Talk about making a statement. The Texas Tech baseball team captured a huge win last night, beating #10 Arizona State 8 to 4 in Tempe, Arizona. It was the Red Raiders first win over a top-10 ranked non-conference opponent on the road since 2001.
Most people start their day off with a bowl of their favorite cereal. It could be anything from just plain corn flakes to the breakfast of champions, "Wheaties". I'm such a cereal fan, that I'll have it for lunch. Some cereals are like snacks and you can you can eat them without milk.
When you asked any of the current stars of country music who was a main influence in their career. the name that comes up almost every time is George Jones. He is certainly in my Top 5 country singers of all time.
No one said it would be easy, but the Red Raiders battled back to go out on a winning note at the Houston College Classic. After losing to #4 Arkansas and #4 Rice, Tech got 10 runs on 15 hits and beat Houston 10 to 4 over the weekend. This was a Houston team that went into the game with 2-0, beating Tennessee and #4 Arkansas, a team that Tech lost to 3-1 earlier in the tournament.
Michael Martin Murphy will be in Lubbock, this Friday night at 9pm at the Office Grill and Sports Bar. Murphy is now stranger to Lubbock, having appeared here several times around the holidays with his "Cowboy Christmas Show".
On today's "retro rack" Anne Murray got a lot of her musical influences from people like Rosemary Clooney and Perry Como. In fact when she was turned for a chance to appear on a TV show called "Singalong Jubilee", the show's producer call her back two years later. He said lets make some records and in 1970 she had a Number One hit called "Snowbird". It was a million seller and a huge crossover hit.
Widely recognized as one the best movies ever made, "The Godfather" has returned to the big screen here in Lubbock. In fact it's a really big screen at Movies 16. Now once again we can follow the journey of the Corleone family and their involvement in organized crime.
On today's edition of "thirsty Thursday" is a singer who grew up in the same hometown as Sheryl Crow. His dad was a star basketball player for the University of Missouri and he too played basketball in high school. But Trent Tomlinson had ambitions of making it in the music business. He made it to the finals of "You Could Be A Star" on TNN. He barely lost the title.
The Texas Tech Red Raider baseball had a successful weekend winning the Brooks Wallace Memorial Classic. They went undefeated and are now 8-1 on the year. The Red Raiders are now ranked #24 by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. It's they're first top 25 ranking in a major poll since 2005. Now they hit the road and they will get tested early.
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