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PSY/LMFAO Mashup of the Day

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Daily Dose of Random

The Venezuelan poodle moth looks exactly like you think it does.

A 44-year-old Montana man was killed Sunday while trying to fake a Bigfoot sighting.

The initial Forde-Yard Dash for the 2012 season. Ah, college football is almost here.

This is an amazing look at every hurricane, cyclone and typhoon that has been recorded since 1851.

A new world record has been set -- Kobayashi has downed 110 hot dog wieners (no buns) in 10 minutes.

This is how relievers try to pick up the ladies before games.

Lance Armstrong's closest confidant may have forced him to quit fighting USADA doping charges.

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Today in RRS History

2011 - Tommy Tuberville, Neal Brown and Chad Glasgow spoke with the media in advance of the Red Raiders' opener against Texas State.

"Now, obviously, we're going to play against the number one team in the country, as we speak, in Oklahoma at their place, and they've lost, what, one game in one hundred years at home?" Tuberville said. "So, that's going to be tough, but, hey, no body gave us a chance last year and we beat a team that beat Oklahoma a week before in Missouri where, I think, we were a 10, 12, 14-point underdog."

2009 - Texas Tech freshman Romario Cathey voluntarily left the football program.

2008 - Jackson Richards was ready to get his junior season started.

2006 - Mike Leach called out his team for being soft.

"I have seen a level of softness," said Leach. "I have a handful of guys that could be considered complacent. I have a handful of guys that have worked hard in the off-season so business is taken care of. This begs the question that maybe all the other teams worked hard during the off-season too, so all you are is equal to them.

"I have seen some instances where they lose focus. I think our captains are the best group of captains that I have had since I have been here. I think some guys in this group need to understand the team concept of being out there everyday and paying your dues on the field -- in practice and at a high level."

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University & Broadway

Tommy Tuberville said yesterday that the Red Raiders are 'in a situation where we've got to put up or shut up.' (LeRoy/Midland Reporter-Telegram)

Texas Tech softball head coach Shanon Hays, a former college basketball coach, proves that he can win in any sport. (LeRoy/Midland Reporter-Telegram)

Fox 34's Texas Tech preseason special. (MyFoxLubbock.com)

Improving a porous defense is crucial for Tech. (Barnhouse/Big12Sports.com)

Five players that the Red Raiders are counting on in 2012. (Williams, Kosmider/Avalanche-Journal)

Texas Tech libero Rachel Brummitt was named the Big 12's Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. (TexasTech.com)

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The Other Nine

The biggest Big 12 games to watch in 2012. (Ubben/ESPN.com)

You won't see any huge Geno Smith/Heisman campaign from West Virginia. (Harris/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 1 --Tech is No. 8. (Ubben/ESPN.com)

A.J. Klein and Jake Knott will anchor the Cyclones' defense for one final season. (La Gesse/Ames Tribune)

TCU's youngsters are a cause for concern. (Stevenson/Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Managing Oklahoma State's various uniforms is a time-consuming task. (Hines/Tulsa World)

A year older, David Ash sounds ready to assume the starter's role for Texas. (Riggs/Austin American-Statesman)

To determine if Landry Jones' return to Oklahoma is a success, check the standings at the end of the season. (Carlson/The Oklahoman)

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Daily Notables

Former Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton turns 54 today. ... Country music star LeAnn Rimes turns 30 today. ... Former 90210 actor, Lubbock native and one-time Texas Tech student Wayne Tippit died on this date three years ago. ... On this date in 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party. ... On this date in 1994, Tiger Woods became the youngest person to ever win the U.S. Amateur Championship. ... Folks in the Republic of Macedonia, Serbia or Georgia are celebrating the Assumption of Mary today. ... Every year about 98 percent of the atoms in your body are replaced.

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