Texas Tech Red Raiders

Texas Tech Red Raiders

About Texas Tech Red Raiders

The Texas Tech Red Raiders have been active in intercollegiate football since 1925. Originally known as 'the Matadors', they adopted 'the Red Raiders' as their nickname in 1937. Representing Texas Tech University, the team currently possess an overall winning record and have won many titles throughout their history. Over the years, their main rivals have included the Texas Longhorns, the Texas A&M Aggies and the TCU Horned Frogs.

In 1932, the team entered the Border Conference, known officially as the Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association, and went on to achieve notable success during their stay. In total, they won nine Conference Championships. On two occasions, the team won three consecutive titles, with those streaks coming in 1947, 1948 and 1949 and then in 1953, 1954 and 1955. Then, in 1956, Texas Tech were granted entry into the Southwest Conference, although they were placed on probation and did not gain full membership until 1960.

Their stay in the Southwest Conference also brought about success, with the Red Raiders winning Conference Championships in 1976 and 1994. This brought their total number of Conference Titles up to eleven, where it remains to this day. In 1996, they became a founding member of the Big 12 Conference and registered winning seasons every year up until the 2011 season. In 2008, they won the Big 12 South Division Championship.

Five of the team's former players have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame: Donny Anderson, E.J. Holub, Hub Bechtol, Gabriel Rivera and Dave Parks. In 2008, Graham Harrell was named the College Football Player of the Year by Sporting News.

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