In 1962, some A&M corp turds stole the Horse, the Masked Rider horse and cut the horses tail off and ears, ran a sword through her side and killed the horse, and send the tail and ears plus the where abouts of the dead horse (Mind you, this is a vetanarian school) and in the note said, "this is what we are going to do to your football team". Well, that infurated the Tech community and Tech whipped aghole that night 14-0.
In 1968, an Texas Tech Alumn was elected Govonor of Texas. For years Texas Tech tried to get a Medical School, Law School, Nursing School and Vet School. Under Preston Smith's govornorship, Tech was approved for all and got funding for all but the Vet School. Plus TONS of money came to Texas Tech and massive building projects were completed. Aghole was infuriated that Tech would get all of these prestigous type "schools". A&M doesn't have any of those except a Vet School. Only one in a state this large. Go figure?