Texas Tech Red Raiders news: Baseball season over, McGuire visits NFL team, more

In today's Texas Tech sports roundup, we look at the end of the baseball season, Joey McGuire's visit to an NFL franchise, and more.
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Here is your Texas Tech sports news roundup for May 27, 2024.

Texas Tech baseball season ends with Big 12 Tournament elimination

Perhaps the most disappointing Texas Tech baseball season of the Tim Tadlock era came to an end with a thud on Friday. In a 4-0 loss to Oklahoma State, the fourth loss in four games this season to the Cowboys, the Red Raiders were eliminated from the Big 12 Tournament and almost certainly saw any hope of reaching the NCAA Tournament dashed as well.

Tech ends the year just 33-26 overall and 12-18 in the Big 12 (not counting the conference tournament). That simply isn't going to be good enough to warrant a bid to the Big Dance.

On Friday, the Red Raiders put up a fight on the mound. Junior pitcher Trendan Parish made his first start of the season and he impressed.

In six innings of work, he gave up just five hits and two runs. Meanwhile, he struck out two and walked only two over the course of 84 pitches.

The Tech bats simply couldn't make that start count, though. Registering only three hits on the day, the Red Raiders couldn't solve OSU starter Sam Garcia who was dominant over the course of eight innings striking out eight hitters on 110 pitches.

Tech now heads into the offseason needing to revamp its pitching staff. The Red Raiders end the year with the second-worst ERA in the Big 12 at 6.19 as a team. That's simply not going to cut it and fixing that flaw has to be the program's priority before next season.

Joey McGuire visits Detroit Lions' head coach Dan Campbell for specific reason

According to a story by Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Texas Tech head football coach Joey McGuire is seeking the help of NFL head coach Dan Campbell of the Detroit Lions. McGuire is looking to correct one of his biggest struggles as a college head coach, winning on the road.

"I want to go personally," McGuire said, "because I want to sit down with Dan Campbell and say, 'Here's my issue: I've played like hell on the road, and it's killing me. Give me some things that you think would be good.' "

Last season, Tech opened with a disappointing road loss at Wyoming en route to just a 2-4 road record on the year, a mark that included losses to West Virginia, BYU, and Texas as well. In 2022, McGuire's team went just 1-4 away from home with the lone win coming at Iowa State.

Meanwhile, Detroit was 6-3 on the road last season in the NFL. That included a win at the home of the eventual Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs. Hopefully, McGuire finds out some secrets to help him mimic the Lions' road success.

Texas Tech golfer still alive at NCAA Championships

Though the Texas Tech men's golf team did not advance to Monday's round of the NCAA Championships, one Red Raider is still alive in his pursuit of an individual national title.

After firing a 4-under-par 68, which tied for the second-lowest individual round, Calum Scott is headed to Monday's final round of stroke play. In the third round on Sunday, he had six birdies and an ace on the 245-yard, par-3 12th hole to help him advance.

Currently, the junior is tied for 18th overall and seven shots back of the 54-hole individual leader, Adam Wallin (Ohio State). As for the Red Raider men's team, they finished 17th overall coming up just short of advancing to Monday as the top 15 teams remained alive. Tech did jump 10 spots on Sunday from 27th to 17th as they shot the second-lowest score of the day as a team.