The wait is over. The opening of Baylor's beautiful new McLane Stadium has arrived. Starting Thursday, a series of events spanning several days will kickoff the opening of McLane Stadium culminating with the defending Big 12 Champion Baylor Bears taking on old Southwest Conference rival SMU to start the 2014 season.
The opening of McLane Stadium is an historic event for Baylor University, and it will require some modifications in the parking routines of all faculty, staff and students. With McLane Stadium, our students will have the opportunity to walk from their residences, on or off campus, to football games for the first time in more than 70 years. All campus parking is within a 25 minute walk of McLane Stadium — within the industry standard for event parking.
Anticipation is building as Baylor University is less than two weeks away from celebrating the opening of the University’s spectacular new on-campus McLane Stadium on the banks of the Brazos River. After an exciting series of pre-game events and ceremonies beginning Thursday, Aug. 28, Coach Art Briles and defending Big 12 Champion Baylor will play the SMU Mustangs in the Bears’ inaugural game in McLane Stadium. Kickoff is at 6:35 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31.
The monthly test of the outdoor mass notification and indoor voice evacuation systems will occur this Friday, July 11th between 1:00 and 1:15 PM; please note the time change for this month only. There will be several activations of the systems during this 15 minute period, each activation approximately 30 seconds long.
If you noticed on one of the first pages, No. 1 on the list of goals for the BBF for this year is to hit the 5,000 level for memberships. Considering we were at 4,639 through last year, that seemed a very reachable goal.
Three years ago, we learned that McLane Stadium would be built on the banks of the Brazos River, and we wondered, “Could people really boat to the new stadium?” Now, of course, we know the answer. Come Sunday, the Brazos River will take on a decidedly green-and-gold tint as Baylor joins a small and notable […]
We like to think of Baylor Proud as “the Baylor family’s refrigerator door.” Toward that end, here are some things you need to know before Sunday’s big game: * Join us on social media for #McLaneKickoff. Baylor’s social media accounts will be out in full force to give fans who can’t make it to McLane Stadium a taste of the […]
Baylor’s roots in Texas run deep. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas (seeing that never gets old), Baylor University has been there for many of the iconic moments in the Lone Star State’s history. Thus it’s fitting that paintings of many of the most important moments in Texas history would find their way to […]
There has never been a better time to be a Baylor Bear, and today we welcome the 3,500+ members of Baylor’s Class of 2018 who are experiencing their first day of college. Freshmen and transfers, take note: From the new life of McLane Stadium and the Foster Campus for Business & Innovation to the tradition and history evident in Burleson […]
Sympathies to Dennis Havranek, Institutional Events, on the death of his father-in-law, Mr. Joseph Aguillar on August 19, 2014.
Sympathies to Polly Flippin, Spiritual life, on the death of her father-in-law, James G. Flippin, Sr. on August 8, 2014.
Roseanne Fuller, Hatt Fadal
Sympathies to Roseanne Fuller, Academic Services in the College of Arts & Sciences and Hatt Fadal, HSB Undergraduate Programs on the death of of their father and father-in-law (respectively), Walter Fadal, on August 8, 2014.
Tommye Lou Davis
Sympathies to Tommye Lou Davis, Vice President for Constituent Engagement, on the death of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Rosalie Davis on August 6, 2014.
Aug. 27, 2014 Religious influence in a community might affect whether or not a woman works, regardless of her own religious preferences, according to a Baylor University study by Aaron Franzen and Jenna Griebel. The researchers found that married women between the ages of 18 and 65 are more likely to work outside the home in communities that are predominantly mainline Protestant and black Protestant. Franzen is a former Baylor sociology researcher and Griebel is a research assistant in Baylor’s department of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers the sociology department and placed this story.)
Aug. 27, 2014 Sophomore Lindsay Webber, a vocal performance major in Baylor’s School of Music, is a finalist in a national anthem singing contest where the winner will receive a $10,000 college scholarship.
Aug. 25, 2014 VIDEO: McLane Stadium parking lots will be used for donors only, leaving single game ticket holders to park in downtown Waco and walk to the stadium. Nick Joos, executive associate athletic director for external affairs, is interviewed and said the athletic department views the parking issue a “win-win” for Baylor, the city of Waco and downtown.
Aug. 28, 2014 McLane Stadium Founder and Baylor Regent Emeritus Drayton McLane Jr. and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr will join KWTX-TV Ch. 10 news anchors Julie Hays and Gordon Collier during a live broadcast Friday, Aug. 29, from McLane Stadium.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2014)— As football fans flood into Baylor’s new $266 million McLane Stadium for its debut game this weekend — Baylor vs. opponent SMU — the two universities will be on the same team in a much smaller venue across the Brazos River.
Waco, Texas (Aug. 25, 2014) — Thomas Kidd, Ph.D., one of the nation’s most respected historians of religion, has accepted a post as associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR).
WACO, Texas (Aug. 20, 2014) – It’s less about money and more about mentoring. With students and teachers back in the classroom, it’s the time of year when many churches and congregations engage with local schools.