Why does Baylor say sic em?

The use of both the hand signal and yell was sporadic until Grant Teaff arrived as Baylor’s head football coach in 1972. Teaff initiated a new era of Baylor football, and the “Bear Claw” and “Sic ‘Em, Bears” yell came to symbolize pride in Baylor athletics.

Why is a bear the mascot for Baylor?

The First Live Bear The creation of Camp MacArthur in 1917 brought thousands of U.S. Army troops into Waco to prepare for combat in World War I. Members of the 107th Engineers of the Army’s 32nd Division were stationed at the camp, and they acquired a live bear as a mascot.

Does Baylor have a real bear mascot?

News. They may not be blue-check verified on Twitter, but Judge Joy and Judge Lady – Baylor University’s two American black bears who reside on campus in the Bill and Eva Williams Bear Habitat – will make history as the first live college mascots to send a tweet on the popular social media platform.

Who stole the Baylor bear?

Aggie students
In the 1950s, two Aggie students drove to Waco and stole the Baylor mascot, a young bear cub, from the Baylor campus. While they were driving back to College Station in a brand–new car belonging to one of their families, the bear panicked.

How do you do Sic em bears?

Doing a proper Sic ’em Bears:

  1. “Heyyy…” Raise your Bear claw into the air (To form a proper Bear claw grab your knee with your right hand, then raise it into the air), and shake it as if your Baylor spirit is moving up your arm and reaches critical mass in your claw!
  2. “Sic ’em”
  3. “Bears!”

How do you become a Baylor mascot?

All spirit members are required to be full-time students and maintain a minimum of a 2.5 semester, and cumulative grade point average. TEAM SKILL REQUIREMENT: The Mascot Sic’urity team is a fun and exciting way to be involved and get up close and personal with the biggest Baylor fans on campus, Bruiser & Marigold!

Is Baylor a historically black college?

The university first admitted black students in 1964.

Can you drink at Baylor?

Baylor prohibits alcohol on campus, including in student residences. Students cannot consume alcohol at any official Baylor off-campus event or property.