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Because Chimy’s isn’t for everyone.

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Today marks the first day of classes for Texas Tech, and as well as surrounding colleges and universities.

No, Lubbock isn’t witnessing an overnight explosion of population, it’s just Texas Tech students returning back to the good ole’ South Plains for another promising semester. On the behalf of Viva The Matadors, we wish each and every one of you the best. Strive for Honor.

We are in the final days before Texas Tech football kickoffs their season!

Yes, we’re shaking with excitement too. The Texas Tech Red Raiders will open their season at home against the SFA Lumberjacks underneath the lights. This one will be fun for several reasons, one being that it’s being played at night for the first time in what feels like an eternity. Here’s to another thrilling and hopefully succesful season!

RaiderGate is back!

Texas Tech’s official tailgate for students is back for the season and home opener against SFA.

Beta Upsilon Chi - Brothers Under Christ host Aaron Watson & more at the Lonestar Amphitheater

Friday, September 2nd, The Texas Tech chapter of Beta Upsilon Chi - Brothers Under Christ Christian Fraternity will be hosting Aaron Watson plus opening acts at the Lonestar Amphitheater. All Texas Tech, LCU, and South Plains College students will have free admittance to the concert with a student I.D. If you are not a student, you can still but tickets for the concert.

The Lubbock Downtown Farmer’s Market will be taking place this Saturday, September 3rd.

Want to start your game day on a healthy and wholesome note? The Farmer’s Market will run from 9:00 AM to 1:00PM. 19th St & Buddy Holly Avenue.

First Friday Art Trail is happening this week.

The Art Trail will take place this Friday (obviously) at various location around Lubbock.

Broadway is always an option...

Want to celebrate college football making it’s return? Broadway near Texas Tech campus hosts a variety of bars. Did someone say Chimy’s?

Raider Welcome week at Texas Tech continues through this week.

Visit for a impressive list of events being hosted near and around campus all week to celebrate the start of the fall semester.

Texas Tech Women’s Soccer battle California September 2nd at 7 PM

The ladies are off to a great start, and look to win another one at home this Friday.

While on the subject..

The soccer team improved to a 2-1-0 record with a 2-0 win over Northeastern yesterday night. Once again, on the Behalf of Viva The Matadors, we wish you the best this season!

We can’t say it enough, but COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS FINALLY BACK!

Did anyone catch Davis Webb have himself a game against Hawaii this past Friday?

Finally, the Fall is also upon us.

We had our fun during the summer here at VTM, but it’s now time to get back to business and deliver our reader’s everything Texas Tech. Let’s have a good week, and Wreck ‘Em Tech!