College football victories don’t get any more exciting or sweet than this one last night in Lubbock, Texas.

Texas Tech Celebrates Win over Texas

This morning’s New York Times article “No. 6 Texas Tech Upsets No. 1 Texas” provides an excellent summary and analysis of the importance of the outcome:

The victory is the biggest in Texas Tech history, its first over a top-ranked team, and puts the Red Raiders squarely in the midst of the national championship chase… Texas Tech is 9-0 for the first time since 1938 and has an 11-game winning streak. The Red Raiders snapped a five-game losing streak to Texas.

Texas Tech University was established in 1923.

It’s going to be a great shootout to watch next week when Oklahoma State ventures down to Lubbock to face the Red Raiders!

College GameDay in Lubbock Nov 1, 2008

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2 Responses to A Magnificent Moment in Lubbock

  1. gaild says:

    Hi again Wes. I couldn’t seem to get to the K12 Schedule tonight to leave this comment on the relevelant thread over there, so found you here. I really like the idea of having the whole K12 Conference in the palm of my hand, but you know I’m a visual person…. I also really like your idea of working with Apple on this … hey can they dropship a whole box to Canada ???? Ottawa area would be a great start!!!! To go a little further with this, how about a pre-loaded Podcast Pickle widget that bloggers can put on their websites???? Maybe this is just new to me, but if you would to look at this, I have found this to be a good starting point:

  2. H Songhai says:


    Thanks for taking the time to watch my presentation and for taking me out to the park with your family. The other day I downloaded the entire K12 Online Conference and I truly feel empowered. I was thrilled to be a part of such an outstanding group of professionals and educators. I will be listening, learning and sharing for some time to come.

    As much as my pedagogy has been shaped and informed by Moving At The Speed of Creativity (the blog and the podcasts) I am even more inspired and motivated by your seemingly endless sphere of resources and your willingness to share and explain those gems with us all.

    I am “enthralled” (as you like to say) with the idea of digital archiving and life caching. I take my camera and voice recorder with me everywhere I go. I encourage my children, my family and of course my students to do the same. I too, like you, had my camera with me on Tuesday at my pooling place. What a historic day that was. Sometime back in April or May of this year I really started to sense how important Obama’s run for the presidency was. I was particularly struck by the number of Obama posters and signs in the windows and on the lawns of so many residents in Philadelphia. So back in May I started to photograph as many of the signs and placards that I saw as i traveled about the city. As you can imagine, I have a ton of pictures in that series.

    Similarly, I feel a student’s academic career is as historic as Obama’s run for the White House. After all, you only get to be a teenager and a high school student once. Heaven knows when America will witness another black man elected President of the United States of America?

    As much as I lament the fact that I have no evidence or proof of having attended high school or college (no test papers, no report cards, no feedback from instructors), I am encouraged to know that students and teachers today have the tools in their pockets to capture every important aspect of their academic careers. The tough part however is getting them to awaken, act and use those high tech gadgets in more responsible and mature ways. Makes me think of your back to school Radio Shack post about the clash of civilizations.

    Thanks again,

    H Songhai

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