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Texas Tech University is a nationally recognized doctoral/research university located in Lubbock, Texas, established in 1923 originally as Texas Technological College. // History Because of the above definition, the oldest universities in the world were all European, as the awarding of academic degrees was not a custom of older institutions of learning in Asia and Africa. ... Flag of Lubbock Lubbock is the ninth-largest city in the state of Texas, located in the northwestern part of the state, a region known historically as the Llano Estacado. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University Logo
The Garamond logo of Texas Tech University, placed here for use in TTU-related articles, believed to be fair use. ...

Motto Haec Olim Meminisse Juvabit
Established 1923
School type Public University
Chancellor David R. Smith
President Jon Whitmore
Location Lubbock, TX, USA
Enrollment 28,325 total,
undergraduate and graduate
Faculty 2,179
Endowment $484,357,718 as of 9/1/2005
Campus Urban, 1,839 acres (7 kmĀ²)
Sports teams Red Raiders (men's and women's teams other than women's basketball)
Lady Raiders (women's basketball)
Website www.ttu.edu


The term public school has different meanings: In Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and most other English-speaking nations, a public school is a school which is financed and run by the government and does not charge tuition fees. ... // History Because of the above definition, the oldest universities in the world were all European, as the awarding of academic degrees was not a custom of older institutions of learning in Asia and Africa. ... Flag of Lubbock Lubbock is the ninth-largest city in the state of Texas, located in the northwestern part of the state, a region known historically as the Llano Estacado. ... ... Urban area is a term used to define an area where there is an increased density of man-made structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ...


Though plans for opening a college in West Texas had been in the legislature for some time, it had long been thought that any such institution should be a branch of Texas A&M. However, in 1923 the decision was made to create a new college system entirely so as to serve the unique needs of the region. Texas A&M University, often Texas A&M, A&M or TAMU for short, is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...

On 10 February of that year, Governor Pat Neff signed the legislation creating Texas Technological College and the site committee began searching for a location. In August, the first ballot resulted in the selection of Lubbock and construction began on what is now considered Old Campus. Texas Technological College opened for classes in 1925 with an enrollment of 914 students. February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... A governor is also a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ... Patrick Morris Neff (1871–1952) was governor of Texas from 1921 to 1925. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...

In the 1960s it was decided that the phrase "technological college" was insufficient to define the scope of the institution, having expanded the curriculum to far more than just technical subjects. Several name changes were proposed including Texas State University and Texas Tech University. The board of directors preferred the name Texas Tech University, due to a desire to preserve the university's already recognizable "Double T" emblem. The name change was such a big issue that students held rallies and marched against the name Texas Tech University. One student stated in a letter to the University Daily "Tech to me is a coined word and does not dignify this fine institution." Despite a few rallies and student-led ballot initiatives, in 1969 the board voted unanimously in favor of the change to Texas Tech University. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ...


Texas Tech University offers 117 Bachelor's, 104 Master's and 59 Doctoral degree programs. It is divided into 12 colleges and schools:[1]

  • College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
  • College of Architecture
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Rawls College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • Graduate School
  • Honors College
  • College of Human Sciences
  • School of Law
  • College of Mass Communications
  • College of Visual & Performing Arts

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, offers schools of Allied Health, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacology. The HSC has campuses located in Lubbock, as well as in Abilene, Amarillo, El Paso, and Odessa. Aside from its teaching duties, it provides medical services to over a hundred counties, a geographic region larger than most states. A second medical school in El Paso is scheduled to open in 2007. Jerry Rawls currently serves as Finisars President & Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors since March 1989. ... The Texas Tech University School of Medicine was created by the 61st Texas Legislature in May, 1969 as a multi-campus institution with Lubbock as the administrative center and with regional campuses at Amarillo, El Paso, and Odessa. ... City nickname: Key City Location Location within the state of Texas Government County Taylor County Mayor Norm Archibald Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 286. ... Downtown Amarillo, 2005 Nickname: Rotor City, USA Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: http://www. ... Downtown El Paso, Texas, looking south into Mexico from the US side. ... Odessa is a city located in Texas. ...

Texas Tech maintains a number of libraries, both general-purpose and specific (such as the Architecture and Lawlibraries), the most notable of which are the Southwest Special Collections and the Vietnam Archive, one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of information on the Vietnam War in the world. The Vietnam War or Second Indochina War was a conflict between the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRVN, or North Vietnam), allied with the National Liberation Front (NLF, or Viet Cong) against the Republic of Vietnam (RVN, or South Vietnam), and its allies — notably the United States military in support of...

