma State was close to their first playoff berth last season behind a suffocating defense and a productive rushing attack. Looking at this season, eight of their defensive starters are gone (along with their coordinator) as well as their top rusher, receiver, and offensive linemen. We connected with Phillip of the Ten12 Network and the SB Nation site, Cowboys Ride For Free, to get his take on where Oklahoma State stands in 2022.

    Football: 2022 Oklahoma Season Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 39:00


    With a new coaching staff, new QB and the craziest offseason the school has had in a long time, where does Oklahoma go from here? Kory from Big 12 Country comes on the podcast to let us know whether or not the Sooners will hit the ground running in the Venables era.

    Football: Brett Ciancia of Pick Six Previews talks Texas Tech

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 30:35


    On this very special episode Jeramey and Albie get together with Pick Six Previews founder, Heisman voter, and big Joey McGuire fan Brett Ciancia to talk about his 2022 edition of the College Preview. Brett is one of the most accurate previewers in the country and we get his insight on the present and future of Texas Tech football.

    Football: 2022 Kansas State Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 43:21


    Ever present but under-valued, Kansas State locks in a lot of tremendous talent over the offseason and check-in the top 5 of the Big 12 preseason rankings. We bring on Kansas State's Minister of Culture, Scott (of the Boscoe's Boys Podcast), to help us better understand the rising expectations of Wildcat fans to earn their Big 12 title.

    Football: 2022 Kansas Football Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 40:02


    Oh, Kansas. Ever the frog and never the princess. Albie links up with Ten12's and Rock Chalk Pod's Andy Mitts to discuss what tangible steps Kansas Football is taking towards a brighter future. While Lance Leipold remains at the helm, anything is possible.

    Football: 2022 Iowa State Season Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 40:34


    Where does Iowa State go after one of the greatest classes in program history leaves? We find out with the help of Ten 12 Podcast & Cyclone Family Pod's very own Jamie Steyer Johnson. Jamie gives us her expectations from this season & what else to expect.

    Happy Half Hour: Cacti Everywhere

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 40:27


    After one of the wildest days on Texas Tech twitter we've seen, Albie & Dylan opened up their beers, had a conversation and pressed record. If you want to know the origin and how deep this chapter of the TCU-TTU beef goes, this is the episode for you!

    Football: Preseason Preview of the Baylor Bears

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 51:43


    Ahead of Joey McGuire's first year as head coach, we are joined by Mattisbear from Our Dailey Bears to examine this season's version of the Baylor Bears and what threat they pose to the revitalizing Double T.

    Conference Realignment: Cincinnati Bearcats

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 42:38


    In our fourth and final preview (for now) of the new Big 12 teams, Albie and Jeramey join Aaron Smith of the Bearcat Journal and Pardon the Punctuation Podcast to ask what an old rival of West Virginia has in mind for the Big 12.

    Conference Realignment: BYU Cougars

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 44:12


    In our third preview of the new Big 12 teams, Albie gets together with the voice of the Cougars, Greg Wrubell, to talk about the budding relationship between Brigham Young University and the Big 12.

    Conference Realignment: University of Houston Cougars

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 56:24


    In our second preview of the new Big 12 teams, we get together with the Scott & Holman Pawdcast to talk about what the very hungry University of Houston is looking for in their new home.

    Conference Realignment: UCF Knights

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 41:18


    In our first preview of the new Big 12 teams, Albie and Jeramey bring on Christian Simmons of Knights Sports Now to talk about what UCF brings to the conference table.

    Happy Half Hour: Conferences are changing!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 38:46


    Once again the T&T gang pop open drinks and start talking about randomness. This time, we talk about the crazy conference realignment news, how crazy should weddings actually get and when to eat dessert.

    Basketball: Interviewing Matt Mooney

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 23:29


    Happy Fourth of July! On this episode Jeramey catches up with Matt Mooney to talk about his camp, The Basketball Tournament, and what it means to be etched in Texas Tech Legend. Matt has partnered with Communities In Schools of West Texas, which is an organization that builds relationships that empower students to stay in school and succeed in life. To sponsor children and support the camp go to mattmooney.net.

    Football: Interviewing Bradley Marquez

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 36:33


    Albie and Jeramey bring on a member of the best recruiting class in Texas Tech football history, Bradley Marquez, to talk shop. Listen in to hear more about Bradley's time at Tech, in the League, and his thoughts on new Head Coach Joey McGuire.

    Happy Half Hour: The Bleepisode

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 35:31


    In the first installment of Tortillas & Takes' Happy Half Hour (or our off-season buffer episodes) Albie, Kenzie, Jeramey, and Canada-bound Dylan get together over some beverages to talk about the not so serious elements of podcaster livelihoods.

    Baseball: Interviewing Mike "Gus" Gustafson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 28:33


    Texas Tech Baseball wasn't always a perennial favorite. Jeramey sits down with Tech Baseball alum and new voice on Double T 97.3, Mike "Gus" Gustafson to talk about the rise of the university on the South Plains and what the new Big 12 spells for Texas Tech Baseball.

    Football: Interviewing 2023 QB Jake Strong

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 25:03


    To cap off this week, Jeramey and Dylan bring on four-star commit and Texas native, Jake Strong. The gunslinger talks about his official visit, his relationship with the football staff, and a little bit about his "list of why." 

    Baseball: 2022 Season Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 32:49


    Albie & David are back from vacation & ready to recap the Tech baseball season. After a disappointing loss to Notre Dame, the guys reflect on the highs & lows of the season & take a way too early look into next year

    Softball: Maddie Westmoreland Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 34:04


    Jeramey sits down with Texas Tech softball player, Maddie Westmoreland, to talk about her journey from Indiana to Texas Tech. Mental health, the transfer portal, and why being a “Red Raider for Life” isn't for everybody.

    Football: Interview with Greg Tepper of Dave Campbell's Texas Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 43:01


    Jeramey and Dylan are joined by the managing editor of Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine, Greg Tepper, to discuss Coach Joey McGuire's inclusion on this year's magazine cover and the blossoming relationship between Coach McGuire and Texas Tech. 

    Track and Field: NCAA Championship Final Results

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 11:21


    After a long and fruitful season the men and women's track squads finish in the top 10 of Division I programs at the NCAA T&F Championship hosted in Eugene, Oregon. 

    Baseball: Statesboro Regional

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 31:50


    Texas Tech is pulled into the Statesboro Regional alongside Notre Dame, Georgia Southern, and UNC Greensboro. Do the Red Raiders have what it takes to make it out? Or will pitching woes and season exhaustion get the better of this studded team? Albie and David examine the possibilities. 

    Baseball: Selection Monday

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 26:57


    Tech baseball finally found out where they'd be playing in the NCAA tournament and our guys have differing opinions about it! Albie & David react to the team's seeding and review the entire bracket.

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