July 18, 2011
WACO, Texas - Baylor's Sept. 24 football game vs. Rice will be televised regionally on FOX Sports Southwest, director of athletics Ian McCaw announced Monday.
The game, Baylor's fourth announced television contest of the season, kicks off at 6 p.m. CDT at Floyd Casey Stadium. It will air on FOX Sports Southwest in Oklahoma and Texas, except the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. In the Metroplex, as well as Arkansas and Louisiana, the game will air on FOX Sports Southwest Plus.
Season tickets for Baylor's 2011 season are on sale now online at online or by calling 254-710-1000 or at the Baylor Athletic Ticket Office at the Ferrell Center (8-5 p.m. Monday through Friday). Packages start at just $90 and include reserved seats to each of the Bears' school-record tying seven home games this fall at Floyd Casey Stadium.
Baylor opens the 2011 season with three straight home games for the first time since 2008 and only the second time in the Big 12's 16-year history. All-told, BU will play seven home games in 2011, including four of its first five at Floyd Casey Stadium, where it posted a 4-2 record a year ago.
Baylor returns 14 starters, including 2011 Heisman Award candidate Robert Griffin III, from last year's team which went 7-6 overall and played in the school's first bowl game in 16 years. The Bears' record-breaking 2010 season, which saw them spend multiple weeks in the polls en route to a school-record for Big 12 victories, was fueled by a powerful offense that set or tied 55 school records.
|2011 BAYLOR FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Sept. 2||TCU (ESPN)||7 p.m.||Waco, Texas|
|Sept. 17||Stephen F. Austin||6 p.m.||Waco, Texas|
|Sept. 24||Rice (FOX Sports Southwest)||6 p.m.||Waco, Texas|
|Oct. 1||at Kansas State||TBA||Manhattan, Kan.|
|Oct. 8||Iowa State||TBA||Waco, Texas|
|Oct. 15||at Texas A&M||TBA||College Station, Texas|
|Oct. 29||at Oklahoma State||TBA||Stillwater, Okla.|
|Nov. 5||Missouri||TBA||Waco, Texas|
|Nov. 12||at Kansas||TBA||Lawrence, Kan.|
|Nov. 19||Oklahoma||TBA||Waco, Texas|
|Nov. 26||vs. Texas Tech (FSN)||2:30 p.m.||Arlington, Texas|
|Dec. 3||Texas (ABC)||2:30 or 7 p.m.||Waco, Texas|