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Former Texas Tech athletes named as sources of $11 million pledge

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Former Texas Tech athletes named as sources of  million pledge

Former Texas Tech athletes named as sources of  million pledge

Texas Tech on Tuesday announced an $11 million pledge for sports facilities projects from former Tech football player John Sellers and his wife Tracy, a former Red Raiders softball player.

Of that amount, $10 million is designated toward Tech’s planned $200 million football facilities project and $1 million for future renovations at Rocky Johnson Field. The upgrades on the Red Raiders’ softball stadium, Tech said, will include construction of an awning similar to the one at Dan Law Field/Rip Griffin Park, new field netting and an improved sound system.

The $1 million is the largest commitment to Texas Tech’s softball program in the past 20 years, Tech’s announcement said.

As of mid-August, Tech had $74.9 million in donor pledges for the $200 million football project, according to Andrea Tirey, Tech senior associate athletics director for development. The Sellers’ $10 million pledge for football facilities was included in that amount, although they had not been named publicly at that time.

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