After a number of very busy and challenging weeks, Baylor University has much to celebrate and be thankful for, says President Ken Starr. The Big 12 was saved, thanks in part to members of the Baylor Nation who championed the cause of the Big 12 and spoke out on Baylor's behalf. But your continued support is needed: fill our stands and enthusiastically support our athletic programs. The president also cited another need important to the Baylor family: significantly increasing the endowed student scholarship program at Baylor.
Starr remarked that the new 10-team model of the Big 12 Conference is great for Baylor and great for intercollegiate athletics because it puts the interests of fans and student-athletes first. The first home football game of the season for the Baylor Bears is Sept. 4 against Floyd Casey Stadium against Sam Houston State.
Baylor University is an extraordinary place. On this first day as an adopted member of that long and ever-growing Baylor line, I give thanks for the countless words of warm welcome and cheerful encouragement that have come my way over the past three and a half months of learning and preparation as I have met with members of the Baylor family in cities across Texas. For 165 years, Baylor has faithfully served both Ecclesia - the church - and Texana - the vast community that now extends not only throughout my native Texas but also to the farthest reaches of the globe. It is my fond hope and fervent prayer that, through God's grace, I will be able to serve this great and beloved institution with energy and enthusiasm, using the full extent of my abilities to empower our important work together. Baylor deserves nothing less.
Baylor University President Ken Starr released a statement today celebrating the perseverance of the Big 12 Conference and its historic rivalries. Starr expressed "great appreciation to our fellow Big 12 institutions for remaining committed to our partnership and the vision of this conference."
Baylor Director of Athletics Ian McCaw and Baylor President Ken Starr met with members of the media on Friday to discuss conference realignment and encourage the Baylor Family to get involved, stay involved and help make a difference.
Baylor University President Ken Starr said today in a message sent to the Baylor Family that the university is continuing to seek as much unity as possible among the members of the Big 12 Conference and to fight for cohesiveness among the Texas universities of the Big 12.
Baylor President Ken Starr spoke about Baylor's commitment to the Big 12, and to an ongoing relationship with our fellow Texas schools in the Big 12, at a news conference Monday, June 7, on the Baylor campus.