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RedRaiderSports.com: Tech may play on LHN
Texas Tech's Sept. 8 road game against Texas State may be broadcast on the Longhorn Network, an athletic department source with direct knowledge of the situation told RRS.com's Chris Level and Aaron Dickens on Thursday.
ESPN announced earlier this month that the game would be carried on one of its platforms, but did not specify which.
Tech learned of this possibility several days ago, and according to the source, is "adamantly opposed to playing on the Longhorn Network" and is "putting serious consideration into canceling the game and playing an 11 game schedule" this fall.
"We are extremely disappointed," the source told RRS. "Our hope is that the Texas State game will be played on a primary ESPN platform."
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ZagsBlog: Kim English Expects Mizzou to Win NCAA Championship
"I can say this now that I’m gone but I expect them to win a national championship without a doubt," the 6-foot-6 English said following a workout Thursday with the Knicks.
"We should’ve at least went to the Final Four this past year and it definitely left a sour taste in a lot of guys’ mouth out there, but they should win a national championship. They’re the best team in the nation heading into next season."
In March, English and No. 2 Mizzou were upset by No. 15 Norfolk State, 86-84, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. English had two points on 1-of-7 shooting in the game.
"They have Phil Pressey and Mike Dixon returning," English said. "Lawrence Bowers, who was all-league as a junior, tore his ACL and couldn’t play last year. They have three really, really good transfers, Jabari Brown, Keion Bell and Earnest Ross, plus Alex, so they’ll be a really good team."
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