Tech athletics to wear gear honoring Floyd East Jr.

Tech athletics to wear gear honoring Floyd East Jr.

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Various Texas Tech Athletic teams will be wearing

special gear to honor Tech Police Officer Floyd East Jr.

The football team will wear a helmet sticker as they travel to play West Virginia for its sixth game of the 2017 season, according to a Tech Athletics news release. The sticker will be in the shape of a black ribbon with East's name written in a blue backdrop.

That will also be worn for the game against Iowa State on Oct. 21.

Both the soccer and volleyball programs will wear armbands with a black ribbon on them for its games over the weekend. Tech Soccer will play at 7 p.m. on Friday at the John Walker Soccer Complex against Oklahoma State and volleyball will play at 1 p.m. Saturday in the United Supermarkets Arena.

The teams will also observe moments of silence before each game begins.

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