ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS: BAYLOR PICKS UP BOWL WIN
No. 15 Baylor pulled out a thrilling Alamo Bowl victory in the highest-scoring bowl game in history, beating Washington 67-56 in a record-smashing shootout Thursday night.

The victory game Baylor its first 10-win season since 1980.

The previous bowl record for a regulation game was 102 total points set in the 2001 GMAC Bowl between Marshall and East Carolina. That game went to double overtime and ended with a combined 125 points - which still stands as the overall bowl record.

Baylor and Washington (7-6) also set a bowl record for total offense in a game with 1,377 yards.

Recap | Box Score | Quotes | Notes | Baylor Photos | AP Photos | Highlights

GAME DAY JUST A DAY AWAY
A full slate of activities greeted the Baylor football team on Wednesday, just a day before the Bears take on Washington in the 2011 Valero Alamo Bowl. Wednesday's festivities started with a team luncheon that featured a few words by Art Briles and several members of the Baylor football team. After the luncheon, the Bears made its way over to the Alamodome for a team photo and an hour walk-thru in preparation for Thursday's game.

Shortly after leaving the Alamodome, Baylor made its way to the Tower of the Americas at Hemisfair Park for a pep rally with hundreds of Baylor fans in attendance. Check out photos and videos from Wednesday's activities, only available at BaylorBears.com:

Luncheon, Team Photo & Pep Rally | Briles & Sarkisian Press Conference
Baylor Network Pep Rally | Baylor's Valero Alamo Highlight Video

TUESDAY RECAP FROM SAN ANTONIO
Baylor wrapped up its final full practice of the season Tuesday afternoon at Incarnate Word in San Antonio. Joe Pawelek, Antonio Johnson & Jerod Douglas were just a few former Baylor players taking in the hour-and-a-half workout.

After practice, several Baylor players headed to Haven to Hope, the largest, most comprehensive Homeless Transformation Campus in the U.S. The Bears signed autographs and played several games of touch football with the kids at the center.

Also in the afternoon, Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Bennett and Baylor seniors Nicolas Jean-Baptiste, Tracy Robertson and Elliot Coffey all attended a press conference with media members.

After dinner, the Baylor players loaded in riverboats and made their way down the River Walk for the "The Original" Rudy's Bar-B-Q Baylor & Washington Pep Rally. Players and coaches from both team had a few words to the thousand or so fans in attendance.

Take a look at photos & videos from Tuesday's activities only available at BaylorBears.com:

FCA Breakfast, Haven for Hope & River Walk Pep Rally | Baylor Defensive Press Conf.
Visit to Haven for Hope | Rudy's Bar-B-Q BU & Washington Pep Rally


NEED-TO-KNOW TIDBITS FOR FANS ATTENDING VALERO ALAMO BOWL
In an effort to make your trip to San Antonio as enjoyable as the sunny weather this week, here are a few tidbits to consider:

• Every person entering the Alamodome will need a ticket for admission. You can enter any gate and go to any level in the stadium with any game ticket. If you need to purchase an additional seat, there are single seats available for $35+service fee. Click here.

• The AT&T Fan Zone (one block north of the Alamodome) is our popular interactive and pregame area that opens at 3 p.m. on game day. Over 30,000 fans are expected to enjoy the offerings at the Fan Zone including an appearance by the university bands so please allot time to arrive early.

• The onsite Alamodome lots are at capacity, but if already have a pass or want to investigate other options, please click here.

• For attendees driving into town, it's best to arrive west of downtown, park and then walk east to the stadium. The closer you get to the stadium the busier traffic will be. If you are coming down 35 South to the game, here are three options.

    1. Exit North New Braunfels and head South (left) toward the lots North of the Alamodome (2 miles).
    2. Take 281/37 South, the most direct route to downtown/Alamodome, and exit Brooklyn or Houston but be prepared for congestion around kickoff.
    3. Stay on 35 South and go around downtown and exit Cesar Chavez/Downtown. You are 2 miles from the Alamodome so continue heading west to find available parking.

SEAWORLD VISIT HIGHLIGHTS DAY TWO IN SAN ANTONIO
Baylor kicked off day two in San Antonio with a 9 a.m. practice, but there were several Baylor players not in attendance. 11 Bears were lucky enough to get exclusive access to SeaWorld Texas before it opened to the public.

Six Bears got to put on a "one-size-fits-all" wetsuit and jump in the pool with beluga whales, while the other five competed in a situp contest vs. walruses at SeaWorld.

Shortly after finishing practice at Incarnate Word in front of a nice Baylor crowd, the remaining BU players made their way to SeaWorld where they had three hours to venture around the park. Whether it was taking in the sea lion show, visiting the shark exhibit or riding the roller coasters at the park, the Bears enjoyed some down time before getting back to meetings and film Monday afternoon.

After lunch, Baylor took in the San Antonio Spurs' season opener vs. the Memphis Grizzlies. BaylorBears.com was there to capture all of today's action, including several behind-the-scenes videos courtesy of sophomore nickleback Ahmad Dixon (reporter) & junior wideout Lanear Sampson (videographer).

SeaWorld, Practice & Press Conference | Up Close & Personal With Stars of SeaWorld
Behind-the-Scenes at SeaWorld | Offensive Press Conference | Night at Spurs Game

BAYLOR COMPLETES FIRST PRACTICE IN SAN ANTONIO
The Bears officially kicked off Alamo Bowl week with a 10 a.m. practice at the University of Incarnate Word on Sunday. Art Briles and the Bears practiced for an hour and a half before making its way back to the team hotel on the Riverwalk. Baylor will continue its bowl week with a Monday morning practice again at UIW.

