Provided by Texas Tech University
Texas Tech University's homecoming, "Tech Loves the 90s" features a weeklong celebration of spirit and tradition beginning Oct. 7. The week culminates with the homecoming football game versus Big 12 Conference rival Iowa State.
Student organizations compete in many events throughout the week, including the Spirit Board and Spirit Banner competitions and S.O. Sing. Homecoming king and queen will be announced during halftime of Saturday's football game.
The parade is canceled this year due to the football game kickoff set for 11 a.m. Oct. 12. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1.
"Unfortunately, due to the early kickoff the parade is not logistically possible this year," said Jon Mark Bernal, associate director for Texas Tech Student Union & Activities. "We look forward to the parade's return in 2014, and in the meantime we look forward to cheering on the Red Raider's in their nationally televised appearance Saturday morning. The rest of the week's events will continue as scheduled."
The week's schedule of events is as follows:
Broadway Ave. & University Ave.
Student organizations' spirit boards will be displayed at the Broadway entrance to campus.
Student Union Building (SUB)
Spirit Banners made by student organizations will be displayed at the SUB.
Monday, Oct. 7
Tuesday, Oct. 8
4 p.m., Memorial Circle
Students may participate in a photo scavenger hunt featuring significant items around campus.
Wednesday, Oct. 9
Thursday, Oct. 10
Friday, Oct. 11
9 p.m., Pep Rally & Bonfire will be held at Urbanovsky Park
The homecoming pep rally and bonfire will begin with the inaugural homecoming march, as the Goin' Band from Raiderland and spirit squads will march along 18th Street to Urbanovsky Park. The pep rally and bonfire will feature performances by the spirit squads and band, Raider Red, the Masked Rider and guest speakers. S.O. Sing, Spirit Board and Banner winners will be announced along with the 2013 Homecoming Court.
Saturday, Oct. 12
11 a.m., Jones AT&T Stadium
For more information about this year's homecoming, please visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/sub/StudentActivities/Homecoming/.