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Lubbock businesses band together to show school spirit


On Friday all across town the excitement could be felt as Lubbock businesses put out their Red Raider flags to fly high in anticipation of Texas Tech's first football game against Northwestern State.

"Oh gosh, I think it's so exciting. I couldn't wait until this morning when we got to put our flags out," Sharon Bayne said. "We've been waiting several months and doing a countdown."

Sharon works at Pat Garrett Realtors off of 34th Street. They always put up their Texas Tech flags the day before the game, but for her Sharon it goes beyond the flags. Sharon was fully decked out in Tech gear from head to foot - literally. Wearing Tech earrings, a Double T necklace, Red Raider watch, rings, a bracelet - even down to painted Double T's on her toe nails - Sharon is one of the biggest Tech fans there is.

"I love Tech, everything Tech," she said. Sharon has her own closet dedicated to her over 100 Texas Tech shirts. "I'm addicted," she laughed.

While Sharon is set in her Tech shirts, others around town hit the shops to gear up for game day.

"It's kind of hectic. We go through a bunch of red shirts for the first game. It's probably our number one color we sell," Stephanie Hartwig, Red Raider Outfitter General Manager said. "It's crazy. We've all been here since 8 a.m."

Whether it's students getting ready on campus or businesses banding together to show school spirit, the football frenzy fever has caught on across Lubbock and it's here to stay as the season kicks off.

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