|Texas Tech University|
|Motto:||From here, it's possible. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group |
|Established:||February 10, 1923|
|Endowment:||$641. The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point Events 1355 - The St Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead Year 1923 ( MCMXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested 6 million|
|President:||Jon Whitmore (resigned)|
|Location:||Lubbock, Texas, U.S.|
|Campus:||Urban, 1,839 acres (7 km²)|
|Colors:||Red and Black|
|Mascot:|| Masked Rider|
|Affiliations:||Big 12 Conference|
|Logos are trademarks of Texas Tech University. University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described A doctorate is an Academic degree that indicates the highest level of academic achievement Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification Red is any of a number of similar Colors evoked by light consisting predominantly of the longest wavelengths of Light discernible by the human eye in the wavelength Black is the Color of objects that do not emit or Reflect Light in any part of the Visible spectrum; they absorb all such frequencies of The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a University or College within the United States is the name officially adopted by The Texas Tech Red Raiders are the athletic teams that represent Texas Tech University. The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common Raider Red is one of the mascots of Texas Tech University. The main mascot is The Masked Rider who rides a live horse The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located mostly in the central United States. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages |
Enrollment figures are as of Fall 2007. 
Texas Tech University is a public, coeducational research university located in Lubbock, Texas, U.S. Established on February 10, 1923, and originally known as Texas Technological College, it is the leading institution of the Texas Tech University System and has the sixth largest student body in the state of Texas. A public university is a University that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government as opposed to private universities. Mixed-sex education, (or just Mixed education) also known as Coeducation, is the integrated education to males and females at the same school facilities Research is defined as Human activity based on Intellectual application in the investigation of Matter. A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 1355 - The St Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead Year 1923 ( MCMXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Texas Tech University System consists of three universities Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Angelo State University The List of largest Texas universities by enrollment includes only the top ten universities in Texas as reported by the Texas Education Agency and respective universities With 1,839 acres, it has the second largest contiguous campus in the United States and is the only school in Texas to house an undergraduate institution, law school, and medical school at the same location. A law school (also known as a school of law or college of law) is an institution specializing in Legal education. Medical education A medical school or faculty of medicine is a Tertiary educational institution—or part of such an institution—that teaches Medicine
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are members of the Big 12 Conference and compete in Division I for all varsity sports. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are the athletic teams that represent Texas Tech University. The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located mostly in the central United States. Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States The Red Raiders football team has made 31 bowl appearances, which is tied for 17th most of any university. The Texas Tech Red Raiders football program is a College football team that represents Texas Tech University (variously "Tech" or "TTU" The following is a list of US universities whose College football team has appeared in at least ten Bowl games following the 2006 college football season.  The men's basketball team has made 14 appearances in the NCAA Division I Tournament. The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship is a single elimination Tournament held each spring featuring 65 College basketball teams in the Bob Knight, the winningest coach in men's NCAA D-1 basketball history, served as the team's head coach from 2001 to 2008. Robert Montgomery (Bob or Bobby Knight (born October 25 1940 in Massillon Ohio) also known as "The General" is an American former college The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Artistic gymnastics World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Men's all-around champion Feng Jing, China News by date January 1: Motorcycling - Robbie Maddison The Lady Raiders women's basketball team won the 1993 women's national championship. The 1993 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament began on March 17 and ended on April 4 The NCAA Women's Division I Championship is an annual Basketball tournament for women
The call to open a college in West Texas began shortly after the arrival of settlers in the area. West Texas is a region in Texas that has more in common geographically with the Southwestern United States than it does with the rest of the state In 1917, the Texas legislature passed a bill creating a branch of Texas A&M to be located in Abilene. Year 1917 ( MCMXVII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Texas A&M University, often called A&M or TAMU, is a Coeducational public Research University located in College Station Abilene ( "ABBA-leen") is a city in Jones and Taylor Counties in the central part of the U However, the bill was repealed during the next session after it was discovered that Governor James E. Ferguson had provided inaccurate information concerning the site committee's choice of location. James Edward "Pa" Ferguson ( August 31, 1871 - September 21, 1944) was a United States Politician from the In 1923, the legislature decided that, rather than a branch, an entirely new university system should be created to serve the needs of the region. Year 1923 ( MCMXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 
On February 10, 1923, Governor Pat Neff signed the legislation creating Texas Technological College and a committee began searching for a site. Events 1355 - The St Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead Year 1923 ( MCMXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Pat Morris Neff ( 26 November 1871 &ndash 20 January 1952) was Governor of Texas from 1921 to 1925 Because Abilene was already home to three private colleges, it was not considered a desirable location.  When the selection committee visited Lubbock, people lined the streets to show support for the idea of hosting the institution. In August, Lubbock was chosen on the first ballot and construction began soon thereafter. With an enrollment of 914, Texas Technological College opened for classes on September 30, 1925. Events 1399 - Henry IV is proclaimed King of England. 1744 - France and Spain defeat the Year 1925 ( MCMXXV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. It was originally composed of four schools—Agriculture, Engineering, Home Economics, and Liberal Arts. 
