Leach TTU scholarship fund more than doubles in value - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Leach TTU scholarship fund more than doubles in value

Leach TTU scholarship fund more than doubles in value

By James Clark | email  

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Thanks to an anonymous donor the "Team Leach" scholarship more than doubled in value.  The donation is $10,000 up front, plus an addition $10,000 match on future donations.   Previously, the Team Leach scholarship fund had raised almost $7,000.  Organizers said Tuesday that just this one announcement could eventually have a $30,000 impact on their efforts.

Team Leach was created as a Facebook support group in the wake of Texas Tech's decision to fire Mike Leach in December 2009.  The University claims Leach abused player Adam James, and Leach denies it.  Leach accuses Texas Tech of firing him just days to avoid paying an $800,000 longevity bonus, which TTU denies.

Team Leach administrator Mark Uptergrove says, "It makes the goal of getting money to deserving students for the 2011-12 school year a reality."

A written statement says the scholarship, which started in January of 2010, is designed to honor Leach's record of having the best graduation rate in the country for football at a public college.  

(CLICK HERE) for more information about Team Leach and its scholarship fund.

Copyright 2010 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • End to government shutdown in sight as Dems halt filibuster

    End to government shutdown in sight as Dems halt filibuster

    Monday, January 22 2018 1:57 AM EST2018-01-22 06:57:31 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 2:50 PM EST2018-01-22 19:50:02 GMT

    Under the proposal taking shape, Democrats would agree to a three-week spending measure in return for a commitment from the Republican leadership in the Senate to address immigration policy and other pressing legislative matters in the coming weeks.

    Under the proposal taking shape, Democrats would agree to a three-week spending measure in return for a commitment from the Republican leadership in the Senate to address immigration policy and other pressing legislative matters in the coming weeks.

  • Long shutdown could hurt economy, a short one just 'a blip'

    Long shutdown could hurt economy, a short one just 'a blip'

    Saturday, January 20 2018 3:36 PM EST2018-01-20 20:36:49 GMT
    Monday, January 22 2018 2:48 PM EST2018-01-22 19:48:26 GMT
    Economists say a lengthy government shutdown could hurt economy, but a short one would be just 'a blip'.
    Economists say a lengthy government shutdown could hurt economy, but a short one would be just 'a blip'.
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: TxDOT crews performing maintenance on I-27 in Abernathy

    TRAFFIC ALERT: TxDOT crews performing maintenance on I-27 in Abernathy

    Monday, January 22 2018 2:46 PM EST2018-01-22 19:46:15 GMT
    Source: Ryan Crowe, KCBDSource: Ryan Crowe, KCBD

    TxDOT crews have scheduled maintenance work on I-27 between January 22 and 26 (actual dates and hours depending on weather) and that all traffic will be detoured to the service roads during construction hours.

    TxDOT crews have scheduled maintenance work on I-27 between January 22 and 26 (actual dates and hours depending on weather) and that all traffic will be detoured to the service roads during construction hours.

Powered by Frankly