Patrick Mahomes II made history Thursday.
The Kansas City quarterback and former Texas Tech flagman was revealed as one of two players in the official Madden NFL 22 coverage released by EA Sports.
Former Red Raider, who was the cover athlete on the 2020 version of the video game, was featured – this time shared with Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, making the only two players in history. to honor the cover repeatedly.
Mahomes, who led the Chiefs to a Super Bowl the past two years with a win in 2019, has been the highest-rated quarterback for the game in each of the past two years. He boasted a 97 rating when he was on the cover of Madden 20 and improved to a perfect 99 rating last year. The Madden 22 notes are expected to be released later this summer.
Jace Jung secured a spot on Baseball America’s 2021 All-America team, the organization announced Thursday.
Jung was placed in the outlet’s second team, marking his third All-America honor of the playoffs. He was selected as the first team by Collegiate Baseball newspaper and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
This is the seventh All-America honor overall for the Red Raiders following the 2021 season. Shortstop Cal Conley has joined Jung with All-America recognition from Collegiate Baseball and NCBWA. The midfield duo of the infield was also named the Freshman All-Americans by the NCBWA.
Jung, a first-year second baseman, was named Big 12 Player of the Year and a unanimous selection of the All-Big 12. First Team. NCBWA named him National Freshman Hitter of the Year, District 7 Co-Player of the Year and a member of their District 7 First Team. He is also a member of the ABCA Regional Team, Semifinalist. of the Golden Spikes Award and finalist for the Dick Howser Trophy.
Jung, who has reached 0.337 this year and led the Big 12 with 21 homers, 67 RBIs and a 0.697 slugging percentage, helped lead the Red Raiders to their third consecutive Super Regional appearance. He also reached base safely in every game of the regular season.
Technical men’s basketball
Texas Tech goalie Terrence Shannon, Jr. has been invited to participate in the NBA Draft Combine next week in Chicago.
Shannon is going through the draft process while retaining her option to return to play for the Red Raiders next season. Under NCAA rules, student-athletes can participate in the NBA Draft process and return to school if they are withdrawn from the NBA Draft before 4 p.m. Monday.
Shannon won third-team All-Big 12 honors in his second season with the Red Raiders, averaging 12.9 points, four rebounds and 1.1 steals per game. The Chicago, Ill. Native was also named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team and was a finalist for the Julius Erving Award after winning the season’s Big 12 All-Freshman honors. last.
The NBA has announced that 69 players are expected to attend the 2021 Microsoft Surface NBA Draft Combine, which will be held June 21-27 at Wintrust Arena and the Marriott Marquis in Chicago.
The Microsoft Surface NBA Draft Combine 2021 is an important step in the draft process for NBA prospects, leading up to the NBA Draft 2021 presented by State Farm on July 29.
Players will conduct interviews with NBA teams and participate in five-on-five matches, shooting and strength and agility drills from June 22-25. ESPN2 (June 24) and ESPNU (June 25) will cover five-on-five matches from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Notre Dame forward Eva Hurm is expected to join the Red Raiders as a graduate transfer and be eligible this fall, according to a statement from Texas Tech on Thursday.
Hurm, who has 57 games of CCA college experience, was listed in the Fighting Irish starting lineup in 50 of those 57 games in four seasons at South Bend.
She scored three team-winning goals and placed second on the team in goals (five) and points (13) in 2019. In that same campaign, her junior year, during from which the Irish passed in the second round. of the NCAA tournament, Hurm was named to the All-ACC Third Team and voted an All-Region selection by United Soccer Coaches.
Hurm will join a Texas Tech squad that fires All-American Kirsten Davis, All-Region midfielder Jordie Harr and even more firepower in dynamic forwards Charlotte Teeter and Macy Schultz.
WBU hoops for women
Jason Cooper, a former Pioneer star, has been named the new head coach of women’s basketball at Wayland Baptist University.
Cooper, who set foot on campus in 1997 as a student-athlete, succeeds Alesha Ellis, who has filled the vacant position of head coach of women’s basketball at NCAA Division II Angelo State University. Her husband Andy, who was an assistant coach at Flying Queens and head coach of women’s golf at WBU, also visited Angelo State.
During her eight years at the helm, Alesha Ellis set a record of 189-52. His teams have never failed to qualify for the NAIA National Championships and were in talks to win a national title for the past four seasons. The Flying Queens were ranked No.2 for much of last season and ended the abridged COVID campaign with a 13-1 record.
Cooper is from Crandall, located east of Dallas, and followed his two-year playing career with the Pioneers from 1997 to 1999 which saw him win All-Sooner Athletic Conference and NAIA honors. Scholar-Athlete. The 6ft 6in pole also won the prestigious Roscoe Snyder Award as Wayland’s Most Outstanding Male Athlete. Cooper was a graduate assistant coach of the Flying Queens and later an assistant coach alongside his sister-in-law, Johnna Pointer. (Jason is married to WBU graduate, early childhood instructor Amanda Pointer. They have two children: current Flying Queen Jenna and seventh grade student Johnathan, who is 13 today.)
Jason, who received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from WBU, joined Johnna on the bench for the last two of her seven seasons as head coach, guiding the Flying Queens to the NAIA Elite Eight in their final campaign together in 2003.
Cooper went on to serve as the head coach of high school basketball in the region in Cotton Center (boys), Olton, Sudan, Amarillo (Tascosa) and Claude, winning over 75% of his matches and compiling an impressive record of 413 -133. His teams have never failed to qualify for the state playoffs, amassing eight district titles, eight regional tournament appearances, three regional titles, three state tournament appearances and one state championship in the United States. Sudan in 2009 when he was named Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Coach of the Year.
Since 2004, Cooper has been a coach, instructor and director of Pointer’s Hoop 10 Basketball in Amarillo. He and his wife Amanda also own and operate Coop’s Training & Apparel in Amarillo.