The hype is real. The anticipation is compounding with each minute. Stores across the Waco area are running out of black clothing.

Game day is here. And not just a regular Baylor Football game, which alone makes for an exciting weekend. College GameDay is here. And you don’t want to miss it.

AND the Homecoming Parade floats will be showcased on 5th Street tomorrow. You don’t want to miss it. A lot of effort, time and money went in to producing the floats for the parade, and it shows. The floats are awesome.


Here’s the basic Saturday Game Day Schedule:

6 a.m. ESPN College GameDay set opens for fans

8 a.m. to 11 a.m. ESPN College GameDay Live Broadcast

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Baylor Homecoming floats and parade balloons display on Fifth Street

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Robbie Seay Band in concert near Rosenbalm Fountain on Fifth Street

3 p.m. Baylor Alumni Sports Network Tailgate

4 p.m. Bear Walk welcomes the Baylor Bears to McLane Stadium

5 p.m. Baylor Sports Network Tailgate Radio Show

6 p.m. KWTX Pre-game Television Show Live Broadcast from Touchdown Alley

7 p.m. Kickoff: OU vs. Baylor


Number one goal of the morning- Go to GameDay. Food trucks will be on location, the excitement will be tangibly measured with the masses of people, and signs should be everywhere.

Side note- preferably not a bunch of signs with 61-58,  Our Daily Bears put it nicely “it’s been a year now, and TCU won’t be on the field. Oklahoma will.”

If you want to watch the GameDay festivities on T.V., here are a couple places to check out:


Did you know George’s serves breakfast? It’s delicious. Between the loyal fanbase that you can frequently find in the restaurant the all around sports vibes, George’s is one of the best places in Waco to watch football.


The B.Y.O. omelets and tacos, and $4 mimosa pints make the perfect combination for GameDay fuel. Check out the bar, check out the appetizers and enjoy the GameDay festivities.


It’s new, the fries are delicious and the burgers are massive. I tried to count the number of T.V.s in the restaurant…lost track. This place is technologically packed. You won’t miss a yard of excitement.


Local restaurant, local spirit. You can practically hear the cheers from the stadium from inside.


Throw on your black, accessorize with your green and gold (but not too excessively because you know…black out) bundle up (because it’s going to be cold) and go support the Baylor Bears.

Here’s some information from The City of Waco to check out regarding transportation. Parking will be extremely limited, so utilizing the Waco Transit Shuttle System would be a very wise decision.

And not just the day we play a Baylor football game, which alone is a big deal. No no. College GameDay is here. And you don’t want to miss it.

Waco, please share where you can! ESPN‘s College GameDay is coming to town tomorrow! A GREAT way to showcase Waco. Some helpful hints:

Waco Transit System is offering a FREE shuttle beginning at 6 a.m., tomorrow morning and running until 1 p.m. Park downtown for FREE and get as close to McLane Stadium as you can with the shuttle. Last year over 2,000 people took advantage of this service.

Transit’s Game Day Shuttle picks up service again at 4 p.m., and run until midnight for the The University of Oklahoma Baylor University football game.

If you’re in town shopping, remember we also have the DASH Downtown Area Shuttle running on a loop downtown every 15-20 minutes that lets you off anywhere for shopping, dining and attractions during the day. Visit Waco Downtown Farmers Market, Magnolia SilosDr PepperTexas Rangers MuseumCameron Park Zoo, Cameron Park and NUMEROUS merchants downtown!