Ferris Mowers NABC National Championship Trophy set to arrive at Baylor

Steve Gardner
USA TODAY

The Baylor Bears men's basketball team will celebrate its first-ever NCAA Tournament title on Tuesday with a Texas-sized parade and celebration featuring the Ferris Mowers NABC National Championship Trophy.

The iconic Waterford crystal trophy has been presented annually since 1991 to the top-ranked team in the final Ferris Mowers Coaches Poll of the season.

The parade will start at 6 p.m. local time and go through downtown Waco, starting at 14th Street and proceeding to Third Street, just outside Waco City Hall.  

The ceremony will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. outside City Hall, where the formal championship trophy presentation to coach Scott Drew and his team will take place. Baylor AD Mack Rhoades will be presenting the Ferris Mowers NABC National Championship Trophy to the team.

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The Ferris Mowers NABC National Championship Trophy sits on display in Houston before a January 31 game between the Houston Cougars and the Southern Methodist Mustangs.

Baylor routed previously undefeated Gonzaga 86-70 in Indianapolis earlier this month to finish the season with a 28-2 record and take its place in the history books. 

Fans are being encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing along the parade route.