The university also maintains the KTXT-FM 88.1 student radio station as well as the National Public Radio station KOHM 89.1 FM (radio). In addition, the university owns and operates Public Broadcasting Service station KTXT-TV (television). KTXT 88. ... NPR logo NPR redirects here. ... The abbreviations FM, Fm, and fm may refer to: Electrical engineering Frequency modulation (FM) and its most common applications: FM broadcasting, used primarily to broadcast music and speech at VHF frequencies FM synthesis, a sound-generation technique popularized by early digital synthesizers Science Femtometre (fm), an SI measure of length... The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... KTXT-TV (analog channel 5 and digital channel 39) is a PBS member station, and the broadcast media educational television station of Texas Tech University. ...

The near 1900 acre Lubbock campus, valued at over 1 billion dollars is home to Texas Tech's main academic university, law school and school of medicine is one of the largest campuses in the nation.


The "Double T"

Texas Tech is a member of the Big 12 Conference and competes in Division I-A for athletics in all "major" sports. Men's teams are the Red Raiders, women's teams are the Lady Raiders. Image File history File links Texas-Tech-University-logo. ... The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located in the central United States. ...

Of the major sports, Texas Tech has had its greatest success in women's basketball. In 1993, the women's team won a national championship led by Sheryl Swoopes. Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls attempts to score. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Sheryl Swoopes during her visit to the White House with her champion Houston Comets team in 2001. ...

In addition to the "major" collegiate sports, the university offers other sports such as rugby, lacrosse, and soccer through campus intramural sports organizations. Argentina-France Rugby Union match Rugby football refers to sports descended from a common form of football developed at Rugby School. ... Lacrosse is a spring and summer team sport played by two teams of ten players each who use netted sticks (called crosses in French) in order to project a small rubber ball into the opponents goal. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ...

The Masked Rider is the oldest of Texas Tech's mascots still in existence today. Originally called "Ghost Rider," it was an unofficial mascot starting around 1936 when an unknown student (or students) would circle the field on horseback at home football games, riding into the stadium and away. The Masked Rider became the official mascot with 1954's Gator Bowl and has led the team onto the field at nearly every football game since. The Masked Rider was the nation's first horse riden mascot used in football games. The Florida State Seminoles and the USC Trojans are the most notable schools that use such a mascot today. 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Gator Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played at ALLTEL Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. ...

Tech's other current mascot, Raider Red, is more recent. Around the time of the 1971 football season, the Southwest Conference created a rule that forbade the bringing of live animal mascots to away games unless the host school permitted it. Since the Masked Rider's horse would fall under this rule an alternate mascot was created. Jim Gaspard, a member of the Saddle Tramps student spirit organization, created the original design for the Raider Red costume, basing it on a character created by Lubbock cartoonist and former mayor Dirk West. Though the Masked Rider's identity is public knowledge, it has always been tradition that Raider Red's student alter ego is kept secret until the end of his tenure. The student serving as Raider Red is a member of Saddle Tramps. 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... The Southwest Conference (SWC) was a college athletic conference in the United States, now defunct. ... Gerald Glynn Dirk West (??, 1930 - 26 July 1996) was an editorial cartoonist and journalist from Lubbock, Texas most famous for his caricatures of collegiate mascots. ...

Legendary coach Bobby Knight has served as men's basketball coach since 2003. Fiery college basketball coaching legend Bob Knight. ...


Baseball is a team sport in which a player on one team (the pitcher) attempts to throw a hard, fist-sized ball past a player on the other team (the batter), who attempts to hit the baseball with a tapered, smooth cylinder called a bat. ... Jones SBC Stadium is a stadium in Lubbock, Texas. ... United Spirit Arena is a 15,020-seat multi-purpose arena in Lubbock, Texas. ... Volleyball is one of the most popular sports in the world. ...

Student publications and media

KTXT 88. ... The Daily Toreador is the student newspaper for Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. ...

Notable faculty and alumni

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Notable organizations

The Goin Band from Raiderland is the 450-member-plus marching band of Texas Tech University. ... The Wisconsin Band, known for its unique stop at the top high step, performs at the HHH Metrodome during a football game against arch-rival Minnesota. ... The Sabre Flight Drill Team (SFDT) is a military drill and ceremonies organization at Texas Tech University. ... In 1937, Wava Banes (Henry) and her classmates petitioned D.O. Wiley, band director for Texas Tech University for a band sorority to meet the needs of the growing number of women in music. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ...


External links

Big 12 Conference
North Division: Colorado | Iowa State | Kansas | Kansas State | Missouri | Nebraska
  South Division: Baylor | Oklahoma | Oklahoma State | Texas | Texas A&M | Texas Tech  
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That wasn't necessarily the case with Tech's most unexpected loss of the Leach era, which happened Saturday at Stillwater, Okla. The Raiders were riding high with a No. 13 national ranking before dropping a 24-17 stunner to Oklahoma State, a team that had lost all five of its Big 12 Conference games this season.
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