August 11, 2010
Texas Tech President Guy Bailey has proclaimed each Friday during the upcoming football season as Raider Power Fridays in an effort to promote university-wide pride and spirit.
Bailey encourages all faculty, staff, alumni, students and fans to wear apparel bearing the colors and/or insignias of Texas Tech each Friday.
“Texas Tech is an institution that boasts strong academic and athletic traditions, and I can’t think of a better way to rally our university pride and spirit,” Bailey said. “We are continuing to make strides nationally in the classroom and on our fields of play, while at the same time embarking on new courses to help grow our university. It’s a great time to be a Red Raider.”
The Lubbock community also is invited to participate in Raider Power Fridays, and local business owners are encouraged to have employees participate in the spirit day by hosting Red Raider themed office days.
Raider Power Fridays officially kicks off Sept. 3 with College Colors Day, a national movement in conjunction with the kickoff of the college football season. College Colors Day promotes higher education and celebrates the achievements, spirit and traditions of colleges and universities.
Mayor Tom Martin will officially proclaim Sept. 3 as College Colors Day in Lubbock at the Aug. 26 city council meeting. Tommy Tuberville, Texas Tech head football coach, will accept the proclamation.
Fans are encouraged to visit the official Texas Tech Athletics online store to purchase the official Wreck ‘Em Tech Gameday t-shirt, endorsed by the Saddle Tramps. Business packages containing posters and stickers for window display can be obtained by contacting Elvis Moya in the Texas Tech Athletics Department at (806) 742-1195.