Before Saturday’s Baylor-Texas football game kicks off, the traditional running of the Baylor Line will be particularly special.
More than 800 women who were freshmen at Baylor from 1970 to 1994 will experience running onto the field as part of the Baylor Line for the first time.
All women participating in the ceremonial running have their own Baylor Line jerseys with their class years and nicknames, just as today’s first-year students do.
When these women were freshmen, the Baylor Line was a spirit organization for first-year men, who formed a human tunnel on the field at Floyd Casey Stadium to welcome the football team.
The Baylor Sideline was created as a parallel organization for women in 1971, but they did not run on the field. The Baylor Line became a co-ed organization in 1994.
The alumnae will gather at the south end of McLane Stadium and, led by the cheers of alumni and fans, will join the Baylor Line and run onto the field and welcome the Baylor Bears to the field.
Source: Baylor University