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Ticket sales predicted to increase

Sept. 3, 2003

By Laura Chrestman, reporter

Checkered end zones and flashy new uniforms are among the many recent changes that welcomed students, alumni and the Waco community back Saturday to Floyd Casey Stadium.

Under the leadership of new head Coach Guy Morriss, the game's atmosphere was not the only change the Baylor fans saw. With a crowd just under 29,000, the stadium was painted with gold shirts that stayed long after halftime.

Despite a last-minute loss to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Bears were not the same team on the field as last year.

'It seemed a little bit better than normal than the last three years,' Kelly Burkhart, a 1998 Baylor alumna, said. 'The players seemed more excited.'

Season ticket sales are already predicted to be more than last year.

After a peak sales season in 1997, the last three years in ticket sales have been on a constant decline. Now the mindset is that a new coaching staff and new recruits will change those figures.

'I really think we will surpass last year because the team played great,' Mary Selkner, Baylor ticket office manager, said.

The ticket office encouraged students and faculty to attend the game this Saturday against the University of North Texas in Denton.

'Hopefully everybody will buy North Texas tickets,' Selkner said. 'Students can purchase North Texas tickets here at the ticket office.'

For more information on North Texas tickets or season tickets contact the Baylor ticket office at 1-800-BAYLOR-U or 710-1000.