TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018 VOLUME 92 ■ ISSUE 62
Nation: Use of social media in college admission rising.
Baseball: Eleven Red Raiders selected in 2018 MLB Draft.
Relive the Lubbock Super Regional through photos and recaps on our website.
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Sophomore third baseman Josh Jung celebrates after the last out of the Lubbock Super Regional finale on Monday, June 11, 2018, at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park. Texas Tech defeated Duke, 6-2, in a winner-take-all game to secure its spot in the College World Series. This is the team’s third time to make it to Omaha, with the first two trips coming in 2014 and 2016. Photo by Justin Rex.
No. 9 Tech headed back to Omaha By MCKENZI MORRIS
ll season, coach Tim Tadlock preached one thing to his team – be where your feet are. They took that mentality to heart. And now, after a winnertake-all-game, the Texas Tech baseball team is landing in Omaha. The trip to the College World Series is the third in program history, all of which have come under the reigns of Tadlock. “What I’m really excited about, is there’s a good part of the country that gonna get to see these guys play,” Tadlock said. “They deserve that.” The win keeps Tech undefeated in super regional action, having advanced to the College World Series in both the
2014 and ’16 season. Tadlock said both of those teams were something special, and this year’s squad has the potential to reach that level as well. “Those guys were really special,” Tadlock said. “I don’t think this team’s there, by the way, without those two teams.” Tech entered the postseason as the No. 9 national seed after posting a 38-15 regular season record and only winning one game in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship. Thus far, the Red Raiders have only lost one game. They swept the Lubbock Regional, defeating New Mexico State and Louisville to earn a spot in the championship game. They defeated the Cardinals again to move on to the Super Regionals.
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Use of social media in college admission rising By MATTHEW SETZEKORN
than two-thirds of colleges say it is “fair game” for them to visit applicants’ social media profiles. However, it was found that less than a third of colleges actually partake in this practice. Only 29 percent of colleges have said they use social media in admission decisions, which is a 35 percent decline from last year. Ya r i v A l p h e r, e x e c u tive director of research for Kaplan Test Prep, said the decline could be due to changing social media habits. Many teens and young adults have migrated from Facebook and Twitter to platforms that do not have
In the age of social media, teenagers and young adults are warned to watch what they post online. One of the main reasons is due to future employers potentially checking social media accounts to see what people say and how they say it. However, another reason is because more and more colleges are looking at applicants’ social media accounts to determine whether or not to admit them. According to a recent Kaplan Test Prep survey of admissions officers, more
a public record you can look back on, such as Snapchat.
When you sign up for social media accounts, you know people will be using your posts to form an opinion about you ... SHELBY OUBRE GRADUATE STUDENT “You cannot visit an applicant’s social media profile if you can’t locate them, and as one admissions officer shared
with us, ‘Students are harder to find,’” Alpher said in a Kaplan news release. “They’ve gotten savvier in hiding or curating their social media footprints, even as they’ve become very comfortable with the notion of having a digital presence to begin with.” Another survey conducted by Kaplan found that a majority of students agree with the practice. Out of 900 students asked, 70 percent of them consider social media profiles “fair game” for admissions officers when evaluating applicants. This is an increase from the 58 percent of students that agreed in 2014.
Shelby Oubre, a graduate student from Garland, said if the information is available, there isn’t a reason why college admissions shouldn’t be able to use that to help make their decisions. “People are always telling us to check what we post on social media for a reason,” Oubre said. “When you sign up for social media accounts, you know people will be using your posts to form an opinion about you, and that includes people that play a hand in your future.” According to Texas Tech admissions, admission officers don’t go out of their way to look at their applicant’s
social media accounts due to the large number of applicants they receive. The only time they look is if something is brought to their attention by a third party, which isn’t an uncommon practice either. Nearly one in 10 admissions officers say they revoked an incoming student’s offer of admission because of what they found on social media. One example of this happening is when Harvard University revoked the acceptances of at least 10 students for posting offensive content on a Facebook group for incoming freshmen students. @MattSetzekornDT
Friends of the Libraries fundraiser upcoming
Judge spars with Justice Dept. lawyer on foreign favors suit
