The Morning Stake: February 3rd


Tier One Status. Via the Everything Lubbock, Texas Tech has officially achieved “Tier One” status, along with North Texas, UTA and UTD.

Texas Tech University was listed among the nation’s top doctoral universities in the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Of the 115 universities listed in the Highest Research Activity category, Texas Tech is one of 81 public institutions in the top tier.

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, announced every five years, is the foremost measure of a university’s research, academic scholarship and teaching. Between the three categories – Highest Research Activity, Higher Research Activity, and Moderate Research Activity – 335 universities were listed.

“Designation as a Carnegie Tier One university is not accomplished overnight,” said John Opperman, Texas Tech interim president. “It is the culmination of years of dedication to research, teaching and learning by our administration, faculty, staff and students.”

Lady Raiders Basketball

Lady Raiders Fall to West Virginia. The Lady Raiders were down early, 24-4 in the first quarter, and never recovered, losing to West Virginia, 69-42 (recap). the leading scorer for Texas Tech was Japreece Dean (again), who scored 16 points and was the only Lady Raider in double-figures.


On Deck with Coach Tim Tadlock. This was a feature with Kliff Kingsbury during the football year, and how Robert Giovanetti is doing the same thing with baseball coach Tim Tadlock.

Men’s Basketball

Temple, From Wichita Falls to Texas Tech. If you’ve ever wondered a bit about Matt Temple, the official site did a story on Matt Temple, the walk-on to starter for Texas Tech.

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