By the 1960s, the school had expanded its offerings to more than just technical subjects. The Faculty Advisory Committee suggested changing the name to "Texas State University", feeling the phrase "Technological College" was insufficient to define the scope of the institution. While most students supported this change, the Board of Directors and many alumni, wanting to preserve the Double-T logo, opposed it. Other names—University of the Southwest, Texas Technological College and State University, and The Texas University of Art, Science and Technology—were considered, but the Board of Directors chose Texas Tech University, submitting it to the state legislature in 1964. Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. A failed move by Governor John Connally to have the school placed into the Texas A&M University System kept the name change from being approved. John Bowden Connally Jr ( February 27 1917 June 15 1993) was a powerful American politician, serving as Governor The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest and most complex systems of higher education in the United States. In spite of objections by many students and faculty, the Board of Directors again submitted the change in 1969 and it finally received the legislature's approval. Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. All of the institutions schools, except Law, became colleges. 
Texas Tech continued to grow. During the 1960s and 1970s, $150 million was invested in the campus to construct buildings for the library, foreign languages, social sciences, communications, philosophy, electrical and petroleum engineering, art, and architecture. Some other buildings were significantly expanded. 
The university reached another milestone in 1979 when the Texas Legislature expanded the medical school charter, creating the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (often abbreviated TTUHSC) offers Schools of Allied Health Sciences Biomedical Sciences Medicine TTUHSC, now part of the Texas Tech University System, includes schools of nursing, allied health, pharmacy, and a graduate school of biomedical sciences. The Texas Tech University System consists of three universities Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Angelo State University It has locations in four Texas cities in addition to the main campus in Lubbock.
In 1996, Texas Tech took another important step toward enlarging its vision and reach. The Board of Regents established the Texas Tech University System, and appointed a chancellor to provide leadership and support for the combined academic enterprise. A Chancellor is the head of a University. Other titles are sometimes used such as President or Rector. Regents Chair Ed Whitacre cited the size and complexity of the institution in making the change. "It's time", he said, "to take the university into the 21st century. . . "
The intervening decade saw a great deal of growth. Since fiscal year 2000, Texas Tech has invested over $548 million in new construction and has received over $65. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. 9 million in private donations.  Although Tech is not currently a flagship university of the State of Texas, Texas State Senator Kirk Watson is conducting a study to explore the possibility of expanding the number of Texas state flagships. flagship is the lead ship in a fleet of vessels a designation given on account of being either the largest fastest newest most heavily armed or for publicity purposes the most well Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. Kirk Watson (born March 18, 1958) is a Texas attorney and Democratic politician from Austin. Texas Tech is a leading candidate for inclusion in such an expansion. 
Texas Tech, the sixth largest university in Texas and the largest school in West Texas, has an enrollment of 28,260 students, representing 46 U.S. states and multiple foreign countries. A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government Most of the students come from Texas (85. 17%), followed by New Mexico, California, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Kansas. New Mexico ( is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States of America. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Oklahoma ( is a state located in the South Central region of the United States of America. The State of Colorado ( or chiefly by nonresidents) is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America. Kansas ( is a Midwestern state in the central region of the United States of America, an area often referred to as the American "  Enrollment has been increasing in recent years and growth is on track with a plan to have 40,000 students by the year 2020. 
