Case Closes Dec. 7
Baylor Hosts Texas With Big 12 Title On The Line In Final Game At Floyd Casey Stadium.
Waco, Texas – Baylor’s season-long celebration of the 64th and final season of play at Floyd Casey Stadium culminates on Saturday, when the ninth-ranked Bears host the 25th-ranked Texas Longhorns with at least a share of the 2013 Big 12 Conference championship on the line before an expected stadium record crowd and the national television spotlight of FOX in the 342nd and final game played in the Bears’ 64-year-old den. BU will move into the new $260 million Baylor Stadium on the Brazos River in 2014.
Baylor has utilized its seven 2013 home games to celebrate the stadium, highlighted by player reunions surrounding each game that correspond to each of the six decades in which the Bears have played at Floyd Casey Stadium. For the UT game, the decade of the 1950s will be recognized, with at least 10 student-athletes from the 1950 squad who played in the stadium’s first-ever game, Baylor’s 34-7 victory over Houston on Sept. 30, 1950, expected to be on hand.
The 2013 Baylor team will wear NIKE retro uniforms in honor of the 1950 squad. Game-worn retro uniform sets, including the helmet, jersey and pants, are priced at $750 for the set of three items, and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more details or to order a set in advance, e-mail BUFBEquipment@baylor.edu. The set is being sold as-is, and helmets are game used for display purposes only. Sales tax is included in the price of the uniform package.
In addition, Baylor’s 24 seniors will be honored in a pre-game ceremony approximately 15 minutes prior to kick; HEB, TXU Energy and Texas Farm Bureau Insurance will provide 20,000 rally towels to fans attending the game and a special commemorative coin designed by Nick Storbakken will be used for the final coin toss at The Case with a replica being given to the student-athletes and coaches from both teams, along with the game officials, in recognition of their participation in the Floyd Casey Stadium finale.
Following the game, fans are invited to stay and watch the 2013 Baylor Senior Salute video, followed by the Floyd Casey Stadium turning out the lights ceremony. One individual has been selected for each decade of play at The Case – Gale Galloway (1950s), Don Trull (1960s), Jay Allison (1970s), Bruce Davis (1980s), Grant Teaff (1990s) and Cyril Richardson (2000s) to turn out the lights on six of the stadium’s eight poles. Baylor President Ken Starr will turn off pole No. 7 and coach Art Briles will pull the switch on light pole No. 8 to signify that the Case is officially closed for business and that a new era in Baylor football begins next fall at Baylor Stadium.
Tickets for the game, which kicks off at 2:35 p.m. (Central), have been sold-out since September and the stadium record crowd of 51.385 vs. Texas A&M in 2006 is expected to fall. Baylor has won a stadium-record-tying nine consecutive home games and takes a 190-146-5 (.563) all-time mark into its final Floyd Casey Stadium contest.
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