Your Texas Tech Red Raiders are taking on the West Virginia Mountaineers this Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium for Homecoming 2012!

Kick-off on Saturday is at 2:30 in the afternoon. Afternoon games cut the day shorter, but Blake knows Red Raiders won't let the short time frame cut any of your plans down!

There is a long list of activities to be a part of to keep the spirit up ALL week long for Tech's Homecoming this year! There are activities like: the traditional homecoming parade, pep rally, and bon fire on Friday, but also don't forget to check out Raidergate and Tamale Fest!

Blake's got the list of things to do for the week below:


> Cactus Creations

SUB West Basement, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Students can plant their own cactus for home or dorm decoration with a valid student ID.

> Campus-Wide Scavenger Hunt

Memorial Circle, 4 p.m.

Students may participate in a photo scavenger hunt featuring significant items around campus.


>  Custom Leather Bracelets

SUB North Plaza, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Students can create custom leather bracelets (with a valid student ID).

> S.O. Sing

United Spirit Arena, 8 p.m.

Student organizations will contend in a dance-and-sing competition.


>Tamale Fest

Urbanovsky Park, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sponsored by Campus Crusade for Christ

> Techsan Memorial

Memorial Circle, 5:30 p.m.

Chancellor Kent Hance and Interim President Lawrence Schovanec will join with other university officials in remembrance of Texas Tech students, alumni, faculty and staff who have passed away in the last year.


> Rowdy Raider Rally

SUB North Plaza, noon

The top 10 homecoming king and queen candidates will be available for a meet-and-greet.

> Presidential Lecture and Performance Series

President’s Reading Program Author: Timothy Egan

SUB Allen Theatre, 7 p.m.

Speaker presentation followed by a book signing.

> Homecoming March, Pep Rally and Bonfire

Urbanovsky Park, 9 p.m.

The homecoming pep rally and bonfire will begin with the inaugural homecoming march, as the Goin’ Band from Raiderland and spirit squads will march along 18th Street to Urbanovsky Park. The pep rally and bonfire will feature performances by the spirit squads and band, Raider Red, the Masked Rider and guest speakers.


> Homecoming Parade

Texas Tech Broadway Entrance, 9 a.m.

The parade is a chance for the student organizations and community businesses to join together in a celebration of Red Raider spirit. The route begins at the First Baptist Church on Broadway and ends at the College of Education building. (Parade Route)

R-1 Parking Lot, starts four hours prior to kickoff