Feb. 20, 2002
This marks the debut of The "B" Line . . . a periodic collection of news items of interest to members of the Baylor "B" Association. Contribute news about you or your teammates via e-mail to Dutch Schroeder (Dutch_Schroeder@baylor.edu), Reba Cooper (Reba_Cooper@baylor.edu)or Jack Loftis (Jack.Loftis@chron.com) or write c/o Baylor "B" Association, P. O. Box 8120, Waco, TX 76714.
SOME SAD NEWS - Central Texans - and the Baylor family in particular - are mourning the Jan. 18 death of Dub King, 85, the well-known retired Waco public relations executive who served as Baylor's sports information director during the mid-'50s. His book, Dub King Recalls, was published shortly before his death. Services were held in Waco . . . Friends of the late Charlie Bradshaw, the former Baylor and NFL football player who died on Jan. 23, were doubly shocked by his passing after learning that he had made some progress in his bout with cancer over the holiday season . . . Drop by Uncle Dan's Rib House in Waco and inspect the vintage Baylor sports photos in one of the private dining rooms. Today's football players just don't strike poses like they used to do. Back in the '40s and '50s everyone looked like an All-American for at least one click of the camera . . .
HONORS AND MORE HONORS - Congratulations to former BU coach Grant Teaff upon being inducted into the National College Football Hall of Fame. The Dec. 11 ceremony was held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City . . . The Hall of Fame also presented Frank Fallon with the Chris Schenkel Award, named for the famous network broadcaster. Fallon was the radio voice for Baylor athletic events for many years . . . BU Track Coach Clyde Hart Jr. recently received the first Master Coach Award from three separate track and field associations representing North and Central America and the Caribbean. Hart and Dr. Bill Sherman, a retired pastor and BU football letter-winner, each received a W. R. White Award from the Baylor Alumni Association in 2001. The award is named for the man who served as Baylor's president from 1948 until 1961 and is presented each year at Homecoming to individuals who have rendered outstanding service to Baylor . . .
MIKE AT THE MIKE - Mike Singletary, the former BU All-American linebacker and National Football League Hall of Fame member, will be in Houston on March 16 to address Baylor alumni. The noon luncheon will be held at the Houston City Club. Contact the Baylor Alumni Assn. (1-800-BAYLOR-U, Ext. 6) for more information . . . . . . Retired Houston gynecologist Dr. Jerry Marcontell was an All-SWC end for the Bears in the '50s and is a past-president of the "B" Association. He now lives in the Big Thicket community of Rye and regularly goes to Houston for required continuing medical education. But recently he stayed home and enhanced an already impressive resume: He answered a neighbor's call and helped deliver a calf . . .
Feb. 10, 2002