College Confidential

Baylor literally brings the old house down

Floyd Casey Stadium was demolished Saturday.
Floyd Casey Stadium was demolished Saturday. AP

Baylor paid its final respects to old Floyd Casey Stadium on Saturday as the venue that opened in 1950 and saw its fair share of good Bears football teams, and whole lot of bad ones, was imploded.

According to the Associated Press, The city of Waco plans to acquire the site after the debris is cleared and an environmental assessment is done.

The Bears moved into the sparkling, $260 million McLane Stadium, situated on-campus on the banks of the Brazos River, two seasons ago, leaving Floyd Casey, which was located well south of the Baylor campus, empty. The stadium was named Baylor Stadium before a name change in 1988.

While a generation of Baylor fans probably don’t recall too many good times at Floyd Casey before Art Briles arrived, the Bears did win their final game there, beating Texas and clinching their first Big 12 title in the process in front of an all-time stadium record crowd of 51,728.

Longtime Baylor beat writer John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald provided this excellent perspective of the Bears teams, coaches and players who made history at Floyd Casey Stadium.