Baylor's First Home Football Game Starts with Traditions Rally

Sept. 15, 2009

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The first home football game is coming up with Baylor traditions running strong. Students are encouraged to attend the Baylor Traditions Rally to get a feel of what being a "bear" means.

The Baylor Class of 2013 will receive the torch that is symbolic of being bearers of Baylor's spirit and legacy. The event will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Traditions Plaza (Student Union Building Bowl) and Fountain Mall.

(Rain information below.)

This year, the Interfraternity Council (IFC) barbecue will be added to the Traditions Rally, featuring barbecue and ice cream.

Emory Quinn, a local rock band, will perform, and the Baylor Activities Council will have inflatable bounce houses and other games.

"[Our goal is] to unite the campus in excitement for the first home game of the year and introduce freshmen and transfer students into Baylor athletic and spirit tradition," said Michael Riemer, associate director of student activities.

Freshmen are asked to wear their Slime Caps and Line Jerseys, and upperclassmen are asked to wear green and gold.

The traditional Slime Cap signing will take place at the Traditions Rally. Early in Baylor history, the caps were worn so that upperclassmen could easily identify the new students by their name and hometowns on the inside bill.

IN THE EVENT OF RAIN:

In the event of inclement weather, the Rally will be held in Marrs McLean Gym at 7 p.m.

The Emory Quinn Rally Concert will take place in Barfield Drawing Room at 7:30 p.m.

IFC recruitment information will be available on the second floor of the BDSC just outside Barfield Drawing Room, and food will be served in the first floor lobby of the BDSC.

For more information, contact the Department of Student Activities at (254) 710-2371.

by Colton Wright, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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