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BY JOSH LANDER

ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN

 

The Baylor University Bears can’t ‘bear’ to play on one of the worst fields in college football anymore.  Plans for a new stadium have been in the works for awhile, but according to local Waco news station KWTX, those plans have been rocketed forward by former Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane.

“Drayton McLane Jr. and his family who are long time Baylor supporters made the largest donation in the university’s history. The McLanes dubbed the new facility Baylor Stadium.”

What about RG3 stadium?  An ESPN blogger contends, this stadium isn’t even possible without defending Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III.

“Sure, RG3 has yet to pledge any dollars to the campaign, though that may change after he starts cashing advertising and NFL checks.  But Griffin provided a legitimacy to the program that no [one else] could. He proved that Baylor could do big, big things, like win a Heisman Trophy.”

Perhaps RG3 influenced McLane to donate millions; then again, maybe he didn’t.  Either way, a blogger for YardBarker says Oklahoma State football contributor and oil magnateT. Boone Pickens is a prime example of how a rich booster can impact a college football team.

“All you have to do is look north to what T. Boone Pickens' donations have meant to Oklahoma State's football program. ...OSU's renovated stadium and new football facilities afforded by Pickens gifts surely haven't hurt the Cowboys program which is coming off their highest final ranking in school history and first ever BCS bowl game.”

As for the stadium itself, it will seat 45,000 people and sit right next to the Brazos river.  Yahoo! Sports says it looks like something the pros might wanna play in.

“First, RG3 wins the Heisman, now, the Bears are in line for a breathtaking new stadium.  Take a look at these artist renderings.  It appears Art Briles’ program will have digs that would make many NFL teams jealous.”

NBC Sports reports the project is expected to be completed by the Bears’ 2014 opener, which is currently scheduled against in-state rival SMU.

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Mar 15, 2012

Baylor Rides Athletic Success to New Stadium

 

(Image Source - CBS)

BY JOSH LANDER

ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN

 

The Baylor University Bears can’t ‘bear’ to play on one of the worst fields in college football anymore.  Plans for a new stadium have been in the works for awhile, but according to local Waco news station KWTX, those plans have been rocketed forward by former Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane.

“Drayton McLane Jr. and his family who are long time Baylor supporters made the largest donation in the university’s history. The McLanes dubbed the new facility Baylor Stadium.”

What about RG3 stadium?  An ESPN blogger contends, this stadium isn’t even possible without defending Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III.

“Sure, RG3 has yet to pledge any dollars to the campaign, though that may change after he starts cashing advertising and NFL checks.  But Griffin provided a legitimacy to the program that no [one else] could. He proved that Baylor could do big, big things, like win a Heisman Trophy.”

Perhaps RG3 influenced McLane to donate millions; then again, maybe he didn’t.  Either way, a blogger for YardBarker says Oklahoma State football contributor and oil magnateT. Boone Pickens is a prime example of how a rich booster can impact a college football team.

“All you have to do is look north to what T. Boone Pickens' donations have meant to Oklahoma State's football program. ...OSU's renovated stadium and new football facilities afforded by Pickens gifts surely haven't hurt the Cowboys program which is coming off their highest final ranking in school history and first ever BCS bowl game.”

As for the stadium itself, it will seat 45,000 people and sit right next to the Brazos river.  Yahoo! Sports says it looks like something the pros might wanna play in.

“First, RG3 wins the Heisman, now, the Bears are in line for a breathtaking new stadium.  Take a look at these artist renderings.  It appears Art Briles’ program will have digs that would make many NFL teams jealous.”

NBC Sports reports the project is expected to be completed by the Bears’ 2014 opener, which is currently scheduled against in-state rival SMU.

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