Since 1927, the university has awarded 160,007 bachelors, 30,985 masters, 5,197 doctoral, and 6,477 law degrees. Year 1927 ( MCMXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 
Texas Tech University receives its accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools ( SACS) is a regional Educational accreditation agency for over 13000 public and private educational institutions The university offers 150 bachelor's, 104 master's, and 59 doctoral degree programs. A bachelor's degree is usually an Undergraduate Academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three four or in some cases and A doctorate is an Academic degree that indicates the highest level of academic achievement Texas Tech has five satellite campuses located in Texas—in Abilene, Amarillo, Fredericksburg, Highland Lakes, and Junction. Texas Tech University at Abilene is an official off campus teaching site of Texas Tech University located in Abilene, Texas. Texas Tech University at Amarillo is an official off campus teaching site of Texas Tech University located in Amarillo, Texas. Texas Tech University at Fredericksburg is an official off campus teaching site of Texas Tech University located in Fredericksburg Texas. Texas Tech University at Highland Lakes is an official off campus teaching site of Texas Tech University located in Marble Falls Texas. Texas Tech University Center at Junction is an official off campus teaching site of Texas Tech University in Junction Texas. There are also two satellite campuses in Europe, located in Quedlinburg, Germany and Seville, Spain. Texas Tech University Center in Quedlinburg is a branch campus of Texas Tech University in Quedlinburg, Germany. Texas Tech University Center in Seville is a branch campus of Texas Tech University in Seville, Spain. Additional study-abroad programs are offered in The Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Italy, Mexico, and Norway. The Czech Republic ( ˈt͡ʃɛskaː ˈrɛpuˌblɪka short form in Česko ˈt͡ʃɛskɔ also called Czechia, The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional 
Texas Tech's main campus is divided into twelve colleges and schools:
The 1,839-acre Lubbock campus is home to the main academic university, law school, and medical school (Health Sciences Center). Texas Tech University College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources is a college at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech University College of Architecture is the college of Architecture at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech University College of Arts & Sciences is the largest college at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The Jerry S Rawls College of Business Administration is the Business school of Texas Tech University in Lubbock Texas. Texas Tech University College of Education is a college at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech University College of Engineering is the college of Engineering at Texas Tech University in Lubbock Texas. Texas Tech University College of Human Sciences is a college at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech University College of Mass Communications is the college of Mass communications at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech University College of Visual and Performing Arts is a college at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech University Graduate School oversees all Graduate programs at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas and its branch The Texas Tech University School of Law is an ABA -accredited law school located on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock Texas. The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (often abbreviated TTUHSC) offers Schools of Allied Health Sciences Biomedical Sciences Medicine This arrangement makes it the only institution in Texas, and one of the few worldwide, to have all three units (undergraduate institution, law school, and medical school) on the same campus. 
Situated on 1,839 acres, Texas Tech has the second largest contiguous university campus in the United States.  The campus, which boasts Spanish Renaissance architecture, was described by American author James Michener as the "most beautiful west of the Mississippi until you get to Stanford. This article is about the Spanish Renaissance of the 15th-16th centuries Renaissance architecture was that style of Architecture which evolved firstly in Florence and then Rome and other parts of Italy as the result James Albert Michener ( February 3, 1907 – October 16, 1997) was an American author of more than 40 titles the majority of which Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University or simply Stanford, is a private Research university located in " In 2007, the Professional Grounds Management Society awarded Texas Tech a Green Star Award for excellence in grounds-keeping. The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS is an individual membership society of grounds professionals advancing the grounds management profession through education 
The Texas Tech University Public Art Collection was created in 1998 by the Board of Regents to enliven the campus environment and extend the educational mission of the university. A board of governors is usually the governing board of a public entity It is funded by using 1% of the estimated total cost of each new building on campus.  The art collection features some of the most prominent artists in the nation including Tom Otterness and Glenna Goodacre. Tom Otterness (b 1952 in Wichita Kansas) is an American sculptor whose works adorn parks plazas subway stations libraries courthouses Glenna Maxey Goodacre (born 1939 in Lubbock Texas, US) is a sculptor best known for having designed the Sacagawea dollar that entered circulation The TTU Public Art Collection is ranked in the top ten university public art collections in the nation. 
Texas Tech maintains a number of libraries, both general-purpose and specific (such as the Architecture and Law libraries). The most notable of these are the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library and the Vietnam Archive, one of the world's largest and most comprehensive collections of information on the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, or the Vietnam Conflict, occurred in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia  On August 17, 2007, the Texas Tech Vietnam Center became the first U. Events 986 - A Byzantine army was destroyed in the pass of Trajan's Gate by the Bulgarians under the Comitopuli Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. S. institution to sign a formalized exchange agreement with the State Records and Archives Department of Vietnam. Vietnam (ˌviːɛtˈnɑːm Việt Nam) officially This opens the door for a two-way exchange between the entities. 
