Monday, June 4, 2012
We're in the home stretch now of our Big 12 Orientation course, and are now profiling the schools within the state borders that you all probably do not need much of a refresher course to stir up hatred for them and their fans. We'll go smallest to biggest, which means we'll start with our closest conference neighbors, Baylor.
There are a lot of reasons to make fun of Baylor, and believe me we will both this week and forever, but the initial history of the school is actually pretty cool. Baylor University was established in February of 1845 by an Act of Congress...of the Republic of Texas. The first $5,000 in the university's bankroll was supplied by Sam Houston out of his own pocket.
Today, Baylor has a total enrollment of 15,195 students who are looking to get married before they turn 21 in a wedding that will feature no less than 25 bridesmaids and groomsmen. The university ranks 75th on the US News & World Report's list of best colleges in America, and has an endowment of just over $1 billion.
We'll have plenty more commentary about the Bears as the week goes on, but here are a few videos to remind you of why you didn't go there:
...and then of course there's the infamous "I'm a Baylor Bear, Man" video, that was so embarrassing that it was taken down from youtube. Bummer.
Posted by Lyle Lanley at Monday, June 04, 2012