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Texas Tech Announces Homecoming 2013 Schedule

The parade has been canceled due to the 11 a.m. kickoff time.

Written by Callie Jones

Homecoming

Texas Tech University’s homecoming, “Tech Loves the ’90s” features a week-long celebration of spirit and tradition beginning Oct. 7. The week culminates with the homecoming football game versus Big 12 Conference rival Iowa State.

Student organizations compete in many events throughout the week, including the Spirit Board and Spirit Banner competitions and S.O. Sing. Homecoming king and queen will be announced during halftime of Saturday’s football game.

The parade is canceled this year due to the football game kickoff set for 11 a.m. Oct. 12. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1.

“Unfortunately, due to the early kickoff, the parade is not logistically possible this year,” said Jon Mark Bernal, associate director for Texas Tech Student Union & Activities. “We look forward to the parade’s return in 2014, and in the meantime we look forward to cheering on the Red Raiders in their nationally televised appearance Saturday morning. The rest of the week’s events will continue as scheduled.”

The week’s schedule of events is as follows:

All Week

  • Spirit Board Competition
    Broadway Ave. & University Ave.
    Student organizations’ spirit boards will be displayed at the Broadway entrance to campus.
  • Spirit Banner Competition
    Student Union Building (SUB)
    Spirit Banners made by student organizations will be displayed at the SUB.

Monday, Oct. 7

  • Homecoming Kickoff
    Noon, SUB North Plaza
    Kickoff will feature a pep rally with the spirit squads and will announce the homecoming queen and king candidates.

Tuesday, Oct. 8

  • Scavenger Hunt
    4 p.m., Memorial Circle
    Students may participate in a photo scavenger hunt featuring significant items around campus.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

  • Spin Art Frisbee
    10 a.m. – 3 p.m., SUB North Plaza
    Students can create a custom frisbee (with a valid student ID).
  • S.O. Sing
    8 p.m., United Spirit Arena
    Student organizations will contend in a dance-and-sing competition.

Thursday, Oct. 10

  • Inflatable Twister
    10 a.m. – 3 p.m., SUB North Plaza
    Students can play rounds of twister on an inflatable twister mat. Popcorn and cotton candy are available (with a valid student ID).
  • Techsan Memorial
    5:30 p.m., Memorial Circle
    The Texas Tech community is invited to join university officials in remembrance of Texas Tech students, alumni, faculty and staff who have passed away in the last year.

Friday, Oct. 11

  • Rowdy Raider Rally
    Noon, SUB North Plaza
    The top 10 homecoming king and queen candidates will be available for a meet-and-greet.
  • Homecoming March, Pep Rally and Bonfire
    8:30 p.m., march begins at Band Parking Lot
    9 p.m., Pep Rally & Bonfire will be held at Urbanovsky Park
    The homecoming pep rally and bonfire will begin with the inaugural homecoming march, as the Goin’ Band from Raiderland and spirit squads will march along 18th Street to Urbanovsky Park. The pep rally and bonfire will feature performances by the spirit squads and band, Raider Red, the Masked Rider and guest speakers. S.O. Sing, Spirit Board and Banner winners will be announced along with the 2013 Homecoming Court.

Saturday, Oct. 12

  • Raidergate
    7 a.m., R-1 Parking Lot
  • Texas Tech vs. Iowa State
    11 a.m., Jones AT&T Stadium

For more information about this year’s homecoming, please visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/sub/StudentActivities/Homecoming/.

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