While the Baylor Bears didn’t end the season on the note they desired, losing 52-42 to the UCF Knights in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, the program did at least send Floyd Casey Stadium out in style with a 30-10 win over the Texas Longhorns. The Bears sported some snazzy throwback uniforms during the game, and the school announced on Monday that the uniforms were wildly popular with fans.
The Baylor athletic department auctioned off 100 of the uniforms — replicas of the jerseys the Baylor Bears wore back in 1950 — after the game, and they sold like hotcakes. The auction generated $75,000 that will be put towards the football program’s equipment budget, meaning there will likely be another round of stylish uniforms in the near future.
Nick Joos, executive associate athletic director, explained popularity of the throwback uniforms:
What made this uniform combination unique was that it was only for one game and one time, whereas for our other uniforms, for the most part, we’ll use for a couple of seasons (The Waco Tribune).
The Bears will move to the $260 million McLane Stadium next year.
[Source: The Waco Tribune]