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Texas Tech Fans Wear More Than Just Red And Black

Texas Tech's lost to the University of Colorado leaves thousands of Tech fan's recovering Saturday evening.

However, late Saturday morning the Jones AT&T Stadium area was not only filled with red and black, but also a banana suit and even a fan rolling up in a tech cruiser.

Game days at Texas Tech are something junior Josh Hurst has been preparing for since elementary school.

Hurst says, "I'm from Ruston, Louisiana so that's 10 hours away and one of the reasons I came here was for Tech's sporting events."

Events like Red Raider football games which Hurst says, come most Saturdays means covering his body in paint.

"We have a group of about 40 people who just love to paint up . We did the Hard Core For Emo and Crabs is Crunk, that's a popular one."

What's also becoming popular is Tech football fans dressing up and the colors aren't always red and black.

Alex Steinhouse is dressed in a banana suit. He says, "I'm out there to support my team. You'll hear my voice, you'll see my guns up that's just how it is, it doesn't matter what color it is, it's what in your heart."

Brad Swargingen is wearing a hat with a crab and tree on it. He says the last few games he has seen more fans wearing them.

While others at Jones AT&T Stadium are showing off their spirit with their red and black cruiser playing the Texas Tech fight song.

Walter Riggs owns the Tech Cruiser. He says, "Texas Tech has achieved a level of success of the Big 12 that we should take it a higher limit." "We decided to come up with a rolling spirit vehicle," Riggs added.

Spirit that Hurst says for big games usually means camping out over night to get that prefect-cheering spot.

"We do that based on when we need to get there and the day. We have three tents and pile 15 people in an eight person tent," Hurst said.

More than 49,000 Red Raider fans filled Jones AT&T Stadium Saturday morning.

Fear the Fro is their motto and they can be found whooping it up for their favorite team at Texas Tech sporting events.  Learn more about the FRO BROS!


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