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Texas Tech bans "Vick 'em" T-shirt

Texas Tech - Texas A&M rivalry sparked the creation of the "Vick 'em" T-shirts, the school has now banned them.

Texas Tech bans "Vick 'em" T-shirt A student from Texas Tech has created a red t-shirt with "Vick em" printed on the front, referencing the slogan of the rival Texas A&M "Gig 'em". On the back of the t-shirt is printed a football player wearing #7 and dangling the A&M dog mascot Reveille by a leash (or a noose, depending on the interpretation). According to the students, this was supposed to be a Theta Chi fraternity fundraiser and no one meant any harm by it. The school administration quickly moved to ban the t-shirts and have suspended the fraternity organization from the university. The printing of the tees was also halted immediately.

 "We will not permit individual students or any student organization to profit from selling merchandise on campus that is derogatory, inflammatory, insensitive, or in such bad taste that it reflects negatively on this fine institution, its students, athletic teams, alumni or faculty," was the official answer of Texas Tech to the controversial t-shirt. The school also plans to bring charges against the fraternity under the university's code of student conduct.

 Texas Tech will play against Texas A&M this Saturday in Lubbock. The hosting Texas Tech are listed as the favorite by Bookmaker with odds to win at -350 and A&M are underdog with odds +290. The point spread on the Texas Tech vs. Texas A&M game is currently sitting at -9 points chalk Tech.

 Published on 10/10/2007

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