Texas Tech Unveils New ‘Lone Star Pride’ Uniforms (Pictures)


Ahead of Texas Tech’s showdown with Texas Saturday night, the Red Raiders unveiled the 2014 edition of their Lone Star Pride uniforms.

The Lone Star Pride uniform is worn annually by Tech against Texas since 2012 and features several nods to the state flag, including multiple stars and the color blue, which most Red Raider fans still don’t understand.

Nov 3, 2012; Lubbock, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders running back Kenny Williams (34) rushes in the first half against the Texas Longhorns at Jones AT&T Stadium. Texas defeated Texas Tech 31-22. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Though apparently very popular with recruits, which is their intended purpose, both these, the Wounded Warrior uniforms, the Lone Survivor threads and the throwbacks from earlier this year haven’t been associated with wins recently.

Since beating Missouri in 2010 wearing Wounded Warrior for the first time, Tech is 0-5 when they don special-themed uniforms and have lost by an average of nearly four touchdowns.

Texas Tech 6, Oklahoma State 66 (2011) − Wounded Warrior

Texas Tech 22, Texas 31 (2012) − Lone Star Pride

Texas Tech 26, Kansas State 49 (2013) − Lone Survivor

Texas Tech 16, Texas 41 (2013) − Lone Star Pride

Texas Tech 28, Arkansas 49 (2014) − 1995 Throwbacks

Not to suggest that somehow wearing special uniforms leads to a loss, but getting blown out while trying to represent veterans organizations and the great state of Texas isn’t a very good look.