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Texas Tech To Host Hispanic Heritage Appreciation Game

Texas Tech will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Saturday when the Red Raiders host Iowa State.

Oct. 8, 2013

LUBBOCK, Texas - In conjunction with National Hispanic Heritage Month, Texas Tech Athletics will celebrate the university's deeply rooted Hispanic culture with the second annual Hispanic Heritage Appreciation Game against Iowa State University inside Jones AT&T Stadium on Oct. 12.

Texas Tech University is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in which we recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the group's heritage and culture. The national celebration runs every year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

Mariachi bands and Folklorico dancers will set the tone by greeting fans as they arrive in Raider Alley, the tailgate lots and the gates to Jones AT&T Stadium. Additionally, signage will also be placed around the stadium highlighting the message, Los Raiders Rojos, which translates to Red Raiders.

Once inside the stadium, fans will be able to enjoy classic Spanish music that will include a special halftime performance from the Goin' Band From Raiderland as well as a special performance by the Texas Tech University Marachi and Folklorico Dance organization.

The Raiders Rojos National Alumni Chapter will also play an integral role in Saturday's game as they will present 18 scholarship winners during the pre-game activities. The group promotes the retention and graduation attainment of Hispanic students within the Texas Tech University System by providing a strong support system that includes scholarships, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Texas Tech Athletics has reached out to the Jones AT&T Stadium bordering neighborhoods of Arnett-Benson and Guadalupe with a special ticket promotion.

A limited number of tickets are available for Saturday's Hispanic Heritage Appreciation and Homecoming Celebration game. Tickets are $65 and can be purchased online at or by calling the athletics ticket office at (806) 742-8324.



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