Texas Tech’s spring game was set to be held at noon this Saturday at Jones AT&T stadium. It has since been canceled due to Lubbock’s severe weather forecast this weekend. The small town is expected to receive 2-4 inches of rain, coupled with severe thunderstorms, large hail, damaging winds, and even the possibility of a tornado.
Texas Tech Senior Athletic Director told sources, “We do not want many of our loyal fans to drive to Lubbock on Saturday, only for us to cancel several our events as they arrive. That is why these decisions are being made today. The safety of our fans, coaches and student-athletes is always a priority when we host home events. We have communicated with the National Weather Service throughout this week and their projections do not indicate that our football or track and field programs will be best served by competing on Saturday”.
But this does not mean that fans will have have to wait until the season opener versus Stephen F. Austin for Tech football.
In place of the Spring Game, the Red Raiders will be hosting a practice that will be open to the public. This will be held at 3:30 on Friday, inside Jones AT&T Stadium.
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