Texas Tech Red Raiders
The Texas Tech University (TTU) sports teams are known as the Red Raiders, except for the women’s basketball team, who are referred to as the Lady Raiders. The first sport played at the college was football in 1925 and since that time the university has introduced eleven sports programs in total for both men and women. They have over seventeen separate varsity teams that compete each year in the Big 12 Conference. The conference also contains their greatest age old rivals the University of Texas Longhorns.
Football was the first sport the Red Raiders took part in and it was against the McMurry University that they played their first game. That encounter ended up in a tie but since that time, the Texas Tech have made some serious impact on the sport. Their overall winning percentage exceeds the .550 mark comfortably which is quite an achievement over such a long period of time. The Raiders are also among the teams with the highest bowl appearances.
They have won eleven conference championships, the first one coming in 1937 and the last one in 1994. Since that time they have recorded good season results but have not been able to win the conference title again. They have also managed to win a division title over the years. They Raiders have also been to thirty six bowl games to date, which is a more than impressive figure.
The Raiders basketball team is among the most successful teams in the university. They played their first game in 1925 as well and are one of the oldest sports teams on the campus. Their first game was against the Daniel Baker College. It wasn’t until their third game against the Sul Ross University that they recorded their first win. Since then the team has been very competitive and has gone on to win several championships.
The Raiders basketball teams have won the Conference Tournament five times. They have additionally won the conference regular season championship on thirteen occasions. The last few seasons haven’t really gone according to the script however a new coach has been hired and that has given them renewed optimism. This season they will be hoping for a change in fortunes and a positive run of form.
The Raiders have always been renowned for their athletics achievements since their inception. Numerous graduates of the university have gone on to have illustrious careers in professional sports. They have a strong legacy and they will now be looking to add to that this season. So get your Texas Tech Raiders tickets asap.