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Thank you for your interest in The Bruiser & Marigold Mascot teams and their Security teams. For more information, please fill out this form. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Quick Facts
  • Program has a 3.0 GPA
  • Attend over 100 public appearances
  • Cheers at Football, Volleyball and Basketball games
  • 73 Spirit Squad members
  • A uniquely Christian environment
Program Benefits
  • The Baylor Spirit Squad is part of Baylor Athletics
  • Cheering/Dancing for a Big 12 School
  • All travel expenses paid
  • All uniforms, accessories, shoes, warm ups, and practice attire are provided
  • Opportunity for post season travel for volleyball, football and basketball
  • D1 Sports Training serves as the official strength & conditioning programs for the spirit squads.
  • Opportunity to practice, perform, and grow in a nurturing Christian environment

The Bear tradition began when Baylor chose the Bear instead of the ever popular Bookworm to represent the school as its official mascot in 1914. The start of Baylor's 1981-1982 basketball season showcased the bear costume that we have come to know and love today as Bruiser the Bear. Bruiser has brought school spirit to an all time high, entertaining Baylor fans young and old across the state of Texas and the country!

The Bear tradition continued with the introduction of Marigold during the 2017 football season. She quickly became a vital member of the mascot team and has entertained fans as far as Shanghai, China.

You can find Bruiser & Marigold at home and away football games, home volleyball games, as well as, men's and woman's home basketball games. Make sure you watch for Bruiser & marigold during the, NCAA Volleyball Tournament, Big 12 Basketball tournament, NIT, and all other NCAA tournaments!

Bruiser & Marigold practice their game day routines Monday & Wednesday from 6:00 am - 8:00 am.

To help ensure that our spirit squad members remain healthy mentally/physically as well as help prevent injuries, our squad lifts weights and works out with certified athletic trainers twice a week at D1 sports training.

Auditions are typically held in mid-April each year. All interested applicants will be required to attend at least ONE of our college prep clinics prior to auditioning for next season's team.

Please check out our events page for clinic & tryout information.

Basic Skill Requirements for Auditions:

  • Submit Application, Fees, and forms
  • Attend ONE college prep clinic
  • Learn the Bear necessities from our mascot team
  • Perform a 1 minute skit displaying your best Bruiser & Marigold skills

Mascot team consist of no more than 12 members.

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