Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Sports Newspapers and Magazines Collection:

An Inventory of Its Holdings, 1941-2006 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University
Title: Sports Newspapers and Magazines Collection,
Dates: 1941-2006 and undated
Abstract: Miscellaneous newspapers and magazines featuring Texas Tech Athletics.
Collection # U 23.7
Quantity: 1 box (1.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Sports Information Office traces its origins to the Sports News Office in the early 1950s, and evolved to the present designation in the late 1960s. Sports Information serves in a public relations capacity as a liaison between the media and the athletic department. The Office maintains media records on all Tech athletes, as well as compiles and designs media guides and game programs.

Scope and Content

The collection contains miscellaneous newspapers and magazines featuring various Texas Tech Athletics from 1941-2006 and undated.


Access Restrictions

Open for research

Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Organizations)
Big 12 Conference
Southwest Conference (U.S.)
Texas Tech University--Sports
Texas Tech University--Sports--History
Texas Tech University--Basketball--History
Texas Tech University--Football--History
College athletes--Texas--Lubbock--History
College sports
Women athletes--Texas--Lubbock--History

Related Material

Athletic Media Relations, Records and Photographs, 1928-1999 and undated

Athletics (Game Programs), 1925-1998

Athletics (Media Guides), 1942-1998

Kelly Cawthon oral history interview [sound recording], 1975

Pete Cawthon Jr. oral history interview [sound recording], 1970s

Morley Jennings oral history interview [sound recording], 1972

John T. King oral history interview [sound recording], 1960s

Mrs. George Langford oral history interview [sound recording], 1973

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Collection, 1939-1997

Sports Information, Records, 1926-1996

Sports Information, Records, 1960-1999 and undated

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sports Newspapers and Magazines Collection, 1941-2006 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Gifts, undated

Processed by

Lynn Whitfield, 2001

Additional Sources

Pollard, Norval. Red Raiders: Stories, Stats, and Stuff about Texas Tech sports. Wichita, Kan.: Wichita Eagle and Beacon Pub., 1996.

Dodd, Dennis. Big 12 Handbook: Stories, Stats, and Stuff about the Nation's Best Football Conference, Big 12 Conference. Wichita, Kan.: Wichita Eagle and Beacon Pub. Co., 1996.

Ratliff, Harold V. The power and the Glory: the Story of Southwest Conference Football. Lubbock: Texas Tech Press, 1957.

Tips, Kern. Football, Texas style: An Illustrated History of the Southwest Conference. Garden City, N. Y., Doubleday, 1964.

West, Dirk. SWC cartoon book: Over 25 years of Cartoon History of Red Raider and SWC football, Plus a Nostalgic Look at Life in Raiderland. Lubbock, Tex.: D. West, 1995.

Collection Inventory

box folder
1 1 Sports Magazines
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: "The Incredible Journey" (4 copies), 1993
The New York Times Magazine: "The Most Offensive Mind in Football- Coach Mike Leach Goes Deep" (1 copy), 2005
Southwest Basketball: "Why Marsha Sharp May Be the Best Coach in America" (1 copy), 1993
Sports Illustrated - Smashing! - Texas Tech men's basketball cover" (1 copy), March 25, 1996
Sports Illustrated - Women Sport: "A Star is Born- Sheryl Swoopes" (1 copy), Spring 1997
Texas Techsan: "Close Up" (1 copy), May/June 1993
Texas Sportsworld (1 copy), January 1985


Sports Newspapers

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1 2 Newspapers: Lady Raiders
Basketball America: "Flash and Substance" (pages 12-14, 1 copy), undated
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: "Southwest Conference Women's Basketball Champions, 91-92" March 15, 1992
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: "Georgia on their Minds- Tech Strides into the Final Four," April 3, 1993
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: "Extra! A Slice of Heaven" (5 copies), April 5, 1993
University Daily, "Mission Complete" (2 copies), April 5, 1993
USA Today - Texas Tech Beats Ohio State 84-82 For Women's Title, April 5, 1993
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1 3 Newspapers: Lady Raiders
University Daily: "Lady Raiders Commemorative Edition" (9 copies), April 9, 1993
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1 4 Newspapers: Lady Raiders
Women's Basketball Journal: "Explosive! Alicia Thompson of Texas Tech" (4 copies), January 26, 1998
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: "500… and Going Strong," (1 copy), 2002
The Dallas Morning News: "True Grit," March 11, 2003
Daily Toreador: "Simply the Best" (2 copies), March 1, 2006
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: "A Sharp Legacy," March 7, 2006
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: "The Crowning Moment," March 7, 2006
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1 5 Newspapers: Football
Lubbock Morning Avalanche: "Texas Tech Accepts Sun Bowl Bid After Arizona Declines," December 9, 1941
University Daily: "Bowl Extra," December 14, 1993
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: "Shouldering the Burden," August 24, 1997
Red Raider Report: An Insider's Guide to Texas Tech Football (2 copies)," Spring 2000
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: "Next Stop... Red Raiders Continue to Climb Bowl Ranks with January Date in Dallas," December 30, 2005
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1 6 Newspapers: Miscellaneous
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: "Strike up the Horns" (2 copies), 1994-1995
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: "Red Raiders Texas Tech School of Medicine," September 16, 1995
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: "Texas Tech School of Champions," September 16, 1996
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: "On the Spot- A Guide to the 2004-05 Texas Tech Basketball Season," November 19, 2004
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: "On Guard- 2005-06 Texas Tech Basketball Season Preview," November 10, 2005
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: "We Got Next" - men and women's basketball teams, November 9, 2007
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1 7 Newspapers: Miscellaneous
Texas Tech Celebrity Tennis Tournament, April 15, 1984
The Daily Toreador Presents "The Curry Bunch" and "Bob Knight, Raiders are Chasing 880," double-sided basketball issue, 2006-2007