"I hope everyone across the area and the state will mark their calendars for March 26 and plan on being in Lubbock for the Spring Game," said Texas Tech head coach Tommy Tuberville. "It will be a great weekend to bring the family out to the game and get an early look at your 2011 Red Raider football team. Our baseball and softball teams will both be in action on Saturday and our men's tennis team has a match on Sunday so it will be a perfect weekend to spend cheering on the Red Raiders."
Kickoff has been set for 1 p.m. and all stadium gates will open at 11 a.m. The game will feature appearances by the Goin' Band From Raiderland, The Masked Rider, Saddle Tramps, Raider Red and the Tech cheer and pom squads. All fans are encouraged to wear red to support the team.
The game will consist of four quarters (clock will run continuously in the fourth quarter) and a 15-minute halftime period. The game will follow traditional scoring, rules and procedures.
Following the game, there will be a one-hour autograph session to allow fans to meet their favorite players and coaches. Fans will be limited to one item for person in order to keep the lines moving quickly.
Fans unable to attend the game can tune in to a live television broadcast by the Texas Tech Sports Network on KYML, My Lubbock TV, 14.1/22.2 (AT&T U-Verse 14, Suddenlink 6/106, Dish Network 14 and NTS 6). A live radio broadcast will also be available on KTTU-FM Double T 104.3.
Admission is $5 for adults and free for youth 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at texastech.com or through the athletics ticket office at (806) 742-TECH. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the gate. In addition, the athletics department will be accepting non-perishable food items as part of a food drive to benefit the South Plains Food Bank.
Information from: Texas Tech University, www.texastech.com/sports
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