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Texas Tech Football Cancels Spring Game Due to Inclement Weather

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Texas Tech Athletics announced on Thursday that it has canceled the scheduled Spring Game set for Saturday in Midland due to a high chance of seven thunderstorms in the area.

In a press release from the school, Texas Tech says that, as of Thursday morning, the National Weather Service forecasts project a better than 80% chance of rain in the Midland area, with a possibility of lightning beginning early Saturday morning—during many of Texas Tech’s pregame festivities—and lasting until late that afternoon.

 

The chances rise to 90% at the time of the scheduled 1:00 p.m. kickoff.

“This was a decision we didn’t want to make as our entire program was looking forward to our trip back to Midland,” Joey McGuire said in the statement. As we got further into this week, it has become clear we’d likely not be able to start our Spring Game on time, let alone complete it. We appreciate the many donors who helped organize this event, as the Permian Basin area is such a tremendous supporter of this football program and university.”

Instead, the Red Raiders will host a scrimmage inside the Sports Performance Center on Saturday using the same Tahj (Brooks) vs. Behren (Morton) format that was planned for Saturday’s game.

The scrimmage will serve as Texas Tech’s 15th and final practice of the spring portion of the football schedule.

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