Fly to Dallas and connect to Lubbock. There’s no way you can drive from Dallas to Lubbock. It’s too far. Lubbock also has a delightful airport that is small and easy to get to. Be prepared to board a small plane out of Dallas, though.
Football Stadium: Jones AT&T Stadium
Basketball Arena: United Spirit Arena
Traditions: “Bangin’ Bertha” is a tradition in which “saddle tramps” carry “Bangin’ Bertha” — a bell on a trailer — to all home football games; “The Masked Rider” became an official school mascot in 1954, when Joe Kirk Fulton led the team out onto the field at the Gator Bowl dressed in a black cape. Today, The Masked Rider leads the team onto the field for all home games.
The KU Alumni Association will host an 11:30 a.m. tailgate alumni in Raider Village before the football game kicks off at 2:30 p.m. Entry is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. It will have its KU tent set up south of Jones AT&T Stadium. The cost includes a burrito buffet from Freebirds World Burrito, along with chips and salsa and soft drinks.
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