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Baylor Bears Set To Announce Football Stadium On Tuesday

The Baylor Bears have had tremendous success with their football program over the last few years. That success is about to be rewarded with a new stadium.

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The Baylor Bears had a great season in 2011 with quarterback Robert Griffin III behind the wheel of a potent offense. Griffin was rewarded with the Heisman Trophy and likely the No. 2 overall selection slot in the 2012 NFL Draft. Now, it appears the recent successes of the football program will be similarly rewarded.

At 1:00 p.m. CT on Tuesday, the team is expected to announce that they are beginning construction on a new football stadium, according to Mark C. Moore at Our Daily Bears.

It appears that the new stadium will be possible largely due to a huge donation from former Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane to the Baylor athletics department. The donation is expected to be somewhere in the neighborhood of $65 million.

The mew stadium is to be built next to the Brazos River.

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