Feb. 26, 2002
Enter Chat Room
WACO, Texas - On Monday, Baylor Athletic Director Tom Stanton will make a special visit to the ESPN.com moderated chat room to talk about the department and any concerns you might have.
Under the guidance of Stanton, the Baylor athletic department has experienced unprecendented growth in capital improvements. Baylor has spent more than $30 million on new and renovated construction under his leadership.
While putting Baylor on par with the nation's finest from a facilities standpoint, Stanton has also gone to great lengths to make the Bears competitive from a coaching perspective. He has hired such nationally renowned individuals as football coach Kevin Steele, men's basketball coach Dave Bliss, women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson and softball coach Glenn Moore.
Stanton has also been instrumental in helping the University establish new attendance records. In 2000-2001, Ferrell Center attendance marks were set in both men's basketball (91,421) and women's basketball (55,419). A school record of 95,367 was established at the Baylor Ballpark in 2001. In 1995, football set an all-time best with a 40,543 average per game at Floyd Casey Stadium.
While Tom Stanton will not be stopping by until 1:30 p.m. CT on Monday, feel free to fire off your questions now - we'll save them for his arrival!