The Museum of Texas Tech University, founded in 1929, is home to over three million objects and specimens. The museum houses art galleries, a sculpture court, a planetarium, and a natural science research laboratory. 
Following a tornado that caused 26 fatalities and over $100 million in damage in 1970, the Wind Science and Engineering Research Center was established. The Wind Science and Engineering (WISE Research Center at Texas Tech University was established in 1970 following the Lubbock Tornado that caused 26 fatalities The WISE Center is focused on research, education, and information outreach. The comprehensive and interdisciplinary research program aspires to exploit the useful qualities of wind and to mitigate its detrimental effects. The Center offers education in wind-science and engineering to develop professionals who are experts in creating designs which deal effectively with problems caused by high winds. The WISE contributed significantly to the development of the Enhanced Fujita Scale for rating the strength of tornadoes. The Enhanced Fujita Scale, or EF Scale, is the scale for rating the strength of Tornadoes in the United States estimated via the damage they cause
Located on the northern edge of the campus is the National Ranching Heritage Center, a museum of ranching history. The National Ranching Heritage Center, a Museum of Ranching History, is located in Lubbock on the campus of Texas Tech University. It features a number of authentic early Texas ranch buildings as well as windmills, a railroad depot, and other historic buildings.
The university also maintains the Lubbock Lake Landmark, an important archaeological site and natural history preserve in the city of Lubbock. Lubbock Lake Landmark, also known as Lubbock Lake Site, is an important archeological site and natural history preserve in the city of Lubbock Texas The site has evidence of nearly 12,000 years of use by ancient cultures on the Llano Estacado (Southern High Plains), and allows visitors to watch active archaeological digs. Llano Estacado ( Sp /ˈʎano ˌestəˈkado/ " Palisaded Plains" is a region in the southwestern United States that encompasses parts of Eastern New The site offers the opportunity for visiting scientists and tourists to participate in the discovery process. Lubbock Lake Landmark is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a designated National Historic and State Archaeological Landmark. The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP is the United States government's official list of districts sites buildings structures and objects deemed worthy of
The Office of International Affairs supports and facilitates the international mission of Texas Tech University. It provides services for faculty and students, offers international educational and cultural experiences for the school and community, and is a major contributor to the university's globalization process and its growing reputation as a major international educational and research center. The International Cultural Center is a significant service center and is Texas Tech University's signature statement of its commitment to international education. It provides a continual series of conferences, lectures, art exhibitions, and performances. 
Jones AT&T Stadium serves as home to the Red Raiders football team. Jones AT&T Stadium is an outdoor football Stadium on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock Texas. The stadium, named for Clifford B. and Audrey Jones, opened in 1947. Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The original seating capacity was 27,000, but it was expanded in 1959, 1972, and again in 2003 to the current capacity of 53,000. The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. In March 2007, a $40 million upgrade was announced. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. It will add 10,000 new seats and a five-story building for club, retail, and suite space. Another expansion of 20,000 seats will take place over the next 20 years. 
