Texas Tech University

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Texas Tech University
City: Lubbock, Texas
Type: Public
Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, volleyball[1]
Colors: red, black
Mascot: Masked Rider (Red Raiders)
Website: http://www.ttu.edu/

Texas Tech University is a Texas public university founded in 1923.[2] It was ranked a third tier school in US News's 2008 "National Universities: Top Schools" list.[3]

The former chancellor is Kent Hance, a former U.S. representative who unsuccessfully sought the Republican gubernatorial nominations in 1986 and 1990. Hance, as a Democrat, also defeated George W. Bush in a race for Congress in 1978.


Texas Tech has 7 men's and 8 women's sports teams.[1] The football program has won 9 bowl games (while losing 20 and tying 1).[4] The women's basketball program has won 1 national championship.[5]