• Baylor family’s gold crane part of stadium construction effort

    Baylor Stadium craneBaylor Stadium is rising from the ground quickly; see for yourself via live webcams here, here and here.

    Passers-by on I-35 may have noticed a Baylor-gold crane in the midst of the construction. But the equipment’s Baylor pride doesn’t stop with its color; a closer look reveals Baylor logos on every side, and if you get even closer, you can read the fine print on the crane’s boom. (Click the image to view larger.)

    That text reads: “Donated by Groves Equipment, Groves, TX – Channelview, TX. Steven & Colleen McReynolds, Class of 81 & 92.” Steven is the president of Groves Equipment and part of a family with deep Baylor ties; his wife, Colleen; children Trevor and Taylor; father Von; brother, David, and sister-in-law, Leslie; and sister, Karen, are all Baylor alumni, while daughter Callie and niece Lyndsay are both Baylor students.

    The company has essentially donated use of the crane during the construction of Baylor Stadium, and it will be onsite for most of the project, which is set to be completed in time for the 2014 football season. If you want to join in being a part of the stadium effort, there’s still time to give to the Baylor Stadium Bricks Campaign and have your brick installed outside the Bears’ new home.

    Sic ’em, McReynolds family and everyone who is helping make Baylor Stadium a reality!

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