The United Spirit Arena is a 15,020-seat multi-purpose arena that opened in 1999. United Spirit Arena is a 15020-seat multi-purpose Arena in Lubbock Texas. It is home to the Texas Tech Red Raiders and Lady Raiders basketball teams and volleyball team. United Supermarkets, a Lubbock based supermarket chain with numerous stores in west Texas, made a major contribution to the facility's construction and was granted naming rights. United Supermarkets is a Lubbock Texas based Supermarket chain whose roots go back to 1916 when H
Texas Tech's men's athletic teams are all known as the Red Raiders. The women's athletic teams are known as the Lady Raiders. Texas Tech is a member of the Big 12 Conference and competes in Division I-A. The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located mostly in the central United States. Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States The university was a member of the Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association from 1932 to 1956. The Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association (sometimes referred to as the Border Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, or simply Border Conference) an Auto racing Grand Prix racing - Main article 1932 Grand Prix season. Athletics Marathon December 9 &mdash Fukuoka Marathon, Japan Men's Winner Keizo Yamada (JPN 22515 Texas Tech became a member of the Southwest Athletic Conference in May 1956 and remained so until the conference was disbanded in 1995. This page is about the now defunct Southwest Conference (SWC For the unrelated and currently still active conference abbreviated as the SWAC see Southwestern Athletic Conference Athletics For an extensive coverage see 1995 in athletics (track and field Marathon January
Of the varsity sports, Texas Tech has had its greatest success in women's basketball. College basketball most often refers to the American Basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA The Lady Raiders, led by player Sheryl Swoopes and head coach Marsha Sharp, won the 1993 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship. Sheryl Denise Swoopes (born March 25, 1971) is an American professional Basketball player currently playing for the Seattle Storm Marsha Sharp was the head coach of Texas Tech University 's women's basketball team the Lady Raiders, for 23 years Athletics For an extensive coverage see 1993 in athletics (track and field Marathon The NCAA Women's Division I Championship is an annual Basketball tournament for women The men's basketball team has made 14 appearances in the NCAA Men's Division I Tournament. The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship is a single elimination Tournament held each spring featuring 65 College basketball teams in the Bob Knight served as men's basketball coach from the beginning of the 2001 season until February 4, 2008. Robert Montgomery (Bob or Bobby Knight (born October 25 1940 in Massillon Ohio) also known as "The General" is an American former college History 1925-1935 Basketball came to Texas Tech only two years after the school was founded Artistic gymnastics World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Men's all-around champion Feng Jing, China Events 211 - Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common On January 1, 2007, he become the winningest coach in men's NCAA Division I basketball history, when Tech defeated New Mexico, 70-68. New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC News by date January 1 - College Football - In a game The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations The University of New Mexico Lobos men's basketball team represents the University of New Mexico in the Mountain West Conference in the NCAA Division I. Upon Knight's retirement, his son Pat Knight became the head coach of the team. Patrick Knight is the head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders men's basketball team The Red Raiders football team, coached by Mike Leach since 2000, has made 31 bowl appearances, which is tied for 17th most of any university. The Texas Tech Red Raiders football program is a College football team that represents Texas Tech University (variously "Tech" or "TTU" Michael C Leach (born in Susanville California) is the current Head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team Athletics For an extensive coverage see 2000 in athletics (track and field Marathon International
In addition to varsity sports, the university offers polo, rugby union, lacrosse, fencing, soccer, and ice hockey through campus intramural sports organizations. Polo is a team sport played outdoors on Horseback in which the objective is to score goals against an opposing team Overview See also Playing rugby union A rugby union match lasts for 80 minutes (plus stoppage time with a short Lacrosse is a full contact Team sport played using a solid rubber ball and long handled racket called a crosse or Lacrosse stick. Fencing is the art of armed Combat involving Cutting, Stabbing, or slapping bludgeoning Weapons directly manipulated by hand Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. In 2006, the Red Raiders beat the Texas A&M Aggies to win the United States Polo Association National Intercollegiate Championship. Athletics (track and field For an extensive coverage see 2006 in athletics (track and field Track Texas A&M Aggies (variously A&M or Texas Aggies) refers to the sports teams of Texas A&M University. 
The Masked Rider is the Texas Tech's oldest mascot. Starting as a dare in 1936, "ghost riders" circled the field at the beginning of home football games. Events May 8: Jockey Ralph Neves was involved in a racing accident at Bay Meadows Racetrack in San Mateo California and mistakenly pronounced The Masked Rider became an official mascot in 1954, when Joe Kirk Fulton led the team onto the field at the Gator Bowl. Artistic Gymnastics 1954 World Championships Men's all-around champion Viktor Chukarin, USSR Women's The Gator Bowl is an annual College football Bowl game that is played at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium in Jacksonville Florida. The sensational entrance awed the crowd. Texas Tech's Center for Campus Life explains:
According to reports from those present at the 1954 Gator Bowl, the crowd sat in stunned silence as they watched Fulton and Blackie rush onto the football field, followed by the team. After a few moments of stunned disbelief, the silent crowd burst into cheers. Ed Danforth, a writer for the Atlanta Journal and a press box spectator later wrote, "No team in any bowl game ever made a more sensational entrance. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is the only major daily Newspaper in Atlanta Georgia, USA and its suburbs. "
Today the Masked Rider, with guns up, leads the team out onto the field for all of the home games. Guns up is the slogan and hand signal of Texas Tech University. This mascot, adorned in a distinctive gaucho hat like the ones worn by members of the marching band, is one of the most visible figures at Tech. Gaucho ( gaúcho in Portuguese, "gaucho" in Spanish) is a term commonly used to describe residents of the South American Pampas Kevin Burns, a junior Animal and Food Science major from Clovis, New Mexico, will represent Texas Tech as the Masked Rider during 2007-2008. Clovis is a City in and the County seat of Curry County, New Mexico, United States 
Tech's other mascot, Raider Red, is a more recent creation. Raider Red is one of the mascots of Texas Tech University. The main mascot is The Masked Rider who rides a live horse During 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. Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. This page is about the now defunct Southwest Conference (SWC For the unrelated and currently still active conference abbreviated as the SWAC see Southwestern Athletic Conference 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. Gerald Glynn "Dirk" West (1930 – 26 July, 1996) was an Editorial Cartoonist and Journalist from Lubbock Texas 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 or her tenure. The student serving as Raider Red is a member of the Saddle Tramps or High Riders.
