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Case closed with gusto

The Baylor Bears played their final game Saturday in Floyd Casey Stadium. They'll move to a new on-campus stadium alongside the Brazos next season.

Floyd Casey represents a special place for me. I covered my first football game there (then known as Baylor Stadium). My first experience in a press box was there, which was magical to me with the view, the clicking of typewriters and the clattering of wire machines.

I fell in love with covering sports at Baylor Stadium and the marriage has lasted. It was at Baylor Stadium I got to observe, admire and learn from such media legends as Dave Campbell, Blackie Sherrod, Jack Gallagher, Sam Blair, Mickey Herschowitz and many others.

I witnessed some good journalism and some bad football (unless it was watching Baylor's opponent). In three years of covering sports for The Lariat, the student newspaper, I wrote three winning football stories. My final three years, Baylor was 0-10, 2-9 and 1-9.

There is something to be said from observing things from a team  that is not winning.

Baylor won the Big 12 championship Saturday with a victory over Texas before a record crowd in a stadium they now call "The Case."

Case closed.

For me, it was also closure.


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