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Texas Tech Hosts 64th Annual Rodeo

Fifteen colleges and universities from the Southwest Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association will compete in the three-day event.

Written by Leslie Cranford

WHAT:           The 64th Annual Texas Tech National Intercollegiate Rodeo

WHEN:           7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday (Oct. 17-19)

WHERE:         Texas Tech Equestrian Center (3/4 mile south of 50th Street on Alcove Avenue)

EVENT:          Fifteen colleges and universities from the Southwest Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association will compete in the three-day event, which will draw more than 500 participants to the South Plains.

Texas Tech’s rodeo teams will compete in five additional rodeos during the spring semester with the goal of bringing regional championship honors back to Lubbock and qualifying for the College National Finals Rodeo. The top two teams and top three individuals in the region automatically advance to nationals to be held June 2014 in Casper, Wyo.

Proceeds from hosting the rodeo support the team’s general budget for the year.

Admission is $8 each night, and children under age six are admitted free. Texas Tech students are $6. Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

Admission is free from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the preliminary rounds Friday and Saturday.

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CONTACT: Philip Berry, rodeo coach, Texas Tech University, (806) 474-9006, or philip.berry@ttu.edu.

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