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Texas Tech fielded its first intercollegiate team in 1925 with Ewing Y. Freeland at the helm, and the original mascot was the Matadors. They were the Red Raiders by 1937, and played in their first bowl game, the Sun Bowl, that same year. Texas Tech joined the Southwest Conference in 1956 and officially began play in 1960. The Red Raiders were part of the Texas contingent that joined the Big 12 in 1996 and quickly made a name for itself with the innovative "Air Raid" offense. If you're looking for quarterback play, come to West Texas.
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