I have always loved the Texas Tech rivalry; while it has been as ugly as any over the long history between the two schools, it seems to be the only school that matches up with us evenly across all three major sports. We all know how the football games have gone recently (HI AARON!), their basketball program - while unquestionably better than TCU currently - hasn't been *that* far ahead of us (this *regular* season notwithstanding), and baseball... well... baseball has been quite possibly the most contentious and hard fought as any sporty contest over the course of the last three years. And while none of these sports has been without their share of controversy (remember Rally Fox?), the #Watergate *scandal* has added all kinds of intrigue to Sunday's matchup. And if the thought of dirt and water throwing hasn't gotten you quite amped up enough - AND HOW COULD IT NOT - TCU and Texas Tech are meeting in the College World Series. Again.
Hunter Cooke was kind enough to answer some questions for me, and while he is a blatant and unapologetic HOMER, it's not without good reason. The Red Raiders are good, and Sunday's matchup should be epic. I grilled him like a tough steak, and thankfully, had some good material to use as a fire starter.
The TCU/Tech rivalry has really taken off in the last few years; and now it seems that the controversial calls and gut-punch endings have translated from the gridiron to the baseball diamond. After the series in Fort Worth, and the "controversy" surrounding it, is there a better baseball rivalry in the Big 12 right now than these two teams?