- Baylor football will host its annual spring scrimmage, Saturday, April 14, at 1 p.m. CDT, at the Highers Complex practice fields. The controlled scrimmage, presented by Time Warner Cable, marks the conclusion of the program's four-week spring drills.
Admission to the spring scrimmage is free and 2012 Baylor football schedule posters will be given to all in attendance. A shuttle service will run between the Ferrell Center parking lots and the Highers Complex beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Head coach Art Briles opens his fifth season in 2012 with a squad made up of 54 returning lettermen from 2011 and welcomed two scholarship newcomers during spring drills (mid-year junior college signee Eddie Lackey of Riverside Community College and early high school graduate Lynx Hawthorne from Refugio High School).
The 2012 Bears roster includes 16 returning starters (six offensive, eight defensive and two specialists) from last year's record-setting Valero Alamo Bowl championship team that finished 10-3 and No. 12 in the final ESPN/USA Today coaches poll and 13th in the AP poll. The team set or tied 119 school records and earned its highest final ranking since 1986.
Baylor opens its 2012 season Sept.1 when it hosts SMU at Floyd Casey Stadium.