Texas Tech University

New Masked Rider to Take Reins, Raider Red to Pass Guns to New Mascot

Paul Tubbs

April 18, 2023

Transfer of Spirit

Texas Tech mascots for the 2023-24 school year will begin their duties.

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

WHEN:  Friday (April 21)

  • 3 p.m., Transfer of Reins
  • 4:30 p.m., Passing of Guns

WHEREMcKenzie-Merket Alumni Center, Texas Tech campus, 17th Street and University Avenue

EVENT:  The Masked Rider Program's 62nd rider will take the reins of Centennial Champion – and her successor – from 2022-23 Texas Tech Masked Rider Caroline Hobbs. Following the Transfer of Reins ceremony, two graduating Raider Reds will be unmasked and pass their guns to two new students who will serve as the mascot for the upcoming academic year.


CONTACT:  Stephanie Rhode
Director, Spirit Program, Texas Tech University
(806) 742-5433