LUBBOCK, TX -- The victory bells rang on Texas Tech's campus Monday to celebrate the baseball team's win.
"Victory bells needed to ring for something as momentous as this," Chris Snead said
Snead is a sponsor of the Texas Tech Saddle Tramps, and a big Texas Tech baseball fan.
"Oh, I'm pumped, excited, exhilarated, it's been a long time coming for Texas Tech baseball," Snead said.
"To get a chance to ring the victory bells, that's actually the first time I've gotten to ring the victory bells, so to get to ring them for this occasion, it's extra special for me since I'm a big baseball fan, and it's really neat to get to do that," Snead said.
For 30 minutes, Snead and Saddle Tramps member Zach Funes stood in the bell tower, barefoot, and rang the victory bells. They take their shoes off because the landing they stand on has the Double T's on it, and Funes said they take their shoes off out of respect for the university.
"I think it's great, it's a wonderful opportunity, I've never been able to be a part of something like this, and I'm really excited," Funes said. This was only one of a handful of times Funes was able to ring the bells.
The win may take Texas Tech baseball to the next round of play, but Snead and Funes said it also takes Texas Tech University to the next level.
"I think it's really going to show the other school's that we're becoming a threat and just making it really far in a tournament or championships, and it's bringing the students together, just, more crowds and everything," Funes said.
"It's a great time to be a Red Raider, and you know, just all around, academically, athletically, this is a university that is on the rise," Snead said.
They both hope the hear the bells ringing out again over the weekend as Tech advances to the Super Regional round of play.