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Texas A&M Buses Allegedly Vandalized

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First Posted: 10/10/11 08:55 AM ET Updated: 12/10/11 05:12 AM ET

UPDATE: Texas Tech released a statement about the alleged vandalism:

Texas Tech has conducted an investigation regarding this allegation, and has discovered the following:

The buses were not spray painted. Instead, washable shoe polish was used on the windows of one of the buses.
No feces were found either in or on the buses. Fish bait was dropped onto the floor of one of the buses.

The full statement can be seen here.

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP)— Texas A&M's team buses were vandalized before the Aggies played Texas Tech, with drivers finding manure inside and outside the four vehicles.

Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne said Saturday manure went "from one end to the other" inside one bus that couldn't be locked. The others had manure along the exterior. He tweeted that the outside of all the buses had vulgarities "spray painted" on them.

"Classy," ended his first tweet.

It wasn't immediately clear why vandals targeted Texas A&M, though the Aggies are planning to leave the Big 12 after this school year for the SEC.

The team was accompanied by school security and a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper and no official report was made to the agency, an email from Aggies spokesman Brad Marquardt said.

Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt called the vandalism "unfortunate" and that it doesn't "represent who we are as a group."

The Red Raiders play the No. 24 Aggies Saturday night.

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Filed by Leah Finnegan  |