• Houston feels like home for Bears as football preps for Texas Bowl

    Baylor fans at 2010 Texas Bowl

    When the Baylor Family descends upon Houston shortly after Christmas for the 2018 Texas Bowl, it should feel a lot like homecoming.

    After all, Baylor and Houston have a long connection that dates all the way back to the city’s namesake. Some 15,000 Baylor alumni live in the Houston area — second-most of any metropolitan area in the country, behind only Dallas-Fort Worth — and hundreds more current students (including 16 of the 111 Bears on this year’s Baylor football roster) call the Houston area home.

    Baylor also now has a year-round presence in Houston, as both Truett Seminary and the Garland School of Social Work offer in-person classes in the Bayou City for students working toward certain graduate degrees. (Plus, there’s Baylor College of Medicine, which — though independent of the university today — is inextricably linked through its shared history and leadership.)

    The Baylor Family has a history of showing up en masse for big games in Houston, too. One has only to think back to 2010, when the vast number of fans wearing green and gold made headlines for their turnout at both the Texas Bowl and the NCAA men’s basketball Sweet 16/Elite Eight. (That’s just a fraction of the 2010 Texas Bowl crowd pictured above.)

    Tickets are available now for this year’s Texas Bowl. The general public can purchase tickets through BaylorBears.com, while a special student package — offering a game ticket, dinner, and the chance to the run the Baylor Line on the field at NRG Stadium, all for just $25 — is available while supplies last from Baylor Student Activities.

    Got your tickets? Plans for an alumni and friends welcome event and pre-game activities at the Texas Bowl are coming together; watch BaylorBears.com’s Bowl Central for these and other chances to connect with your fellow Bears around the game.

    Sic ’em, Bears!