Traditions Rally

Thursday 28th August at McLane Stadium

Multi-platinum singer/guitarist and "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips will headline Baylor University’s annual Traditions Rally on Thursday, August 28, which will begin a weekend of inaugural events as the defending Big 12 Champion Baylor Bears open McLane Stadium.

The Traditions Rally is a free, community-wide celebration that will give everyone an advance opportunity to celebrate the upcoming season and get a look at the new stadium before the Bears kick off the much-anticipated 2014 Baylor football season against SMU at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, August 31. The Thursday Traditions Rally will include a Baylor football pep rally with the Golden Wave Marching Band, spirit squads and members of the Bears’ 2014 football team, Phillips in concert and a fireworks show over the river to close out the celebration.

Self-Guided Tours App

Download the Traditions Rally Guidebook App for McLane Stadium information, schedule of events, and important updates. To download, search "Baylor University" (Android) or "Baylor Events" (iPhone) in the app store. Download the Baylor University Guidebook App. Open and search for "Traditions Rally 2014".

Shuttle Service
A downtown shuttle will be available beginning at 5:30pm until 10:00pm. Fans can pick-up the shuttle at Heritage Square at 4th and Austin with drop off at University Parks at the pedestrian bridge.


4:30 p.m.: IFC Tailgate at Touchdown Ally (students only)
5:30 p.m.: Stadium Doors Open for All Guests
6:00 p.m.: Delta Tau Delta Concert at Touchdown Alley (students only)
7:30 p.m.: Season Opening Pep Rally
8:15 p.m.: Phillip Phillips Concert; fireworks show follows

Passing the Torch
At the heart of Baylor's Annual Traditions Rally are numerous Spirit Traditions. Each fall, on the weekdays before the home football opener, returning students gather along with new students to celebrate Baylor's rich heritage and athletic & spirit traditions. It is on this night that the torch is officially passed to new students as bearers of the Baylor spirit and legacy.

Browse Baylor's gameday traditions, and be ready to Sic 'em!