Texas Tech Football: Houston Blocks Tech’s White Unis For ‘Celebrate Cotton Game’

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The Texas Tech football team won’t be allowed to wear its white uniforms for the “Celebrate Cotton” game this weekend in Lubbock. The Red Raiders traditionally wear white uniforms for the game — which celebrates the High Plains cotton industry — but as the designated home team this year they needed permission from the Houston Cougars to wear white.

But Houston decided to be petty so there won’t be any white for Texas Tech on Saturday.

The NCAA allows home teams to wear white, but they would need a written agreement from the visiting team before the season starts. Whether Houston intentionally blocked the uniforms or whether there was just a simple mixup in communications is unknown.

But alas, Texas Tech will not wear white.

Looks like #TexasTech won't be wearing white for this week's Celebrate Cotton game, as the Red Raiders normally do for that promotion. U of H wouldn't agree to it, according to a source.

— Don Williams (@AJ_DonWilliams) September 11, 2018

This will be the seventh annual event which is a partnership between Texas Tech Athletics, Plains Cotton Growers and several area agribusinesses. A press release states:

Cotton will be everywhere before and throughout the game, from displays around the stadium to promotion, special graphics and fun cotton facts during the game. Special gameday T-shirts will be distributed (first-come, first-serve!) and cotton bales will line each entrance to the stadium, each with signage talking about what the cotton in that bale can make or how it impacts our economy.

Kickoff between Texas Tech and Houston at Jones AT&T Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 15 is set for 4:15 p.m. ET on FOX.

Other events for the weekend include:

Wednesday, September 12 – Texas Independent Ginners Association, Texas Cotton Association
and Lubbock Cotton Exchange “Celebrate Cotton” Golf Scramble

The Rawls Course, Texas Tech
More information at
http://www.lubbockcottonexchange.com or http://www.tca-cotton.org

Wednesday, September 12-Thursday, September 13
Texas Cotton Association Flow/Marketing Meeting
Overton Hotel and Conference Center
More information at http://www.tca-cotton.org

Thursday, September 13 – A runway show – “Cotton: The Natural Choice”
The show is scheduled for Thursday, September 13, at 6:30 p.m. at South Plains Mall – Grand Court.
Students in theTexas Tech Retail Management Program are assisting with coordinating the show.
The USDA-AMS Cotton & Tobacco Program will have a display booth.
Show sponsors include ARMtech, Plains Cotton Cooperative Association, South Plains Mall, Cotton Incorporated, and Plains Cotton Growers.