Friends of the Libraries will host a fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, at Jones AT&T Stadium, with all proceeds benefiting Texas Tech Friends of the Libraries. The event will be called “Cocktails that Give Back”
and will be built around a silent auction fundraiser. Tickets are $10 per person and include two drinks and hors d’oeuvres provided by the Texas Tech Club, according to a Tech news release. @AustinWattsDT
Tech to host Women Veterans Day discussion panel In honor of the first observance of Women Veterans Day, Texas Tech’s Military & Veterans Programs, the Museum of Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Office of Student Services Veterans and Military Advising will host a panel discussion featuring five women veterans at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, at the Helen Devitt-Jones Auditorium, Museum of Texas Tech. The selected panelists will discuss their military
experiences, offer advice to future female service members and speak on the importance of community awareness of women veterans, according to a Tech news release. The featured panelists include U.S.M.C. Sgt. Missy Helbert, Army Maj. Gen. Dr. Annette Sobel, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Alicia M. Lopez, U.S.A.F. Senior Airman Elizabeth Contreras and U.S.A.F Tech Sgt. Denise Estenson, according to the release. @AustinWattsDT
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Lawyers for Maryland and the District of Columbia accused President Donald Trump in federal court Monday of “profiting on an unprecedented scale” from foreign government interests using his Washington, D.C., hotel, but a Justice Department lawyer insisted Trump isn’t breaking the law because he provided no favors in return. At issue is the Constitution’s “emoluments” clause, which bans federal officials from accepting benefits from foreign or state governments without congressional approval. The plaintiffs argue Trump’s D.C. hotel, which has become a magnet for foreign governments, harms area businesses because of the president’s financial ties to its operations. No previous case on the subject has made it this far. “This is the first oral arguments focused on the meaning of the emoluments clause in American judicial history,” said Norman Eisen, chairman of the leftleaning Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington, which is co-counsel
with the two jurisdictions. U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte peppered lawyers for both sides over their arguments Monday, and had a particularly pointed exchange over Justice Department lawyer Brett Shumate’s view that emoluments required a clear, provable “quid pro quo” — an exchange for an official action. “Wouldn’t that be bribery?” Messitte countered. “Another clause in the Constitution makes bribery a basis for impeachment. Are you saying that Congress could consent to bribery?” Shumate stood his ground, saying “ultimately it’s a question for Congress to decide, whether to consent or not,” adding that there needs to be corrupt intent for bribery. But the judge pressed on, questioning whether “as long as the president takes the money without a corrupt intent, then it’s OK?” Trump administration lawyers have argued that earnings from such business activity, including hotel room stays, don’t qualify as emoluments. They have argued that under Maryland and D.C.’s
interpretation of an emolument, no federal official would even be able to own stock from a foreign company that provides profits or collects royalties. Lawyers for Maryland and D.C. have maintained that no actual influence is necessary to establish an emoluments clause violation. Steven M. Sullivan, the solicitor general for Maryland, said that Trump’s quid-pro-quo interpretation “requires circumstances that amount to bribery or an employment contract.” Sullivan added: “That definition serves to protect the financial interests of Donald Trump.” So far in Trump’s presidency, his hotel, which is in a former post office just steps from the White House, has become a popular meeting place for groups tied to foreign governments, including Kuwait, Bahrain, Turkey, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. The Philippines, which is negotiating a new trade deal with the U.S., is holding its Independence Day celebration there Tuesday. “The president’s interpretation is that the Trump post office hotel is a giant straw that he can use to
suck payments from foreign governments from all over the world and use them for his benefit,” Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said outside court. Messitte ruled earlier this year that Maryland and the District could proceed with their lawsuit against Trump’s Washington hotel but he rejected their effort to target Trump Organization properties outside of the immediate area. The judge said he planned to rule by the end of July on whether to allow the case to go forward. If he does, plaintiffs say they plan to advance quickly to a “broad” discovery, aiming to collect a trove of tax and financial records, emails and possibly depositions with Trump company executives and even the president’s relatives. The case in Messitte’s court is one of three emoluments lawsuits against Trump. Last week, a federal judge in the District heard arguments in a lawsuit pressed by nearly 200 congressional Democrats. A third case was rejected by a federal judge in New York and is now on appeal.
