2016 Midland Scrimmage Preview

RaiderPower.com senior writer Joe Yeager and publisher Jarret Johnson preview Texas Tech's annual scrimmage in Midland, which is set to begin 1 p.m. (CT) Saturday at Grande Communications Stadium.

Topics discussed in the video above:

  • Top moments/performances in past Midland practices/scrimmages
  • A breakdown of what to expect in terms of the format
  • Players to watch on both sides of the ball

From Texas Tech Athletics:

Texas Tech Athletics announced that its football team will make its fourth annual trip to Midland on Saturday, April 2 for an open scrimmage at Grande Communications Stadium at Scharbauer Sports Complex. The scrimmage will begin at 1 p.m. with gates opening at noon. Admission is free and open to the public. 

Last year, Texas Tech held its annual spring football game in Midland as the event drew over 7,500 fans. Tech also held intrasquad scrimmages/practices at Grande Communications Stadium in both 2013 and 2014. 

Fans are encouraged to tailgate in the stadium's parking areas which open at 8 a.m. The event will also feature a children's play area, photo opportunities with Texas Tech's mascot Raider Red and additional entertainment hosted by the Midland Convention and Visitor's Bureau. 

"We are excited to continue our partnership with the Midland RockHounds, Midland Convention and Visitor's Bureau and Pro Petro Services," Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt said. "We have always had an outstanding fan base here and are pleased to bring these events to the Permian Basin." 

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