Erik Book still recalls the heightened anticipation surrounding the Texas Tech Athletics offices in December 2012. It was a Wednesday evening, specifically, when that eagerness transformed to action.
The bracket is soothing in its simplicity. Its straight lines and tidy boxes paint a perfect picture of college football's new math. Four teams will enter the tournament to crown the sport's ultimate champion. Two will advance to the title game. One will be left standing to hoist the trophy.
Texas Tech University and head football coach Kliff Kingsbury have reached an agreement that will extend his contract an additional three seasons, keeping him with the Red Raiders through 2020.
Texas Tech has 3,000 individual game tickets for Saturday's season opener against Central Arkansas and for the Sept. 13 match-up against the University of Arkansas at Jones AT&T Stadium.
Texas Tech kicks off its 90th season of football on Saturday when the Red Raiders play host to Central Arkansas at 6 p.m. in Jones AT&T Stadium.