Texas Tech Athletics promotes debate among players over protests

Texas Tech Athletics promotes debate among players over protests

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Lubbock is not immune to the debate of the national anthem protests seen over the weekend.

The Texas Tech athletic coaches and players are being encouraged to debate the current events. 

"Our mission statement here is to educate, serve, and grow," said Robert Giovannetti, Managing Director of Public Media for Texas Tech. "So we feel that as an athletic department it's incumbent on us to help them through that and to provide the resources to talk through the things like we're seeing on a national level."

Texas Tech does not have a stance on kneeling during the national anthem. Giovannetti said if the situation should arise he expects coaches to discuss the circumstances of any actions and for athletes to make a responsible decision.

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