Texas Tech University

Midnight Raiders: A Time Honored Tradition

Jeff Ramazani

November 13, 2015

(VIDEO) As the Red Raiders wrap up the final home football game of the season, so do the Midnight Raiders.

Midnight Raiders begins at 7 p.m. each Thursday night prior to all home football games.

Members of the Saddle Tramps wrap the statue with red crepe paper so that it is completely red for the final day of classes and for gameday. Once the statue is wrapped, the traditional bell circle is formed and all fans in attendance are able to participate. The Saddle Tramps along with other Tech students then tie red and black crepe paper all throughout campus to complete the event.

The Will Rogers Statue is located next to Memorial Circle in the heart of the Texas Tech campus.