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Texas Tech Student Government Association calls for 'class and dignity' from fans

Source: Devin Ward, KCBD Source: Devin Ward, KCBD

The Texas Tech Student Government Association issued a letter on Friday, urging students to behave with "class and dignity" at upcoming games.

Here's the full text of the letter:

Hey ya'll,

We need to talk about Saturday night. We need to talk about Patrick's record breaking performance. We need to talk about how we showed up loud and proud to support our boys. We shouldn't need to talk about sportsmanship, but we do. We have to.

Every time we put on the Double-T, what we say and do matters, to us, to the university, and to anyone who knows what it represents. On Saturday night, that symbol wasn't represented well I know it was OU and Baker Mayfield, but as Texas Tech Red Raiders, we have to recognize the profanity in our chanting was unacceptable.

One of the best things about being a student at Texas Tech is being a part of the Red Raider family. and this family includes the local community, alumni, and anyone who sees the Double-T and feels the pride we all know so Being a Red Raider is a family affair. Let's not change that. Let's make sure people want to bring their kids to the game. Let's represent Tex. Tech with the class and dignity worthy of our university.

It all centers around a single phrase we know well, 'strive for honor.' So as we look ahead to the Texas game, to basketball season. and even to next football season, let's make this our rallying cry. Be loud and be rowdy, but do it with the class we strive for daily as Red Raiders.

Wreck 'em Tech,

Ben Sharp Student Body President Texas Tech University

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