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11 Red Raiders selected in 2018 MLB Draft By AUSTIN WATTS Managing Editor
Texas Tech sophomore Grant Little was the first player off the board from Tech in the 2018 MLB FirstYear Player Draft, with 10 of his teammates being selected later in the draft that brought the total number of Tech players drafted this year to 11, the highest in program history. Little, a native of Abilene, was taken 74th overall by the San Diego Padres in the Competitive Balance Round B of the draft. Little was the first outfielder drafted by the Padres, and the highest drafted Red Raider since 2012, when the Pittsburgh Pirates took Barrett Barnes with the 45th overall pick, according to a Tech Athletics release. As of Sunday, June 10, Little had started all 61 games for the Red Raiders this season. In his 61 appearances, Little racked up 87 hits with a total of 73 RBI, along with 61 runs scored, according to Tech Athletics. Of his 229 appearances at the plate, Little had an on-base percentage of .477, with a batting average of .380. Little was the only player selected on day one of the draft, with three of his teammates being selected on day two in rounds four, nine and 10. Junior LHP Stephen Gingery was the next highest Red Raider off the board,
being selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in Round four at pick 123. Gingery’s season ended before it could even begin, with the star pitcher suffering a UCL injury in his first appearance on the mound this season. The timetable for Gingery’s recovery is unknown, but it is possible that the pitcher faces several more months of rehab before being able to return to baseball. Gingery was followed up by the selection of junior RHP Ryan Shetter at pick 262 in the ninth Round by the Atlanta Braves. With Gingery’s injury, Shetter became an important cog in Tech’s pitching staff, with a total of 68.1 innings pitched as of Sunday, June 10. Shetter had 72 strikeouts throughout the season, and allowed just 51 hits with 26 runs scored. Shetter went a perfect 5-0 on the mound, picking up three saves over the course of the season, according to Tech Athletics. Senior RHP Jose Quezada was the final Red Raider taken on day two of the draft, as he was selected by the Padres in the 10th Round at pick 291. Quezada pitched 33.1 innings this season, with 39 strikeouts while allowing just 16 hits for a total of eight runs. His record on the mound was 5-2, with two saves, according to Tech Athletics. On the third day of the draft, Tech had a total of
seven players selected, bringing the grand total of Red Raiders drafted this year to 11, which surpasses the previous program record of 10 players selected in 2016, according to the release. Three Red Raider pitchers were selected to start the third day for Tech, with junior RHP Davis Martin being selected by the Chicago White Sox in round 14 at pick 408 to start the day, followed by junior RHP Ty Harpenau to the Atlanta Braves in round 16 at pick 472 and sophomore RHP Caleb Killian at pick 595 to the Baltimore Orioles in round 20. To wrap up the draft for the Red Raiders, four more players were selected, starting with junior OF Cody Farhat at pick 703 by the Cleveland Indians in round 23, followed by three seniors with IF Michael Davis at pick 724 in round 24 to the Minnesota Twins, LHP Dylan Dusek at pick 796 in round 27 to the San Francisco Giants. OF Zach Rheams was the last Red Raider drafted, going 800th overall to the New York Mets in round 27, according to the release. Of the seven Red Raiders pitchers selected in the draft, Gingery posted the best ERA of the group in his last full season, with an ERA of 1.58 in 2017. Over the course of the 2018 season, Dusek
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Members of Tech’s baseball team celebrate their victory against Louisville in game 6 of the Lubbock Regional on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at Dan Law Field. The Red Raiders beat the Cardinals 11-6 to advance to the next round, with Tech hosting its third Super Regional in the last five years. posted an ERA of 2.10, best on the team, with Quezada trailing him closely with an ERA of 2.16. Shetter, Kilian and Harpenau had ERAs of 3.03, 3.04 and 3.40 respectively in 2018, with Martin finishing last among drafted Red Raiders with an ERA of 4.56, according to Tech Athletics. The Red Raiders played their last home game of 2018 on Monday, June 11, as Tech faced Duke in the Lubbock Super Regional, with the Red Raiders topping Duke by a score of 6-2 to make the College World Series for the third time in five years under Tech coach Tim Tadlock. @AustinWattsDT
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Sophomore infielder Grant Little clips a ball while at bat against Northeastern on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park. Little was taken in the Competitive Balance Round B of the draft at 74th overall by the San Diego Padres.
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The annual Texas Tech Athletics movie night will return to Jones AT&T Stadium on Friday, June 22, with the movie “Coco.” The event is free to the public, according to a Tech Athletics news release, and people can park in the C-1 parking lot west of the stadium. Attendees will access the field through the gate one ramp at the southwest corner of Jones AT&T Stadium. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the movie will start at 7. Fans can bring blankets and water bottles into the stadium to
For the first time in program history, a Texas Tech sprinter brought home an individual title. Sophomore Divine Oduduru capped off his 2018 outdoor track and field season with a national championship in the 200m race on Friday, June 8, at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. He posted a time of 20.28 seconds to win the race, according to a Tech Athletics news release. “It’s the dream of every student-athlete to get to the national meet,” Oduduru
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Tech will host it’s annual movie night at Jones AT&T Stadium on Friday, June 22. “Coco” will be the movie shown for fans in attendance. enjoy the movie on the field, but no lawn chairs. There will be inflatable games in the south end zone before the movie, according
to the release, and members of the Tech football program will be in attendance to meet with fans. @McKenziMorrisDT
said in the release. “Coming over and winning it, I’m very happy. I want to say thank you to ODUDURU my coach and my teammates and everyone who made today a reality. I appreciate God for having those people around me.” Oduduru did not start the championships with his best time, running a 20.33 for the fifth-best time, according to the release. He came back after the Wednesday qualifier
ready to go though. “It’s really big for him (Divine), obviously, but it’s really big for our program and where we’re trying to take our program,” Assistant Coach Calvin Robinson said in the release. “It’s just a huge stepping stone to where we want to go, not only with that group but with the team.” The individual championship helped propel the men’s track and field team to a fifthplace team finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. @McKenziMorrisDT
Texas beats Tennessee Tech to reach CWS Texas’ Mo Bamba makes his case with Suns AUSTIN (AP) — Relying on strong pitching and sufficient hitting, Texas advanced to the College World Series. Kody Clemens and DJ Petrinsky hit home runs, Matteo Bocchi was effective in a rare appearance as a starting pitcher, and Texas defeated Tennessee Tech 5-2 on Monday to secure one of eight spots in the CWS. Texas (42-21), under sec-
ond-year coach David Pierce, returns to the CWS for the first time since 2014. “It feels awesome,” Pierce said. “We’re not always. A lot of times we’re ugly. But we just figure out how to keep playing. That’s what so special about this group.” Texas took the super regional series by winning the last two games after losing the first on Saturday.
