New Masked Rider to Take Reins, Raider Reds to Pass Guns to New Mascots

The Texas Tech mascots for the 2015-2016 year will begin their duties after transfer.

WHAT: Texas Tech University Transfer of Reins and Passing of Guns ceremonies

WHEN: Friday (April 17): 3 p.m., Transfer of Reins; 4:30 p.m., Passing of Guns

WHERE: McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center, Texas Tech campus
17th Street and University Avenue

EVENT: The Masked Rider Program's 54th rider will take the reins of Fearless Champion from the 2014-2015 Texas Tech Masked Rider Mackenzie White on Friday (April 17).
                       
Following after the Transfer of Reins ceremony, three graduating Raider Reds will be unmasked and pass their guns to two new students who will serve as the Raider Red mascot for the upcoming academic year.

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CONTACT:  Stephanie Rhode, director, Spirit Program, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-5433 or stephanie.rhode@ttu.edu.