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Raider Red Needs Your Votes to Grab Bull by the Horns

With $20,000 on the line, Texas Tech faces the University of South Florida in the national championship.

Written by Leslie Cranford

Raider Red, Texas Tech University’s costumed mascot and reigning National Mascot of the Year, has made it to the final round of the Capital One 2013 Mascot Challenge.

The final week of the playoffs finds Red competing against the undefeated Rocky the Bull from the University of South Florida. Raider Red lost to the bull in week three of the regular season. Raider Red bested Sparty from Michigan State University in the semifinals.

Red’s regular season record was 9-3, with his two other regular-season losses coming in week one against East Carolina’s PeeDee the Pirate and week 10 against Wisconsin’s Bucky Badger.

This week’s 25-point challenge is “If your mascot wins the Mascot Challenge, what should the first line of his acceptance speech be?” For 100 points “film or photograph yourself kissing a trophy. Any trophy.” Each upload also must use the #CapitalOneRaiderRed hashtag.

Fans also can follow Raider Red at Facebook.com/TTURaiderRed and Twitter @TTURaiderRed.

The mascot with the most votes at the end of the championship round will be the Capital One National Mascot of the Year and will be announced during the 2014 Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1, 2014. The winner will be awarded a $20,000 scholarship to help fund its school’s mascot program. Each of the 2013 participants also will receive $5,000 for their university mascot program.

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16 Responses to “Raider Red Needs Your Votes to Grab Bull by the Horns”

  1. kristie close Says:

    Raider Red

  2. grant seoane Says:

    #capitaloneraiderred

  3. Dario Molina Says:

    Wreckem tech

  4. steve kaczmarek Says:

    I VOTE FOR RAIDER RED

  5. steve kaczmarek Says:

    RADIER RED numero uno

  6. Tracy Davis Says:

    Raider Red all the way!!!!

  7. Christa Calloway Says:

    Raider Red

  8. Dorothy Loney Says:

    Wreck em Raider Red!

  9. Evelyn indsey Says:

    Raider Red all the way!

  10. Gina Martlinez Says:

    Raider Red

  11. Jason Staver Says:

    Raider Red- wreck ‘em tech

  12. Julie rine Says:

    Wreck’em Tech

  13. Sue Says:

    Go Raider Red…

  14. Cynthia Hart Says:

    Go Raider RED!

  15. Kay dodds Says:

    Raider Red rules!

  16. Ricoman Martinez Says:

    Get your guns up.

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Saddle Tramps

The Saddle Tramps was organized in the Fall of 1936 by Head Cheerleader Arch Lamb. The group was conceived to help channel the student body's sometimes overly exuberant and unruly nature into more positive and productive activities.

Saddle Tramps attend all men’s home football, basketball and baseball games. The primary focus remains to further the spirit and uphold the traditions of Texas Tech University. Some of the traditions that maintain are: Raider Red, wrapping of Will Rogers and Midnight Raiders, Homecoming Bonfire and Parade, bell circles, Victory Bells, shotguns, UT/A&M Watch, Carol of Lights, Bangin’ Bertha and many more.