ESPN College GameDay Coming to Baylor on Saturday, Nov. 14Nov. 12, 2015
Details announced about parking, shuttle service
Media Contact: Lori Fogleman, 254-710-6275
WACO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2015) – On Saturday, Nov. 14, Baylor University will welcome ESPN College GameDay to Waco for the second consecutive year for a live broadcast of the popular show. The show airs prior to that night's nationally televised game on ABC between No. 4 Baylor and No. 12 Oklahoma at McLane Stadium.
The GameDay broadcast will originate from the Umphrey Pedestrian Bridge that links the Baylor campus to McLane Stadium over the Brazos River. Fans are encouraged to gather for the show in the South Plaza of McLane Stadium.
Excited and energetic fans are an important part of the ESPN College GameDay experience. Baylor students, alumni and friends are encouraged to fill the South Plaza and show their Baylor spirit as the television cameras roam the crowd.
A special reserved section for students called the “student pit” is located just behind the GameDay stage. (For more information about student camping and check-in procedures, go to www.baylor.edu/students/gameday/.) Other fans may be a part of the show throughout the Plaza area. Fans may begin taking their places near the set starting at 6 a.m. Saturday. The three-hour show will begin its live broadcast at 8 a.m.
GameDay Shuttle Service
The Umphrey Pedestrian Bridge will close to pedestrian traffic at 7 a.m. Saturday and remain closed until approximately 3 p.m. Fans are encouraged to approach the stadium from the North side along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. or utilize free shuttles that will run from:
• Downtown Waco (Fifth Street at Austin Avenue) from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Baylor’s campus:
- o Ferrell Center from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
o University Parks entrance to the “I Believe Walkway” from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
o Fifth Street near Penland Hall from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(Note: Normal home-game shuttle service from downtown and campus will begin at 4 p.m.)
Fans who hold credentialed parking passes for any of the credentialed home football game lots (including the McLane Stadium lots and tailgating area) may park in their designated lot for the ESPN show, exit the lot after the show and use their pass for re-entry into their assigned lot for the game. Credentialed lots open at 6 a.m.
Fans who do not have credentialed parking for home games may park for free in surface lots and non-credentialed garages on Baylor’s campus or in downtown lots and ride the shuttles to the stadium.
Big Weekend for Baylor
ESPN College GameDay is part of a weekend full of excitement leading up to the Baylor-Oklahoma Big 12 battle. Baylor fans can enjoy the entire weekend including:
Baylor men’s and women’s basketball play season home-openers with a doubleheader in the Ferrell Center. The No. 5-ranked Lady Bears take on UT-Arlington at 6 p.m., followed by the No. 22 Bears vs. SFA at 8:30 p.m. The winners of the Baylor Homecoming float competition will be announced at halftime of the men’s game.
- 6 a.m. ESPN College GameDay set opens for fans
8 a.m. - 11 a.m. ESPN College GameDay Live Broadcast
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Baylor Homecoming floats and parade balloons display on Fifth Street
3 p.m. Baylor Alumni Sports Network Tailgate
4 p.m. Bear Walk welcomes the Baylor Bears to McLane Stadium
5 p.m. Baylor Sports Network Tailgate Radio Show
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. KWTX Pre-game Television Show Live Broadcast from Touchdown Alley (airs CW12 and FOX Sports Plus)
7 p.m. Kickoff: OU vs. Baylor (nationally televised on ABC)
- ESPN College GameDay at Baylor — www.baylor.edu/fanzone
Home football game parking and transportation — www.baylor.edu/kickoffparking
Home football game student information — www.baylor.edu/students/gameday
Baylor Football — www.baylorbears.com
ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.