Feb. 24, 2011
Game Notes |
LUBBOCK, Texas -
Texas Tech looks to continue its best start in school history when the 19th-ranked Red Raiders open the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic this weekend at Rocky Johnson Field.
Friday, Feb. 25
St. John's vs. Wichita State - 10 a.m.
Northern Illinois vs. Wichita State - 12 p.m.
Texas Tech vs. Northern Illinois - 2 p.m.
Texas Tech vs. St. John's - 4 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 26
Northern Illinois vs. Wichita State - 10 a.m.
St. John's vs. Wichita State - 12 p.m.
Texas Tech vs. St. John's - 2 p.m.
Texas Tech vs. Northern Illinois - 4 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 27
Northern Illinois vs. St. John's - 9 a.m.
Texas Tech vs. Wichita State - 12 p.m.
Texas Tech will stream every game of the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic that involves the Red Raiders online at RaiderVision All-Access on the school's official website, www.texastech.com. The online stream will be offered free of charge.
Texas Tech fans unable to make the trip to Lubbock can keep up with all the action through the Gameday Central page at texastech.com. The page will contain live scoring, an in-game blog, and stats and box scores from every Tech game.
Texas Tech - No. 19/21
St. John's - None
Northern Illinois - None
Wichita State - None
(ESPN.com/USA Softball - NFCA/USA Today)
RED RAIDERS MOVE UP IN LATEST RANKINGS
Following another undefeated weekend, Texas Tech moved up in the national rankings this week, appearing at No. 19 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll and No. 21 USA Today/NFCA rankings. Tech's selection in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll is the highest ranking in school history. Prior to this season, Tech's last appearance in the top 25 came at No. 24 in the NFCA poll at the conclusion of the 1999 season.
TECH OFF TO BEST START IN SCHOOL HISTORY
The Red Raiders 4-1 win over Indiana moved Tech to 4-0 on the season, its best start in school history. The school's most successful start previously was its 3-0 opening in 1998. Tech is currently 11-0 heading into this weekend's Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic.
The Red Raiders continue the long homestand next weekend with the Red Raider Classic as Howard and Dayton make the trip to Lubbock for a three-day round robin tournament, March 4-6, at Rocky Johnson Field.
RED RAIDERS AGAINST ALL OPPONENTS St. John's - Tech will meet the Red Storm for the first time in school history.
Northern Illinois - Like St. John's, Tech will be facing the Huskies for the first time in program history.
Wichita State - Tech and the Shockers will be meeting for the 12th time as Wichita State maintains a slight 6-5 lead over the Red Raiders. Tech took two of three games from Wichita State last year.
JEANNINE MCHANEY MEMORIAL CLASSIC
Texas Tech will honor the university's long-considered founder of women's athletics this weekend with the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic. The Red Raiders will face St. John's, Northern Illinois, and Wichita State in the three-day event that runs Feb. 25-27 at Rocky Johnson Field. McHaney was the first athletics director when the women's athletics department was formed in 1975 and remained a top member of the athletics department for the next two decades. She passed away in 1994.