Christmas Day Practice | Holidays in San Antonio | Art Briles Interview
Robert Griffin III Interview | Elliot Coffey Interview | Chris McAllister Interview


VIA SHUTTLE AVAILABLE FOR GAMEDAY
VIA will be providing an additional shuttle service on game night, as shown in the attached map. The service should run approximately every 15 minutes starting three hours before game time and 45 min. after the game ends. We are in the process of updating VIA's customer information. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Alamodome Downtown Shuttle

BEARS ARRIVE IN SAN ANTONIO
In preparation of Thursday's Valero Alamo Bowl contest vs. Washington, Art Briles and the Baylor Bears arrived in San Antonio Saturday night a little before 6 p.m. CT. The Bears spent their Christmas Eve getting settled in with special teams and offensive/defensive position meetings. Baylor will continue with its bowl preparation with a morning practice on Christmas day on the campus of Incarnate Word.

Here's a quick look at the latest radio clearance for Thursday's game:
Carrying
KZRK - Amarillo
KSKY - Dallas
KFYO/KKAM - Lubbock
KRZI - Waco
KSLR - San Antonio

Not Carrying
KNTH - Houston

Have Not State Intent
KZNX - Austin
KPXI - Tyler/Carthage/Overton
KYBI - Lufkin
KSLI - Abilene

BAYLOR BOOKSTORE LOCATION IN SAN ANTONIO
Want to be fully decked out in green and gold for the Valero Alamo Bowl? The Baylor Bookstore will have a presence in San Antonio and is available to satisfy need for BU gear.

The Baylor Bookstore can be found at the Sheraton Gunter. Here's hotel and hour info for the bookstore:
Sheraton Gunter
Robert Johnson Room - 1st floor, off lobby
205 East Houston St - San Antonio, Texas

Wednesday, Dec. 28 - Noon-7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 29 - 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 30 - 9 a.m. - Noon (pending win)

2011 VALERO ALAMO BOWL GUIDE
f you want to get even more fired up about the upcoming Valero Alamo Bowl matchup between Baylor and Washington, check out the 2011 Alamo Bowl guide that captures spectacular snapshots of the Bears' historic season and gives fans a sneak peek at the Dec. 29 game at the Alamodome.

Bowl Guide

BRILES, SARKISIAN PRESS CONFERENCE
Baylor's Art Briles and Washington's Steve Sarkisian met with members of the media a few weeks before the 2011 Valero Alamo Bowl.

Press Conference Audio

BAYLOR'S VALERO ALAMO BOWL TICKET ALLOTMENT EXHAUSTED
Baylor Athletics has exhausted the school's ticket allotment (12,500) and only 2011 Baylor football season ticket holders and Bear Foundation members who submitted their order form via online, mail or phone by the Dec. 6 priority deadline were able to be accommodated with tickets through the Bears' Athletic Ticket Office.

Official Release

BEARS HEADED TO VALERO ALAMO BOWL
Baylor will play Washington in the 2011 Valero Alamo Bowl on December 29 in San Antonio, Texas. Baylor (9-3, 6-3 Big 12) got its first nine-win season since 1986, will be going to a bowl game for consecutive years for the first time since the early 1990s.

Official Bowl Release | Bowl Announcement Presser

BaylorBears.com is your official bowl source with daily updates direct from team headquarters in San Antonio. This opportunity gives Baylor Athletics a chance to share BU's bowl experience with Bear fans across the nation and around the world.

The Baylor Bears will play the Huskies of Washington in the Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio on December 29. The game is live nationally on ESPN at 8 p.m. CST.

Check back periodically throughout the month of December as we keep you updated on everything Baylor and Alamo Bowl related. Sic 'em Bears!

BaylorBears.com will provide daily updates with video features, photo galleries, blogs & more from team headquarters.

Dec. 29 - Baylor Photos: BU vs. Washington
Dec. 29 - AP Photos: BU vs. Washington
Dec. 29 - Highlights: BU vs. Washington

Dec. 28 - Luncheon, Team Photo & Pep Rally
Dec. 28 - Art Briles & Steve Sarkisian Press Conference
Dec. 28 - Baylor Network Pep Rally
Dec. 28 - Baylor's Valero Alamo Highlight Video

Dec. 27 - FCA Breakfast, Haven for Hope & River Walk Pep Rally
Dec. 27 - Bennett, Coffey, Jean-Baptiste & Robertson Presser
Dec. 27 - Visit to Haven for Hope
Dec. 27 - Rudy's Bar-B-Q BU & Washington Pep Rally

Dec. 26 - SeaWorld, Practice & Press Conference
Dec. 26 - Up Close & Personal With Stars of SeaWorld
Dec. 26 - Behind-the-Scenes at SeaWorld
Dec. 26 - Offensive Press Conference
Dec. 26 - Night at Spurs Game

Dec. 25 - Christmas Day Practice
Dec. 25 - Holidays in San Antonio
Dec. 25 - Art Briles Post-Practice Interview
Dec. 25 - Elliot Coffey Post-Practice Interview
Dec. 25 - Robert Griffin III Post-Practice Interview
Dec. 25 - Chris McAllister Post-Practice Interview

Dec. 8 - Art Briles & Steve Sarkisian Press Conference

Dec. 4 - Briles, Griffin III & Coffey on Alamo Bowl