• Homecoming Parade to be televised live on KWBU-TV and online

    Homecoming 2006 on KWBUWhen the first Baylor Homecoming parade was held in 1909 — long before most other universities were even holding Homecoming celebrations — no one had even dreamed of television, much less the Internet. For that matter, even commercial radio stations would not be launched for about another decade.

    But today, the University tries to take advantage of every medium possible to share its traditions with those who are unable to make it back to Waco for the weekend. Thanks to the generosity of Baylor alumna and retired professor Sadie Jo Black, alumnus Bob Barkley, and a number of other sponsors, Baylor’s Homecoming Parade returns to both the airwaves and the Internet for 2008.

    Live coverage will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday on KWBU-TV in Waco, with encore airings Saturday at 9 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. The parade will also be streamed live online at www.baylor.edu/homecoming. (If you can’t wait, you can always go back and watch the 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 parades online right now, or view this slideshow from last year’s Homecoming events.)

    The Baylor University Homecoming Parade is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Olympic gold medalist and former Baylor track standout Reggie Witherspoon will serve as this year’s grand marshall.

    Sic ’em, Homecoming Paraders!

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