Texas Tech University’s Office of International Affairs will host a pre-Candlelight at the Ranch event called Weihnachtsfest, a celebration of German holiday traditions, on December 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p,.m.
The annual event sponsored by the Residence Halls Association, University Student Housing, and Hospitality Services from Texas Tech University is attended by more than 20,000 Tech students and local residents. In fact, it’s one of Texas Tech’s largest and oldest traditions, dating back to 1959.
Senior athletes, band, and spirit members will be recognized before the start of the game. Another familiar face who is on to greener pastures is Fearless, retiring after ten years of bringing the spirit to Tech.
“He’s retiring, not because of injury- but, he’s retiring because he’s been here ten years and just like with any pro athlete, just like with any human, just like with any animal- at some point, you get to the spot where you still love doing your job, but he’s been here for ten years and deserves to be able to go out on top,” said Ashley Adams, who serves at the current Masked Rider.
The Texas Tech Ranch Horse Red Team is World Champions for the D1 collegiate division after competing at the Stock Horse of Texas World Show and Derby in Abilene. The TTU Ranch Horse Black team also placed third in the competition.
Texas Tech University and former Lady Raider Basketball Coach Marlene Stollings may be in court this time next year. U.S. District Judge James Hendrix yesterday ordered a jury trial for September 19, 2022.
Starting with the game Sunday (Sept. 12) against the Cleveland Browns, Texas Tech will be featured prominently with advertisement placements on the Arrowhead Stadium video board and ribbons encircling the inside of the stadium, social and digital advertising and pregame radio spots on Chiefs radio broadcasts throughout the season.
The Texas Tech football program, in conjunction with 100 Black Men of West Texas, recently established a community scholarship that will benefit a local student each year that plans to attend Texas Tech University.