Their names can be found throughout the Baylor record books and their pictures adorned the murals outside Floyd Casey Stadium. But, they’re also fans--albeit with a perspective and appreciation that’s a little stronger than most. What do Baylor legends think about the current players who man the positions they once played? We asked, and they were more than happy to tell.
For many in the Baylor family, the university becomes an important part of their life stories. Each person is a unique part of the family, and like most families, there is a deep commitment to provide for the future.
A gift from Danny and Lenn Prince of Dallas will establish The Danny and Lenn Prince Chair in the Baylor School of Social Work, a position that will greatly enhance the school's development of programs to prepare professionals in the field of gerontology.
On Dec. 20, Baylor announced a gift of $3 million from Bob and Laura Beauchamp (pronounced BEACH-um) of Houston that will establish the Beauchamp Athletics Nutrition Center, a facility formally approved by the Baylor Board of Regents on Dec. 19. The Beauchamps' gift will support the construction of a new 12,000 to 14,000-square-foot dining environment focused on the overall health and performance of student-athletes.
By Derek Smith Cory Jefferson and Odyssey Sims have both experienced deep tournament runs and championships, both are senior leaders and focal points for the 2013-14 Baylor basketball teams and both are counted on to help replace the previous year's top scorers--Pierre Jackson for the men and Brittney Griner for the women.
Baylor's George W. Truett Theological Seminary has received a grant as part of Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc.'s Theological School Initiative to Address Economic Issues Facing Future Ministers.
Baylor University announced in December that it would name its new football stadium, McLane Stadium, after one of the most distinguished and generous alumni families in Baylor University history. The name honors Drayton McLane Jr. and his family's continuing generosity to the University and lengthy history of service to Baylor.
In the fall, Baylor enrolled the most diverse student body in the University's 168-year history and set another overall enrollment record, according to the Office of Institutional Research and Testing. The fall enrollment report also shows fall-to-fall retention for last year's class of Baylor freshmen at its highest point ever.
After four weeks of head-to-head competition in alumni giving, Baylor University young alumni proved successful in the inaugural Baylor vs. TCU Young Alumni Challenge. At the final count, 1,315 Baylor young alumni made gifts to the University totaling more than $164,500.
By Derek Smith, MA '05 The 2013 Baylor football season is one fans will not soon forget. Here is a look back at the contributions of some key players on Baylor football's first Big 12 Championship squad.