Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

9/2/2014
Sept. 1, 2014
USA TODAY’s George Schroeder reports about Baylor’s opening of McLane Stadium, “a Texas-styled fusion of faith and football” and “spectacular celebration of the rise of a football program along the Brazos River.” Quoted are Baylor’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Robert Griffin III, head football coach Art Briles and Director of Athletics Ian McCaw.
9/2/2014
Sept. 1, 2014
MLB and SportsOnEarth.com writer Richard Justice reports on the successful debut of Baylor’s McLane Stadium, “one of the most beautiful settings in college football” and a “work of art in every way, beginning with its location”…a backdrop that “rivals almost any in sports.” Quoted are head football coach Art Briles, former Baylor All-American Michael Singletary, Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Robert Griffin III, Director of Athletics Ian McCaw, lead donor and Baylor Regent Emeritus Drayton McLane Jr.
9/2/2014
Sept. 1, 2014
ESPNDallas.com’s Brandon Chatmon reports that “few college football cathedrals can match McLane” Stadium, as fan arrived for Sunday’s debut game by boat and tailgated along the Brazos river before entering one of the most innovative venues in the nation. Quoted are Baylor head football coach Art Briles, student-athletes Spencer Drango and Tre’Von Armstead and Baylor’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Robert Griffin III.
9/2/2014
Aug. 31, 2014
CBSSports.com’s Dennis Dodd reports that the reigning Big 12 champions Baylor Bears opened the new $266 million McLane Stadium to rave reviews on Sunday and continued what Baylor AD Ian McCaw calls "the greatest transformation in college football." Quoted in the story are Baylor’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Robert Griffin III, head football coach Art Briles and McCaw.
9/2/2014
Aug. 30, 2014
Article on how Baylor’s 45,140-seat McLane Stadium progressed over nearly three years from “just a vision to a rising steel-and-concrete frame along the Brazos River and now a reality.” Quoted are student-athlete Bryce Petty and head football coach Art Briles.
9/2/2014
Sept. 2, 2014
Sporting News columnist Matt Hayes reports on the introduction of Baylor’s new McLane Stadium Sunday to the college football world, “an unthinkable pipedream of a one-in-a-gazillion longshot four years ago when big, bad Texas threatened to leave the Big 12 for the Pac-12 – and leave Baylor behind.” Quoted in the story are Baylor’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Robert Griffin III, President and Chancellor Ken Starr, student-athlete Bryce Petty, Director of Athletics Ian McCaw and head football coach Art Briles.
9/2/2014
Aug. 31, 2014
Dallas News sports columnist Kevin Sherrington reports on McLane Stadium’s Sunday debut, “one of the prettiest little gems in college football, a pastoral setting where breezes rise sweetly off the Brazos and a fortunate few of the 45,733 arrived by party barge or paddlewheel.” Quoted in the story are Baylor’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Robert Griffin III, lead donor and Baylor Regent Emeritus Drayton McLane Jr., head football coach Art Briles and Director of Athletics Ian McCaw.
9/2/2014
Aug. 31 2014
Photo gallery and commentary on Baylor's 45,000-seat McLane Stadium that made its celebrated debut Sunday night against SMU.
9/2/2014
Aug. 31, 2014
Baylor fans, with eyes wide and full of wonder, marveled over McLane Stadium, the Bears’ new first-class football stadium on the banks of the Brazos River.

McLane Stadium News

9/2/2014
Aug. 31, 2014
Labor Day weekend 2014 will go down in local annals as when not only the Baylor Nation but area residents were formally introduced to Baylor University’s $266 million, on-campus, riverfront McLane Stadium, which marks an increasingly meaningful relationship with the people of Waco.
9/2/2014
Aug. 31, 2014
On Sunday, Baylor unveiled 9½-foot bronze statue of the University’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Robert Griffin III outside its new on-campus home, McLane Stadium. Quoted are Griffin and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.
9/2/2014
Aug. 31, 2014
Parking and traffic control went smoothly Sunday for the inaugural game at McLane Stadium, as fans said they planned ahead to make it quickly and safely to the stadium.

Research

9/2/2014
Aug. 28, 2014
AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: Cindy Riemenschneider, Ph.D., professor of information systems and associate dean for research and faculty development in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is interviewed in this story about her new research, which shows that occupational culture and informal social networks at IT firms are areas that need to be addressed to help keep women from fleeing IT jobs. Other areas of focus include mentoring and co-ed social activities among employees. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers research and faculty at the Hankamer School of Business and placed this story.)
9/2/2014
Sept. 1, 2014
According to a new study by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, female college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, and male students spend about eight hours on them. “As cellphone functions increase, addictions to this seemingly indispensable piece of technology become an increasingly realistic possibility,” Roberts said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers multidisciplinary research and faculty and placed this story.)

Baylor in the News

9/2/2014
Sept. 2, 2014
Article about the new mechanical engineering Ph.D. program in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science features Sarah Stair, the program’s first doctoral candidate. Bill Jordan, Ph.D., professor and chair of the mechanical engineering department, and Dennis O’Neal, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science discuss the goals for the growth and expansion of the program. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched and placed this story. Eric covers faculty and research in the School of Engineering and Computer Science.)
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