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Lightning strike delays kickoff of TCU vs. Baylor

The student section remains in place at Amon G. Carter Stadium after a lightning strike prompted a delay of the kickoff between TCU and Baylor on Friday night.
The student section remains in place at Amon G. Carter Stadium after a lightning strike prompted a delay of the kickoff between TCU and Baylor on Friday night.

A lightning strike delayed the start of the TCU-Baylor game Friday night at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

It happened at about 6:12, less than 20 minutes before the scheduled 6:30 start.

NCAA rules dictate a 30-minute wait after a lightning strike. A new kickoff time of 7:20 p.m. was expected.

Neither team was on the field at the time of the lightning strike, but the TCU band was performing in pregame activites. Just before it began to play the national anthem, stadium officials announced a “weather emergency” and asked the crowd to evacuate the stadium.

The fans retreated to the concourses, but the student section stayed in place.

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