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Pierson back to Texas Tech as coach after long WNBA career

Jun. 06, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Plenette Pierson is returning to Texas Tech to be an assistant coach at her alma mater after spending most of the past 20 years in the WNBA, where she played on three championship teams. Texas Tech said Monday that Pierson, an assistant for the Minnesota Lynx...

5-star recruit Fisher from Canada signs with Texas Tech

May. 26, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Five-star prospect Elijah Fisher from Canada has signed a financial aid agreement with Texas Tech and decided to reclassify to the Class of 2022 so he can join the Big 12 program this summer. Red Raiders coach Mark Adams announced the signing Thursday. ...

Navy sailor killed in training accident was Texas man

May. 11, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy on Wednesday said the Naval Special Warfare sailor killed in a training accident in Virginia was Electronics Technician 1st Class Ryan DeKorte from Lubbock, Texas. DeKorte died Monday from injuries received late last week in a helicopter landing incident...

Texas Tech gives homegrown Adams new contract with big raise

Apr. 26, 2022 22:06 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech coach Mark Adams has a new contract that includes a hefty pay raise and extends his deal through the 2026-27 season after leading the Red Raiders to the NCAA Sweet 16 in his first season as head coach. The new contract was announced Tuesday by the...

Obanor returning for super senior season at Texas Tech

Apr. 22, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Kevin Obanor is returning to Texas Tech as a super senior after starting all 37 games in his first season with the Red Raiders and recording double-doubles in all three NCAA Tournament games last month. Obanor announced his decision Friday. The 6-foot-8...