"The Ride" set to debut on September 4

LUBBOCK, TX Red Raider fans will get a behind-the-scenes, all-access look into their favorite teams beginning on Saturday, Sept. 4, when the first episode of Texas Tech's new reality show "The Ride" hits the airwaves.

Texas Tech football will be the first program showcased in this new reality show and hours of footage from the summer and training camp are being edited at this moment for the very first episode.  The weekly reality show will give fans a front row seat on the ride our student-athletes and coaching staffs take each week.  Through the ups and downs, The Ride will provide a never before seen glimpse into the day-to-day trials and triumphs of Texas Tech athletics.  The planning, execution, work and thrill of sport are all part of The Ride.

"With the popularity of reality shows on television, we thought this would be perfect way to showcase not only our football program but other sports at Texas Tech as well," said head football coach Tommy Tuberville.  "The photographers and staff of this show have complete and total access to all of our sports and they will be giving viewers a unique inside look into college athletics.  "Texas Tech is going to be on the forefront of this and I know our fans are really going to love it."

The Ride will consist of 38 total episodes beginning on Sept. 4, and concluding on May 22.  The show will feature Texas Tech football, basketball (men & women), baseball, track, volleyball, softball, soccer and tennis.

The weekly show will air in Lubbock and across state and nation on: Fox Sports Southwest, Fox College Sports, Fox Sports Plus, Time Warner Cable "Texas Channel" throughout the state, Cox Sports Network (Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas, Virginia and East Texas).  The show will also air on the official athletics department website (www.texastech.com).

Please check local cable and satellite listings for the show times in your area.

Source: TTU