There are over 390 student clubs and organizations at Texas Tech.  The groups include service, academic, professional, and religious. Greek Life plays a very prominent role in the university's social scene.  The Student Union Building, located centrally on campus, is the hub of day to day student activity. Within the Union, students find opportunities to relax, study, and enjoy a meal. The Student Union Building also houses the Student Government Association (SGA), and provides space for many of the student organizations to operate.
Housed with a partition directly adjacent to the Student Union Building is the School of Music, home of the Texas Tech Goin' Band from Raiderland. The Goin' Band from Raiderland is the 450-member Marching band of Texas Tech University. The 450-member band, which was awarded the prestigious Sudler Trophy in 1999, performs at all home football games and at various other events. The John Philip Sousa Foundation is a Non-profit foundation dedicated to the promotion of band music internationally
The university maintains KTXT-FM 88. KTXT-FM (881 FM "The Couch" is a college Radio station playing alternative music housed and licensed by Texas Tech University 1, a student radio station focusing on alternative, indie rock, industrial, and hip hop music. National Public Radio station KOHM 89. 1, which features classical music and news, is also found on campus. Additionally, the university owns and operates Public Broadcasting Service television station KTXT-TV. The Public Broadcasting Service ( PBS) is a Non-profit Public broadcasting Television service with 354 member TV stations in the KTXT-TV is a PBS member station KTXT broadcasts on analog channel 5 and digital channel 39 The Daily Toreador is Texas Tech's student-run newspaper. The Daily Toreador is the student newspaper of Texas Tech University in Lubbock Texas. It was named The University Daily until 2005. La Ventana is Texas Tech's yearbook. La Ventana (Spanish The Window is the Yearbook of Texas Tech University in Lubbock Texas, US.
Throughout Texas Tech's history, faculty, alumni, and former students have made an impact in such areas as art, science, education, athletics, and politics. The list of Texas Tech University people includes notable alumni faculty and former students of Texas Tech University. Demetrio B. Lakas, President of the Republic of Panama from 1969 to 1978, is a distinguished alumnus. Demetrio Basilio Lakas Bahas ( August 29, 1925 in Colón Panama &ndash November 2, 1999) was President of Panama Panama, officially the Republic of Panama (República de Panamá) is the southernmost country of Central America. Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) Three United States Governors, Daniel I. J. Thornton, Governor of Colorado from 1951 to 1955, John Burroughs, Governor of New Mexico from 1959 to 1961, and Preston Smith, Governor of Texas from 1968 to 1972, are graduates of the university. Daniel IJ Thornton ( 1911-01-31, to 1976-01-19) was a United States cattle breeder and Republican Politician who served as the Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) John Burroughs ( April 7, 1907 – May 21, 1978) was a New Mexican businessman and one-term Democratic Governor of New The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1961 ( MCMLXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Preston Earnest Smith ( March 8, 1912 October 18, 2003) was a Democratic Governor of Texas from 1969-1973 Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Four astronauts, including Rick Husband, the final commander of Space Shuttle Columbia, and Bernard A. Harris, Jr., the first African-American to walk in space, are Texas Tech alumni. Richard Douglas "Rick" Husband ( July 12, 1957 – February 1, 2003) was an Astronaut and the Space shuttle commander Space Shuttle Columbia ( NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-102) was the first spaceworthy Space shuttle in NASA 's Bernard Anthony Harris Jr (born June 26, 1956 in Temple Texas) is a former NASA Astronaut. The school's influence on the business world is seen in such people as former AT&T Chairman and CEO Edward Whitacre, Jr., Finisar CEO Jerry S. Rawls, and Belo Corporation CEO Dunia A. Before proposing a merge request please see Talk and see if the merger you propose has recently been made and Edward E "Ed" Whitacre Jr (born November 4, 1941 in Ennis Texas) is a former Chairman of the board and Chief executive officer Jerry S Rawls