Baylor began its homecoming tradition 113 years ago on November 24, 1909. Since then, Homecoming at Baylor has become a truly historic occasion that provides an opportunity for the entire Baylor family to return to campus for a chance to renew former associations and friendships, and catch the Baylor spirit again.
Like most football letterwinners, my homecoming experience was much different than the alumni and fan experience. As a player, I always associated homecomings with intense workouts, exhaustive game-planning meetings, and the enormous pressure to perform and win the game. We sacrificed a lot to help make homecoming experiences fun and enjoyable for Baylor alumni. It was not until I became an alumnus that I began to appreciate the uniqueness of Baylor Homecoming. If you have not returned to Waco to participate in the homecoming festivities, I encourage you to try it. Baylor Homecoming is truly special.
The weeklong festivities include 50-year class reunions, Singspiration, Pigskin Review, the Royal & Pure Homecoming Stroll-off, and Extravaganza, Pep Rally and Bonfire. Saturday opens with the nation’s largest collegiate Homecoming Parade, followed by a robust tailgating and sailgating atmosphere at McLane Stadium. If your schedule allows, don’t forget to join us for breakfast at the Letterwinners Tent on the beautiful Brazos Rivers starting at 8:00 AM, and in the Letterwinners Lounge inside Gate C at McLane Stadium beginning at 9:30 AM. The homecoming experience culminates with Coach Dave Aranda and Baylor Football hosting the Kansas Jayhawks at 11:00 AM.
As we prepare to engage in all the homecoming fun, remember the sacrifices our football players have made to prepare and perform for a victory on Saturday. We can help make this year’s homecoming experience more rewarding for them by showing our loyal support in large numbers. See you at the game.
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