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10 Things You Didn't Know About Baylor

Posted on: March 27, 2010 2:30 pm
 
DREW FRANKLIN

Baylor is one win away from reaching the Final Four for the first time since 1950, when there were only eight teams in the field.  The Bears face top-seeded Duke in the South Region's final game tomorrow afternoon.

Before we can all root for the Bears to take down the ACC perennial powerhouse, we must first know a little more about Baylor University.  So, here ya go...

10 Things You Didn't Know About Baylor University 

(1) Baylor is a private Christian-affiliated research university in Waco, Texas

(2) The university campus is located just southeast of downtown Waco, roughly bounded by Interstate 35, La Salle Avenue, Eighth Street and the Brazos River.

(3) The school's motto is "Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana" (Latin for "For Church, For Texas")

(4) Baylor's first mascot, an American black bear, was donated by Herbert E. Mayr who won the live animal a poker game.

(5) Notable Baylor alumni include Trey Wingo, Laura Bush, Jeff Dunham, and many former students.

(6) 73 percent of Baylor's entering freshmen were in the top 25 percent of their high school graduating class.

(7) Baylor junior forward Ekpedeme Udoh's middle name is Friday.  Seriously.

(8) Baylor head coach Scott Drew is the older brother of NCAA Tournament legend Bryce Drew.

(9) Baylor has four vacated NCAA Ribbon Dancing Championships.

(10) Despite not being located on a shore, Waco, Texas constitutes one-fourth of the world's sand dollar sales.

There ya go.

Go Bears.
Category: NCAAB
Tags: Baylor, South
 
Comments

Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: March 28, 2010 1:30 am
 

10 Things You Didn't Know About Baylor

I appreciate the article and trying to help people know about Baylor.   But come on, this is the worst list anyone could have put together for Baylor - are you trying to make people not like the University or bore them to death.   I challenge other Baylor Alum to come up with a top 10 list to help people understand this incredible University.  



Since: Dec 23, 2007
Posted on: March 28, 2010 12:09 am
 

10 Things You Didn't Know About Baylor

Dude,

Just a few things to help you out.  First, Laura Bush is not a Baylor alum, she is an SMU alum.  Secondly for being a sports site it is inexcusable that on your list you couldnt come up with say Mike Singletary, Michael Johnson, Jeff Ireland (GM for the Miami Dolphins), Vinny Johnson, etc. 

You get a C for effort but your execution deserves a D.


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