Baylor's new McLane Stadium will host pregame 'sail-gating'

By Jerry Hinnen | College Football Writer

McLane Stadium will be ready for the 2014 season. (@McLaneStadium)
McLane Stadium will be ready for the 2014 season. (@McLaneStadium)
It looks like the Vol Navy might have some Big 12 company when it comes to on-the-water tailgating.

Speaking to ESPN Radio's Craig Smoak about the development of the Bears' new McLane Stadium Tuesday, Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw had this to say:

The Bears won't be the first team to feature waterborne pregame merriment -- there's Tennessee, as mentioned, and Washington's "Husky Harbor" tradition -- but the "atmosphere" on the Brazos does promise to have its own flavor.

McCaw added that the Bears plan to host as many as 15 high school games this fall in the name of recruiting and school admissions.

Last week, this space observed that McLane Stadium -- the Bears' new $250 million-plus facility -- is one of the most-buzzed about topics in the Baylor fanbase, even with the opening still several months away. And it's hard to see the imminent arrival of "sail-gating" aschanging any of that.

HT: Our Daily Bears

 
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