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Baylor football isn't the only athletic program at Baylor to see its home upgraded. A new tennis facility has boosted Baylor's chances of hosting the NCAA championships, while work is beginning on bringing track and field back to campus.

The Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center came online in January 2013, providing indoor courts for Baylor men's and women's tennis programs which for years had driven 80 miles north when bad weather hit.

Baylor track and field is getting a new home along the Brazos River, adjacent to Baylor Stadium. When the facility debuts in spring 2015, Baylor athletics' oldest facility will be the Ferrell Center, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary this fall.

More information about Baylor's varsity athletics program is available on our Athletic Excellence page of About Baylor or at BaylorBears.com.

Baylor Athletics in the News

August 22, 2013 — Progress on Baylor football's new home continues as crews begin to install structural steel. Sic 'em Sports Productions takes a look at the process.

August 12, 2013 — Baylor Stadium is moving forward toward opening day in August 2014. Enjoy this time lapse of the construction through July 2013.

July 29, 2013 — The response we are receiving for the reunions has been amazing. Hundreds of former players have contacted us to confirm their attendance. If you are a former football player and haven't rsvp'd for your reunion, I encourage you to do so today. Join us and let's help make this final season in the Case one to remember.

July 25, 2013 — Crews began installing masonry at Baylor Stadium a few weeks ago. Sic 'em Sports Productions takes a look at what all goes into the process.

July 2, 2013 — Progress on the new riverfront football stadium continues as crews begin installing precast seating. Sic 'em Sports Productions takes a behind-the-scenes look at the process.

June 17, 2013 — As construction of Baylor's new riverfront stadium continues, crews are now pouring concrete every week. Sic 'em Sports Productions was on hand to show fans what exactly goes into a pour.

June 8, 2013 — Athletics has been described as the window through which people view a university. If that's the case, Baylor University has never offered a better view than right now: national championships in women's basketball and equestrian; Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Robert Griffin III; women's basketball National Player of the Year Brittney Griner; a trip to the Elite Eight in men's basketball; baseball's Super Regional run and 24-game winning streak; first-round picks in both the NFL and NBA drafts; Big 12 Players of the Year in football, women's basketball and baseball; and postseason appearances for all 19 teams for the first time in school history.

May 29, 2013 — When Baylor Stadium debuts in August 2014, the Hart-Patterson Track Complex will claim the honor of being Baylor’s oldest existing athletic facility. But it will hold that title for less than a year, as Regents this month approved a new track and field stadium to be built next door to Baylor football’s new home, with [...]

May 17, 2013 — WACO, Texas (May 17, 2013) - At their spring meeting today, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved construction of phase one of a new on-campus track and field stadium and voted to move forward in developing the design for the proposed new School of Business building.

May 14, 2013 — Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the planning process for Baylor football's new riverfront stadium.

May 8, 2013 — How big a deal is Baylor Stadium for the university and the football program? A media tour of the construction site yesterday drew dozens of reporters and news crews from Waco and beyond who wanted to see how the Bears’ new home is progressing. [MEDIA REPORTS: Video and story from the Waco Tribune-Herald || WFAA [...]

May 7, 2013 — Baylor University celebrated significant progress in both fundraising and construction on the new $250 million on-campus football stadium. Sic 'em Sports Productions recaps the announcement.

April 23, 2013 — Fresh off a national championship in 2012, the Baylor equestrian program today celebrates the completion of phase two construction at their home, the Willis Family Equestrian Center. The new Carlile Equestrian Building (to be dedicated in a ceremony this afternoon) provides the program with locker rooms, administrative offices, meeting space and a treatment and training [...]

March 17, 2013 — The new Baylor Football Stadium is beginning to take shape with construction of the main concourse. Sic `em Sports Productions has an update on the project.

March 1, 2013 — If everything continues to run according to plan, we're now less than 18 months from the debut of Baylor Stadium as the new home for Baylor football. On Aug. 30, 2014, the Bears are scheduled to host SMU in the first BU home game to be played on campus since 1935. [Check out this photo [...]

January 28, 2013 — For years, when inclement weather struck during a Baylor tennis match, the teams had to pack up and drive an hour and a half north to use an indoor facility in Ennis, Texas. The lack of nearby indoor courts has also prevented Baylor from hosting NCAA championship final rounds. Thanks to the generosity of supporters [...]

November 5, 2012 — It takes a lot of hands to get something as big as a stadium from idea to reality. You could credit any number of folks with playing a large part in helping bring Baylor Stadium to life, from Robert Griffin III and Art Briles to Ken Starr and Ian McCaw. At Homecoming, four families were [...]

September 18, 2012 — The relationship between Baylor University and the City of Waco -- really, all of Central Texas -- only continues to grow. The bond between the school and its city was on display Saturday night, as a crowd of 44,000-plus filled Floyd Casey Stadium for Community Day and a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Baylor Stadium. Waco [...]

July 23, 2012 — It's official: Baylor Stadium is coming to the banks of the Brazos. Baylor Regents officially approved the project Thursday during their summer meeting, just two days after the Waco City Council first voted to award $35 million toward public improvements of the stadium site. [See the latest Baylor Stadium design renderings.] Because the Waco City [...]

May 21, 2012 — Momentum continues to build toward a new Baylor football stadium. A month after Drayton McLane, BBA '58, and hiw wife Elizabeth got things started with the largest capital gift in Baylor history, two more sizable gifts -- each among the top 10 such donations ever at BU -- have kept the ball rolling. The gift [...]

March 15, 2012 — As you've likely heard by now, a generous gift from Baylor Regent Emeritus Drayton McLane, BBA '58, and his wife, Elizabeth, has given the university a good start towards its planned on-campus football stadium. [SEE: New renderings of what Baylor Stadium could look like] The design of the stadium -- which has reminded some of [...]

November 8, 2011 — If you saw Saturday's Waco Tribune-Herald, attended Baylor's Homecoming victory over Missouri, frequent BaylorBears.com or follow @BaylorProud on Twitter, then you heard the news first: Baylor Regents have released a conceptual drawing of what a new, on-campus football stadium could look like. (Click on the image at right for a larger version.) The next step [...]

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