Alliteratively-named higher-learning institution Texas Tech announced this afternoon that they have hired Tubby Smith to take over their tumultuous basketball team. (Say that five times fast.) Texas Tech’s Tubby, who previously coached Minnesota, joins an elite club of Red Raider coaches who sound like characters from picture books for children.
Okay, we might’ve made that last one up. But anyway, apparently a little alliteration, or in Tubby’s case, having a silly name that’s alliterative when combined with the name of the place you work, can take you very far in Texas.
- The CIA has officially—but very quietly—admitted that some allegations about its torture program were true.
- The U.S. government is suing Ferguson, Missouri, after the city tried to change a negotiated police reform settlement.
- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has dropped out of the 2016 Republican presidential race after poor results in New Hampshire 🇺🇸