Texas Tech Accepts Konica Minolta Gator Bowl Invitation

Red Raiders will face the No. 20/21 Virginia Cavaliers in Jacksonville on New Year’s Day.

Texas Tech makes its fourth appearance at the Gator Bowl, dating back to the 1954 matchup with Auburn. The Red Raiders, coming off of a 10-1 regular season, capped the year with a 35-13 win over the Tigers on New Year’s Day. Texas Tech is 2-1 all-time in the Gator Bowl with the program’s second win coming against Tennessee, 28-19, in 1973.

Georgia Tech handed Texas Tech its only loss in Jacksonville, 31-21, in 1965. Tech’s first Gator Bowl appearance also saw the dawning of one of the more storied traditions in college football – the first appearance of the Masked Rider. [more]

Player images by Artie Limmer and Joey Hernandez.

Crabtree Nabs Biletnikoff Award

Texas Tech wide receiver first freshman finalist, winner in award's 14-year history. [more]

Crabtree Named AP Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year

Texas Tech sensation leads the nation with 125 receptions, 1,861 receiving yards and 21 receiving touchdowns. [more]

Bell Tower by Ryan Pharis

Harrell Captures Sammy Baugh Trophy

Texas Tech quarterback third since 2002 to win the award; currently nation’s leading passer. [more]

Harrell Among Manning Award Finalists

Texas Tech quarterback leads nation with 5,298 passing yards and 46 touchdowns. [more]

Method for Safer Leather Tanning Published by Texas Tech Researchers

Researchers' titanium tanning method could help leather industry to make high-quality products. [more]

The "God" Particle

Texas Tech professors join the international search for the Rosetta Stone of physics. [more]

‘Nam Man’s Land

For noted author Larry Berman, writing another book means more trips to Vietnam Archive.

The meeting, while not covert, played out much like a scene from the book it would later produce: a not-so-chance encounter in a seafood restaurant on a bustling street in Saigon. [more]

Bell Tower by Ryan Pharis

Campus Connection

2007 SPICE Cup

Massachusetts grandmaster wins first Texas Tech invitational chess tournament. [more]

Texas Tech Goes to Washington

Congressional Internship Program gives students valuable opportunities. [more]

Justice O’Connor Shares Upbringing, Promotes Role of Law in Democracy

Former justice believes educating citizens and understanding the process of law are vital. [more]

Heritage House Renovation Becomes a Reality

The College of Human Sciences will spearhead effort to preserve this property in Post, increasing historical value and providing a ‘living room’ which will bring people together for years to come. [more]

Maedgen Theatre Back In Business

Faculty, students get the “Jitters” for a homecoming performance weekend. [more]

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Don't forget, check the online news center for current Texas Tech news! [more]

Donald Judd: Artist, Architect?

New book by associate professor and architect Urs Peter Flueckiger makes case for artist’s architectural genius in Marfa.

Each year thousands of art pilgrims brave long travel and scant accommodations to admire the Spartan works of Donald Judd in Marfa, Texas. Few, if any, pay homage to the buildings that house those pieces.

Perhaps they should. In a new book published by Birkhäuser, architect and Texas Tech University associate professor Urs Peter Flueckiger establishes how these structures, deliberately renovated by Judd, play an integral role in fulfilling the artist’s vision of creating an artistic microcosm for himself and collaborators in the lonely West Texas community. [more]

Featured Traditions

Happy Holidays from Texas Tech University.

See the holiday dazzle of red, orange and white lights surrounding Memorial Circle. The Carol of Lights is a campus tradition that will celebrate its 50th year in 2008! [more]

Ornamental Collection

Need the perfect gift for a Red Raider? Try the university’s official ornament.

A new ornament is designed each year and depicts something unique to Texas Tech. The 2007 ornament features the university’s flag. [more]

Christmas Past on the Prairie

National Ranching Heritage Center brings history, holidays to life with two-day event.

Holiday tradition has given way to thoroughly modern madness at malls and discount stores. However, the National Ranching Heritage Center hopes to give South Plains residents a chance to see Christmas Past with the 29th Annual Candlelight at the Ranch. [more]

Featured Alumnus

Betsy Watson:
Breaking Through the Gender Barrier

Closed doors and small minds weren't enough to keep this Texas Tech graduate from accomplishing her dreams. [more]

Texas Tech’s Beauty Recognized by National Organization

Grounds Maintenance Department receives award of excellence from Professional Grounds Management Society. [more]

University Press News

Texas Shows its Best Moves in "Texas Dance Halls: A Two-Step Circuit"

Capturing the sights, sounds and history of dance halls in Texas. [more]

Athletic News

Walker Receives Academic Honor

Senior receiver selected to District VI team. [more]

All-Big 12 Academic Football Team Announced

Nine of 16 Red Raiders named to first team. [more]

Crabtree Garners AFCA All-America Honors

Record-setting receiver is the first freshman since Georgia’s Herschel Walker to make the team. [more]

Crabtree, Trlica Selected to Coaches’ Big 12 Conference First Team

Receiver also shares freshman of the year honors; 16 players represented on teams. [more]

 

Alumni News

Holiday Gift Ideas

You do not have to fight the crowds this holiday season because the Alumni Association has many different gift ideas for your friends and family. All proceeds go towards the Texas Tech Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. [more]

Get Your Red Raider MasterCard

Support Texas Tech without spending an extra dollar. Every time you buy groceries or fill up your gas tank you can support your alma mater by using the Chase Red Raider MasterCard. [more]

Development News

Band Together to Raise Funds for Uniforms

Help support the Goin' Band from Raiderland raise money for new uniforms. [more]