• U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Lubbock, left, and U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, wear the colors of their respective teams prior to a showdown in the NCAA College World Series.

Congressmen rooting on TCU, Texas Tech

U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, is joining U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Lubbock, in wishing two Texas colleges luck entering a meeting Sunday in the NCAA College World Series.

TCU meets Texas Tech in the one-game playoff. Neugebauer is a Red Raider. Williams graduated from TCU.

“I have total confidence in my Texas Tech Red Raiders and cannot wait to see them go all the way to the championship,” Neugebauer said. “As for beating the TCU Horned Frogs, all I have to say is Wreck ‘Em Tech!”

Williams was an All-Southwest Conference selection and named to TCU’s All-Decade Team for the 1960s. After playing professional baseball, he returned to coach the team.

“Although some of these guys aren’t strangers to Omaha, it’s an honor for all of them to be there, so I know TCU will come in ready to play,” Williams said. “I look forward to watching the game Sunday and cheering on my team.”

Despite the friendly rivalry, Neugebauer and Williams said they are proud of the accomplishments of both schools.

“It is fantastic to see two such talented teams from Texas make it into the national spotlight. These fine institutions represent a commitment to excellence that extends beyond sports. The lessons these athletes are learning - including teamwork, leadership and self-discipline – will serve them well their entire lives. We commend both teams on their seasons.”

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U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Lubbock, left, and U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, wear the colors of their respective teams prior to a showdown in the NCAA College World Series.