Texas Tech Holds Kickoff Luncheon

Roughly 1,750 fans were on hand to celebrate the new season.

Lubbock, Texas -- Texas Tech fans filled the Civic Center for the Red Raider Club Kickoff Luncheon on Thursday.

Student athletes from football, soccer, volleyball and cross country were on hand with roughly 1,750 fans to help celebrate the start another calendar year of Red Raider sports.

“We always look forward to the kickoff event,”athletic director Kirby Hocutt said. “It's a sellout capacity every year.  The Lubbock/West Texas community comes and stands by us. It's going to be an exciting year. I think the anticipation for all our sports is high especially for football and the anticipation of what Coach Kingsbury continues to build here is exciting."

Tom Stone's women's soccer team gets the season underway when it hosts Oral Roberts on Sunday at 7 p.m.

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