was born in Houston Texas. He spent his early years growing up in Texas. Belo Corp (pronounced /ˈbɛlo(ʊ/ is a Dallas -based media company that owns 20 Television stations and two regional Cable television news channels Shive. The university has enriched the entertainment world as well with country singer Pat Green, folk rocker John Denver, actor George Eads, and others. Pat Green (born Patrick Craven Green, April 5, 1972 in San Antonio Texas) is an American Country music artist John Denver (December 31 1943 &ndash October 12 1997 born Henry John Deutschendorf Jr George Coleman Eads III (born March 1, 1967) is an American Actor, best known for his role as Nick Stokes on the CBS In the sports world, Texas Tech Red Raiders have gone on to play in the NFL, NBA, WNBA, and Major League Baseball. The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. Current Tech alumni standouts include the Dallas Cowboys' Zach Thomas and New England Patriots' Wes Welker. The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team in the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC in the National Zachary Michael Thomas (born September 1, 1973 in Pampa Texas) is an American football Linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys The New England Patriots, commonly called the " Pats " by sports writers and fans are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston Wesley Carter Welker (born May 1, 1981 in Oklahoma City Oklahoma) is an American football Wide receiver for the New England
The Double-T logo is the most readily identified symbol of Texas Tech. While no one has come forward to claim credit for its design, historical evidence recognizes Texas Tech's first football coach E.Y. Freeland, who put the logo on sweaters for the football players, as its creator. Ewing Y Freeland was a head football coach at Texas Christian University and Texas Tech University. The Double-T existed in its original form as an official logo from 1963 to 1999. In 2000, an updated version of the logo was created.  The new logo maintains the original premise, but incorporates three-dimensional bevelling effects coupled with a white trim. Several alternate logos incorporating the Double-T with various supplemental symbols have been used in the past. Current identity guidelines specify that the only appropriate uses of supplemental images in which the Double-T is partially obscured are those of the Red Raiders and Lady Raiders logos. 
Showing the importance of the Double-T to Texas Tech, the class of 1931 donated the Double-T bench which is located in the courtyard of the Administration Building. An announced tradition states that no freshmen are allowed to sit on the bench.
The class of 1938 donated the first Double-T neon sign, found on the east side of Jones AT&T Stadium. Neon signs are luminous-tube signs that contain neon or other inert gases at a low pressure It was reputedly the largest neon sign in existence at the time of purchase and installation. 
To celebrate the Christmas season, Texas Tech holds the annual Carol of Lights throughout the month of December. Events in December Union Day of Romania (1 December World AIDS Day ( December 1) National Day of The event commences with the Texas Tech University Combined Choirs performing selections of classic holiday songs at the Science Quadrangle. When fully lit, over 25,000 red, white, and orange lights illuminate the 13 buildings surrounding Memorial Circle.
The tradition started in 1959 when Harold Hinn provided the funds and the idea of covering the science quadrangle and the administration building with lights. The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Unfortunately, students were away on Christmas break and did not see the display. The next year, the Residence Hall Association sponsored the Christmas Sing, incorporating Harold Hinn's original idea. The Carol of Lights, as it is now called, is one of Texas Tech's most well-known traditions. 
While a universal ring design had been used in the past, over the years many different styles came to be worn by alumni. To revive the tradition of all rings using a single design, in 1999, the Official Texas Tech Alumni Association Class Ring was introduced as the standard for the university's graduates. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) The ring symbolically captures the essence of Texas Tech with the prominent Double T logo surrounded by the school’s full name and date of foundation.
