14 Facts About Texas Tech

1. In 1956, Texas Tech was officially admitted to the SWC causing residents of Lubbock to celebrate in the streets.

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2. Texas Tech fans had to boycott a major retail store to be admitted to the Southwest Conference.

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3. Texas Tech was part of a game that set 13 NCAA records.

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4. Texas Tech would force overtime on a 52-yard Alex Trlica field goal and win the game by scoring a touchdown on the first overtime series.

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5. Texas Tech was the only school to have a winning record every year since the Big 12 was formed up until 2011 when the Red Raiders suffered their first losing season since joining the Big 12.

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6. Texas Tech is the only Power Five university in Texas that is a Hispanic-serving Institution.

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7. In total, Texas Tech has helped to produce three astronauts: Bassett, Paul Lockhart, and Rick Husband; Husband was commander of STS-107, the final flight of Space Shuttle Columbia.

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8. Texas Tech has a satellite campus in Europe, located in Seville, Spain.

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9. On November 6, 2007, the voters of Texas Tech approved an amendment to the Texas Constitution realigning Angelo State University with the Texas Tech University System.

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10. Texas Tech was integrated in 1961 when three African-American students were admitted.

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11. Texas Tech has two chances left to achieve bowl eligibility.

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12. Texas Tech proves that carrying a firearm on campus keeps people safer—Watch at Brighteon.

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13. Texas Tech is the location of the Southwest Collection of historical archives and the sponsoring institution of the West Texas Historical Association.

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14. Texas Tech was the first and only FBS program to extend a scholarship.

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