Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of February 7, 2014. Carl Tepper is hosting The Chad Hasty Show today from 8:30 to 11am. Remember, you can listen online at or on your iPhone/Android with the radioPup App.

Chad Hasty is off today (*insert stereotypical Leno-esque joke here*), so I'm pinch-hitting on the Morning Brief.

Here are today's top stories:


Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Jay Leno leaves "The Tonight Show" after 22 years.  Last night, for the first time in quite a long time, I watched a complete episode of "The Tonight Show" from start to finish.  it got a few laughs out of me. The word 'anti-climatic' has been used around the Internet to describe the finale and I have to agree with it.  You hope that Leno can bow out gracefully, but it's extremely hard for an entertainer to do that. As someone at the younger end of the 25-54 demo, I find that Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Kimmel do a better show.

Tim Goodman, of The Hollywood Reporter, put the perfect bow on Leno's "Tonight Show" career with his recap of the finale.

Saturday's Texas Tech Red Raider Basketball game is a sellout. Tubby Smith has been getting good effort out of his team lately and hopefully a week off will be good for them.  Saturday's game against Oklahoma State will be a tough one with OSU ranked in the Top-20.

The Winter Olympics are underway and the off-the-field news is garnering more attention than the games themselves.  New terror threat causes precautions.  Hotels are in disrepair in Sochi.  And all eyes are on Putin.  The Olympic broadcasts are so hyped up, so over-produced, I have found myself watching less and less of the games as the years go by.

The Austin-based Quorum Report is using this story from the Odessa American on Judge Robert Junell, as a red flag that he could become a candidate for the Texas Tech Chancellor position (Quorum Report subscription required).  I agree with most pundits right now that it's State Senator Bob Duncan's position to lose, or turn down, at this point.

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