On one shoulder of the ring is an image of the Administration Building, with the bells which represent victory. On the other shoulder is the university seal, which features the American eagle perched above a book, representing the church; a star, representing the State of Texas; a key, representing home; and, a lamp, representing knowledge. These elements are separated by a cross featuring ten cotton bolls for Lubbock and its surrounding nine cotton-producing counties. 
Tradition holds that an undergraduate who acquires the ring during his/her senior year must wear the ring with the Double T logo facing inward. Upon graduation, the ring is turned so the logo faces outward.
One of the best-known landmarks on campus is the statue of Will Rogers and his horse Soapsuds. This page is about the humorist for others with similar names see William Rogers. This memorial was dedicated on February 16, 1950 by a longtime friend of Rogers, Amon G. Carter. Events 1249 - Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khan of the Mongols Year 1950 ( MCML) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Amon G Carter Sr ( December 11, 1879 &ndash June 23, 1955) was the creator and publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Carter believed Texas Tech was the perfect setting for the statue and that it would fit into the traditions and scenery of West Texas.
The statue stands at 9 feet 11 inches (3 m) tall and weighs 3,200 pounds (1,450 kg); it cost an estimated US$25,000. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit Inches redirects here To see the Les Savy Fav album see Inches. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International The pound or pound-mass (abbreviation lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States #) is a unit of Mass The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been On the base of the statue, the inscription reads, "Lovable Old Will Rogers on his favorite horse, 'Soapsuds', riding into the Western sunset. "
Today, Texas Tech tradition and legend surrounds the statue. According to one legend, the initial plan was to face Will Rogers due west so that he would be seen riding off into the sunset. This plan was rejected as it would cause Soapsuds' posterior to face due east toward downtown Lubbock, which was perceived as an insult to the Lubbock business community which had been highly supportive of the school. It would also have placed the horse's rear facing the main entrance to the university. To solve this problem, the statue was turned 23 degrees to the northwest so Soapsuds' rear would face southeast in the general direction of College Station, Texas, home of Texas A&M University. College Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas, situated in Central Texas. Texas A&M University, often called A&M or TAMU, is a Coeducational public Research University located in College Station Before every home football game, the Saddle Tramps wrap the statue with red crepe paper. Will Rogers and Soapsuds have also been wrapped in black crepe paper to mourn national tragedies. 
In 1936, victory bells were given to Texas Tech as a class gift. Year 1936 ( MCMXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The bells rang for the first time at the graduation of the Class of 1936. It is said that, after the 1937 win over TCU, the bells rang throughout the night, preventing some Lubbock residents from sleeping. Auto racing Grand Prix racing - Main article 1937 Grand Prix season. Thereafter, the bell ringing was limited to 30 minutes. After Texas Tech victories and on special occasions the bells are rang by the Saddle Tramps or High Riders. The Victory Bells—one large and one small with a combined weight of 1,200 pounds—hang in the east bell tower of the Administration Building. 
Located in the west bell tower of the Administration Building, the Baird Memorial Carillon contains 43 bells, valued at $250,000, donated to Texas Tech by Ruth Baird Larabee. A Tower which contains one or more bells or which is obviously designed to hold bells (even if it has none is a bell tower. Casting of the bells began in 1974 and took place in France and England. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland They were installed in 1976. The carillon, an instrument which sounds like a mix between bells and an organ, can be heard throughout campus during special events and celebrations. 
"The Matador Song" dates from 1931. Guns up is the slogan and hand signal of Texas Tech University. " The Matador Song ", which dates from 1931, is the School song of the Texas Tech University Red Raiders. Year 1931 ( MCMXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The lyrics were written by Tech student R. C. Marshall and the music was composed by Tech Band Director Harry LeMaire. The words and melody have remained unchanged through time. When performed by the Texas Tech Marching Band outdoors the song is preceded by a preparatory fanfare, a musical signal for students and alumni to stand and sing the Alma Mater.
In 1936, Tech Band members Carroll McMath and James Nevins co-wrote Fight, Raiders, Fight as it exists today. Fight Raiders Fight is the fight song of the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The previous fight song referred to the Matadors (renamed the Red Raiders by Lubbock Avalanche-Journal sports writer Collier Paris in 1932). Lubbock Avalanche-Journal is a Newspaper based in Lubbock Texas, U "Wreck 'em Tech," the school's official slogan, is derived from the fight song. Guns up is the slogan and hand signal of Texas Tech University.