“Wreck ’em Tech!” is something that one would hear thousands of times while enjoying a fall Saturday in Lubbock, Texas. It’s their staple slogan. It’s even in the fight song: “We will hit ’em, we will wreck ’em, we will fucking kick their ass” (at least, the Texas Tech I know sings it that way). However, for one day only, no one at Jones AT&T Stadium will be mentioning the word “wreck.”
In light of the tragic accident at Oklahoma State this past weekend that left four dead, Texas Tech is planning on honoring Oklahoma State before their game with a moment of silence. The Athletics Department would also like all of the fans to refrain from saying “wreck ’em” or “wreck OSU.” Devin Ward of Lubbock’s KCBD posted to Facebook to spread the message.
Classy move by Tech.
Texas Tech is not the first Big 12 program to show their support for Oklahoma State. During Saturday’s OU-Texas Tech game, Oklahoma fans flew the Oklahoma State flag during the game.
— Brandon Baumgarten (@Brando_Baum) October 24, 2015
The University of Texas showed their support by playing the alma mater of OSU, “Proud & Immortal,” from the UT bell towers.
One of my closest childhood friends, Drew Orland, is one of the University of Texas bell tower players. He contacted me today asking for music to the Oklahoma State Alma Mater, hoping to pay tribute to the victims of Saturday's incident. I'm truly humbled by his request and even more humbled that so many Universities are supporting Oklahoma State during such a tough time. Please keep all the victims in your thoughtsLoyal and True
Posted by Kevin Moseni on Monday, 26 October 2015
Nice to see the collegiate community rallying around Oklahoma State following Saturday’s tragedy..
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