Clemens hit his 24th home run of the season — one less than the national leader Spencer Torkelson of Arizona State. Clemens has 11 home runs in his last 15 games. The matchup of starting pitchers seemed to favor Tennessee Tech. But left-hander Alex Hursey (8-5), the No. 3 starter for Tech (53-12), lasted just three innings, allowing four runs.
PHOENIX (AP) — Mohamed Bamba could be the next Rudy Gobert, and that’s why he’s expected to go very high in the NBA draft. The towering 7-footer from Harlem, who played his one collegiate season at Texas, worked out individually with Phoenix on Saturday, the third player to do so this week as the Suns weigh their options with the No. 1 overall pick this
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CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 Fate seemed to be on the side of Tech and Duke, as the Blue Devils won four elimination games in a row to keep their season alive and bring the super regional to Lubbock. After a 6-4 win in game one, Tech found themselves in an unfamiliar spot in game two, losing 11-2. For the first time on the road to Omaha, the Red Raiders were in a win-orgo-home game. Less than an hour after the loss, senior shortstop Michael Davis said the team was ready to play again and they wanted to leave it all on the field. “That final out was probably the most enjoyable thing I’ve gotten to do here,” Davis said. The Red Raiders knew the game was an opportunity to play again in front of a home crowd with a trip to the big show on the line. So, they continued with that same mentality they’ve had all season and came out swinging in game three. “We’re fortunate. We brought a bunch of guys in in some tough spots and guys executed some pitches, that’s what it kind of comes down to, against some really good hitters,” Tadlock said. The finale was scoreless through the first two and a half innings until both teams started rolling in the middle stretch. Stringing hits together on offense and solid pitching helped keep Tech in the lead until
the game was over, but the score remained close until Tech started to pull away in the eighth. “It’s a relief honestly. It’s a relief when that game’s over and you get it in the books,” Tadlock said. “We really enjoy close baseball games.” After a leadoff walk in the top of the ninth inning, Tadlock made a call to the bullpen that resulted in senior Dylan Dusek getting to take over the mound one final time at Dan Law Field. He came in to the game and, after a sac groundout, found himself in a jam with two runners in scoring position and no out. He recorded the next two outs himself, closing out the game and securing the Red Raider win. Having pitched earlier in the series, Tadlock said there wasn’t a moment too big for Dusek to come into, and they felt confident in his ability to finish. “The game was telling us what to do,” Tadlock said. “The game was saying ‘Hey, you’ve got a guy down there that can get a left hander out, trust him. Let him do it.’” With his team headed to Omaha for the third time during his six-year term as head coach at Tech, Tadlock said he knows his team plays the game the right way and executes. While they’re on the field, he’s enjoying watching them do it and coaching them along the way. “Good baseball’s fun. Playoff baseball is a lot of fun.”
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1: Members of the Texas Tech baseball program take a picture with their College World Series signs while Red Raider fans put their Guns Up in the background on Monday, June 11, 2018, at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park. After defeating Duke, 6-2, in the Lubbock Super Regional finale, Tech secured its spot in the 2018 College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. 2: Tech sophomore pitcher John McMillon yells in celebration while walking back to the dugout after completing an inning in game three of the Lubbock Super Regional against Duke. McMillon came in for relief during the game and got out of his first inning on just four pitches courtesy of a double play and strikeout. 3: Tech senior pitcher Dylan Dusek tags a Duke base runner out in the ninth inning of game three of the Lubbock Super Regional against Duke on Monday, June 11, 2018, at Dan Law Field. Dusek came in to close out the game in the ninth and recorded the last two outs himself for his final appearance in Lubbock. 4: Sophomore second baseman Brian Klein points to the sky after hitting a home run in the Lubbock Super Regional finale against Duke on Monday, June 11, 2018, at Dan Law Field. Of Tech’s six runs scored, four of them came from homers – two single shots and a two-run home run.